Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Illegal Motion by Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett Blog Tour

Blog Tour. Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett. Illegal Motion.

Callum Kennedy

I should have known behind that deep sexy southern drawl, and beautiful face lived the world’s biggest asshole.

I’ve tried my damnedest to put him behind me. But it was hard to do when I saw his face every night in my dreams and couldn’t forget how he worked my body over.

It was okay. I had my work as a vet, my equine rescue to manage, and my friends. I’d forget him or work myself to death trying.

Except there’s one problem.

Turns out he’s the new free-agent running back who just signed a one-year deal with the Portland Pirates. The infamous Declan Miller has turned my world upside down and reinserted his unforgettable self back into my life for the next year.

Declan's the last person I want help from, but it looks like I don’t have a choice.

Declan Miller

When I walked into Alejandro’s Bar that night in late July, I never expected to meet someone my first night in town.

But the sexy guy with wavy dark blond hair and hazel-green eyes sitting alone at the bar caught my attention immediately. Or maybe it was the way he was sniffing his own shirt.

After a night of the best sex of my life, I knew I had to push him away. I wasn’t doing relationships anymore, and this gorgeous, funny man had the power to break me.

But when I find out my unforgettable hookup is part of my new friend group, Dr. Callum Kennedy wants nothing to do with me until he has no choice but to let me help.

Illegal Motion is an MM sports romance and the fourth book in The Package Deal series about the hot single dads of the Portland Pirates football team.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of The Package Deal series!
For book one, The Quarterback Keeper, click HERE.
For book two, Pass Interference, click HERE.
For book three, Unnecessary Roughness, click HERE.


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Illegal Motion by Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett

Book 4
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Before fully processing Jackson’s words, I heard that voice that sent shivers down my spine. Was I hallucinating? I looked at the beer in my hand and read the label. Nope, no hard liquor.

“Who’s from Kentucky?” The southern drawl drew me in like flies to honey and caused my spine to stiffen. There was no fucking way he could be here.

Jackson glanced at him. “I was talking about you, asshole. Come and meet my friend. He’s the vet I told you about with the horses.”

The scent of apples and vanilla hit me before I looked up into those deep brown eyes. My pulse sped up as I tried to calm my frazzled nerves. I just might fucking pass out.

Or punch the smug fucker.

Jackson was oblivious to my near stroke. I only had a split second to figure out how to play this moment, and I was sure it was probably the wrong way.

But the look on his face was priceless. His eyes widened as he took me in. I’d never been happier that I’d started working out at the gym. Maybe he was going to be the one to pass out.

“Declan, this is Dr. Callum Kennedy. Callum, this is our new running back, Declan Miller.”

I know Jackson was expecting the standard greeting among strangers. And I wasn’t going to give this asshole the satisfaction of knowing he’d affected me so deeply with his brush-off.

So I steeled my spine, stood straight up, and met his eyes. I held out my hand to shake his. I tried to be my regular cordial self, but I failed quickly.

I sighed. “So, you’re the new running back.”

Declan looked at my hand and brought his to mine to shake. I would have sworn there was an electrical storm from the electricity arcing through my body.

“And you’re the vet I’ve heard so much about.”

Our eyes stayed locked on each other as I withdrew my hand from his. I watched his face as he sifted through the memories of that night. His eyes dilated, and the sexy bastard gave me the same grin he had that night at Alejandro’s. I would have been fine to play it as if we’d never met before. I could ignore him.

But I frowned as the fucker let his eyes roam all over my body before he sucked in his bottom lip as he smiled at me. I would bet my truck that if I looked down, his cock would be hard as steel.



Eight months after our one-night stand, no matter how much I worked out, or how fast I ran, I still couldn’t get the asshole out of my head.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Illegal Motion is the fourth installment in The Package Deal series. Like the rest of the series, I feel it is a better experience when reading the series in order as the authors intended.

Callum Kennedy and Declan Miller have a chance meeting at a local bar. After a night that is so much more than just a hookup, Declan has to get away from Callum, someone who he feels has the power to break his heart. Declan is the new running back on the Portland Pirates and quickly joins the friend group with Marcus, Alex, and Jackson. The only problem with that is Callum is also very deep in that same friend group. When they unexpectedly show up to the same place, they are both taken back. Declan regretting how he left things and Callum mad because he's been thinking about him for the last eight months.

I am so invested in this series. I love seeing each of these friendships and relationships play out. Watching Declan fight to get Callum to forgive him then them both fighting to get Declan custody of his daughter. The miscommunications between them became repetitive and annoying but I was so invested it didn't matter.

I am dying to finally get Greg and Cooper! Their angst and emotion is all I want!!

I'll start this by saying I did not read any of the previous books in this series. I was able to read this as a standalone, however I enjoyed the secondary characters and now want to know their stories so I will go read them.

I was hooked from the beginning of this book until the end. I just loved Callum, he was just the sweetest guy. Declan crashed and burned in the beginning with me but he definitely made up for it for me and for Callum. LOL. These two are so good together and I loved watching their relationship grow. Like I said, the secondary characters are great too. This book wasn't insta-love but it was filled with so much love, steam, and some swoon-worthy moments. I can't wait to read the next book when it comes out. I'm invested in these guys now!



Declan’s like an itch under my skin that I can’t stop scratching.


Author Bio

Rheland Richmond. Romance Author.

For as long as she can remember Rheland's had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else's creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.

Writing has always been a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or published pile but needed to be written at the time.

She's just a girl that loved stories so much she wrote hers.

RHELAND RICHMOND would love to hear from her readers and learn more about Y'all. So if you get a chance... please get in touch.

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Emerson Beckett. Male Male Romance Author.

EMERSON BECKETT is new to the publishing world. As an avid sports fan and lover of well-written M/M romance books, Emerson loves her new career as an author of gay romance. It’s even more fulfilling for her when she can combine the two.

The journey to becoming an author started with an idea while reading on the sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in Emerson using those teacher skills to edit novels for three phenomenal M/M romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write a book series with one of the most genuine and kindest people she’s ever had the pleasure of knowing – Rheland Richmond.

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Being around him makes me crazy… and I wanna do crazy things, like kiss the fuck out of him. ~ Callum Kennedy


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