Thursday, February 15, 2024

Back Against the Wall by Marie James Release Blitz

Available Now. Kindle Unlimited.

A small town, single dad, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Crawling back to this small town was never in hockey star Chase Woodson’s plans.

From hitting hockey pucks in front of thousands to selling urinal pucks at his father’s hardware store, coming back home is his worst nightmare.

But being a (newly) single dad of twin boys means making sacrifices. His boys need stability and his dad needs his help in the store.

Now he needs her.

Except, Chase has been the bane of Madison Kelly’s existence since high school.

She just so happens to be the only available nanny in town.

Besides, high school was ten years ago.

People don’t hold grudges that long, right?


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Back Against the Wall by Marie James

Book 1
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Audiobook (US) Narrated by Sebastian York & Tatiana Sokolov
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No one in their right mind gives up someone like her.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Chase Woodson lost his NHL career when the team he played for let him go. And on top of that, he is suddenly a single dad and headed back to his hometown. Chase never thought he would be back home, but now that he is, he needs a nanny for his twin boys.

Madison Kelly left for the big city of Austin to make her dreams come true. When it all goes south, she lives with her parents back home. She never forgave Chase for something that happened when she was in 8th grade.

Now Chase needs her to care for his twin boys. Can she accept without falling for him? Will Chase figure out what he did to make her hate him all those years ago?

I enjoyed this story, it was filled with pain from both characters' pasts, new love, funny and great twins, and a town filled with meddling people who want to see them together.

If you are looking for a good and enjoyable story, you need to read this one.

This is the first in a new series, and I am going to be looking out for the next one, for sure. I enjoyed the mix of ex-NFL worldliness, big city careers, and the return to small town reality that both the leads experience. That dichotomy of which is the best place to be, and the reasons why, is something that many of us understand, or others crave.

Chase finds himself home looking after his twin boys after a messy split from his less than motherly wife. Madison is home because she trusted the wrong man and he destroyed her business as well as her confidence. Neither is happy about being 'home' and neither is dealing well with thoughts of how the future may play out. These things even the playing field in a really clever way, and ensure that there is both dislike due to them being the same sex as their betrayer, but also empathy for the wrongs they have suffered – not that either explains that for quite a while!

I enjoyed this for its humour and for the inevitability of their relationship even if there are some entertaining twists and turns. An easy read with hints as to future installment leads... Madison's best friend definitely has to straighten out her BFF arrangement soon!



“You’re scared, and that’s okay. I can love you through that as well.”


Author Bio

MARIE JAMES is a full-time author, mother of two boys, and wife of 18+ years. Dog Mom to four great danes: Maximus, Sassy, Kiki, and Hargid.

She has spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. She is currently residing in a sleepy little town in East Tennessee.

Writing is her passion, and she absolutely loves being able to sit down and put all of her thoughts and emotions into her stories.

She loves dogs, coffee, making handmade cards, and reading steamy romance novels!

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She’s the boys’ nanny. And I’m her boss with benefits.


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