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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tour Review & Giveaway! Game Play by @lyndaaicher @TastyBookTours

Game Play
Power Play # 1
By: Lynda Aicher
Releasing February 16th, 2015
Carina Press
One night, one time, nothing more. That’s all it was supposed to be. They’d agreed their first night together would be their only night together—and Minnesota Glaciers defenseman Dylan Rylie was fine with that. Giant hickeys and claw marks on his ass had never been his style, even if the very memory of Samantha Yates’s merciless sexual energy gets him hard within seconds. He needs to focus on getting a better contract, not mind-blowing orgasms.

One night, one time, nothing more. Fresh off representing the US at the Games and with nowhere else to play, Samantha gave in to one night of frantic passion with the Glaciers’ brawny hotshot. She couldn’t get hurt—not if she controlled the outcome. And she planned to leave Minnesota soon, anyway. She didn’t expect to be recruited to coach Dylan after they’d gotten down and dirty.

When brutal on-ice workouts lead to kinky locker room sessions and “one night” falls by the wayside, Samantha insists on keeping things casual, despite Dylan’s quiet hope for more. But when Dylan goes down—hard—and his career is in jeopardy, Samantha is the first one by his side. What will it take to keep her there after he’s healed? 

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          If you like sports romance, particularly hockey, then this is a really great book for you. But, even if you don’t it’s a fun and sexy read.
          Dylan is an excellent hero. He sexy, fun, witty, focused, determined…etc. However, what really got me was two things: 1. He was willing to do whatever it takes to succeed and this meant not letting his ego get in the way. 2. He recognized that there could be something special between him and Sam and didn’t dismiss it because it would interfere with his professional goals. Not that that didn’t cross his mind, but I loved that he was so willing to give it a try.
          When Dylan is injured, I was blown away with how he handled it. Working incredibly hard, but also being smart about it. He is a very likable character, one you’d love to meet and either fall in love with, or be great friends with, or both! He’s got the steamy side down pat too, and there are some pages that burn.
          Sam was a little harder for me to swallow. If it weren’t for the way the author created Dylan, I’m not sure I could have gotten over my irritation with her. She is super smart and talented, she also has the drive that took her to the Olympics. The way she helps Dylan improve his hockey game was interesting and admirable. However, I got so tired of her attitudes. Yes, more than one. Her resentment towards those still playing hockey, while completely understandable (the fact that men make millions at certain sports and women can barely find a local league to play in is ridiculous and just wrong.) makes her too harsh. She didn’t come off as likable, someone I would want to be friends with. However, I looked for what Dylan saw in her so that she didn’t take the book down. The other attitude was her stance against coaching, just because it’s what her dad did. Her perspective on life is skewed incorrectly that she is a very hard person.
          I enjoyed a lot of their moments together as a couple and I could see where they would succeed in making a relationship work if Sam got over her hang-ups.
          There are some super sexy times, some fun and witty moments, and some really awesome hockey. Over all, I enjoyed the book and would probably read more from this author. 
Displaying Lynda.pngLynda Aicher has always loved to read. After years of weekly travel implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties as a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator. Find her at: http://lyndaaicher.com


  1. I am a first time reader to your books. This book intrigued me because its a hockey romance which I am a huge fan of sports romances. Thanks for the review I will definitely be reading this one. Being a busy mom of two myself when do you find is the best time to write? Do you have a method?

    1. Thankfully, both of my kids are in grade school, so my writing hours are while they are away. But, I also write on a lot of weekends which involves closing my office door and enduring the "Hey, Moms!" that still come. :-) I also write with my earbuds in which blocks out a lot of distractions.

  2. Hello Lynda, Game play sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.