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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

✯RELEASE DAY BLITZ:✯ My Kinda Player by Lacey Black {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}

My Kinda Player by Lacey Black

Release Date: April 17th 2018
Pages: 310
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

AJ Summer witnessed four of her sisters fall in love and settle down. But not her. She’s stuck in a rut, destined to spend the rest of her life watching from the dugout, kissing frogs. Then one night, she meets a mysterious stranger, who makes her feel alive and realize she’s not as broken as she thought–until she wakes up alone.

Sawyer Randall lost everything in a split-second when a game-winning play resulted in a career-ending injury. Looking for a fresh start, he settles into the cozy beach town of Jupiter Bay. A chance meeting with a gorgeous woman leaves him restless and anxious for something he swore he’d never want again–love.

But sometimes Prince Charming isn’t who he seems. What happens when circumstances are misleading? Will their love be strong enough to see them through unscathed? Or will AJ be played by the player?

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.

My Review:

Not having read any of the previous books in the Summer Sisters series, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of the family dynamics and how this books was going to play out. Needless to say, I was really impressed with how well Lacey Black executed this book. My Kinda Player was such an entertaining and romantic that will make you wanting for more.

From the start we get to meet AJ Summer, an eight grade math teacher who is getting ready to get back to work after having a good summer with her sisters. There is a tradition that keep the six sisters closer and that is that on the first Saturday of each month one of them has to plan something different each time they meet. This gives them time to catch up with each other and learn what’s new in their lives. They tell each other everything which makes their bond that much stronger and they all know about the very brief summer fling that AJ had with a sexy stranger that she met at a bar. She was taken by his blue eyes and chemistry, but the minute they go to his hotel things turn differently than what she had expected. AJ woke up the next morning with him gone and she decides to forget about him. Little did she know that the next day she was going to stumble across the stranger at her school claiming to be the new PE teacher. With every reason now to stay away from him and keep things professional, there is something about Sawyer that keeps her coming back to him and that could end up hurting her in the end.

Sawyer Randall never expected to go back to Virginia after having lived in Texas for a while, but his life has taken a different turn and now he is ready to make a change. After hurting himself at a baseball game, Sawyer had to endure all the months in rehab and surgeries that ultimately ended his career as a pro baseball player. Wanting to get away from the spotlight, he decided to go back to Virginia and start a new job (though he has no need for one due to all those years playing pro). Now Sawyer is the new PE teacher and baseball coach at a local junior high and he is loving every minute of it. What he wasn’t expecting to meet again is AJ and to his surprise they both work at the same place now. He remembers her very well and the immediate attraction that he had towards her makes him want to be with her again. His career as a baseball player might have ended, but he is not about to let her go without given them a chance.

I very much liked the chemistry that the two characters have throughout the book. Family is important in the story and as the two meet each other’s family they start to get even closer. AJ’s family is huge as we get to learn more about her hilarious grandparents and sisters. We get to also learn more about Sawyer and AJ’s past. It’s evident that both of them have been hurt and as they start a new life they start to realize just how perfect they are for each other. What I really loved about Sawyer was the cute notes that he would leave on AJ’s desk every morning. He is a total romantic who knows how to woo a woman. The ending was sweet and well set. The author did a great job trying the ending with the epilogue that gives us clues on what’s to come in the series. I highly recommend reading My Kinda Player, it will not disappoint!:)

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**

My Rating:


“Are you blind?! What kinda call was that?” AJ hollers at the ump behind home plate while the crowd around us boos and screams their frustration at the horrible call.

“Dude, your girl is vicious. Remind me not to get on her bad side,” Dylan mumbles to me as we watch AJ rant at the umpire.

“No shit,” I reply, shocked that such harsh words just came from my sweet little schoolteacher’s mouth. “It’s kinda hot, though.”

“Definitely,” my brother replies quietly. “Did you see how many hotdogs she ate?”

“More than you.”

“More than you and me combined, bro. A woman who looks like that, talks like a sailor, and can hold her own in a hotdog eating contest? Marry her, dude.”

I snort in reply, merely because I’m afraid if I open up my mouth right now, I might actually propose. If I was falling in love with this woman before today, well, seeing her in my element, trash talking, and burping warm beer has pretty much sealed the deal for me. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with AJ Summer.

“Can you believe that call? What kinda horseshit is that? A blind monkey humping a football could have seen the tag! He was out by a mile,” she seethes, her eyes burning with fire and passion.

“I saw,” I tell her, wrapping my arm around her shoulders and pulling her into my side. “Horrible call.”

“The worst,” she grumbles.

“You’re scaring the big burly guys behind us, honey,” I tease.

She glances over her shoulder at my words. “You mean Bill and Tom? Shit, who do you think taught me those bad words?” she asks, making me laugh. “They really appreciated the autographs, though,” she adds. As soon as the Rangers fans sat down behind us before the game started, they recognized me and started chatting. I signed a few autographs for them and a handful for others in the vicinity.

About Lacey Black:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.


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