Friday, October 27, 2023

The Score by Beth Bolden Release Blitz

Release Blitz. The Score by Beth Bolden. October 25 – 29.

Carter Maxwell knows he’s a screwup. Four teams in three seasons tells the story, as much as he wishes it didn’t.

But finally, he’s landed in a good place, where he likes the team and the team actually likes him. Even the Condors' current rebuilding mode suits him. There’s a new owner. New coach. New players. New rules.

But one rule hasn’t changed: don’t seduce your agent-appointed c*ckblocker.

Ian Parker agrees to live with Carter and keep him on the straight and narrow for one simple reason: Alec, the agent in charge of cleaning up Carter’s reputation, has promised him something Ian wants very, very badly.

Even more badly than Carter naked above him and below him and next to him.

A chance for Ian to become an agent.

But Ian didn’t take into account just how persuasive Carter is—or just how desperately he desires to be persuaded. Or how, while spending time with Carter, they’ll somehow stumble into a fake relationship that begins to feel all too real.

It doesn’t matter that Carter’s never fallen in love or that he’s never been in a real relationship. It doesn’t matter that Ian’s risking his future as an agent.

He’s determined to score the impossible and reform the bad boy—only after encouraging Carter to misbehave one last time. But this time, only with him.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Charleston Condors series!
For book one, The Star, click HERE.
For book two, The Game, click HERE.


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The Score by Beth Bolden

Book 3
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“Wait a sec,” Ian said, standing too, but reaching out and casually catching Carter’s arm. “I know this is going to be awkward, me being around all the time. I just wanted to acknowledge that, first off.”

“Is it?” Carter really hadn’t thought much about it; honestly, he’d been too busy trying to figure out how to get around rule number one.

“Well, yeah, in my experience it is. Most people who run into us together are going to want an explanation. Your friends. The players here. The coaches. The staff. Anyone you meet.”

“And what? I shouldn’t tell them why you’re really around?”

“I’m…” Ian hesitated again. “I know what my previous clients and I would do. We’d discuss ahead of time what role I’d be playing. Often, since I was in LA, they were well known, so it was easy to pass me off as a personal assistant or a friend. But here—”

“Nobody’s gonna have a personal assistant around them all the time,” Carter said. “Especially not me.”

Ian looked surprised again.

“What,” Carter retorted, “I’m not an idiot, okay.”

The frost in Ian’s expression melted a little more. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that you were.”

“You wouldn’t be the first,” Carter said wryly. “Why can’t we just tell people what you really are?”

“You’d be okay with that?”

Carter realized with a jolt that the person who was really worried about this wasn’t him, the way Ian was concerned about, but Ian himself.

Wasn’t that interesting?

“It’s hardly like people don’t know my reputation,” Carter said.

“Oh. Alright. Well, that’s your choice.”

“We can just say you’re my what… companion?”

“If that’s the word you want to use,” Ian said.

But as they walked out of the conference room, Carter couldn’t shake the feeling that Ian was the one who was preoccupied with not only what to call himself, but maybe even what kind of position he’d be occupying in Carter’s life.

As they walked down the hall, and Carter pushed the down elevator button, to take it to the lower level and the team cafeteria, Ian turned to him and said, “Well, you getting shut down by half the team is pretty good news for rule number one.”

Carter rolled his eyes. “Not when I could go to the Pirate’s Booty or any other bar or restaurant or coffee shop in the city and find someone to pick up in point five seconds.”

“Modest, much?”

“Listen, you wanted honesty, that’s the honest truth right there.” Carter had sex because it was easy, yes, and it also helped stem the tide of his temper. Maybe if sex had been harder for him to come by, he’d have found something else to use.

But sex was easy, for him, so sex it was.

Or at least it had been sex.

Carter mournfully poured one out for all the great sex he wasn’t going to be having in the next few months.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The Score is the third book in the Charleston Condors series. It can be read as a standalone but reads so much better if you read in the order that the author intended.

Carter Maxwell has been on four teams within three seasons. He's a great football player, that's not the issue. The issue is his personal life and his ability to control his anger. When he realizes he needs to make a change if he wants to continue his career, the first thing he does is change his agent to Alec Mitchell. Alec is in L.A., Carter is in Charleston, that's not going to work. Alec needs someone there with him daily. Ian works as a sober companion in L.A. but wants to get into sports management. Alec and Ian come to a deal – if Ian is with Carter 24/7 to help him make better decisions, Alec will train him to essentially be him, the next great agent. Ian jumps at the chance. The one rule: don't sleep with Carter. Carter and his flirty ways make that almost impossible not to do.

I loved how Ian was patient with Carter and let him work his way through his issues in therapy and was there for him when no one else was. They say family is who you make it, not blood, and the team and Ian were just that for Carter. He needed to know he came first, and Ian made sure he knew for Ian he did. Such a sweet, sexy read. I absolutely love Beth Bolden's football reads. She can write football like no other. I am extremely sad there is only one more book in this series, but ecstatic we finally get Deacon and Grant's story.

If you don't ever read the bonus scenes linked in the back of the book, you don't want to miss this one!

This is the third book in the series – and whilst I think that you would understand more of the background to the Condors team and the players, I also think you could read this as a standalone and really enjoy it.

Carter was on the team last year, so even though he was not involved in any of the misbehaviour, he is worried about how he is seen, and does a great job of behaving like he cares not one jot about the world, or even really himself – other than staying on the team and playing his best. And he is good, of that he is very confident. In fact, he has just persuaded one of the very best agents to take him on. Alec agrees with one condition – he has a minder to ensure he follows the rules. Just wait till you read what they are!

Ian is the man who volunteers to keep Carter in line, as he wants a chance at being trained to be an agent by Alec. So they make a deal and... well, the rest is in the pages of this very enjoyable read. Never did Ian expect rule one to become a problem, and we get to enjoy the heat between him and Carter reach explosive levels. Alongside that passion, though, is the birth of a lovely, calm, and meaningful friendship. The two, hand-in-hand, make for a fun, sexy, and highly entertaining story.

There is a goodly amount of football, interaction with the other players, and some strong hints as to who will next feature in a Condors' book of their own – all of which makes for another great installment, enjoy!



Author Bio

Fun, Flirty & Fluffy Romance. Beth Bolden

A lifelong Pacific Northwester, BETH BOLDEN has just recently moved to North Carolina with her supportive husband. Beth still believes in Keeping Portland Weird and intends to be just as weird in Raleigh.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. She has published over forty novels and novellas.

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Carter looked like the angel and the devil. He was every form of temptation Ian had ever experienced and more.


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