Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Harmless by Nicole Edwards Blog Tour

He's got a secret...

Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is, until he no longer has the option.

He's got a secret, too...

Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is, until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.

Some secrets are too big to keep

Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or, thanks to the way the cards have been dealt, will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I LOVED HARMLESS!!! The Pier 70 series is one of the few that I pulled rank on to review for our blog. I usually let one of the other ladies on our team claim the review spot when we’re only allowed one, but Nicole Edwards is an exception. One I’m glad I made because I have enjoyed each and every installment in this series, but Harmless might possibly be my favorite of them all. It could be because it’s a bittersweet end to such an enjoyable series, but it’s more likely that it was a heart wrenching story with a fantastic crossover with Edwards’ Austin Arrows series – which, yes, you guessed it, I also pulled rank on to review.

Even though I’ve read the previous books in the series, I was as floored as Cam was when Roan’s secret was revealed. And the way that it occurred, especially after the night Roan had already had, it’s a wonder the man didn’t crack under the pressure of it all. But the secret (and yes, I’m trying very hard not to reveal it because although it’s not really a spoiler, potential readers deserve to experience the same shock) was one that didn’t give Roan time to wallow in grief over his sister’s death. Especially once Seg enters (or re-enters) the picture, with his sights set on making Roan his… assuming he can figure out how to do that without sinking his hockey career. The chemistry between Roan and Seg is hot enough to melt the ice that Seg spends his days on, but it may not be enough, not with all the obstacles that seem to be keeping them apart, especially the wall that Roan has built to keep his heart safe from being hurt again. Fortunately for all involved, Seg didn’t become a professional hockey player because it was easy, he knows how to work hard for what he wants and what he wants is to build a family with Roan.

One of the things that I appreciated about Harmless is that once he dealt with his knee-jerk reaction and refusal to be Seg’s dirty little secret, Roan was able to look at their situation from Seg’s point of view and appreciate Seg’s need to be discreet about his sexuality so as not to ruin his career. It was a level of maturity that’s often missing in sports romances when the athlete is closeted. Roan’s initial emotional response was realistic, especially considering his past, but after he stepped back and reexamined the situation from Seg’s perspective, he understood better and was willing to do what needed to be done. Of course, when Seg mucked that up, Roan’s response afterwards was spot-on and my heart broke for both men. I loved catching up with the couples from the previous installments and how they came together to support Roan in his time of need. I think that my favorite scene was when Seg stood up to Roan’s stepmother, calling her out on her homophobia. The man was absolutely magnificent in how he “forced” her to reveal her prejudices and in his defense of Roan, all without losing his temper. I was cheering him on the whole time and could not wait for the two men to get home so that Roan could reward him properly. While I’m sad to see the end of the Pier 70 series, I’m hopeful that the Harmless crossover with the Austin Arrows series means that we’ll get to see the guys every once and a while. Until then, I’ll have to settle for spending a weekend reading all four books back-to-back to get my fix… such a hardship.

Also Available in the Pier 70 Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Reckless Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Fearless Blog Tour.

Book 3
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Speechless Blog Tour.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Harmless (Pier 70 #4) by Nicole Edwards to read and review for this tour.

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