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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Michelle Austin

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great 5 star read. I love bad boys and this one pulled me right in.
Both Paige and Beckett have some personal things going on. These two met in the past but fate brings them back together again. Can these two help each other?
The ups and downs these two encountered had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I really enjoyed both of these characters. The author does a great job with her writing. If your looking for a great read that pulls you in, 1-click and get started today.

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Emily H

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beckett Miller had the life he wanted, wealthy hotshot pro hockey star who could have anything he wanted. That is until it all came crashing down around a drug incident. Now his team has dropped him, he is sent to a new team, his money is gone and his reputation is a walking ad on what not to do.

Paige Anderson is married and running her own company, lately things with her husband have been fairly one sided. Then she finds out he has been cheating. Beckett himself reconnecting with Paige. She is his chance to get is money back. He wants more but Paige wants a friend, as they get closer can she put her trust in Beckett or will this be another big blow up in her life?

I enjoyed this one. Fast paced story with a strong story. I wondered what would happen with Beckett because he is a hot mess and it takes time for him to realize how completely he has derailed his life. Paige I felt for, she is a fascinating lead character. Great story.

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Ashley Sugar

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow I love this book so much! Becketts life is going down hill. Paige has her own company but is also dealing with personal issues as well. But Beckett and Paige meet (again) when they really needed one another. The way the author wrote these characters had me in love with them from the very start. Beckett may seem reckless but I love him! The way this book took ahold of me, is unreal. This book is emotional and heartbreaking but it’s also full of love and positivity. People can do better if they really want too! Just because someone made a few bad decisions doesn’t mean they’re a bad person! This is the first book by G.K. Brady and I didn’t realize this was part of a series, so I can’t wait to read more! Highly highly recommend!!!!!!

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I Love You Today (Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2) by Julie Navickas – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

 

I Love You Today (The Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 2)I Love You Today by Julie Navickas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Love you Today is the 2nd book in the Trading Heartbeats series. It should be read in order because there is a lot of back story. It probably could be read alone, but you won’t have the full details of the character’s relationships. I loved this book! Casey and Austin are both great characters. I love that Casey is a klutz and not a perfect cookie cutter girl. She is a down to earth, every day girl, and Austin is pretty cool too for how rich his family is. I can’t believe what he did to Casey but I was happy with their ending. The ending of the book on the other hand, not cool… I need to know what happens next and read Lauren and Mitch’s story. Please be quick with writing and publishing it!
But seriously I love this book and series. It is clean but cute and romantic. Can’t wait for book 3.

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Barbara Bohls

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I wasn’t sure if we were going to have an affair that led the main female character back to her family or if the bad boy hockey star was going to ruin a marriage and return to hockey. I know I am shortsighted when those were the only two outcomes I could think of. Let’s begin the journey that I took through this book without giving away anything (it can be done). So going in, I was already a little miffed with this book just because of the before mentioned outcomes that I could think of. I instantly fell in love with Beckett and Paige. They are both facing obstacles that would be tough for anyone to go through. I did not even fathom what was going to happen in this book and I am glad that I decided to give this book a chance. The love story that unfolds throughout the pages is amazing. There are parts of the book that made me wrinkle my nose because I didn’t care for what was happening but I persevered through the book and it has the most amazing ending I didn’t even think would be possible. I have to give this a 5 star rating because the author did an amazing job with touchy subject matter. It really made me realize that there is away more to the picture than just what can be seen in the black and white. They grey area that lives around what can and should be done is where this story thrives. This book made me feel as if I was part of the story. I even got snippy with anyone who tried to dare interrupt me while reading this. The author has shown me that I must give every book a chance even. if I think I know what is going to happen. Whether the ending was one that I predicted or something completely different, when you read this book you will enjoy the journey the characters take and the amount of growth they have. The book is really well written and kept me turning pages. There is some angst, some steam, love, heartache, and growth all throughout this book. You will not be disappointed with this read.

