So, confession time for me. I’ve never read a sports themed romance in my life. (Sorry Jill!) But when my friend and fellow blogger Jillian Quinn told me she was releasing the first book in yet another new series for her, I couldn’t resist. I loved her debut, Corrupt Me and couldn’t wait to read another one of her hot and sexy romances! This one had a similar style to it, her writing really has a groove and flow to it that appeals to me and fo ...more
His agent is his biggest weakness...
After another puck bunny scandal sends me to Philadelphia, my new agent wants me to clean up my act. She says I party harder than I play. And she’s right. So, she offers to help me get my life and career back on track on one condition. I have to move in with her.
I thought I could make it through one week without wanting my agent. But I was wrong. Our living arrangement makes it impossible to stay away from each other and ...more
I loved Alex from the beginning and his wtf moment, I was smiling at his the fact he was such a wreck in a amusing way. Alex wakes up not knowing where he is, who he's with or how he got there when he gets a call from his agent tel ...more
Not having read any other works by Jillian Quinn before, I was really impressed with Parker. The story was sweet and entertaining, it's one of those stories that will leave you wanting for more. At the beginning we get to meet Alex Parker, his success at hockey is what has made him famous among his peers and among the ladies. He is playboy who just wants to have fun after work, but his drinking problem has gotten him in trouble this time a ...more
An ARC of Parker was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Alex Parker is in bad shape following the death of his father. After six months of excessive drinking and sleeping around, his antics result in him being traded to the Philly Flyers, losing any chance he previously had of winning the Stanley Cup. Alex's agent, Mickey, is tired of his behaviour, and signs his best sports agent Charlotte "Coach" Coachman to the task of watching over Ale ...more
j'ai adoré ce premier tome et je suis très curieuse de découvrir les prochains tomes. Je me demande si Jillian Quinn va proposer un prochain tome sur Jamie ou un autre joueur de l'équipe. L'auteur nous propose une romance sportive sexy avec des personnages qu'on va vite adorer. Même si l'intrigue est cousue de fil blanc, j'ai passé un ...more
Parker’s a jerk, no need to tone down on that one. A lot of people wanted to help sober him up but he just keeps on messing up.
Coach knows that to keep her job, she should not, at any cost, hookup with him, but we all know that never ends well.
The characters are interesting, though Parker was kind of frustrating at first, but he managed to make me laugh so that earns him ...more
Do you know anything about sports? Is every rule of every sport tattooed in your mind? Do you always watch the games? Yeah, me neither. Except for Rugby games involving France where I eat Big Macs and almost throw up every five minutes because it’s hard to stuff your face and scream at the screen at the same time.
In that case, you might rightfully wonder what a book like Parker does on my reading list. I was the first surprised. Remember when I said romance was not really my thing? Well, it is w...more
Parker is my first read by Jillian Quinn and while I am a sucker for sports romances generally, I really enjoyed this emotional read with a unique twist for a sports romance between an off the rails bad boy hockey star and a feisty sports agent. The book mixes in a little bit of a forbidden/off limits theme to add an extra dimension to make this a hot and sexy sports romance!
Told from du ...more
I'd never read any of Jillian Quinn's books before, so going in I didn't really know what to expect.I was thinking Parker would probably be a run-of-the-mill sports romance.But it wasn't!
It was crazy good with beautiful characters and a lovely story!
Charlotte aka Coach is one of the youngest leading sports agents, and she has gotten here after a lot of hardwork.Many dismiss her because she is a female, but she has gotten this far without trading favors & has made a name for herself and earne ...more
Jillian Quinn does an admirable job with her character development. They are believable and well developed. I like ...more
Right away it's pretty obvious Alex is a well on a downward spiral, too much partying and womanizing has caught up to him. Getting traded to another team isn't always ideal when you've been doing great except maybe getting in trouble with the owner. Cocky hockey players are interesting heroes, lots of possible storyline, I wanted to see which way Parker would go.
Upon starting again at another team, Alex is handed to Coach right away to hopefully get himself together. Coach knows that lifesty ...more
When his agent Mickey finally gets tired of Parker’s behavior, he assigns Charlotte (aka Coach, or Charlie) to baby sit him until he can ...more
Their relationship is fun, sexy and loving. But they would need to face some more obstacles before everyone accepts them. A nice and emotional read.
I am just going to start this off by calling dibs on the gorgeous Alex Parker. He is mine...and Coach's of course, but that is totally besides the point, so ladies you better back off. That's right he is MINE!
Okay so now that we have gotten that out of the way, lets get on with talking about how amazing this story is. The author did an exceptional job developing her characters and making it nearly impossible not to connect and fall in love with the ...more
Parker himself was a full-fledged alcoholic who needed a consistent rehabilitation program for at least a year before taking care of a plant, let alone entering into a romantic relationship with another human being.
The build up between the two protagonists was lacking in new dialogue; the conversations seemed to be regurgitated throughout the story and was deficient in newness and intrigue. There were pages lay ...more
I received an arc.
Jillian sets all of her books in her hometown, dreams of getting her hands on a real chees ...more