Friday, February 25, 2022

A Wild Card Kiss by Lauren Blakely Release Blitz

A Wild Card Kiss by Lauren Blakely. Available Now.

A sexy standalone second-chance romance between a single dad athlete and the woman who got away!

Things that suck on my wedding day – walking in on my groom kissing another woman twenty minutes before the ceremony.

Things that suck worse? The woman he’s kissing is my mom.

I head straight for the bowling alley bar down the street and ask for a double. And in walks a deliciously charming local football hero – Harlan Taylor.

Yes, I’ll take another drink in the form of a one-night stand with this hunk of a man. In the morning, he asks if I want to get together again. More rebound nookie? Yes please!

But then I learn his football team just hired my yoga studio to teach downward facing dog to their star player, making my O-delivering hottie officially off limits.

Trouble is, the more time I spend working with the sexy single dad who dotes on his daughter, the more I’m feeling all the things far too soon.

There’s no way this can end well, but tell that to my runaway heart…

A Wild Card Kiss is a sexy, flirty sports romance featuring a charming, pie-baking, single dad who's never forgotten the red-hot kiss he planted on the feisty, sassy blonde one night years ago and a jilted bride heroine determined to move on from heartbreak. This story contains sexy times that can cure getting-left-at-the-altar blues, and heart-tugging swoony romance that’ll melt the most jaded hearts.


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A Wild Card Kiss by Lauren Blakely

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

When this book came up on the list of reviews to pick from, I didn't even read the blurb, I knew I wanted to read it because of the author. I have come to love everything I have read from this author and was not disappointed with this one.

Harlan is a football star and meets Katie at a friend's wedding. They hit it off from the start. Their connection and banter are off the charts. When they set a date for the following Tuesday, she has a job opportunity that gets in the way. Oh, and her mom is a witch with a capital B.

Seven years later they meet again, this time it is on her would have been wedding night. The sparks are still there but once again the timing is off. She needs time to heal, and he will not push her for more. When she is finally ready and they set a date, something else happens.

Will these two ever get their chance to be together? Will one have to give up something for the other? Can they make a relationship work?

As this is the first in a new series, Happy Endings, I cannot wait for more and to see who will be in book two.

A Wild Card Kiss is the first book in the new series, Happy Endings.

Harlan and Katie hit it off at a wedding, making plans to go on a date the following Tuesday, but when the timing is off, they become each other’s one that got away. Seven years later they have another chance meeting, the night of Katie's would be wedding. Sparks fly and we spend the rest of the book watching these two have horrible timing and lots of chemistry.

I loved the slow, angst-filled flow of this book. It made the sweet parts all that sweeter!

I can't wait for the rest of the series! I am so invested in these characters already.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
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Katie and Harlan met years ago. When their connection became apparent, they knew that it held a lot of promise. Unfortunately, their tryst never came to be. Katie had an unbelievable opportunity, and she couldn't put it on hold for a what-if.

Now, on her wedding day, Katie can't believe what she's seeing. I can't believe what a tool her fiancé and mom are! I loved that she was able to have her support system right there. They held her up and gave her wings. As she flies away, she knows that she dodged a bullet. She was in love with love, not necessarily her fiancé.

Harlan has a daughter who is six and sharp as a tack. She is wonderful. Harlan's relationship with his daughter's mom is unique and exactly what he needs. With his career, he knows that spending time with family is super important. He is the oldest on the team and knows that his leadership is important. Even though he is getting up in years, he loves what he does. Catching the football is what he was made to do.

When he and Katie meet up again years later, their timing is still off kilter. You get to see their banter back and forth – they can't help but flirt with each other. I think this is where it went a little off for me. There was just SO MUCH flirting and it was kind of young adult, honestly. I think it missed for me because even though they had a great connection, there wasn't a ton of development. They had a few friend dates, but they weren't really friend dates because they had this unbelievable attraction.

I think it would have been more satisfying and fulfilling if their relationship had a different set of obstacles. Jobs and life getting in the way is real, for sure, but for this particular story, it was just kind of ho-hum. It is enjoyable and fun.



Author Bio

A #1 New York Times bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling, and #1 Audible bestselling author, LAUREN BLAKELY is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books.

A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake, and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Wild Card Kiss (Happy Endings #1) by Lauren Blakely to read and review for this tour.

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