Collette West is releasing her third novel in the Kings Series, Game On, featuring the sexy pitching arm of Bruce “Jilly” Gillette and the woman who has held his heart for since he was a foolish teen, Ms. Hailey Halpert. I got a chance to beta this book for Collette and it’s a great story, I’m a sucker for the strong, tortured, silent type which made Jilly an instant book boy toy for me. Hailey is as lovable a heroine as Grey and Sasha; you will want to get this book ASAP! For now you should just drool all over this smexy cover. #CoverLover
Game On Synopsis:
Pitching phenom Bruce “Jilly” Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he’s painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin.
Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.
Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly’s life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he’s about to become her new leading man.
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Game On Excerpt:
“Jilly, are you coming or what? We have a game to play today, or at least I do, so get your blubbering ass in gear.” Scott opens the car door, waiting for him to get in.
Then Jilly does something I don’t expect. He slings his good arm around my waist, lifting me straight off the ground. I gasp when I feel my feet hovering in midair, and immediately clutch at his shirt. He gives me a sultry smile, the kind I’ve never seen him give me before, like there’s a naughty side lurking deep inside of him that I’m only now getting to see, and it thrills me beyond belief. It’s like he’s finally comfortable showing me just how much he wants me. He doesn’t care who’s watching. He intends to put on a show.
He dips me back as far as I can go so that all I see is him. I’m not aware of Scott standing there tapping his foot. The noise from the street falls silent. Even the rays of sun are hidden overhead. All I hear is Jilly’s labored breathing in my ear. All I feel is the curling of his massive bicep as he holds me effortlessly above the ground. All I see is the darkening desire in his lust-filled eyes as his lips get closer to mine. But when he kisses me, it’s soft, gentle, showing me that he still feels the need to be careful with me, unsure of his own strength, like he doesn’t want to take the chance of hurting me. To him, I’m still something delicate and fragile he needs to protect.
But I’m not going to break. I kiss him back more forcefully, letting him know I can handle whatever he can give me, that there’s no need to hold back. He moans, his hot tongue finding its way into my mouth. I hear a few car horns beep as they drive by, but I block them out. I close my eyes and surrender to what he’s doing to me. He readjusts his footing, holding my body against his as he stands up straight, pressing me as close as he can to his massive chest. I feel the drumming of his pulse as my fingers skate across his neck and I reach up to hold onto him even tighter, when Scott coughs loudly.
“I think it’s about time to break it up, kids,” Scott urges, bringing us back to reality, sharply clapping his hands. “I think the whole city knows you wanna get in each other’s pants.”
I reluctantly draw my swollen lips away from Jilly’s. He gives me that sexy grin again before nuzzling the tip of my nose. Taking his time, he slowly and seductively lowers me to my feet, making sure I can feel him straining against me. I whimper, biting my bottom lip to keep from crying out, resting my hands on his hips, trying to catch my breath.
“I can’t wait for our date tonight,” he whispers so that only I can hear him, aware that people are standing all around us taking our picture.
“I don’t think I’m gonna make it till midnight.” I pout, pressing my forehead to his chest, not wanting to share this moment with anyone but him.
“The anticipation will only make it that much better.” Jilly kisses the top of my head, sighing as I withdraw myself from his embrace.
“I intend to hold you to that.” I grasp his hand, stretching my arm as far as it will go, not wanting him to leave.
I watch sadly as he ducks into the car, cramming his body into the back seat next to Scott. Last night, I could’ve been with him, but I turned him down, and I can’t shake this helpless feeling that our time together is running out.
Collette West’s Web Tracks:
Collette West on All The Things Inbetween:
Hashtag: #CancerAwareness – Why My Mom Wouldn’t Want You to Smoke by Grey Kelleher Whitfield from NIGHT GAMES (Collette West)
Hashtag: #SummerMemories – Summer Memories Are Made at the Ballpark by Collette West
Hashtag: #Family – Collette West’s: The ABCs of Baseball from Her Heroine Sasha Roberts
Tongue Wagger – Night Games by Collette West
He Said, She Said – Hearing Voices: Belle of the Ball Game; How This Female Fan Snagged One of Baseball’s Hottest Commodities – A Glimpse Inside The Locker Room.
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Night Games Synopsis:
The moment Grey Kelleher locks eyes with All-Star shortstop Chase Whitfield, she’s a goner. For years, she’s watched him play on TV, and now she’s gazing at his hard, lean body across a bar in her hometown.
Grey’s crush on Chase goes all the way back to his rookie season. So when she approaches him for an autograph, she’s startled by what a jerk he can be.
Chase is no mood to humor his fans, even one as alluring as Grey. He’s in the last year of his contract and stuck having to prove himself on a minor league team. He’s only there to rehab an injury, nothing more.
But when Grey tells him off, Chase realizes her fiery spirit may be just the distraction he needs to take his mind off not being in the majors. His heart is safe. No one’s going to break his streak as baseball’s most eligible bachelor. Not even someone as irresistible as Grey.
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Game Changer Synopsis:
Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.
When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs.
Until Kyle’s sister, Sasha, steps in, convincing management to let her take his place. The idea of signing the first female player in Major League history proves too tempting for the Kings to resist.
Nevertheless, Brooks doesn’t want any part of it. Sasha is Kyle’s little sister, not some sideshow.
Yet when Kyle takes a turn for the worse, Brooks promises to do everything in his power to help Sasha win a championship for him. Because there’s no way he’s letting either of them down. Not now, not ever
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