Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Teaser + Giveaway: Getting Played by Mia Storm


Title: Getting Played
Series: Jail Bait 
Author: Mia Storm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: May 28, 2014
Review Source: eARC
 
Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played

Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules…until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn’t play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself…and the more he questions whether Addie might just be worth risking everything for.

For Addie, water polo is anger management. She’s driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things…like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decide if she’s willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.

What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can’t have?


 We get to grab a quick glance in this book of Blair and Caiden as they are able to continue their lives together.  The thing is that we get to see Blair's brother Marcus and how he is reacting and or accepting Blair's relationship with Caiden now.  Marcus is still adjusting to the fact that they became a couple while she was still only seventeen.

After their wedding they all go to the local park where they are going to have a small reception and cook out with their immediate friends and family.  Marcus still having a hard time accepting and spending time with his new brother in law steps away from the group and head to his favorite park bench.  But, he soon finds that it is occupied by an attractive young woman.  He is drawn to her in ways he doesn't understand, but being the man that he is, why not make an introduction and see if he can talk his way into a good time with her.  What he does not expect to happen is to find out that she is his student.

Addie trying to gain a bit of solitude is the one who is occupying the very bench that Marcus claims as his.  As he comes over and starts talking with her, she is drawn to him as well, but knows that he is her coach even if he doesn't recognize her.  Allowing him to sit and talk to her she finds it a bit fun and the fact that he is attractive and somewhat adorable just makes it that much better.

I would have to say that I found myself actually enjoying this book more than I did the first.  Don't get me wrong I liked Getting Dirty very much, but this book seemed to have just a tad bit more depth and feeling to it.  Marcus wanting more out of life than the easy hook up, and to eventually get his teaching career moving forward he seems to be missing one crucial part.  Addie on the other hand has been dealt a hard blow and is trying to face one day at a time to overcome that hurdle and manage to keep herself from falling back into the black hole.  While not only dealing with her losses and life as being a young adult, she has to be the adult and help to take care of her alcoholic father.

I think that the way that Mia writes the push and pull between these two is very well put together.  The way that she has them fighting the urges that the growing feeling cause and how she has the reactions of everyone involved is wonderfully placed.  I also like how she places the family dynamics into play with this story.  Unlike with Blair and Caiden, Marcus and Addie have a strong support systems that understands what is happening with them, and this to help give this story added depth.

I am glad to have read this book and would definitely suggest that it goes on a to be read list if not one clicked for everyone.  




His spicy scent wraps me in a cocoon of bliss and I stop thinking. I know this because when a shard of coherent thought pierces the bubble, I find my lips are on his. I don’t even know how they got there. Not only that, but I have a death grip around his neck. In my shock, the reflex is to let him go…but then I realize he’s kissing me back. His kiss feels like liquid fire burning through me. A low moan vibrates between us, and somewhere in the back of my mind I know it’s mine. The rumble deep in his chest that answers my moan feeds my hunger for him.
One of his hands grips my arm hard, just below my shoulder. But it’s the other one that has my attention, sliding slowly down my hip until it rests on my ass. He drags me over him so I’m straddling his lap as he tilts his head and deepens our kiss, and the hard bulge in his swim trunks presses against sensitive spot between my legs. I feel him from the tingle in my scalp to the curl of my toes. And when he moans into my mouth, the sound vibrates my bones.
I lose myself in the feeling of his hot, hard body pressed up the front of mine; his dark scruff scratching my face; his wet, warm tongue invading my mouth and taking possession of me; the frenetic beat of our hearts, each matching the other’s.
Time stops. There’s this excruciatingly intense moment where we exist in a vacuum, just Marcus and me. My senses dull and sharpen at the same time as the world fades out and everything Marcus is doing to me is amplified by the electricity flowing between us.
I totally lose myself in the flood of sensations I’ve never experienced before. When I come to my senses a few seconds later, Marcus has set me on the cement and is staggering to his feet, his eyes wide and his head shaking an adamant no. But the bulge in the front of his swim trunks puts the lie to the denial in is body language.
“I was…that was…” He bumps into the starting block and it seems to jar him back to his senses. “I’m sorry. I don’t know why I did that.”
I gain my feet. “It’s okay.”
God. I’m a moron. It was so much more than okay.
He must see something in my eyes, because his soften again. “Addie…” He trails off with a slow shake of his head before taking a deep breath and starting again. “You are this incredible…” He trails off again and swallows. “…girl. You’re a girl. I have to keep reminding myself of that, because every time I look at you I see this gorgeous, sexy, amazing woman.”



Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect with her online at MiaStormAuthor.blogspot.com , on Twitter at @MiaStormAuthor, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiaStormAuthor





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