Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Million Baller Baby by Rie Warren Blog Tour

She’s NFL royalty. He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll... and the truth will out.

Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman... Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.

No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.

The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

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I led Peyton upstairs after grabbing her bag, our hands brushing together sending that same hot sizzle coursing through my body.

“You can shower up in here.” I guided her into my room, giving it a quick once over.

I’d changed the sheets, made the bed, tidied the fuck up...

Dammit. I’d missed a pair of briefs on the floor.

Swiftly kicking them under the bed while Peyton inspected the ocean view outside the tall windows, I said, “Bathroom’s through that door. I put out fresh towels for you.”

And dammmn, Peyton looked good in my bedroom when she spun to face me. “This is your room?”

Mmm.” My gaze lingered on her body and that goddamn bikini-thing.

“What about you?” she asked, strolling closer.

“Are you inviting me to join you in the shower?” Because if so I was in danger of shredding my shorts with my rapidly hardening cock.

“Maybe.” She blushed deliciously.

Drawing her straight against me, I brushed a light kiss over her smooth, slightly salty lips. “Trust me, darlin’. If my mom and Liv weren’t here I’d have us both stripped down and you soaking wet in ten seconds flat.”

Her fingertips made small circles through the black hair on my chest, and I cursed quietly. “Who says you haven’t already made me wet?”

I barely refrained from mauling her. She had to feel the solid bar of my cock hot and throbbing and pressing against her belly.

“I’d love to find out.” My palms skimmed to her hips, but she pulled back an inch.

Her cheeks flushed even more. “I suppose this happens a lot.”


Her bare feet overlapping, she shrugged. “Having women over. And I don’t mean your mom and Liv.”

I tilted her chin beneath my knuckles, lifting her eyes to mine. “Peyton Fox, you’re the first woman who’s ever been in this bedroom. I swear.”

She whimpered once then I crushed her against me. The floodgates opened and our lips slid together. She gripped the back of my neck. I hauled her up and wrapped her legs around my waist. Our hot tongues tangled, tasted. And I was so close to slamming her against the wall. Her grinding hips were making me crazy.

When she started nibbling my neck with her soft moist mouth I had to break away before I ripped her suit off and tackled her to the floor.

Fuck me. Her nipples were making peaks in the material of that sexy blue suit, so hard I could think of nothing but sucking them.



“You’re staring at my boobs.”

I stared some more. Mighta drooled, too. “Because I want them in my mouth.”

When she started untying the string behind her neck, I pivoted away. “Fuck. Don’t test me, Pey.”

I heard the wet slap of her suit hitting the floor, and it took the last shred of my willpower to keep my eyes glued straight ahead. Struggling to breathe deeply enough for air to actually inflate my lungs, I stood like a wooden soldier. A very stiff wooden soldier.

And when I felt her bare tits—warm from the sun—brush against my back, I jerked forward as if burned.

“Now I gotta go cool down before I do something everyone will hear.” I rushed out of the room, her smoky laughter following me all the way.

Hurrying downstairs, I stripped off and dove into the outside shower, hitting that shit on straight-up ice cold. No joy. Even the icy prickles of water couldn’t deflate my cock.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4 stars

A second chance romance with a twist.

A one-night stand almost seven years ago left a lasting impression on Peyton and Rafe. Both went their separate ways, one to be an all-star quarterback with the Carolina Crush, and the other as a PR rep with another NFL team.

When Peyton's father dies and leaves her the Crush, she not only has to deal with the fact that the team is coming off a losing season, but seeing Rafe again. No holds barred, she's determined to make this team a success and to do that, she needs to stay far away from Rafe.

Rafe has other ideas. He hadn't been able to forget Peyton and the night they spent together. If it weren't for his demon spawn manager, that night would have ended much differently, or so he tells himself.

As Training Camp gets underway, Rafe begins his slow seduction back into Peyton's good graces. Nothing sexual or overt, just little things to make her smile.

I enjoyed this book and read it one sitting. I can't wait to see who's next to fall.

The chemistry between quarterback, Rafe MacIntyre, and the new owner of his team, Peyton Fox, is electric. Problem is, they have a little bit of history they’d both rather forget – and she’s his boss.

As always, Rie Warren’s characters are well developed and incredibly sexy. Rafe and his teammates are entertaining and their comeback fight is inspiring. Peyton’s tenacity as she asserts her authority in a male dominated sport is equally inspiring, and I loved the way Rafe managed to find spots of vulnerability behind Peyton’s professional exterior.

