Tuesday, September 8, 2015

review || A NEW SEASON { blitz } by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

SAM & Associates, LLC | September 3, 2015 | Sport Romance


Dark deception has pushed Emma past her limits. She has no choice but to run again.

Back home, she falls in the arms of her childhood crush, sweet and sexy Jaken Tanner, NFL quarterback and publicly all around nice guy.

Emma is desperate to put her sordid past behind her and become the kind of woman worthy of the pure and passionate love Jaken offers.

Despite their immediate attraction and Jaken being the man of her dreams, Emma is afraid to get sucked into his famous guy life and lose herself all over again.

If only she could erase the last few years. If she could forget the pain and shame of her actions, Jaken is her second chance.

Will her past destroy her chance with the perfect guy or will Emma realize she may be perfectly created by her past to build a future with her one true love?

A New Season contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature and is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age.
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{ about sydney aaliyah michelle } .

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas. After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

Sydney has been blogging at sydneyaaliyah.com for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.

An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick "The Matrix" as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.

She can recite the entire script for the 80's teen comedy/drama "The Breakfast Club" and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.

When it come to books, Sydney reads many different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Cora Carmack, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cassie Mae & Emily Bronte. The Great Gatsby, Under the Dome, Losing It, CassaStorm, Switched, & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

{ excerpt } .

I woke to Jaken's lips on the back of my neck.

"Good morning."

"Morning," he said as he kissed me again.

His kisses distracted me up to the point when his hand covered my breast.

I moaned and it sounded more like a question, but not a protest. He stopped kissing me. I looked at him over my left shoulder.

"Don't stop."

He continued sliding his tongue up the curve on the side of my neck as his hands went from over my shirt to under it. He made no attempt to take it off.

I pressed into him. He groaned. I groaned back, loving the sound.

He pulled away, and as I leaned back, he looked into my eyes as his hand moved down my stomach and into my shorts. He rested his hand on my pelvic bone, and I said a silent pray of thanks for getting that wax the other day. I felt bad about praying for something like that, but then he touched me, and all I could think...

Oh, my God, that feels good.

I moaned and my head fell back. I closed my eyes and his fingers continued to do things to me I didn't know were appropriate for a man who made his living with his hands. He hit one spot with his middle finger and I gripped his hand.

"Please," I whispered.

"Please what?" he said, and his tone made me open my eyes, his breath hot on my cheek.

"Don't stop." He gave me that grin again, kissed my nose, and pushed his fingers deeper between my legs.

"You want to come for me, baby?”

We had our eyes locked on each other, and the way he spoke to me, I felt like I was doing this for him instead of the other way around. A sense of pride swelled in my chest as a sense of something else swelled in my center.

"Yes," I said.

"Okay, come for me." He commanded.

I knew it was his fingers. The blood had rushed to the area he manipulated with them, but I swear I could have come on command even if he wasn't touching me. His voice had that kind of power. My toes curled and my fingers dug into his forearm. A wave of whatever power orgasms were made of rushed over me.

"That's it, baby," he whispered in my ear as I came back to the here and now. He swung a leg over me, as his phone on the nightstand began to buzz. We both looked at it.

"Oh, you're kidding me," I said.

He started laughing as he rolled over and sat on the edge of the bed. He turned off the alarm and turned back to me.

"I'm sorry." He leaned over and kissed me. "I have a tee time. I have to go."

"Fine, leave me here in bed alone." I flopped back. "Again."

"Well, at least this time I finished what I started." He headed into to the bathroom chuckling.

"Then why do I want more?" I asked myself.

{ character interview with jaken tanner, nfl player } .

Hey Jaken. Thanks for joining me.
You're welcome.

When did you realize you had a talent and when did you decide that you could use your talent to make a living?
Wow. You’re going to get right into it. No softball questions like what’s you’re favorite color or what would I do if I wasn’t playing football.

We’ll get to that, but when did you figure out you were good.
To be honest, I don’t think I even appreciated that I was good at football until I got to college. Growing up in Texas, every guy played football. It’s just what you did. I was really close to my high school coach –

He later became you’re father in law?
Uh, yeah. He and my father were supportive and encouraging and guide me to be good at something and in college, I started my second year and started every game ever since.

Where did you're discipline come from?
I think it came from having my son at such a young age. I knew I had to work hard and do what I needed to do in order to make a life for him. I was okay with having a nice life, but I wanted him to have an extraordinary life and to give him that, I needed to be disciplined in football.

What food do you hate giving up when you're in training?
Oh man. Not a food, but a drink. Jameson. I love it, but I don’t drink it during the season. My girlfriend turned me on to Jameson with a pickle back and swears it prevents hangovers, but I still wouldn’t risk it during the season.

Your girlfriend drinks Jameson?
Yeah, she’s an exceptional woman.

Any strange superstitions or pregame rituals you perform before you play a game?
Since my rookie season, Michael and I have rituals that have evolved over the years. We have to walk on the field together for warm up and intros. We run the field together during warm ups and have to be in step. We play catch during the opening kick off, stuff that like.

No lucky underwear?
No. Blushes from ear to ear.

What's you hype music?
My girlfriend, Emma, sends me a new song every week. Like for the Super Bowl, she sent me Fighter by Gym Class Heroes.

The songs mostly lean towards hip hop?
No, for the NFC Championship game, it was that song from Rocky IV. (Jaken Sings) Hearts on fire, strong desire. –Emma sitting in the back ground shaking her head and laughing.

Let's get back to some serious stuff. Would you let your son play football?
This is the hot topic isn’t it. I get it. I would love it if my son became a regular guy with a regular job where he didn’t get beat up every week, but I also know the passion I have for the game and would rather my son find something that evokes the same passion for him. If that’s football, then I am excited for him.

How do you find time be a father and a boyfriend and an NFL Quarterback?
He turns back to look at Emma and then back at me.
It’s hard. Emma has been a fan of mine even before we got together. She is super supportive and it’s important for me to be just as supportive of her. Plus, she and my son get along so well, we enjoy spending time together.

Yeah, but you need some time alone.
We find time.

Ok, since I’m not going to get anymore then that, let’s do some quick hits.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Mixes better with stuff.

Beach or Mountains?
Emma in a bikini – hot.

Favorite city?
New York
Where I meet my girl for the last time.

Read or watch TV?
I’ve seen the process and respect the heck out of it.

If you weren’t a football player, what would you be doing?
A teacher.
It an awesome superpower to have, being able to teach someone something.

{ review } .

Today's review schedule certainly left me with a lot of football, and a number of books where I just loved the characters -- Emma and Jaken? Yep, loved them.

Emma is one of those girls who seems like she has it all put together on the outside, but she's really good at hiding things with a smile. She was student teaching in China and came home early, telling her family one story... but not telling the full story. She ends up on a plane, seated next to a football player... that she'd had a crush on long ago.

Jaken offered her a smile and his hand, and the rest, they say, is history ;)

Jaken was a very likable lead male -- and his sexiness went up whenever he had his son, JT, with him (which... yep, was whenever he was home). There's just something about a man who drops everything and takes on the responsibility of being a single parent that just does something to me...

Both Jaken and Emma have secrets that they fear will turn the other away... but the love these two fall in to will prove they may just have what it takes. This was a beautiful story with a great football element, but the full thought of family, love, and trust was well done. Sydney is definitely an author I will revisit.

{ giveaway } .

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing and for the review. Love it!!!!