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Grand Slam

(Raw Talent #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  24 reviews
California had seduced me with promises of a new life working at Los Carlos Tennis Academy. What I didn’t expect was the dark, brooding number one seed, Travis Connolly, resisting my help. He wasn’t interested in my psychology skills. Instead his attention was drawn to the edgy, sharper corners of my desires, proving that they existed, setting me challenges and driving me ...more
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Lucy Felthouse (first published August 23rd 2013)
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Fiona Sheldon
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.

I have to start by saying that tennis is not my sport but dont let that put you off. This book is hot hot hot. I mean pantie wetting hot. It does hit on the subject of bdsm so get the idea of 50 shades out your head because mr grey has nothing on Travis Connolly. The story is very well written and well thought out. It's the first time I have read anything by Lucy Felthouse and Lily Harlem and I will not hesitate to read any of their books in
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
As a fan of sports-themed romances I was immediately drawn to this book and the nicely flowing collaboration from Ms. Harlem and Ms. Felthouse. As both authors are known for their erotic works it was clear from the start that there was going to be lots of steamy interludes and these scenes in fact became quite frequent and veered into the realm of BDSM with some spanking and other play. The scenes never became too overly intense though so readers turned off by this kind of play will still want t ...more
Karen S
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My expectations were high as this book is written by two of my most favourite authors and boy were those expectations reached and surpassed. This is a beautifully written book with exciting and interesting characters. Travis is a top tennis star but is he still on form following an accident? Marie is the no-nonsense feisty psychologist tasked with getting into his head to find out. Travis takes Marie into the deepest, darkest parts of himself and shows her what pleasure can really be. I loved th ...more
Sinful Press
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect with Grand Slam as I’m not a big sports fan, but I wanted to give it a go as limiting reading material based on personal interests can mean missing out on some great books.
Grand Slam is a M/F BDSM novel written from the first person perspective of the two main characters, Marie Sherratt and Travis Connolly. Marie is a sports psychologist and Travis, a world class tennis player, is her patient, and while both characters are stereotypically beautiful, their personalit
Jim Lyon
Feb 26, 2014 rated it liked it
The upper echelons of professional tennis generally are occupied by extremely determined and forceful personalities. It is hardly a stretch to imagine some of those individuals gravitating to the dominant side of BDSM. Such is the underlying premise of the recent collaboration of authors Lily Harlem and Lucy Felthouse, Grand Slam.

Despite it delving beneath the surface of D/s play dynamics, at its core this is a romantic tale chronicling the love affair between a sports psychologist and a top ten
Victoria Rainey
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Grand Slam is the first book in the Raw Talent series by Lucy Felthouse. Marie Sherratt, a psychologist, has been hired to work with Los Carlos Tennis Academy to work with Travis Connolly. Travis is not interested in talking to a psychologist, but he is interested in other things from the good doctor.

Travis is recovering from an injury in America, where he is starting over. In the months he has been here, he
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: britbabes
Grand Slam by Lucy Felthouse & Lily Harlem
First of all I did not want to put this book down to go to bed!
Both Lucy and Lily write wonderful books but together it is deliciously sexy.
This story is about a professional tennis player (Travis) that had been injured and is trying to get back to top physical shape so he can compete again. He is originally from the UK but has come to America to do his therapy. He didn’t realize he would have to have therapy for his body and mind. Marie has also been en
Victoria Blisse
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review

Lucy and Lily's writing styles really compliment each other. The book gels really well, which is a challenge when you're writing with another author. Marie and Travis are interesting characters who engage in some seriously sexy scenes with a liberal dose of dominance and submission and a bit of spanking.

My only criticism is tha I would have loved to have read more tennis match scenes,sometimes it was hard to tell it was about te
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, kindle-books
I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.

I've read a few Lily and Lucy books and find them generally excellent. They are fabulous at writing steamy scenes and this book is no exception.

This was an interesting meld where they blend rather well in their writing. I often found myself wondering who wrote which part. They may be very different writers style wise but any differences in this book were easy to put down to the human factor. A reflection of the characters rather than t
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Game, Set and Match !! I wont be able to watch the tennis again without wondering what is going through their heads!!!

Great read, great characters. It was refreshing to finally have a female lead closer to my age than my daughters!!

Even the passages describing the tennis games were lovingly written - had the old adrenaline pumping - or maybe that the beautifully written love scenes!!

Highly reccommened read!
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely enjoyed this read!

The author duo seamlessly crafted this incredible romance, in my hue opinion. If I'd found spots where one voice was more prevalent than the other I would not have been surprised as that often happens in co-written works... But not in this one.
Stimulating, suspenseful, seductive the whole way from beginning to end.
Looking forward to more in the Grand Slam series! Nicely done!
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Totally hot scenes in this book! While the actual story portion could have been better, the scenes and the way the main characters interacted made up for that. I had fun trying to figure out which author wrote which chapter, or even which section of a chapter, so it made my reading experience that much more enjoyable. I truly love reading both Lucy Felthouse and Lily Harlem novels, and look forward to reading more!
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Horrible. Just horrible. I wish there was a 0.5 star rating option because that would be more fitting for this book. The whole premise of this book is weak. The heroine appalling. The BDSM aspect? What a joke, seriously.
Margie   'CSR' Fite
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte Howard
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet again, another fabulous read by two fabulous authors! I love Lily and Lucy’s books, so combining the two is bound to be a recipe for success.

Grand Slam was a fairly quick read, and I finished the book in a couple of days. It was a slow burn as far as the BDSM side of things is concerned, with the main characters building up to a sizzling climax. But, this was perfect considering the inexperience of one character. It kept it natural and realistic unlike some other stories which dive straight
Jul 17, 2020 rated it liked it

I was a little disappointed in this book. I have to say that I hate, absolutely hate when stories (bdsm or otherwise) where the man becomes possessive to such a ridiculous point that they'd hurt others and make it impossible for the woman to speak or look at other men without them turning into an jerk. Isn't bdsm supposed to be about trust? I was also disappointed with the bdsm aspect. For someone who's an experienced dom with a newby I would think they would work up the body with spanks etc f
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
I struggled so hard to finish this book. I think I would have liked it if the h had been in any other career. And they were just stupid about how they went about things, the places they got together.. the timing.. everything. The H constantly said one thing and then did another.. I just found the whole situation irritating and wrong.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hot hot hot

There is plenty of heat in this book, enough to melt a tennis ball or two. The dynamic relationship between these two and how much chemistry they have is super to read about. You see both characters grow as they open their hearts to each other.
Lori Georgeff
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A wonderfully written bdsm plus romance to the max. I truly enjoyed this since I do love the lifestyle. Awesome
Finished - but not my thing.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay story and it is well paced, but it just didn’t really hook me overall.
Deanna from Deanna's World
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In honor of the Australian Open being on right now, I thought that it is time for me to write a review of Grand Slam. I've, of course, already done a video review of the book which you can watch here:

It is not often that I give a book a 5 star rating. Perhaps 2 or 3 a year, 4 or 5 at most. I'm a tough scorer!

The thing I liked about Grand Slam was that it explored the BDSM world without being overwhelming and Lily managed to make it sexy and tasteful, and
Aug 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
The writing was good, the author has style, editing was better than many I have recently read, but still had a few very big, very obvious mistakes. The story did not pull off what the book claimed to be. BSMD?... skimmed it, but barely made the jump from vanilla. Travis was not a convincing Dom, more like a novice trying it out. The whole story is just about spanking and that really as far as they take it, with the exception of a short scene thrown in toward the end that really didn't hit the le ...more
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