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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cross Drop by Elizabeth Hartey - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Elizabeth Hartey and her new book, “Cross Drop”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Elizabeth and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Cross Drop
by Elizabeth Hartey


GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance




I’m not a saint. Never claimed to be. I’ve played the game and scored my fair share—both on and off the field. This is why I should have known better than to fall for a hockey player. But I did. I fell fast and hard.

Now I’m left with the painful consequences, reminded every day of how reckless I had been by giving him my heart so easily—so willingly. Dalt broke me in the cruelest of ways, and because of him I’ll never be able to love again.


Nikki changed me. She made me want to be a better man. My days playing off the field were over because she owned every little piece of my heart…until she left, leaving behind a gnawing ache where my heart used to be.

Now she’s back, and it’s painfully clear she hates me, ignoring me, pretending like I’m nobody to her. But that’s just too damn bad. I want answers. I want a goddamn explanation.

And most of all…I want her.



When you’re in college things are measured by semesters, not days or months. I fell in love fall semester of my freshman year. I was dumped spring semester of my sophomore year. I received the greatest blessing of my life in the fall of what should have been my junior year. It’s how I remember things, how I recall the seasons which changed my life forever. Now I’m back, trying to complete my junior fall semester more than a year later.

I shouldn’t be here tonight, though. I swore I was off hockey for the rest of my life. Sort of. Not the Bruins, or the Penguins, or the Stars. Okay, I swore I was off any hockey involving the Bernard University team, and one particular hockey whore. 

I’m not a stupid girl. Not usually. I’ve worked hard to get to where I am and to keep checking off all the necessary boxes to get where I want to go. Get a scholarship to an Ivy League college. Check. Manage to keep my GPA over 3.5 to maintain said scholarship. Check. Become captain of the women’s soccer team and lead them to a championship win of the America East Conference during my first year as captain. Check. I’m not ashamed to admit I was doing pretty well at this thing called life, despite a few colossal obstacles along the way. Until about three years ago, when I checked off a few boxes which should not have been checked. 

The special brand of stupid I began demonstrating back then and am continuing to exhibit at this very moment is spelled D-a-l-t-o-n  W-a-l-k-e-r. When it comes to that irresistible specimen of whoredom, I become a mindless idiot.



This book was such an exciting, fun, flirty, intriguing read!

This book is about two college athletes, both at the top of their game.  Dalt, a hot shot hockey player and Nikki, a soccer star.  Both have fallen hard for each other and with their chemistry it’s not difficult to see why.  However, after a misunderstanding the relationship is ended on a sour note.  Two years later they both cross paths and it’s clear that the attraction is still there.  But can they get past the secrets and betrayal and make it work this time?

I really enjoyed reading this book!  I experienced so many emotions over the course of just 303 pages!  From blushing over those hot and steamy moments; to anger and sadness over the breakup; to excitement and suspense while cheering for them to get back together and so much more!  I really felt like I was on the journey with Dalt and Nikki.

I liked the main characters, Dalt and Nikki.  They were totally relatable and realistic.  I remember college life and college loves.  Having that intense connection and it was always all or nothing.  We would have fights over the stupidest things and whatever we were fighting about or even our breakup would be like the end of the world; life could not possibly go on.  Everything then – especially the little things just seemed like such big deals.  Looking back, I feel like I wasted so much time over nothings lol.  We were immature, like the main characters, and after the two-year time jump you can definitely see how much the characters grew.  I felt the author did a great job conveying the development and improvement in both the main characters that showed how mature and grown-up they’d become over the time gap.  They were finally able to communicate and own up to their mistakes.

I loved that this book was a sports romance book!  Two of my favorite things in a book!  I loved all the sports excerpts which were fun and entertaining.  Even if you’re not a hockey or soccer fan, it’s not overwhelming or difficult to follow the sports references.

I enjoyed that this book took place in Maine.  The author does a beautiful job describing the lovely picturesque landscape.  I’ve never been to Maine, but it’s definitely on my travel bucket list now!

This book is the second book in the On the Edge Book Series.  I had not read the first book before reading this book.  I did not get lost or confused, so this book can be read as a standalone.  However, there are many references to the previous book and the characters seem to overlap.  Therefore, since I truly liked this book, I would suggest getting in from the beginning and starting with book one so you don’t miss anything.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to all new adult, contemporary, sports romance readers!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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As a lover of the northeast US, Elizabeth moved with her husband to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. The wild ride of writing books is one of the most difficult things she’s ever done in her life. But the opportunity to get her stories out of her head and down on paper and send them out into the world is also one of the most wonderful things she’s ever done. A dreamer at heart, romance is the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. And having readers fall in love with her characters as much as she does is almost as exciting as giving birth (just not as painful!) When not juggling work responsibilities and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, swimming, knitting, watching old classic movies and travelling.



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  1. Elizabeth ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. Thank you so much for hosting Ally and for the fantastic review!

  2. Having a family who loves to read I always appreciate hearing about another great book. Thank you for the book description and giveaway as well.

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  4. Are any of the characters in your book based on real people? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com