Offensive Rebound: Holding Court
by MJ Fields
Release Date: January 15, 2017
4 For the Season CROWNS
Alpha hero? Check. Heroine looking to establish her independence? Check. Sexual tension that crackles? Check. A romance that will steam up your screen and make you swoon? Check. M.J. Fields delivers in every single area with Offensive Rebound.
Courtney is a heroine that is looking to reclaim her independence. She has been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, someone who was supposed to love her, and she refuses to allow him to harm her anymore. As a result, she enters a very male dominated field, and she will not yield to the demands of others. I love the fortitude she shows and the cunning mind she uses to reclaim a team that belongs to her. Her strength and independence only grows as the novel progresses with the support of her beloved friend and the hero of the story. While I love Courtney as a character, her continued reprimand for the use of crude language is a little over-the-top for me, and eventually she should have gotten use to the language that came out of Trae’s mouth. Even with this minor flaw, readers will still enjoy her character overall.
Trae is an alpha, exuding cockiness and riling up the current players on the team. Even with his pompous attitude, he cannot hide his heart of gold. The ease in which he abandons the plan and goes to support Courtney in her endeavor to reclaim the organization shows that this alpha knows when to let his woman take charge. While he gives her what she needs outside of the bedroom, he takes what he wants in the bedroom. His dirty mouth and skills in the sack keep her fully satisfied. Trae, however, is so much more than the sexy athlete who is good in bed. His heart of gold shines through in his encounters with Courtney, his teammates, and his family. Just like Courtney, there are parts of his character that became difficult to tolerate, particularly his confidence. Some times it is just too much and doesn’t seem authentic, but, just like the heroine, it is not enough to sway the reader away from liking him.
The story is the heart of the book. I love the initial attraction and banter they have for one another. Every time they are together, the bickering between the two is sure to entertain. Even when they are fighting, the sexual energy radiates between the two of them, and it explodes when they finally choose to act on it. What I love most, though, is that M.J. Fields lets their relationship evolve naturally, and the conflict that is developed is from an outside source, and antagonist of the story. This character pushes the Courtney and Trae to make decisions that affect them, but this couple perseveres and the resolution to their story is incredibly sweet and fitting for this couple.
M.J. Fields’s book gives the reader everything to love in a romance. There is heat, there are swoon-worthy romantic gestures and lines, and there is a touch of suspense and an element of danger. Readers will fall into the Stallion world, and they will most certainly want to stick around to learn more about the other members of the team!
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When my father died I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA, the Seattle Stallions. To add insult to injury my ex-fiancé, Brock was the team’s star point guard.
The only reason I haven’t jumped ship yet is because prior to my father, Charlie Cohen, dying I learned he recruited a baller who was going to make the Seattle Stallions “road to hell” a lot more interesting.
When Charlie Cohen called me and asked to return to the game, I thought he had lost his mind. He wanted me to come and play for his ‘Little Pony’s’, there was no way in hell that would happen. But when he sends me the team roster and salaries followed by an offer that was more than his star point guards, I knew there was something foul about his play.
There is nothing I liked more than a foul play that involved Brock fucking Boeheim, so I accepted his advance and gave him a promise I would be there in the fall when training started. Brock and I have history, a score to settle.
In the last two months I have done three things, fuck, get my head back in the game I love and come up with a way to get revenge on the person who took it all away to begin with, Brock.
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“You still afraid of me?” Courtney asks. I push her hair out of her face. “No.” “I’m afraid of you.” “No beer muscles tonight?” I ask, glancing at her empty glasses. She shakes her head. I scoot in closer to her. “Tell me what you’re afraid of.” “Liking you too much,” she says then takes a drink. I turn her in her seat so she’s facing me. “You’re gonna like me even more when I’m inside you.” Her body grows taut. “You can’t say stuff like that. It makes me uncomfortable.” “Well, now I’m going to have to do it more often to get you used to it; make you crave it, beg for it.”
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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author M.J. Field’s love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.
Her writing has changed a bit. Instead of updating the ‘Fields’ family, she writes highly emotional and … steamy romance novels. Her stories are full of authentic, raw, and gritty alpha male characters and the women they fall for. There always seems to be humor and a strong focus on family intertwined.
She self-published her first contemporary romance in January 2013. Today she has completed eight self-published series, The Love Series, The Wrapped Series, The Burning Souls Series, The Men of Steel Series, Ties of Steel Series, The Norfolk series and The Rockers of Steel series.
MJ is a hybrid author who publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co-written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix and, Morrison, and Jagger are available.
MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
MJ’s next self published book, Match This!, will release on May 8th, 2016.
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