Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Winning It All - Victoria Denault - Release Blitz & Review

Book Title: Winning It All (A Hometown Players Novel, #4) 
Author: Victoria Denault 
Genre: Sports Romance 
Release Date: September 6, 2016 
Publisher: Forever & Forever Yours | Grand Central Publishing 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

All's fair in love and hockey. . .

As his team's enforcer on the ice, Sebastian Deveau is America's favorite fighting Frenchman. But he's just as likely to get into trouble off the ice--especially when it comes to women.

Shayne Beckford is so over hockey. It ruined her parents' marriage. It spoiled her brother's dreams. And let's not even talk about her college boyfriend . . . So when Sebastian Deveau walks into her brother's gym, she has no idea who he is. All she knows is that he's one gorgeous man with the sexiest accent she's ever heard. And since she never has to see him again, she lets him give her the best orgasm of her life right on top of the gym's dryer.

But Sebastian isn't going to let this one-night stand get away so easily. He fights for what he wants, even if it takes fighting a little dirty . . .

I am nothing if not competitive and I will not let this man – this delectable stranger - feel like he’s won some kind of Flirt Off.  I don’t pull back far from the kiss, just enough to break our contact. My eyes flutter open at the same time his do and any hint of that smile on his lips is gone. I see the debate flickering behind those unreal crystal blue eyes and dark, heavy eyebrows. I feel the hesitation. His hand on my jaw gets looser. His thumb lifts up like it’s going to sweep my lips again, but it doesn’t. He stops because I pulled back and it’s made him uncertain. Good. I don’t want to be the only one off-balance here. But he doesn’t want to stop – I can sense that, feel his desire radiating off of him. I can see the debate in his head dancing behind those light eyes. Does he play it cool and wait for me to make another move, or does he just go for what he wants, admitting to himself and to me, that he can’t resist just as much as I can’t? 
He tightens his grip on me and I smile for the briefest second before it’s forced from my face when he leans in and captures my lips again. This time he’s the one who gave in. Now we’re even.

4.5 Stars 

Winning It All, is the fourth book in the Hometown Players series, by Victoria Denault and features the NHL Seattle Winterhawks.  This was my first time reading anything by Victoria, and this book was definitely worth the read and can easily be read as a standalone.  

I'm quite partial to a sports romance, particularly one featuring a hockey player, add to that this amazing cover and an interesting blurb I was immediately drawn to this book. 

The hero and heroine of Winning It All, Sebastian and Shayne are quite interesting and complex.  Whilst Shayne, a yoga instructor is incredibly stubborn, independent, sassy and strong willed she meets her match in Sebastian.  Shayne is a tad gun shy about becoming involved with a hockey player.  Her own experiences lead her to believe that all hockey players can't be faithful and cannot be trusted.  Sebastian is just as stubborn, and although he has a past as a player he's looking for the 'one'.  Combine his sexy French accent, a gorgeous physique and overall lovely guy, he is completely swoon worthy.   I really enjoyed the banter shared between this pair and their chemistry and attraction kept me completely riveted to this book.  The love scenes are steamy and hot and quite frequent throughout the book. 

Sebastian's team mates and friends feature strongly in this book and are often his sounding board for advice in his adventures in finding his happy ever after.   These additional characters really add another dimension to this story.  I look forward to reading Sebastian's sister's story next!

Overall winning it all is incredibly well written, fun filled love story filled with flirting, drama and humor.  I look forward to reading more of Victoria's work in the future. 

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in LA but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

Winning It All (Hometown Players, #4)

ONE MORE SHOT (Hometown Players, #1)

MAKING A PLAY (Hometown Players, #2)

THE FINAL MOVE (Hometown Players, #3)