My Gift to You by Tracie Delaney out March 22nd
I wasn’t looking forward to reading this one. Not sure why really, the blurb, the title, the cover just didn’t do it for me. But when one of your fave authors offers an ARC – what’s a girl to do? Say yes of course, and then cross your fingers.
Well half a page in I’d uncrossed those fingers and then I hit the sweet spot. Now, I read something the other day that said the female g-spot was a myth. Well, I’m not going to comment on that (you didn’t really think I would did you?), but I can confirm that the reading g-spot exists. I know, because Tracie Delaney’s latest hits that reading g-spot, grabs hold of you and kind of blows your mind! And then there’s the after glow – yep, it gave me the warm squidgies all over.
I must mention Gabe. He’s a hero so hot and so nice that he must have bruises from all those signed pre-nups women throw at him! He’s just that yummy! What a departure from all those mean, moody types who find their inner nice guy only with the right lady. Gabe was born lovely.
As for Livvy, she’s going to grab your heart and squeeze hard. These two will have your emotions roaring in your ears and tears running down your face. And you’ll love it. It will warm you up better than tomato soup.
Ms Delaney has certainly hit the sweet spot with her writing style, her Winning Ace series was fab, but this new stand alone book is her best yet.
Thank you to the author for an ARC. Obviously I wasn’t influenced by being offered an ARC as this is my honest opinion.
Grand Slam Tracie Delaney #3 Winning Ace
A sky high ending for a fantastic trilogy, and I’m gutted to say goodbye to our hero Cash Gallagher.
I’m still shocked it’s by a debut author – it’s so good. Best book so far and that’s saying something!
I couldn’t sleep for thinking about this book. It will thrill and warm you as you read it. But be warned when you put it down it’s going to say with you.
Clearly, I don’t want to give the game away (see what I did there?!) but there’s a real dilemma here I needed to explore.
One character is redeemed. And it has me thinking about the nature of betrayal. Would you forgive a friend’s betrayal? And if so, how far would you go? Can you forgive and forget? Should unrelated circumstances dictate your forgiveness? It’s a tough one, and had me questioning my own judgement a week later. I’ve decided, I’m no Tally.
Ms Delaney’s burgeoning skill is obvious, her characterisation is absolutely superb. Regardless of what you think about the choices her characters make, you’ll be cursing Ms Delaney as you sob your heart out. And I dare you not to cry. I sat on a plane full of strangers with tears flowing making odd little sob noises. Thank you to the stewardess on Aegean who bought me tissues. I wasn’t brave enough to tell her ‘it’s just a book’. And maybe it’s not just a book, but a chance to reflect. Easy five stars.
Losing Game by Tracie Delaney (Winning Ace #2) out July 30th
Where her first book was all about her fab heroine Tally, Ms Delaney’s second book focuses on her hero Cash Gallagher.
Oh and what a hero, our Ms Delaney knows her tennis! Take Murray’s surly professionalism, Federer’s balletic grace, Rafa’s gorgeous sexuality and Djokovic’s gritty darkness and you have one Cash Gallagher. I held back in the first book, feeling the love for Tally far more. Not this time. I’m a goner for Cash.
Ms Delaney’s second book is effortlessly enjoyable, perfect for the beach or your back garden!
Warning this is a trilogy and needs to be read in order. Personally, I hate that it’s a trilogy. Waiting to know who Gracie was and why she and Cash were involved nearly killed me. Hands up though, it was worth the wait. I adored how the story unfolded, it was sensitive, surprising and believable. I felt for Cash big time.
As its book two of three, clearly not all is resolved. I thought the ending was really thoughtful and clever. It would have been way too easy to replicate the success of the first book’s cliff hanger ending. This way its much harder to see a resolution (it’s a romance I’m hoping there is one???). And I seriously need to know like NOW! But sadly I’m made to wait.
To fill the time, I think I’m going to start a campaign for Rupe’s book! He is charming and ridiculous, definitely Cash’s opposite. Who could possibly be matched with him?
Winning Ace by Tracie Delaney (book 1)
I’m guilty. Absolutely and totally guilty of sticking with my favourite authors and genres. Whilst I love to find new authors, when the sun is shining and I’m ordering that mojito I’m not in the mood for a risk.
Well, I’ve done the work. And here’s a risk free book for you to hit the beach with.
Ms. Delaney’s debut novel is a corker, but be warned this isn’t a throw away easy read (not that I have any problems with those!). This is easy reading but with added steel. And what steel it is!
From the start Tally is a great character – just that tad different. And with Cash, Ms. Delaney has highlighted what’s wrong with tennis today. Yep, the ATP needs a super super successful bad boy. Sorry, Roger, Andy, Novak and even Rafa but you’ve nothing on Cash Gallagher! Bad has never been so good.
Sparkling characters, cracking pace and a kicker of a story – Winning Ace needs to be on your kindle this summer!