ON THE REBOUND

ON THE REBOUND             JIM CANGANY

Sabotaged by scandal, basketball coach Greg Miller can't find work in the men's division. Humble and defeated, he takes a job as an assistant coach for a women’s college team. Deciding that he's going to make the best of it and clear his name of any wrongdoing, Greg sets out to make a difference and prove himself to everyone who doubted him. 

When circumstances arise and a valuable player needs some help, the coach begins working alongside elegant and determined academic advisor Ciara Monaghan. Soon, Greg finds he needs more than just a victory on the court. 

Disgusted by his immoral reputation, Ciara steers clear of the basketball coach's full court press. However, as they are forced together and the truth comes out, Ciara realizes there is more to Greg than she ever realized. 

With the season coming to an end and the clock running out, will one of them take the shot and finally change the game?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Greg Miller was an assistant basketball coach for a major college men’s program when the entire staff was fired for a scandal involving grades and not going to classes. After two years the NCAA has cleared him of any wrong doing but he is not able to get any basketball job because of his association with the program. Plus people think was guilty. Now a friend of his who is the head coach for a women’s team in a small school league offers him a job. She could only get it for one year but he is grateful none the less. He feels good to be back. Though he does not know much about the Women’s game and has been studying up. No sooner than he gets to the school that he runs into the first person who does not want him there and thinks he is a cheater. She is the academic advisor, her name is Ciara. When they first met sparks fly both physically, and verbally. It stays this way for a while until she sees that he really is good at coaching, and he finds out that she was a former player for that same school. As you can imagine they begin to date and are actually liking one another, but as the half way point of the season passes he must start to look for a job for next year because the school board won’t tell the head coach if she can rehire him. Once Ciara finds she blows her top and not realizing that he wants to she breaks up with him. Now he must find a way to fix things as the team heads into the playoffs and championship. A good entertaining story with excellent characters. I got this book from Netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com

A SANTINI IN LOVE

A SANTINI IN LOVE         MELISSA SCHROEDER

She was the last woman standing. 

Madison Baker was born and bred to be a Marine. When a roadside bomb ends her first deployment—not to mention her career—she is left to pick up the pieces of what is left of her life. She’s returned to Oceanside to regroup and move on. It doesn’t mean she’s ready for a relationship, even if a particular Santini has different plans. 

Love happens when you least expect it. 

When he first met Madison back at the Academy, Dante Santini is sure the woman was put on the earth to irritate him. She’s prickly and mouthy. She always thinks she’s right. Worse—she almost always is. She hasn’t really changed over the years. One disagreement ends up with them lip locked and very nearly falling into bed, Dante discovers he might need to rethink his first impression. 

When Madison is convinced she witnesses a murder, the only person who believes her is Dante. Together, they sift through the meager evidence, trying to unearth the secrets someone is trying to hide. Neither one of them expecting it would draw them closer—or that a killer is hell bent on making sure those secrets stay buried. 

Get more of the Santini family romances! 
Book One: Leonardo 
Book Two: Marco 
Book Three: Gianni 
Book Four: Vicente 
Book Five: A Santini Christmas 
Book Six: A Santini in Love 
Book Seven: Falling for a Santini (early 2015) 

And, don't miss out on the Johnson Brothers: 
Semper Fi Marines 
Book One: Tease Me 
Book Two: Tempt Me 
Book Three: Touch Me 

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Madison Baker is still recovering from her first and only deployment that ended with an IED explosion and now 3 years later she has finally moved into her own independent living area with her service dog. She is dealing with guilt, and loss and some other side effects, but she is not on her medication she like she was and she is working on being a life and still moving forward. One night after being out with a friend she thinks she sees a murder and calls her friend Jack who lives next door. The next thing she knows is Dante Santini is going to be showing up and this is the same person that she had a crush on when they were at the Naval Academy together. Dante has no problem coming out to talk to her and help her and during this time he is getting the feelings back that he had for her at the Academy but did not act on them. He is also thinking about the Santini curse, not really a cruse but when a mean falls for that one he is done for. A very good book with some suspense, romance, and the way she works in the PTSD into the story and how she recovering is fantastic. A very good book with the bad guy being a surprise. I got this book from Netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

LET'S WELCOME: PARKER S. HUNTINGTON AUTHOR OF: ASHER BLACK

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