by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #2
Releases: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Forever | Trade Paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $3.99
**Romance Pick for Amazon’s Best of December 2017**
Eli Casco is on the brink of having everything he ever wanted. He's just been called up from the minor leagues to play goalie for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team. And he just had the most mind-blowing night with the woman of his dreams. But now that he'll be in the same town, she's completely shutting him down.
Dixie Braddock loves her job as a publicist for the Thunder. But as much as she's always enjoyed doing the long-distance flirting thing with Eli, dating him now would ruin her hard-won reputation, just when she's up for promotion. He's the last distraction she needs on top of team shenanigans and an ailing father. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep to her hands-off policy-especially when Eli is making all the right moves to play for keeps.
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The elevator suddenly feels claustrophobic and hot. I move away from the wall, and him, and shrug out of my blazer. The air swirls around my bare arms, and I pinch the front of my sleeveless silk shirt and move it, creating a breeze.
“If it makes you feel any better I have somewhere important to be too,” Eli tells me quietly, still serious. “And I could use a little luck right now too.”
I have no idea what he’s talking about, and I open my mouth to ask at the very moment the elevator lurches up but stops just as abruptly as it did before. It makes me squeak in shock at the sudden movement and stumble, but he grabs me again, this time with both hands on my waist and I face plant into his chest. It’s rock hard and warm, and he smells unbelievable. I look up at him. “I guess we both need something good to happen.”
“So let’s make something good happen.” Before I realize what he’s doing he’s got his hands against my cheeks and he’s tipping my head back.
His mouth hovering so close to mine, he tilts his head slowly. His lips part just a little bit, as his mouth gets even closer. I feel like the whole world has stopped just like this elevator. We’re frozen in his almost kiss. And then his lips are against mine. It isn’t sudden. It isn’t rushed. I’m not taken by surprise. I knew exactly what he was going to do and I let him do it. Still somehow I’m surprised. My pulse races and my breath catches, but I kiss him back. With everything in me, I kiss him back.
It’s long, it’s deep, and hot and perfect and I find myself suddenly begging the universe to leave us here in this elevator forever. But the universe isn’t taking my calls right now, obviously, because the elevator shudders and starts moving down again. This time it doesn’t stop.
He steps away from me abruptly and my hand flies up to cover my mouth. He just stares at me, a victorious smile on his lips. “That was something good,” He says in that deep velvety voice.
Oh my God. Suddenly he’s way more than just a pretty face. And just like that I am totally, fully and completely crushing on Elijah Casco.
Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in L.A. but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.
Author Website: http://bit.ly/2luCjSh
The moment Dixie Braddock's eye's land on Elijah Casco she is completely taken with him, then he speaks to her, and the temperature in the tiny little elevator their sharing starts to rise...and her panties start to melt. The man is beyond gorgeous, tempting as hell, but also very off limits... the Thunder takes their no dating co-workers policy very seriously, and Dixie isn't about to lose her job over any man... no matter how hot he maybe!
Eli Casco is madly in love the moment he meets Dixie she has the voice of an angel and a gorgeous body to boot, and seems mildly interested, so he figures if he drops a few sexy lines she will be all his in a matter of minutes, but to his surprise she turns him down. And also quickly points out that them doing anything other than talking could land them in hot water, but Eli likes to take risks, and he wants Dixie... now he just has to find a way to get her to forget about those pesky rules and lure her in!
Slammed is a naughty little literary romp that is sure to leave readers hearts nice and toasty! This was such a good read, it had the makings of a perfect sports romance read, it came equipped with plenty of sports related content, heavy of the naughty stuff, and had just the right amount of heartfelt emotion. This is my second visit to the series, and I have to admit that Eli just edged Jude out as my favorite, he was sweet, protective, supportive, and had a naughty streak that could not be ignored! I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Dixie and Eli unfold, things may have started off as just a fling, but with each new meeting I saw it blossom into something more, they began to depend on one another, and find something in one another that they never knew they needed or wanted...it was truly beautiful to watch! This one has left me really excited for the next installment in the series, with each one I have read, Ms. Denault has continued to up her game, and take me by surprise...and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!! Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, you won't be disappointed with what you find!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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