Friday, April 8, 2016

Going All the Way by Megan Ryder Blog Tour


He’s looking for redemption.

After destroying his reputation, Jason Friar is desperate to make a comeback in Major League Baseball. The only team who will have him is the perennial cellar dwellers, the Georgia Knights, who are looking for a leader for their struggling team. With the contract comes a leash, held by a sexy image consultant with whom he had a hot fling...

She’s looking for respect.

After being blamed for the collapse of a political candidate’s campaign, Stacia Kendall needs a new opportunity to prove herself to her father, a prominent and powerful Senator. Her one chance is to redeem the image of Jason Friar and not succumb to the heat simmering between them, a heat she knows so well...

Can Stacia help Jason find the redemption he needs, while protecting her heart?

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Stacia propped herself up on one arm and feasted on his flesh laid out for her. She ran her finger down the chest she had explored so thoroughly but had not seen. He lay still, muscles quivering under her light then deeper touch as she learned him, how and where he liked to be handled. A sense of power filled her, heightening her desire. She slid her hand lower, to the jeans sporting an impressive bulge. "That has to be uncomfortable."

His face contorted, muscles clenched. "Baby, you have no idea. Care to help me out of them?"

She hesitated. This was her last chance to turn back, to stop this madness. But he was a drug in her blood, singing and pulling her along to the dark side. And God help her, she wanted him. For once, she wanted to do what she wanted and be damned the consequences. She tugged at the button and opened it, releasing his erection. It sprang free, above the undone clasp.

She cocked an eyebrow at him. "Commando? Doesn't that hurt?"

He grinned and shrugged. "Underwear is too constricting."

"Thank God for that." She returned her attention to his cock, tentatively stroking him lightly. He groaned in response as it jerked. She laughed and renewed her attentions, running her fingers lightly up and down, then harder, rubbing the drop of pre-come at the tip over the wide, dark head.

After a few seconds, Jason grabbed her hand and slid out from under her, shucking his jeans in a smooth, practiced motion. He returned to the bed, pinning her, kissing her with a stronger urgency, more insistent. Her passion rose to a fever pitch.






Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Lee’Anne☆☆☆
This was an okay read, but the ending was rushed and this wasn’t so much a love story as jumping into sex.

Jason is an all-star major league baseball player until he suffers an injury to his shoulder. Now, he’s struggling to find a spot on a team because the season is already underway and no one is in need of a first-baseman, especially one who has a reputation for being a bit out of control. Stacia works in politics as an image consultant and when she makes a mistake, her boss, who also happens to be her father, puts the kid gloves back on to deal with her. With her career hanging in the balance, Stacia’s best friend, Sophie, insists they go out for drinks and manages to talk Stacia into letting go for one night – Stacia chooses Jason as her one-night stand. The next morning Stacia gets a phone call that she’s going to be the image consultant for none other than Jason.

Jason has a bad attitude the entire first half of the book and it made connecting with his character difficult. I found that it really took away from the story. I really liked Stacia, I found her breaking away from her father and doing the one-night stand thing that turns into more really kept me reading. My favorite character, though, had to have been Jason’s mom, she was hilarious. I’m a huge baseball fan and the author does a phenomenal job with those scenes, the sex scenes were good too they just would have been better more spread out. Like I said, all together a good read, it just needed a bit more romance and less attitude from the hero’s side.


Ruthie☆☆☆
I love diving into a new series – and one about baseball players...yum! Given the series title, I am guessing that we are going to be with the Knights for a while, and that suits me just fine.

This had a decent storyline, with a pretty large cast of side characters – and we get to understand a fair amount about why Stacia and Jason are the people they are today. The parallels between politics and sport – at least in the sense of them both being media draws and having a reputation for bad behaviour – was well done. I did feel that at times the plot was a little superficial, in the sense that there was a build up to something...but then it was never that dramatic an outcome. They certainly danced around each other for a very long time, even though the reader has little doubt that the situation will somehow resolve itself. I loved some of the touches, the humour, and the cameos. It was quite evident that they had to use considerable restraint when they were near each other, so strong was the pull. I shall watch out with interest for the next installment and see what happens next.






Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.

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