Reviewed by: @bbohls
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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Serenity Somers

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Beckett and Paige’s story. The connection they share, the fierce protectiveness he has for her, the way she falls SO hard without even being able to admit it to herself.

This book holds all you can want. Some spice, the romance, and angst. It keeps you on your toes, and makes you want to keep reading until it’s done.

Beckett and Paige have this undeniable connection, right from the start. He’s a player, she’s a hardworking, one man kinda woman. Can she be the one to change his ways? Or will he forever be the ‘all-nighter’

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought this book was very well written. I loved it from beginning to end. Beckett Miller was the epitome of bad boy. He had the gorgeous body, rippling muscles, NHL Star, was a player with a capitol P, was into drugs…you
Name it! His life came to a screeching halt one night when a girl he partied with ended up in a bad place. His life was gone as he knew it. He went from partying every night, expensive liquor to unemployed, drinking the cheap stuff and no money for anything.
He ran into Paige…who he went to college with years ago. They became friends and Beckett was there for her as a best friend when she went thru something horrible. Andie aka Paige also was there for Beckett while he battled everything going on and tried to get his career back. They were like best friends. The chemistry was there for both of them but, there were other things more important for both of them to focus on.
I loved most of the characters in the book, loved how everything went down. Definitely a 5 star read for me. Looking forward to more in the series.

Review by @xchellex

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Book #1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Angela Hayes

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

3 Stars

 

Taming Beckett is the first book in The Playmakers series by G.K. Brady. This is the first time I have read any of Ms. Brady’s work so I was quite interested to see what I would find.
It is a contemporary sports romance following Beckett Miller, a disgraced hockey player who’s hit rock-bottom- his life spiralling out of control by being caught up in one-to-many scandals. Then enters unlucky in love real estate agent Paige Anderson, and things start to look up. These two knew each other in college, but ten years has passed since then. Both have been burned, and both need someone they can trust. What does fate have in store for them?
I really wanted to love this book, and it really should have ticked all the boxes for me- but unfortunately, I just couldn’t connect with the characters which made it quite difficult to invest in their story. Also, the storyline was quite slow in places which resulted in pulling me out of the story, as I had found my mind wandering quite a lot. I had to continually force my focus back on the story, as it hadn’t pulled me in the way I hoped it would.
As I have been on a bit of a thriller binge lately, maybe that’s why I haven’t connect with this book. So, I have decided that I will revisit it again in a few weeks to see if I still feel the same way, or if I was just having an ‘off’ reading day. So don’t let me put you off grabbing a copy and having your own opinion on the book…
Stay tuned…

Thank you, G.K. Brady!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Trista Priest

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A bad boy hockey player almost destroys his career with his reckless choices. While having to pick up the pieces he meets or remeets Paige a girl from college. Fairly predictable and slow at times, but not a bad read at all. There are several more books in the series so I am curious about where the author goes from here.

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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Beverly Finnie

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taming Beckett, should’ve been called Taming Beckett While Finding Myself. Actually Taming Beckett is better, but that’s exactly what this book is about. Learning about one’s true self. I thoroughly enjoyed what the author wrote and if I’m being honest I can’t wait to dig into book 2 as well as the rest of this series!
Beckett is spiraling quickly into rock bottom. He’s losing his hockey career, he lost his restaurant, he lost all his money and his drug addiction almost killed someone.
Paige has her company and a marriage she’s trying to save. A husband she loves but he’s always traveling for work, or so she thought.
When these two meet again Beckett unloads on her, not realizing who she is. But in the end these two may be what each other needs. It might take some time but Beckett remembers Paige, well Andie as he called her, she’s the only one who ever told him “no.”
A budding friendship forms between these two broken souls. Broken long before their current life situations. The author takes one on adventure while these two discover who they truly are and what makes them happiest. The growth by both characters is beautifully written, especially Beckett.
This is one of those books I didn’t want to put down. I only did because I had no choice and now that I’m done I want more!

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