This is the first family friendly Rie Warren story that I’ve read. I started with her darker, dirtier X-Ops series, which is a little more my speed. I didn’t completely believe in the Callum storyline in this book and Rafe’s reactions to big revelations didn’t feel at all realistic. Ultimately, while I didn’t completely hate the kid parts of this book, I’m glad there was more sex than family time.

Beyond the romance, this is a really enjoyable underdog sports story. The team is great and its progress is realistically slow. There is scope for this series to develop around the team, with several interesting secondary characters I’d love to see with their own books. Peyton’s best friend, Phil, is probably my favourite – can we have her story next?

Peyton is the new the owner of the Carolina Crush after her father's passing. She has, however, grown up in and around football and quickly takes charge of the team. Six years prior, Peyton had a one-night stand with Rafe, the team's quarterback. When they come face to face again, the spark reignites.

When pre-season training commences, Peyton pays special attention to Rafe by personally taking an interest in him and training him hard. It’s only a matter of time until they give into their chemistry, but as they get involved, Peyton keeps Rafe at arm’s length because she is keeping a very big secret.

Million Baller Baby is a lot of fun. Strong, sexy characters, banter, laughs, little bits of sweetness, and a lot of naked time. Lots and lots of naked time. Maybe even a little too much in the end. If you are a fan of sports romances, Million Baller Baby is well worth your time.

I am a big fan of sports romances, so was delighted to see that Ms. Warren is starting a new series. I think this is a solid start, with plenty of other players who should get their chance in future installments.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book – it is a light, easy read told from both points of view and with plenty of humour and romance to entertain. The sport elements are well described, and the issues of being a losing team having to turn things around works. And the new female owner was not beset by clichés, but rather showed Peyton to be someone to respect. I couldn't quite get my head around the secret, given how involved Peyton was with people at the club her father owned, and that Rafe had been there the whole time, but I was prepared to suspend belief for the fun of the story.

I am looking forward to seeing who gets to feature in the next book.

Million Baller Baby is a second chance romance, which I can be a total sucker for.

Peyton Fox takes over as owner of the Carolina Crush after her father dies. Coming back to this now losing team has her on edge. First, she's a female in a man's world (showing up and kicking ass by the way), and second, she's brought right back face to face with Rafe Macintyre. Their first time together lasted in her memory but she knows it didn't last in his. Can she keep her feelings in check while being the boss?

When secrets can no longer be kept and are revealed, Rafe's reaction is not what I expected it to be, but honestly, it works for the story. The heat between Rafe and Peyton is combustible, explosive when they are together. One thing for sure, Ms. Warren can definitely write a steamy panty-wetting fornication scene.

Great mix of romance, steam, football, and male antics.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Sports romance

Peyton is a real ball buster. She has just inherited the football team that she grew up loving. She has worked hard to shift the gender bias that people have towards her. She loved Rafe when she was young and never really got over him. When she has to work with Rafe again in a professional capacity, she has to try to put her old feelings aside. However, her willpower is weak. She is seduced again by Rafe and his charm. But her secret is one that she hides for a reason.

Rafe is charming, cocky, hot and immature. He wants Peyton now just as he did before. He hasn't led the most secluded life, but he has never forgotten Peyton. He has to work hard, probably for the very first time, to woo a woman who is strong and willful. But he knows what he wants, senses the chemistry that Peyton and he still possess.

Their connection is one that is about sex, but it is also about something deeper. Cal is sweet, funny, and just what this couple need in order to really come together.

Overall, this was a sweet second chance romance.

4.5 Stars

Rie Warren is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. I’ve yet to read something from her that I don’t love – and Million Baller Baby is no exception. Loved it!

Rafe Macintyre is the quarterback for Carolina Crushers, a team that has definitely seen better seasons. Now, they have a new owner who is coming in ready to kick their butts into gear. Peyton Fox is a hardass who isn’t going to let her Crushers have a season like they’ve had the last few years. She plans to whip them back into shape, come hell or high water. The only problem? She’s had a taste of the quarterback and knows what she’s missing. Plus, she’s harboring a huge secret she’s not willing to let anyone find out about. Neither Rafe nor Peyton does a very good job of hiding their true feelings for one another, and the further you read, the more their past starts to collide with their present.

The only part I didn’t love about this story is the secret that Peyton keeps from Rafe – no spoilers, but I’m not a fan of that type of secret. Other than that though, this is an excellent read. It’s super steamy, has an excellent plotline that will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can, and left me wanting more! I can’t wait to see what Rie Warren releases next!

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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