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#WOTR20 #Hockey #FriendsToLovers #Review #Audio – Scoring the Player (Indianapolis Eagles #2) by Samantha Lind

Scoring the Player (Indianapolis Eagles #2)

Cocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But, that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media’s perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?

Grounded, selfless, giving…Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio.

When I read book 1, I was so excited about Kinley and Brian.  These two had amazing chemistry and they just seemed to fit together so perfect.  We could see the sparks starting in book 1, but I was glad I got to witness then firsthand myself.

Kinley is 30 and ready to settle down.  She is over the clubs and one-night stands.  She wants MORE.  When her best friend Becca rekindles a flame with her one true love Kinley meets his new friend and teammate Brian.  They chemistry is amazing, but Brian is ready to give her all his attention.  She is worried that his man-whore ways will pop up, but she is so pleasantly surprised they continue to form a bond even when he returns to Indiana.

Brian doesn’t even think settling down is in the Cards and then WHAMP he meets Kinley. He thinks she is beautiful, but her sass and spirit draw him in.  He is going above and beyond to show her she is more than just a one-night stand.

The couple remain friends mainly because Kinley is afraid to let him in 100%.  But after coming to Indiana to be there to see Becca get engaged to Scott, she is all in with Brian.  I LOVED the tory of these two.  They have a quick whit and sexy chemistry.  When we see them falling in love, it was so amazing.  When the plot twist happens, my heat is broken.  These two have over come so much and now the thought of THIS pushing a wedge between them…..sad eye time.  However, seeing Brian step up and push Kinley and also give her space to see what she has and what he will do for THEM….dreamy sign time.

Now I have no clue who book 3 Is but I am so hoping its Murph and Maidson!!!

The audio for the book was really enjoyable.  I will say I enjoyed the woman’s voice in this narration vs the woman’s voice of the first book.  I am not sure if the males voice changed but I did like listening to each one.

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

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#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Marry Me (Lyrics and Love) Book #1 by Samantha Lind


What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation from the one girl you always thought you would marry?

Sam- Lauren and her twin brother were my best friends growing up. She captured my heart from the moment I first saw her dancing through the sprinkler. I always kept my feelings hidden though, standing back as she dated other guys, afraid to cross that line and risk losing her. I even went out with a few girls myself, but no one ever measured up.

Then that dreaded day arrived, and I knew I’d lost her forever.

Lauren- Sam was always my constant. My rock. My best friend. That feeling, the one I only got around him, had never been matched by another man. But Sam never showed me he felt anything more for me than friendship, so I moved on…

Now, standing at the end of the aisle, ready to walk to my forever, my mind spins with what-ifs. Do I keep moving forward, knowing a man who loves me is at the end? Or do I risk it all, for the one man I’ve always wanted, and hope he wants me in return.

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When one of my favorite songs inspires an author to write a book then you know I’m goin to read it. Marry me by Thomas Rhett is a beautiful song and while reading this book about Sam and Lauren’s relationship throughout life you picture the beautiful music video during part of the book. At nine years old Sam watched a u-haul pull into the house across the street and hoped that his new neighbors would have a child that he could play with and get a new friend well they had twins Steven and Lauren and Sam was so excited. Fast forward to college and Lauren is now introducing her new boyfriend Brad to Steven and Sam and that’s it Sam’s heart drops and he has a feeling that he isnt going to get Lauren and they will container to be friends. Now Lauren is getting ready to walk down the isle to Brad, Sam is back in town for the wedding but jut cant stand to see the  woman who has his heart walk into the arms of another guy. But Lauren has been having a feeling that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying Brad because deep down she just feels like it hound be Sam. Will these two find their way to one another after all theses years or will Lauren use pass off her feelings as cold feet and continue on with the wedding she has always pictured. This book is amazing and you will absolutely love it.

Review by Twinsie Dee

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.

#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.


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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.

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