Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: The Season: Rush (Austin Arrows #1) by Nicole Edwards @NicoleEAuthor


She's done it again folks! Nicole Edwards books get better and better with each novel she publishes. Rush is no exception. I'm big into Sports Romances right now with the Olympics having just ended.  I can't say that I've ever read a hockey novel before, so this was a first but when Nicole is bringing the heat with the Erotica, you know you have to pick it up and not put it down!

  Kingston Rush or "Mount Rushmore" as he's known in the hockey world, is goalie for the Austin Arrows.  Coming off of two back to back all time worst seasons ever, Rush has to get his head back in the game and off the drama that unfurled in his personal life at the end of the previous season.  To try and reform his image with the fans and media, the new PR team for the Arrows decides it would be in Rush's best interest to take on a girlfriend at least temporarily to show that he's not the woman beater and philanderer he's been portrayed to be.

Ellie Kaufman is a single mother and local entrepreneur, having opened The Penalty Box, a sports bar several years ago.  She's not had sex in three years and is the sister of Phoenix Kaufman, who plays for the Austin Arrows.  Hockey has been in her blood her whole life.  So when Optimus (Phoenix) comes to her with his best friend Rush in tow with a proposition to reform Rush's dwindling image, she's all ears until she hears she's the pretend girlfriend.  She's not sure she can remain unaffected by his charms and the heat she feels toward him and which she has been ignoring for as long as she's known him.

Rest assured though, this saucy little minx is about to run head on into Mount Rushmore and she'll be scaling him before no time, learning what that reputation is all about.  He'll teach her a thing or two about heat and that this relationship is anything but pretend.  Prepare to have your nethers sizzled ladies because these two are off the charts hot when they come together. Nicole is killing it again with the erotica in this story and the suspense adds the cherry on top as the story unfolds.

Side note to two characters. First, Ellie's daughter Bianca whom at times I wanted to throttle but as a woman who was once a twelve year old girl, I could see where she was coming from.  Second, Ellie's best friend, Noelle, whom I truly hope ends up with the character I think she will end up with (nope no spoilers here).  She's a real treat with all her spunk and I can't wait to see how her story unfolds.

Bravo Ms. Edwards!  I can't wait to see what Optimus story will bring us in Kaufman!

Highly Recommended!


“...And watching as we lost six of the seven preseason games gave me a bit of heartburn, as well, but I’m holding out hope for this year. We’re skating well, have solid puck handling, the team looks strong. Much stronger than last year, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

Admittedly, I couldn’t let go of some of my key players, no matter how much of a disgrace they’ve been to the team. But I’ve got my eye on one of them in particular right now. Kingston Rush, a.k.a. Mount Rushmore.

Here’s a guy who was the league’s top goalie two years ago, with three Vezina Trophies under his belt. Quite frankly, he’s a beast and a huge asset to this team—when he’s on his game, that is—so I’m hoping a little extra attention might go a long way.

I have an idea of what got his jock strap in a twist; I simply need to dig deeper to get to the root of it. Something, or rather someone, turned him from the easygoing, mysterious badass to an instigator who started picking fights with everyone.” - Phoenix Pierce, Owner - Austin Arrows

Learn more about Phoenix, the owner of Rush's Austin Arrows in Nicole's standalone novel A Million Tiny Pieces


Kingston Rush

Becoming a goaltender in the NHL is the only thing I ever wanted for myself.

Goal accomplished.

Two years ago, I was the best goalie in the league, for the third time. With our Stanley Cup win, the Austin Arrows were on top of the world. Nothing could possibly bring us down.


Turns out, even when you’re at the top, you can find yourself back at rock bottom.

But it gets worse.

Not only did the team fall from grace, then I did too. I was accused of something I didn’t do. And now I’m being forced to repair my tarnished reputation.

Only I don’t know how to do that.

When the suggestion is made for me to pull off this ruse for the media, I know what I’m getting into. I also know there’s only one right answer.

But it’s complicated, and I’m not the only one who could get hurt.

There’s only one major problem.

I can’t say no.

m/f contemporary hockey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

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