Olympian heroine

B-
Love on the Run

I saw Love on the Run mentioned at the #RomBkLove hashtag on Twitter and it piqued my interest. When I saw that I already had it in my TBR along with a couple of other books from Zuri Day, I immediately decided that it would be my pick for contemporary romance month at the TBR Challenge. I don’t r ...

A-
Love Game

A novel starring a national champion basketball coach - and she’s the heroine? Sign me up! Kate Snyder’s Wolcott University Women Warriors are back-to-back champs and her contract is up for renewal, but the athletic department has spent a fortune bringing Danny McMillan in to coach their cellar- ...

B+
Fire on the Ice

Given the deluge of fantastic m/m fiction coming down the pike lately, there has not been nearly as many f/f books that have been getting attention. Fire on the Ice should be getting loads of it, as it is a whip-smart, sexy as hell, compelling novella about two women who are willing to risk themselv ...

D+
Shot on Gold

In Shot on Gold, the fourteenth installment of Jaci Burton’s sport romance series, Play by Play, we meet Will Madigan and Amber Sloane. Both are Olympians, both make their money on ice, and that is where the similarities end. Will is a hockey player who earned his nickname ‘Mad Dog’ on and off ...

B+
Winning Ruby Heart

Ruby Heart was the Olympian distance runner who lost everything by doping, and Micah Blackwell was the reporter who broke the story. Five years later, Micah (who is paraplegic) spots Ruby at an ultramarathon and wonders if who Ruby has become could be even better for his career - and for himself. Al ...

B+
Offensive Behavior

An accidental pregnancy and miscarriage cost Zarley Halveston her shot at Olympic gymnastics gold. Now she pole-dances at Lucky’s under the stage name Lux, and Reid McGrath, recently fired from the company he founded for “being an asshole,” is Lux’s most loyal fan. Every night he watches her ...

B-
Winning Ruby Heart

Winning Ruby Heart was pretty hard for me to resist. First of all, I like unusual characters, and it’s hard to top a disgraced Olympic runner - and the paraplegic sportscaster who exposed her - in the unusual department. Secondly, the heroine is a runner. I run recreationally, work with runners an ...

A-
Summer's End

Blended families are tough, especially in romance. When the kids are perfect, the books are too sweet. When they are impossible, you wonder why the two primaries are bothering anyway. But what if they are adults? Is the family still blended if the "kids" being spoken of are all grown up? In the c ...

C+
Her Secret Fling

Her Secret Fling is a well-written, promising book that only just misses the mark. It starts out with an intriguing conflict and sexual chemistry to spare - and then descends into a plot and conflict that I find particularly annoying. Poppy Birmingham is an Australian gold medal swimmer forced to ...

C+
The Right Mr. Wrong

The Right Mr. Wrong is the second book Cindi Myer set in Crested Butte, Colorado (following Marriage on Her Mind). It's a quick, light read, and though the main characters have a fair amount of baggage from their past, the book is not filled with angst or deep emotions. While I enjoyed the heroine, ...