Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rough & Tumble by Kristen Hope Mazzola- Release Day Blitz and Review!

Title: Rough & Tumble
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Release Date: Feb 4, 2016

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#WhoIsBoBriggs 
That’s all I saw all over social media a few years after he dumped me for a super model and was the first round draft pick for the North Carolina Hogs.
I thought I loved Bo, way back when, but it was all too cliché. He was the star quarterback and I was the head cheerleader. High school sweethearts turned college romance that crumbled when our careers twisted into different paths, or so we thought.
Oh and did I mention, I am about to start photographing his team?!
FML…This is going to be interesting to say the least.


My Review

Rough & TumbleRough & Tumble by Kristen Hope Mazzola
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Bo and Peyton were high school and early college sweethearts. Their lives took separate paths and they broke up. Now, Peyton is a photographer who has just landed her dream job with the NFL. Bo has been drafted by this same team, and Peyton is unsure how working with someone she loves is going to work out.

My main complaint about this book is that it isn't longer. These were characters that I liked right away, and I would have enjoyed spending more time with them. That said, the author does pack a lot of steam into this short book. It is clear that Bo and Peyton are a fantastic match for one another, and have some serious sexual chemistry. Their compatibility is only made more clear as together they get through some tough obstacles with relative ease. Basically, I just want a longer book with these characters and these story lines expanded. I would read more by this author in the future. 3.5 stars

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review






I was startled awake. I had been falling fast in my dream and right before I hit the bottom, my eyes flew open. I quickly started to look around the foreign room. I couldn’t remember anything past seeing Brit and Roxy’s empty seats next to me at the club the night before.
I was in someone’s bed in a room I had never been in in my life. I was dressed in a large black shirt and my underwear and that was it. 
How’d I get that fucked up last night?
I rolled out of bed. Hoping to figure out where the heck I was, I peered out the window. I knew that I was downtown somewhere, but for the life of me I couldn’t place the streets and landmarks in my view.
I spun on my heels as I heard the door to the strange room open. My heart was pounding and I was holding my breath as I waited to see who was coming in. 
What the hell?
Of course, Bo Briggs slowly started to make his way over to me. I was paralyzed. He was engaged. What in god’s name was I doing in his room?
“How are you feeling?” He handed me a bottle of water and a couple Advil. His light blond hair was shorter than it had been, and he looked downright military with his defined muscles, sleeves of tattoos, and crooked grin that always brought me to my knees. 
“Fine.” I took the tiny pills and water from my hunky ex and chugged them down fast. In all reality, my head felt like it had been run over by a Mack truck. “What happened last night? Did we…?” I sunk onto the bed. Except for a few times in passing, it was the first time I had seen Bo in a few years. All the old buried feelings flooded me. I had known for a long time that I wasn’t over my ex, but I didn’t want him to ever know that.
“You were drugged last night at the club.”
My face felt hot, my palms turned clammy, and my head felt like it was about to explode. “What the fuck?” My voice crackled.


You want to know more about me? Well, let's see...

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams.  I have a full time "day job" and by night I am an author.  I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those).  I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.

A portion of all my profits are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.


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