Monday, July 14, 2014

Release Day Event: All the Right Moves by Marquita Valentine - Review, Excerpt, Giveaway


We have exciting news! Marquita Valentine has written a standalone novella releasing TODAY, JULY 15th on Amazon Kindle for Bella Andre's Game For Love Kindle Worlds! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!


Ryan Turner has all the right moves but Ashley Mitchell refuses to be played...
After being dumped on her wedding day by her football playing ex, Ashley Mitchell has sworn off dating athletes. She refuses to come in second to a pigskin ever again. Until she meets Ryan Turner, the sexy tight end of the Atlanta Avengers, during puppy-parenting class.

Ryan Turner takes one look at Ashley and he’s hooked. But for the first time since becoming a sports hero, Ryan fumbles the ball. Ashley wants nothing to do with him, but he can’t stay away.

When Ryan makes her an offer she can’t refuse, Ashley finds herself charmed by the real man beneath the uniform. But, Ryan only has two dates to convince her he’s ready to play for keeps.

***This novella was written exclusively for Bella Andre's Game For Love Kindle World.***

Purchase All the Right Moves at Amazon

My Review
I have a sad confession: I love Bella Andre books, and I love sports romance, but I've never read any of Bella Andre's Game For Love series. I need to remedy that ASAP, but in the meantime, I loved All the Right Moves!
I've known this for a while, but Marquita Valentine does good novella. All the Right Moves only solidifies this in my mind. This is a story that read like a full-length novel. It has a great set-up, with Ryan and Ashley meeting in puppy parenting class. Ryan is interested in Ashley, but after a bad breakup with her pro-football boyfriend, Ashley's not interested in a relationship with another player. Ryan's not like her ex, though, and he was a fantastic leading man. He was this totally hot alpha man, but also really nice and sensitive to Ashley's wants and needs. Ashley was a sweetheart, but had enough snark to appeal to the jerk in me. lol The issues holding Ryan and Ashley apart was true to the story and weren't contrived or overreaching at all. The story was wrapped up well, with an ending that had me smiling and so very satisfied.
All the Right Moves was so great. I cared about the characters and their HEA. It was sexy and charming, and lands at the top of my favorite Marquita Valentine novels. AND, it has me dying to read the Game For Love series. An all-around win!

Over the tops of the trees, the Atlanta skyline rose. “I like being so close to the city, but far enough away that it feels like I’m in the country.”

“Your yard is huge. Big enough to play a pickup game,” he said. “Maybe I should buy a place out here.”

Her heart beat out a funny rhythm at the thought of Ryan becoming her neighbor. “I plan on putting a pool in, but I can’t decide where exactly, because I’d have to remove a few trees,” she said, sinking down in the love seat.

Ryan stood there for a moment and then joined her. “But if you put in a pool, you’ll lose most of your yard.”

“That’s the other reason I’m taking so long. I’m still weighing the pros and cons,” she laughed.

His thigh brushed hers and she heard him suck in a breath. Leaning forward, she set her glass down, and then turned to him, tucking her legs beside her. The movement brought them closer together.

She brought one arm up along the back of the couch and propped her head in her hand. “You’re not drinking your tea,” she pointed out.

He glanced from his drink to her. “I’m still weighing the pros and cons.”

“Of drinking tea?”

Carefully he set his glass beside hers and then slid closer. “No, not that.” He ran his fingers along the side of her neck, and then slid them behind her head. “This.”

And then he kissed her.

5 All The Right Moves ebooks

About Marquita Valentine
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of theSouth.

 Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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  1. I do love Valentine's novellas & I was sold at puppy parenting class. lol I know…I'm weird - but he HAS to be a good guy if he's at puppy parenting class!!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  2. This looks like a cute read, Andrea. Novellas don't typically work for me because they are so short, but this sounds like it has a well-developed story. I know this author is a favorite of yours, so I should try something by her soon! :)
    Lovely review!

  3. LOL I love Bella too, Andrea. I haven't read her Game for Love series either NOR have I read Marquita. I must rectify this soon! All the Right Moves sounds like a great read. I don't think I could resist a guy with his puppy. ;)

  4. 'She refuses to come in second to a pigskin ever again" That had me chuckling. This sounds like a cute and romantic read. Glad you enjoyed the story and I seriously need to start reading Bella Andre along with Marquita.

  5. Ahhh more Marquita Valentine... need to read more sports romance themed books.

  6. I need to give more novellas a chance. Glad you really liked this one and could feel a connection to the characters. :)

  7. Well I am all about a HEA and knowing they get it and its great to read about it good.

  8. I have never heard of this one but I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It sounds like a really interesting and sexy read and who doesn't like that. Great review, Andrea :)

  9. I loved this one so much! Valentine really captured the feel of a Bella woman «« PP reference FTW!

  10. Oh this book sounds like so much fun. I'm always in the mood for a light and quick read sometimes, so will definitely give this book a try when I need a quick pick me up. Also you always share the best excerpts with us, that leave us wanting more! Fab review Andrea!

  11. This novella sounds like so much fun and I know how much you enjoy this author. Great review!

  12. I really enjoy novellas so I'll have to add this to the list. Wonderful review, Andrea! :)

  13. Another great one. Hope to get time to read this soon.


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