Escorting the Player – Leigh James

BlurbWin or Lose.. Winning is important but this is championship quarterback Chase Layne’s last chance for glory. All he wants for his final season is to win the Superbowl. But dreams of ending his career on a high will be sacked if his soon to be ex-wife has her way. She and her new boyfriend have plans to ruin Chase in a media smear, stealing everything he’s worked to achieve. He just has to show the press he’s still in control and on top of his game, in business and his private life. 

It’s How You Play the Game…

Avery Banks knows all about being played. Life has done that to her for years now and she’s tired of being the loser. All she needs is a big score…a job paying enough money to allow her stop turning tricks for good and to get her sister into rehab. Then it happens! She gets the dream job pretending to be a star football player’s girlfriend. All she has to do is make him look good, help him keep up his All American Boy image for the next few weeks. Easy, right? Except her sister sees an even bigger payoff: Blackmailing Chase. 

As Chase and Avery play offense to everyone trying to bring them down, Avery must also face the hard truth: she’s made the ultimate rookie mistake…falling in love with a client.

This book is part of a series but you can read them as stand alone books.
So this was a freebie Ebook that BoobBub emailed me about. I always liked to be open minded about free books because it doesn’t always mean that it’s going to be bad.

However, I am struggling to have any feelings about this book! It’s not that I was a bad story or even badly written. I did find it difficult to connect to any of the characters. Avery just seemed very plain and boring, Chase annoyed me from page 2 onwards and then seemed to have a complete character change in a very short time frame.

I felt the whole romance of it was forced. I don’t know I just found it very hard to believe it their love story.

Overall I would recommend this book if you after a quick read without too much depth.
My rating: 2/5

Book facts:

  • Page length 189
  • Genre New Adult/Romance
  • Point of View: First Person



Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton


She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from. 

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him… or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

This is the first book in the trilogy and also Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel. I really enjoyed the plot of this story it’s a bit different to what I would normally read.
Amani is strong female lead, I really liked that she could look out for herself and didn’t need to rely on Jin to come and save the day!
I also liked how Amani’s struggles felt real, this particular line:

Is one I think a lot of people myself included can relate to.

This book is action packed with a little romance thrown in. I would like to have seen Amani and Jin’s relationship develop more and although I enjoyed all the action I would have a liked a bit more romance. So I’m hoping the next book will delve it to this more
I also liked the backdrop of the story, Alwyn Hamilton really captured the feel of the desert in her descriptions. I had no problems envisioning Amani’s surroundings.
Although I enjoyed this book I do feel there could have been more to it. There are a lot of supporting characters and I would like to have learned a bit more about them. Again I’m hoping as the story progresses we’ll learn more about them. I’m not going to mention them by name as I don’t want to give too much away!
Overall I would recommend this book, it’s a strong debut and I’m looking forward to reading the next book: Traitor to the Throne out on the 7th March 2017.

My Rating: 3/5

My New Blog !

Hi, welcome to my new blog! I’ll mostly be blogging about books and writing the odd review here and there.

This is the first proper blog I’ve ever started so please bare with me while I find my footing! 😂

And I think that it’s for now, I’m currently reading Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I’ll be posting my thoughts as soon as I’m finished!

Peace out! 🤘🏻