Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Blog Tour: A Favor for a Favor (All In #2) by Helena Hunting

A Favor for a Favor
All In #2

Helena Hunting

Jan. 28, 2020

Montlake Romance

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Book Summary:

"Bishop and Stevie's relationship is pure, raw, can't-take-your-eyes-off-the-page kindle crack.  One of my favorite books by this brilliant author." -LJ Shen, USA Today bestselling author

A Favor for a Favor, all-new slow burn stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is available now!

A new standalone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love. 

When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her? 

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister. 

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check. 

All In Series:
My Review

My Thoughts:

I am "all in" when it comes to this new spinoff series of Hunting's!  Her stories never fail to excite me, and make me smile and laugh!  She has a gift with her banter, and the way that she has her characters play off of one another's dialogue!

Stevie is out of a place to live; when she comes home early on her birthday to surprise her boyfriend, and finds him in bed with another woman.  She had invested all of her money in to their new apartment, and is now out of a place to stay.  Her older brother R.J, offers her his penthouse, a perk from his NHL team; as he lives in a huge house with his wife and child, and doesn't use it.  She happily accepts R.J.'s penthouse as temporary housing, until she can get back on her feet and get a new place of her own.

Unfortunately, Stevie is not off to a great start when she meets her rude, and grumpy gorgeous neighbor.  Bishop judges Stevie when he sees her by assuming she is R.J.'s mistress, and lacks moral integrity.  Yet, he can't help but be attracted to her.  

When Bishop, suffers a major groin injury, they make an arrangement that Stevie will use her expertise in sports rehabilitation to do physical therapy on him, so that he can get back on the ice as soon as possible.  Bishop will then be a reference for her, which will look great on her resumé.  However, what starts as a business arrangement quickly becomes more complicated, when Stevia and Bishop start falling for one another. 

I loved a Favor for a Favor.  I relished the day to day interactions between Stevie and Bishop.  I was completely in the moment with these two characters, and time seemed to pass so quickly as I read their story.

I enjoyed these characters unique personalities.  Stevie was really sweet, caring, and laid back, except when it came to the fact that she didn't do well with public attention.  Bishop was an entertaining character.  I loved the fun sayings on his underwear, his lack of filter, because he was one to speak his mind, and zero tolerance for not being genuine.  He could definitely be rude and antisocial, but his character grew on me, we got to see how huge his heart was!

Stevie and Bishop had incredible chemistry, and I loved how their relationship grew from a friendship.  It was fun watching them bicker over pizza toppings, cuddle up and watch hockey together, and have each other's back when life got tough.  I loved the way Stevie wasn't afraid to put Bishop in his place regarding his therapy, and he was extra patient and sensitive to her needs.  A Favor for a Favor was such a fun, sweet, and entertaining read, and I enjoyed every moment of it!

Book Teaser:

Book Excerpt:

She makes me lift my arm and drapes it over her shoulder. She’s incredibly small compared to me. She tucks one arm under my knee and gently grips the back of my calf with the other. “On the count of three,” she orders. I tense up when she hits three. She gets my leg about six inches off the floor, which is when I scream bloody murder again and grab on to her with both hands. 

“Okay. That’s not going to work. The angle is too awkward.” She taps her lip and holds her finger up. “I have an idea.” 

She ducks out from under my arm and hooks her fingers in the waistband of her yoga pants. “What the hell are you doing?” 

“Calm down. Some bathing suits have less coverage than my underwear. Besides, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before.” 

She kicks off her yoga pants, leaving her in a T-shirt and panties. They’re plain cotton boy shorts, which should be a good thing, but apparently my body doesn’t care that it’s not a satin or lace thong. All it cares about is the proximity of almost-naked pussy. 

Rook’s sister is standing in my bathroom in her underwear. If I had a sister who looked like Stevie and I knew that she was standing in one of my teammate’s bathrooms half-naked, I would probably kick the shit out of the guy. Thankfully, I have a brother. 

I try to keep my eyes averted, sort of, but I catch her reflection in the vanity mirror.

She has fantastic legs. Athletic. Strong. And her ass. Goddamn. She definitely does a lot of squats, based on how round and firm it looks. The ache in my groin turns into that stabbing pain again because I’m getting hard. I think about my grandmother in a bathing suit to counteract the effect of Stevie being partly undressed. 

She steps into the tub, and I force myself to keep my eyes down, bringing up the image of that hot chick in the tub who turns into a rotting old lady in The Shining. That helps a bit. At least until Stevie moves into my personal space and starts touching me again. I mutter a string of profanity, especially when I feel her boob pressed against my arm for a few seconds. I have no choice but to latch on to her shoulder as we lift my leg over the edge of the tub. I’m sweating, I’m angry, and I hate my dick. 

“I need you to stop touching me!” It’s stupid because I’m still holding on to her, not the other way around. 

“Why are you yelling at me?” she shouts back.

“Because you’re half-undressed in my tub, and I’m a guy, and apparently my dick is a fucking sadist. It honestly feels like my balls are on fire right now. A semi has never] been this painful.” 

“Well, close your damn eyes and think about dead things.”

“It doesn’t matter if I close them. The image of you in panties is burned into the back of my lids, probably for the rest of my fucking life. It’s all I can see.” 

“You’d think you’d never seen a set of bare legs before.” She helps me lower myself into the tub and steps out. 

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a pair up close,” I grumble. 

“Such a surprise, with your warm, fuzzy personality.”

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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  1. Yeah! It looks like I have another hockey series to check out, which is good, because they are my faves.

  2. i think it's great when an i love a series and the author sorta keeps it alive with a spinoff. football is my favorite sport, but hockey can be fun too
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Yes, I love when I get a spinoff of a favorite series :)

  3. This is an author I've been meaning to try and I liked that excerpt! Thanks for sharing this one and glad you loved it so much!

    1. You're Welcome! I hope you try her out. This is a really good series :)

  4. What a fun premise! Haha I love major misunderstandings it totally takes the walls down when they realize their mistakes. But it sounds like it’s the unique personalities that make this book. I do like men without filters.


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