May 27, 2015

Getting Played by Mia Storm ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW


Getting Played 
RELEASE DAY: MAY 28, 2015


Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played

Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules…until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn’t play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself…and the more he questions whether Addie might just be worth risking everything for.

For Addie, water polo is anger management. She’s driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things…like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decide if she’s willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.

What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can’t have?

REVIEW BY: HEATHER

Getting Played is the second book in the Jailbait series. If you have not read Getting Dirty (book 1) please not there are book one spoilers in this review.

Marcus is the high school water polo coach. He is not one for relationships and prefers sexy with no attachment. Addie is a loaner and the best player on the water polo team. After an accident in the pool leaves Addie hurt, Marcus learns they have more than sports in common. As their friendship builds so does their attraction to one another. The problem is Marcus is not on her coach but he is 23 years old and Addie is only 17. 

I seriously LOVED Marcus! He was so sweet and swoon worthy- the perfect book boyfriend. Addie was a great character, although she didn't feel it, her strength was inspiring. The chemistry between the characters was of the charts and the sexy times, though should have been wrong in society's eyes, were oh so right.

One of the things I adored about this book was how, even though this was Marcus's book, Caiden got some redemption. Marcus and Addie being in a similar position as his sister Blaire and her then TA boyfriend, helped to bridge the gap of the brother and sister relationship that formed in the first book.
Though some of it was predictable, the plot line was excellent and the writing was amazing. Though this could be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading this series is order.


REVIEW BY: ERIN

This story was incredible. The characters are both very strong and determined.
Addie is 17 and doesn’t have the best home life. Being in the water is her outlet for all her frustration and anger. It also becomes her place of serenity.
Marcus is 23 and the girls water polo coach. He is a very protective person.
Addie and Marcus are drawn to each other like moths to flames. They both know it is wrong and do their best to fight the attraction. The more time they spend together, the more they find out about themselves.
This story is filled with drama coming from all angles. Both characters have their fair share to deal with. They both have to deal with things alone. Addie makes an unexpected friend and Marcus finally puts the past behind him. He gets an unexpected eye opening.
Loving this series and can’t wait to see where it goes next!


EXCERPT:
His spicy scent wraps me in a cocoon of bliss and I stop thinking. I know this because when a shard of coherent thought pierces the bubble, I find my lips are on his. I don’t even know how they got there. Not only that, but I have a death grip around his neck. In my shock, the reflex is to let him go…but then I realize he’s kissing me back. His kiss feels like liquid fire burning through me. A low moan vibrates between us, and somewhere in the back of my mind I know it’s mine. The rumble deep in his chest that answers my moan feeds my hunger for him.
One of his hands grips my arm hard, just below my shoulder. But it’s the other one that has my attention, sliding slowly down my hip until it rests on my ass. He drags me over him so I’m straddling his lap as he tilts his head and deepens our kiss, and the hard bulge in his swim trunks presses against sensitive spot between my legs. I feel him from the tingle in my scalp to the curl of my toes. And when he moans into my mouth, the sound vibrates my bones.
I lose myself in the feeling of his hot, hard body pressed up the front of mine; his dark scruff scratching my face; his wet, warm tongue invading my mouth and taking possession of me; the frenetic beat of our hearts, each matching the other’s.
Time stops. There’s this excruciatingly intense moment where we exist in a vacuum, just Marcus and me. My senses dull and sharpen at the same time as the world fades out and everything Marcus is doing to me is amplified by the electricity flowing between us.
I totally lose myself in the flood of sensations I’ve never experienced before. When I come to my senses a few seconds later, Marcus has set me on the cement and is staggering to his feet, his eyes wide and his head shaking an adamant no. But the bulge in the front of his swim trunks puts the lie to the denial in is body language.
“I was…that was…” He bumps into the starting block and it seems to jar him back to his senses. “I’m sorry. I don’t know why I did that.”
I gain my feet. “It’s okay.”
God. I’m a moron. It was so much more than okay.
He must see something in my eyes, because his soften again. “Addie…” He trails off with a slow shake of his head before taking a deep breath and starting again. “You are this incredible…” He trails off again and swallows. “…girl. You’re a girl. I have to keep reminding myself of that, because every time I look at you I see this gorgeous, sexy, amazing woman.”

JAIL BAIT SERIES:

Dirty
A poem by Blaire Leon

If sex is dirty, why would I do it with someone I love?
If sex is dirty, then didn’t we all come from the dirt?
What if I like the dirt?
What if I want to get dirty?
What if I want to roll in the mud until I’m so fucking filthy that I’ll never be clean again?

When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron’s Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who’s bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he’s ever met.

But it turns out Blaire hasn't been totally honest. She's the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.

Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect with her online at MiaStormAuthor.blogspot.com , on Twitter at @MiaStormAuthor, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiaStormAuthor




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