Thursday, July 3, 2014

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: Kick by Holly S. Roberts

Title: Kick 
Series: The Completion Series
Author: Holly S. Roberts
Genre: New Adult
Publish Date: July 1, 2014
Review Source: eARC


Cami Avesque is a shy, wannabe journalist, working for the largest newspaper in Ohio. She’s stuck editing classified ads until she lands her big break. That break comes when the only female sports reporter goes on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. For some reason, Cami is chosen to cover The Slam, a rugby team in Colt, Ohio. They have a chance of going all the way to the Rugby League Championship.

Unfortunately, Cami has a poor track record with jocks and going all the way is one of her problems. Because of her past, she hides her assets behind clothes that are a size too large and big glasses that camouflage the sexual sizzle that eats ripped bodies for lunch. Shy, she must remember she’s shy. If only man muscle didn't bring her wild side out to play she might survive a rugby try.

Gorgeous brothers, Van and Joel Stelson, own, manage, and play for The Slam. They see through Cami’s cover up and attack in order to make their goal. Who will be the first to get her in bed? Who will be the first to win her heart?

Remember in rugby… 80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Lets Ruck!

“You’re beautiful.” He stared into my eyes not moving or, more precisely, making a move. 
Without thinking, I went to my tiptoes and pressed my lips gently to his. His arms circled me or I would have fallen. He pulled me against his rock-hard chest making me feel stable. No… that wasn’t it… invincible. Cami the prude was gone.
I needed to fuck Van Stelson.
The kiss changed as Van took over. His fingers sought the zipper on the back of my dress. Once the material was loose, he pulled the sleeves down, exposing my lace bra and dipping his rough fingertips under the material.
“God, your tits are incredible,” he said with a whispery groan. 
Every nerve ending on my body centered on each stroke against my breast. Before I realized what I was doing, my arms were around him, my fingernails digging into his back. A dizzying whirl of sexual need shot straight to my inner thighs. His mouth took complete control. He sucked my lower lip continuing his assault with gentle nips. I could no longer think past the driving ache that wanted to explode from my body. Never had I felt such blinding need. He pushed my dress past my hips until it pooled on the floor. I had no idea that he unclipped my bra until it fell to the floor too. He swung me into his arms without ending the kiss. My shoes fell off along the way. I couldn’t think. I didn’t want to think.
His bedroom was dark, but he knew where the most important piece of furniture was, and within seconds of entering, I was on it. His chest, I wanted to feel his bare chest against my naked breasts. I started working the buttons, but he had no patience. He pushed my fingers aside and buttons went flying. I was drunk, he was sexy as hell, and now all I wanted were his pants. Coming off. Now.
He pulled back slightly so he could help me with his zipper. I couldn’t think past where I needed his body next. He shuffled above me and I heard a drawer next to the bed open. A minute later, the unmistakable sound of a condom wrapper being torn open. God, I hadn’t thought that far, but good. So good.
The tip of his cock pushed against me.

"The problem seems to be that the man I love wants to give me to his brother."  Cami..

We meet and get to know Cami Avesque during high school where she breaks out of her "geek" personality and becomes part of the popular crowd.  When she finally decides to give up her virginity to the football team's quarterback she soon finds out that she was just another notch on the belt for him.  He not only breaks her heart, but humiliates her as well by telling her that all the jocks are saying that they have slept with her.  Unable to deal with the slap in the face of this she becomes a recluse again and basically just blends in and becomes a nobody to get through her last few years of high school.  Unfortunately for Cami, she falls yet again for another "jock"  in college and ends up in the same situation as if it was de-ja-vu.  After two epic fails Cami becomes even more self conscious of her appearance, especially the size of her boobs, and basically hides who she is.

Van Stelson and his brother Joel own, play and manage a rugby team named Slam.  Their father who is friends with a member of the Cleveland newspaper ask for a favor by getting the paper to run an article on his son's team.  When Skylar the original journalist is unable to go, Cami is sent in her place.  This is where she meets both brothers and tries to fight the draw she has to both of them.  Van has his reasons for chasing after her, and Joel has completely different thoughts about her, both wanting to get her into their arms to say the least.

I loved the spark, sass, and spunk that Holly wrote into Cami.  Between Cami arguing with herself over her attraction for the Stelson brothers, and her low self esteem she comes up with some absolutely hilarious sayings.  The difference between the two brothers is like night and day, and it is fun to watch how at certain times they can almost act like each other.  This is a great book for any sports lover as is her first two books Play and Strike of this series.  As for this one I like how she gives up insight into the game of Rugby, because I for one knew nothing about it until reading this book, but after I finished it I am tempted to watch a game myself.  I will say that Mrs. Roberts actually surprised me a couple of times during the book with the way that she wrote how Joel and Van went about chasing Cami, and for the reasons behind why each one wanted to be with her.  At one point she has you going no, that did not just happen.  Add into the fun couple of Charlie and Stub and it makes for that much more laughter.  I was glad to get the chance to read and review this book because I truly love how she portrays her sexy and strong athletes.  Over all this is just a really really fun story to read and you will find yourself at then end of it well before you are ready for it to be over.

Holly S. Roberts is the author of twenty books using three pseudonyms. She goes from hot and steamy athletes, kinky BDSM, vampires, weres and dragons shifters to humorous non-fiction police procedural. She lives with husband of thirty-five years and two spoiled dog along with a wild rabbit who adopted the family and visits daily. For all the latest information on her fantasy writing world and real life misadventures as a sex crimes detective sign up for her mailing list at


1 comment:

  1. This book gives you a hot guy to hate, a hot guy to love and a girl with issues to cheer for. It is so well written that by the end the guy you want to hate is one you love even if he is a jerk. Shows people with real issues and they way they work through them. The fans of rugby are represented truthfully and makes one want to look for a rugby match just to spend time with them.