Monday, November 21, 2022

Perfect Gifts by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey Release Blitz

A Christmas Railers Novella. Perfect Gifts. RJ Scott & V.L. Locey.

Family comes first in all things. Whatever the cost.

Ten had always heard the saying ‘Out of the mouth of babes,’ but he’d not expected it to hit home as it had. After a comment from their daughter, Ten and Jared find themselves pondering an addition to the family. Moving into the adoption process is nerve-wracking and riddled with anxiety—kind of like how the Railers have been playing of late. Bringing two young men into their homes and hearts isn’t going to be a smooth ride. But with patience, humor, and love, the bumpy road might just be a little easier to travel.

Expanding their small family was always in the cards, but no one could have foreseen the process clashing with the worst ever start to a Railers season. A string of losses, a vital player missing from the defense, a captain in the emergency room, and winning a single game seems impossible, let alone getting the team to the playoffs. Faced with hard decisions, Jared refuses to take his work home, but it’s difficult when your husband is at the cutting edge of the losing streak. His focus fractures when one of the siblings they are matched with is frustrated, angry, and has a healthy dose of mistrust.

Jared and Ten’s parenting skills are tested, but they will do anything to make a place in their home the perfect gift for two children lost in the system.

Authors’ Note: This is not a standalone story and can only really be enjoyed as part of the series.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Harrisburg Railers series!
For book one, Changing Lanes, click HERE.
For book two, First Season, click HERE.
For book three, Deep Edge, click HERE.
For book four, Poke Check, click HERE.
For book five, Last Defense, click HERE.
For book six, Goal Line, click HERE.
For book seven, Neutral Zone, click HERE.
For book eight, Hat Trick, click HERE.
For book nine, Save the Date, click HERE.
For book ten, Baby Makes Three, click HERE..
For book eleven, Rivals, click HERE.


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Perfect Gifts by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Book 12
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“So, where do we think she got on the brother kick?” Jared asked as he stirred some of the honey that Adler’d brought us into his mug. Ad had taken up beekeeping. Why? Not a clue, but we all suspected that it was so he could brag about having a big stinger in the locker room. They’d found out Layton was allergic, so he watched the bees from a distance.

“Probably at the indoor playground over in Camp Hill earlier,” I said while dunking a Stella D’oro cookie into my tea. I’d have a few. Cookies were not recommended by the Railers nutritionist as healthy afternoon snacks. “She was playing with Michelle Khan.”

“Oh, yes, Mrs. Khan just had a baby,” Jared replied, then added one more dollop of honey to his mug. “A little boy.”

“Yep. She was cooing and cuddling the baby until we left. She even skipped the jungle gym and slide to tickle tiny Joey’s chin.”

Jared’s eyes flared. Lottie never passed the jungle gym and slide. Ever. I’d had to climb in a time or two to extract her when it was time to go. Jared—the old D-man that he was—was too burly to fit. The parents who had gotten to witness a hockey player trying to wedge his shoulders into a skinny tube with monkeys painted on the sides had found it pretty amusing. As had the local press the following day. Nothing says professionalism after just signing a new multi-million dollar contract like being photographed wriggling through the monkey tumble tube.

“That explains it,” he commented as he began thumbing languidly through his daily read of The Patriot News online. The man looked sexy AF in those reading glasses.

“Yeah, I guess.” I nibbled on my cookie, my phone showing a half-read article in The Athletic waiting for me to return to it. “You know we could consider it.” That brought his gaze up from the local news. He studied me over the top of his DILF glasses. “What? It’s not as if we haven’t discussed having another baby. It was kind of always our plan.”

“Well… yes, I know we’ve discussed it.” He removed his glasses, folded them, and laid them by the cookie box. He assessed me intently. “Do you think it’s something we should look at more closely?”

“Maybe?” I reached for another cookie, my sight darting from the cookie to Jared to the window where the glass was coated with a touch of frost around the edges. Fall was here, and it was glorious. We had pumpkins to carve, cider to drink, and Halloween costumes to decide on before the end of the month rolled around. “I mean she is here alone all the time.”

“She’s not alone. She has us, a nanny, and now, a dog.”

“Well yeah, I don’t mean like we Kevin McAllister her or anything, it’s just…” I plucked the cookie from its wrap, then dunked it quickly into my tea, hurrying to get the shortbread treat to my mouth. I chewed, then swallowed. Jared sat across from me waiting patiently for me to make my point. “Okay, so, and never tell them—especially Brady—but having siblings to grow up with was pretty nice. Most of the time.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

A big thank you to the authors for taking the time to write more of Jared and Ten's story. It was wonderful to be back with not just this couple that I love but the other members of the Railers too.

Jared and Ten decide to add two children to their family when their 3-year-old daughter asks for a brother. The men decide that they'd like to foster and adopt an older child and are matched with two brothers, Milo and Soren.

Perfect Gifts takes us on through Halloween (I loved Ten's costume), Thanksgiving, and Christmas with their new sons, dealing with difficult situations at home while at work the Railers are not having a great season. This story has some struggles and some sad moments, and it has some heartwarming, funny, and even sexy moments. And I have to mention that hilarious conversation that Adler, Ten, and Stan have on the ice about Valentine's Day gifts. It had me laughing out loud. I wonder how many of us that read this story are going to take Adler's present advice. I know I'm considering it.

Perfect Gifts was a joy to read, and I hope the authors will consider writing more novellas with Jared and Ten in the future.

This is the perfect gift to readers of this series – of that I have no doubt! Scott and Locey have written a really heartwarming, engaging, and dreamy Christmas treat.

I loved seeing the joy of Jared and Ten as husbands and fathers – and now they are looking to adopt a brother to add to their family... and once again Ten has the worry of his brain injury affecting their chances. As we follow their journey to become a bigger family and take the advice of their friends, it is impossible not to want everything to work out.

Great way to catch up with everyone we care about and possibly meet the next generation of Railers!



Author Bio

RJ Scott

USA Today bestselling author RJ SCOTT has written over one hundred and fifty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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V.L. LOCEY loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.)

She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java inhand.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Perfect Gifts (Harrisburg Railers #12) by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey to read and review.

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