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It’s reckless and hot until one of them taps out.

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Blurb

Juliette Smith, star tennis player, is starting over at a new university. Traumatized by hazing at her last school, all she wants is to attend classes, win tennis matches, and be left the hell alone.

She should have known her coach, Drew King, would be a problem from the moment he flexed his sexy-as-hell forearms.

What happens when you mix a pissed-off woman with a bunch of snooty teammates and a hot coach?

A heated match, complete with team politics and a forbidden game of singles with the coach.

It’s reckless and hot until one of them taps out.

Unable to admit she may be better off as a double, Jules is convinced she needs to play the game of life alone. Then life throws her a lob and she runs smack into her past.

Coach King is back, and he wants to take control of the game. But she’s not certain she wants his advice when it comes to the life she’s built.

The power struggle is on, but this time off the court.

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The Boys of Verite make an appearance in Break Point.  

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Meet Rachel

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Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.

A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.

To connect with Rachel, she’s most active in her private reading group, The Electric Readers, where she shares insider information and intimate conversation with her readers.

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Excerpt Reveal -Break Point by Rachel Blaufeld

Excerpt

I remained still, my arms wrapped around my knees, my jean shorts digging into the space where thigh met crotch as my red hair was whipped around my face by a passing breeze. I breathed in and out, counting backward from a hundred. Taking deep breaths and closing my eyes, I allowed positive energy to burn through me and eat away at the bad.

Giggles wafted from the benches below, near the fountain, and then drifted off as the other girls made their way out of the sports complex. Reality returned. It was present day, not back then when I was helpless.

Today I was in control.

Only after the others left—not that it mattered, I was invisible to them—did the coach nod in my direction and motion for me to come down.

That simple gesture felt like something more. Like I meant more to him than was appropriate for a coach and his student. His head tilted to the side for a beat too long, his gaze rested on me more thoughtfully than it had on the others, and he squinted at me in a way I liked very, very much.

“Think you can keep up with them?” He jerked his head back toward the gymnasium, a smirk twisting his mouth.

I zoned in on his lips and became a sailboat slicing through the sea, jumping into the blue ocean that was his eyes as I made my way down the stairs.

That’s your coach, Juliette. Let it be.

“I play singles, so I’m pretty sure I’ll hold my own with or without them,” I said from the bottom step, allowing my natural confidence to make an appearance. Hello, ego, my good friend.

“Yeah, I know. I meant, think you can hold your own with that crowd? In general?”

“I’ll be fine. I’m looking forward to it,” I lied. I wasn’t looking forward to dealing with them. Not today. Not tomorrow.

Though, now that I was in the presence of Coach King—up close and personal, outside, shouting, coaching, wearing shorts—I was more excited than before. His forearms fascinated me all over again. They rippled with strength when he moved, making me wonder what they would look like braced over me.

I pulled my hair back into a messy knot at my nape, allowing the breeze to hit my heated neck. “Thanks for asking me to come and watch.”

 

It’s reckless and hot until one of them taps out.

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Blurb

 

Juliette Smith, star tennis player, is starting over at a new university. Traumatized by hazing at her last school, all she wants is to attend classes, win tennis matches, and be left the hell alone.

She should have known her coach, Drew King, would be a problem from the moment he flexed his sexy-as-hell forearms.

What happens when you mix a pissed-off woman with a bunch of snooty teammates and a hot coach?

A heated match, complete with team politics and a forbidden game of singles with the coach.

 

It’s reckless and hot until one of them taps out.

 

Unable to admit she may be better off as a double, Jules is convinced she needs to play the game of life alone. Then life throws her a lob and she runs smack into her past.

Coach King is back, and he wants to take control of the game. But she’s not certain she wants his advice when it comes to the life she’s built.

The power struggle is on, but this time off the court.

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The Boys of Verite make an appearance in Break Point.  

Grab this stand alone sports romance HERE!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1SGDN61

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Meet Rachel

rachel-blaufeld

Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.

A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.

To connect with Rachel, she’s most active in her private reading group, The Electric Readers, where she shares insider information and intimate conversation with her readers.

The Electric Readers

As well as:

WebsiteTwitterFacebookNewsletter

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REVIEW – Electrified by Rachel Blaufield

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Electrified
Rachel Blaufeld
Book one of the “Electric Tunnel” series

Everyone knows her as Sienna Flower.
Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes.
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her.
Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7.
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone.
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel.
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences.
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection.
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out?

Kenna’s Review:

What worked for me:
I was extremely charmed by the hero, Carson Graham. Yes, he was a self confessed man whore (and I usually really HATE man whores), once he got a glimpse of Sienna, she took over all of his thoughts. He turned down several offers of one night, no strings attached sex because he couldn’t get her out of his mind. I liked the idea that he was willing to change for her. He’s a private investigator, and I was impressed with the fact that he was able to admit to himself that the case he’s working on is vexing him, and he would rather drop it rather than put anything else into it. Oh, and Heaven help me, he was such a gentleman with her. He asked permission to hold her hand…to kiss her…to touch her. It sent goose bumps up my arms…and fully engaged the lady parts too!

What didn’t work for me:
I’m sad to say this, but I didn’t feel much for Sienna at all. Yes, she escaped from a life of abuse and horror, but I found myself wanting to reach through the Kindle and slap her pretty face. She didn’t trust enough people, and the people that she DID trust, she relied upon too much. Also, when the going started to get a little rough, she was going to just pack up and leave her makeshift family and leave rather than confide in them.

Which leads me to another thing that I didn’t care for. All of the men around Sienna were just WAY too over protective. Yes, they knew that she was running from an old life (even though they never discussed it), but I thought it felt incredibly smothering. They would tell her that they wanted her to be happy…meet someone. Go on dates. However, when she did just that, one of them would actually tail her! In fact, he wasn’t even sly about it! In turn, Sienna relied on those men way too much. She turned to them constantly rather than taking steps to actually make a life for herself. Here’s an example of both the overprotectiveness AND her complete reliance. When things started to get rough, she decided to go on an overnight trip with Asher (Owner of the club, and her pseudo brother)rather than face them, AND Asher, who had some relationship difficulties of his own, is the one who, when Sienna mentioned that she may like to have a getaway, insisted on going with her. Talk about mutual enabling!

Both of these (major) points is why I only “liked” this book rather than “loved” it. I like to root for a couple who face a lot of adversity, but I like my main characters to be somewhat self reliant, and Sienna just wasn’t…until the end when it was pretty much too late.

Would I recommend this book?

I’m going to have to go with a reluctant no. I hate to say that. Certainly, “Electrified” has a few redeeming qualities, but not enough for me to shout them from a rooftop. This is Rachel Blaufeld’s first fictional effort (She is a popular blogger.), and no doubt, she’ll only improve from here, but I’ll not be trying to sell this one to all of my reader friends.

Final Star Rating:
Three stars…for Carson.

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