Release Day & Reviews – The Virgin Game Plan, Lauren Blakely

June 9, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN (Rules of Love #2) by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: June 9th

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Falling for the coach’s daughter wasn’t part of the game plan…


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5 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Game Plan is the second novel in the First to Score series by the talented, Lauren Blakely. I was so excited when she announced she was writing a series with not only virgins but baseball!! I grew up loving the game. It’s the sport my family both played and loved to watch. And living in the Bay Area we had two teams. The A’s and the Giants so it’s fun that this series has two SF teams who are rivals. Ok, moving on…
Holden was only a player on the field. He needed to have a connection with a woman before he took her to bed. He also didn’t need distractions. His life was baseball. So when he met a woman who gave good flirty banter and knew her baseball, he was a goner. They spent one unforgettable afternoon and evening together. It ended too soon. Their plans axed a week later. It was over. Or so they thought…
Two years. It was almost two years since that day. Two years since they were in the same town, let alone room. It was fate that brought them back together. Then, a wrench is throw. Reese was Holden’s new manager’s daughter. He was new to the team. She was new to her publicist job. Risks all-around, folks. Off-limits. She was the forbidden fruit. Will they take the risk?
I ♥️ Holden. He is seriously swoony. Sweet. Funny. Smart. Determined. Reese is a badass with her love of baseball, coffee and retro clothes. I want to hang out with her. With them. They are fun, beautiful, and so lovable. I also love their friends!! I can’t wait for them to fall.
The man has a mouth for innuendo and lips made for dirty talk. Words seem to fall from his tongue laced with seduction.
“My God, you’re stunning,” I say as I regard the beauty in front of me wearing a red lace bra. ‘Look at you. Still in your power color.”
She bites her lips, nodding. “Is it working?”
“I feel powerless in front of you,” I say speaking from the truth of my bottomless desire for her.
“Is that a new location in Candy Land?”
“It is. You’ll find it a little east of Blow Job commons. Just south of Lollipop Woods.”
5 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Game Plan is the second book in the Rules of Love series by the fabulous, Lauren Blakely. I am loving this series something fierce! These characters just make me happy! They are all sexy, sweet, funny and talented. I’m envious of their friendship bonds and I want to be friends with the women they fall for! Lauren is the queen character development. She introduces us to them once and we are always eager for more. So much more! The Virgin Game Plan is Holden and Reese’s story. It’s fresh, flirty, and funny. Holden and Reese met years ago and had an instant connection. They talked, shared things about themselves and both wanted more after the night was over. Fate had other plans and their lives and dreams took them in different directions. Now, it’s two years later and they find themselves in the same town, in the same circles. And as soon as they see each other again it’s like no time has passed. They want to pick up where they left off. Until her father becomes Holden’s new coach. Now she’s off limits. But they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Is love worth the risk? I love this story! Holden is swoony, sexy, funny and smart. Reese is independent, knows who she is and talented. They are the perfect match. Career driven, but also want to follow their hearts. They show us that both are possible! This forbidden romance made me swoon so hard! The sexy, second baseman and the coach’s daughter have off-the-charts chemistry! 




A forbidden romance with the coach’s daughter wasn’t part of my game plan.

I had an excuse two years ago when I met her on campus. She interviewed me for a story on major league baseball’s rising stars, and we shared a hot, passionate night that ended far too soon, and without a mention of who her father was.

Now I know the innocent but sexy woman I can’t stop thinking about is the coach’s daughter.

That means her dad is the guy who determines if I bat fourth in the starting lineup in every game, or ride the bench.

All the more reason to resist alluring, confident, brainy Reese every time I run into the reporter-turned-sports publicist.

That ought to be easy enough, until the time she confesses she’s still carrying her V card, and she’s been wanting me to cash it in since the day we met.

Staying away from her is going to be harder than resisting a fastball down the middle.

Especially since I’m pretty sure she’s the one who got away, and letting her slip through my fingers again would be a rookie mistake.

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.


With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.

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Blog Tour & Excerpt – Reel, Kennedy Ryan

June 9, 2021 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

“Reel is alive and pulsing like a beating heart. This romance is a triumph of art and emotion.” –Talia Hibbert, New York Times bestselling author

Reel, an all new epic CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE love story from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

One moment in the spotlight.

For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine. I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night. Canon Holt. Famous film director. Fascinating. Talented. Fine. Before I could catch my breath, everything changed. I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood. From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone’s lips. Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic, catapulting me into another stratosphere.

But stars shine brightest in the dead of night. Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances beyond my control jeopardize my dream. Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?

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  Excerpt   “Turn around.” It’s a guttural command.
 He bends me over the arm of the couch, and my hands hit the cushion for support, to steady myself. At the sound of the condom tearing, my inner muscles contract, bracing for him. He spreads my cheeks and, slipping his whole hand between my legs, cups the trembling flesh. I’m unprepared for the swipe of his tongue. For the subtle abrasion of his beard scraping the inner skin of my thighs. For the sound of him eating me. I push back against his face, helpless, no shame. Digging my nails into the cushions, I widen my legs to give me more, to take more for myself. He grips my thighs, holding me steady for his devouring mouth until, with a sob that sails over the rooftop, over the city, I contract around his delving tongue. The orgasm hits hard, tightening the muscles in my thighs and calves. With staccato breaths, I bury my face in the couch, biting my lip to the point of pain.
 “Canon,” I beg. “Stop teasing me and—”
 He shoves in, and the words tumble back down my throat, recessing into the shock of this pleasure.
 “Jesus.” Need shreds my voice to ribbons. 
 He coasts his hand up my back, gently cuffs my neck. Ass in the air, I rise up on my toes, begging for breath, petitioning for more dick. He gives it to me, pushing impossibly deeper.
 “So damn good,” he grunts behind me. 
I hope I never get over how perfect he feels inside me, like I was molded to his specifications. Shaped for his dimensions. I moan and reach my hand back to pull at one of my cheeks, widening the way for his cock. It feels like he goes where no dick has gone before, deeper, better. Somehow I feel each thrust in my heart. His every touch plays on my emotions, and tears sting my eyes. His hand tightens at my hip, and he slides the other hand up my arm, finds my hand on the couch and laces our fingers together. He sets a frenetic pace that sends the blood singing through my body again. The cushion absorbs my scream as I come, and I punish the soft cotton with clawing nails. With his voice strangled, his fingers fisted in my hair, he comes. 
 Collapsing against my back, a heavy, happy burden, his breath stilted and warm at my neck, he snakes one muscled arm around my middle, clutching me. After the urgent, feral coupling, it’s a cherishing hold. I cross my arm over his at my waist and tangle our fingers. It’s fragile and sweet, this moment, like flakes of sugar disintegrating on your tongue when you’ve barely had time to taste.  


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About Kennedy Ryan USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo, TIME, O Mag and many others. A RITA® Award winner, Kennedy writes empowered women from all walks of life and centers those who have found themselves perennially on the margins of traditional storytelling.

Her Hoops Series (Long Shot, Block Shot and Hook Shot) and All the King’s Men Series (The Kingmaker, The Rebel King and Queen Move) have been optioned for television.

An autism mom, Kennedy co-founded LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable initiative, and has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for autism families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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