Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: Hat Trick by Liz Crowe




by Liz Crowe

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Detroit’s expansion pro team has a hot star forward, fresh from the English Premiere League. Thanks to a series of fatal misunderstandings coupled with his famous temper, Declan MacGuire only has one thing left to him—soccer—and he’s determined not to make the same mistakes in his new life stateside. Emily Keller, an accidental low-level PR flunkie for the team watches as Declan gets sucked into a whirlwind romance with Cassandra Dean, the team’s Queen Bee groupie, trying not to be jealous while the woman maneuvers him into a sickeningly familiar situation. When things escalate, the team is forced to take sides, and Declan faces the toughest choice of his life. 

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My Rating:




Favorite Quotes:


“He turned and shut the door behind him, leaving her mad, sad, disappointed, relieved, and exhausted, all in one thick clot of emotion.”   

“But his presence in her new life, in her new workspace, now made her so jittery she thought she could climb the walls and cling to the ceiling like a cat.”  

“She shut out the sound of the woman’s high-pitched bleating.  She knew that tone.  She’d adopted it herself many times and in many situations, but had dropped it thanks to Sophie, who’d told her that first time they’d met that if she didn’t stop sounding like a trophy wife at a fundraiser they’d have to cut her loose.”   

“This isn’t the 1950s Marcus… or… France.  You don’t get to have a wife and a girlfriend, sorry.”    


My Review:


 I have read 4 Liz Crowe books in a row, 800 some pages all told.  I think it is time to check into rehab… or at least schedule an EKG and a spa vacation.  I have enjoyed my sojourn with the Black Jack Gentleman series, but my heart seems a bit worse for wear. I have decided that Liz Crowe thrives on melodrama and conflict, she has it mastered.  She also seems to have a contest with herself for creating a more infuriating and self-destructive a-hole than she had previously crafted for the book before.  The main characters that populate the Black Jack Gentleman series seem to be the kings of stupidity and bad decisions.  These bad-boys are hot-heads, selfish, and stupidly engage in random yet unbelievably hot sex rather than pursue the partner they actually want.  I dub Ms. Crowe the queen of smartly written and intelligent smut - as she never fails to bring volcanically hot sensuality that leaves me… dehydrated.  She is undoubtedly a keen observer as her books are richly detailed and highly insightful of her characters inner mechanizations, personality traits, and private musings.  Although while her storylines often frustrate and antagonize me, she always wins me back by the epilogue.  I adore her, but she certainly makes me work for it.

Empress DJ








About the Author:



Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.



GIVEAWAY

$20 Gift Card and winner’s book of choice from Liz’s backlist