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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hard Knox by Amber Malloy - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Amber Malloy and her new book, “Hard Knox”!  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 $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Amber and to increase your chances of winning!

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


Hard Knox
by Amber Malloy

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GENRE: Sports Romance

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BLURB:

A simple favor to save the girl turns into the quarterback losing his heart.

As beautiful as she is fun, Remy Bell has only one problem—a psychotic killer with political power wants her dead. Always a ‘two steps ahead’ type of gal, she plans to outrun the maniac. Marriage and a sweet life in the football star’s hometown in Canada would give her the cover she needs, but Remy doesn’t stick around long enough to find out. She travels all over the world, photographing the most beautiful and devastating events, but her now-husband’s tabloid activities lead her to the one place she should avoid…back home.

Superstar Gavin Knox wins at everything. However, once he scores the girl of his dreams, he’s suddenly in danger of losing the one thing he has always needed. Before she can slip through his fingers, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse—marry him for Canadian citizenship, which will protect her, and after five years, they can divorce. Knox is positive that she will fall head over heels in love with him, but it doesn’t happen. After six years of marriage, two playoff titles and a third on the way, Knox is forced to contend with a successful wife almost more famous than he is.

Determined to get exactly what he wants, which includes having Remy and a family, he devises a stupid scheme that puts everything he’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.

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EXCERPT ONE:

“Where did you come from?” he asked her.

Confusion shuttled across her stunning face before she tilted her head to the side and smiled. “Nowhere.”

“So you just fell out of the sky?” It might have sounded lame, but he meant every word of it.

“Technically, you grabbed me. So, what happened here?” She checked out the field. “Did you win something big?”

“If the answer’s ‘you’, then sure.” As he looked into her eyes, he almost forgot the last few minutes of his life.

“Do you mind?” She glanced down at the ground. “The air’s kind of thin up here in Giantsville.”

Though he was reluctant to let her go, he set her down.

“So, what…? Are you like the main guy?” she asked, looking totally serious.

Knox laughed. He couldn’t help it. Obviously she didn’t care about football. “Something like that.”

“Which makes you a supastar, right?”

Positive that she didn’t have a bra on under her soft, cream-colored sweater, he desperately wanted to feel her body against his one more time.

“Are you going to tell me your name?” he asked abruptly. She glanced over her shoulder at something. For a split second he wondered if she had a boyfriend, but, truthfully, he didn’t care.

“And make it easy for you? No, but”—she raised onto her tiptoes and Knox leaned down to meet her halfway—“dream about me, okay? Then just maybe…” The warmth of her candy-scented breath heated his cheek.

Tempted to tip his head down a little farther to intercept her lips, he froze and hit the dreaded blue screen.

“Hey, man, congrat-u-fucking-lations!” His friend Hawk grabbed him in a big bear hug. When the melody of her laughter kicked him into gear, he realized that the beauty had disappeared.

Knox searched the crowd but couldn’t find her. “Where did she go?” he asked.

“Who? What the hell are you talking about? I didn’t see anybody.”

Positive that she’d given him a hint to her name, he ran through the possibilities in his head.

“The press wants to talk to you. Then we’re going out to celebrate.” Hawk patted him on the back and led him toward the locker room. Still shell-shocked by his encounter with the hottest girl he had ever laid eyes on, he reluctantly followed his friend.

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MY BOOK REVIEW:


A couple months ago I had the chance to read and review “Winning Her,” by Amber Malloy, which is the first book in her Perfect Stats Book Series.  Since I enjoyed it, I was excited to read Malloy’s latest book, “Hard Knox,” which is book two in the same book series.

This book is intriguing, interesting, exciting, and very entertaining!

I love sports romance books!  I’m a sporty girl and I think sports are a great way to stay active and meet new people – perhaps even a cute guy!  These books are easy to relate to and connect with!

I really liked both main characters, Knox and Remy!!  They were both strong, persistent, successful, driven, and stubborn.  

This book is full of fun, playful, witty banter between Knox and Remy!!  There were many LOL moments that kept me laughing so hard!!

I really enjoyed that the author used so many pop culture references and well recognized brand mentions.  These allowed for easy connections to be made and provided authentic details to the story line.

I really liked the story line concept and found it very intriguing and entertaining!

I really enjoyed the exciting, suspenseful, action scenes that really kicked this book up a notch!  There were definitely some surprises and unexpected moments that helped keep the story moving at a respectful pace and this reader on her toes!

I am a huge sports fan and follow football, so I was excited to read this book about a big football supastar.  It is clear that the author is also a sports fan and knows her football!  I liked that she was able to convey football terms that were easy to understand for even a novice, but were not dumbed-down.  She kept the true essence of the sport in her writing.

There was really only one dig I had, and it was that I felt this book, like book one, had a strong, domineering male POV in the writing style.  It felt like many of the scenes with Knox were on the side of an arrogant, cocky, cavalier manner.  At times it even seemed offensive, misogynistic, over the top, and inappropriate, which really detracted from the story.

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is Book Two in the Perfect Stats Book Series.  Even though I had previously read book one, this book can be read as a standalone without any confusion.

All in all, there were just a couple hang-ups for me, but overall, I still enjoyed reading this book and would still recommend it!  I think all sports romances readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading – you won’t be disappointed!

**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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AUTHOR BIO:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn't pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn't legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she's not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he's faking his French accent.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Amber will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

12 comments:

  1. Amber ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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  2. Who is your favorite character that is still writing?

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  3. Where do you draw inspiration from
    lindacfast@hotmail.com

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  4. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

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  5. It sounds like a fun read. The cover is nice. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. How did you come up with the title of the book?

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  7. Do you have any ideas for your next book?

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