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#WOTR20 #Hockey #Series #Review #SeriesStarter – Just Say Yes, Indianapolis Eagles Book #1 by Samantha Lind

Just Say Yes (Indianapolis Eagles, #1)

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position – the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.



I purchased the audio book of this novel.

I love reading or listening to a “new to me” author.  When I saw this author will be attending my favorite author event and she wrote about sports characters, I had to grab a book.

This is a great 2nd chance love story.  Who doesn’t love a 2nd chance story????  I am a sucker for it for sure.

Becca and Scott were love at first sight kinda kids.  But as life threw curves balls and Becca’s insecurity got the best of he,r she leaves the love of her life.  Now 8 years later Becca realizes she is missing the man of her dreams.  She decides to not avoid seeing Scott when he visits this summer.  She is prayig he too will want to try and rekindle things.

Scott has it all.  He has homes, money, and is important on his hockey team rocking the captain title.  The one thing he doesn’t have is Becca.  She is the one who got away.  He is determined to get her back and make her see she is the right woman for him, and he is the right man for her.

The story is a sweet but sexy story of the two reconnecting and figuring out if they are the one for the other.  I loved seeing Becca and Scott opening their eyes and making room in their heart for the other.   I also love the side story of Becca and Scott’s best friends who too have seem to have found a love connection whether they want to admit it or not.

The story has some insta-love elements but since these two date for high school and college it is easy to see them slip back into their relationship routines.  One of my favorite things about the characters are their abilities to want to best for the other half.  Scott is out to show Becca how important she is and Becca is all about supporting Scott in his time of trial during his hockey season.  They both really do compliment the other and their history is shown really well.

The audio voices in the book were amazing.  I loved listening to the differing voices for Scott and Becca.  I hope when the rest of the books are done, they continue with the two people because they did a great job bringing the characters to life for me.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

#WOTR20 #authorspotlight – Samantha Lind

Samantha Lind

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Samantha Lind! I’m a contemporary / sports romance author. I’m originally from Alaska, but call Iowa home now where I live with my two boys and my husband. If I’m not writing, I can usually be found with either my kindle in my hand or an earbud in listening to an audio book! By day, I’m an accountant and work from home. My kids (and husband!) all keep me busy as they all play hockey! Our love of hockey runs deep in our house, so much so that my largest series is based on a fictional hockey team!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have four go-to writing spots. 1) my couch! I’ll sit down after my kids are in bed and write for a few hours while watching TV. 2) My desk in my office. 3)Starbucks! I tend to get the most writing done when I pack it up and head to Starbucks for the day. I take my earbuds, get my Strawberry Refresher drink and let the words flow! 4) Last, if we’re on vacation, my husband will drive while I write in the car! I wrote about 80% of Marry Me while we rolled on down the road!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers! Seriously you guys are the best!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Kate Canterbary

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Due to our busy family schedule, I don’t write everyday. I sometimes go a few weeks without writing. I try and give myself a few weeks off between books so I don’t burn out. I’m also very motivated by deadlines, so once I pick a release date and book my PR/editor/proofreader etc. all in, I do my best to stick to it! Having those dates in mind keeps me focused and on track for the most part.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

So many come to mind! Seeing feedback on my very first book baby! Attending my first signing and having a reader come up to me excited to meet me! Getting my first “orange tag” on amazon…. so many exciting moments I’ve had in the last couple of years!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I’m not a paperback reader anymore, so I have very few.

What are your social links?

Reader group: http://bit.ly/SLReaderGroup
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Website: www.samanthalind.com
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Book + Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/Samanthalind

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