Blog Tour & Review – FULL COUNT by Lynn Stevens

Title: Full Count
Series: Westland University Series
Author: Lynn Stevens
Genre: NA Sports Romance 
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Anyone who says they’re having the worst day hasn’t met me. My girlfriend cheated, I blew out my knee, and probably trashed my chance of going pro. All in one day. Then my jerk professor tells I’m almost on academic probation.
Awesome. Now I get to find a tutor. 

Enter Mallory Fine, quiet, a little intense, and my kind of gorgeous. Who also happens to hate baseball and any guy who plays it. 

Hello, curiosity. 

I tell myself this will be nothing more than a tutoring relationship. I’m a liar. I want this girl. How hard can her secrets be to unravel? It might be a challenge, but so is getting back on the ball field and I’m determined to make that happen—no matter the cost.

“Hey,” I said, drawing her attention back to me.

She tried to soften her expression, but her eyes darted back to the game. “I just wanted to apologize for earlier. One of the freshmen had a meltdown that would rival Three Mile Island.”

“Three mile what?” I asked, searching my brain and coming up empty. “Wait isn’t that an Eminem song?”

“Dr. Monroe was right, you didn’t pay attention in class today.” She shook her head as a grin lifted her cheeks.

Mallory: What makes you think I’m reading anything?

I chuckled quietly.

Me: Just a hunch. 

Mallory: Don’t judge me, but it’s a romance.

Me: A romance? Let me guess, a hot teacher falls for a sexy baseball player?

Mallory: It’s not a book of advice.

Shaking off the feeling of disappointing my father again, I took my computer out of my bag and powered up. The first email I saw was from MFine. I laughed at Mallory’s last name. She was pretty fine with that pixie face and hair a guy could get lost in. I opened it and smiled.

Dear Mr. Betts,

I hope you made it back to campus without any problems. We will meet in the library on the third floor by the microfiche. Nobody uses those except history majors and the area is always quiet. I’d like to meet on Mondays at three, Wednesdays at five, and Fridays at three. Our sessions will go no longer than an hour and a half; although I doubt we will need that entire time. Most of my tutoring sessions only last an hour, but I always schedule in extra time in case we hit a particularly difficult stretch. If these times are not going to work for you, please let me know immediately.



I hit respond, amused by her formality. It was like talking to a character out of one of Chelsea’s silly historical romances. Not that I would know anything about that. Okay, not that I’d ever admit to reading one. Once.

Dear Ms. Fine,

Those times are acceptable. For now. In a few weeks, I’ll start physical therapy so we may need to make adjustments depending on the doctor. Is there anything you want me to bring to the sessions?


Aaron #4

I waited less than a minute for a response.

Dear Mr. #4,

Bring your books and your brain.

Leave your brain, and we may need the entire hour and a half.


Maybe this girl wasn’t as stiff as she pretended to be.

Lynn Stevens flunked out of college writing her first novel. Yes, she still has it and no, you can’t read it. Surprisingly, she graduated with honors at her third school. A former farm girl turned city slicker, Lynn lives in the Midwest where she drinks coffee she can’t pronounce and sips tea when she’s out of coffee. When she’s out of both, just stay away.



I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting before breaking open Full Count to read. Maybe the typical new adult sports romance with the opposites attract storyline. That is so not what you get with Lynn Stevens’ Full Count.

From the beginning, I was quickly pulled into Aaron’s story. With his injury, Aaron’s history grade has fallen and his athletic standing is now in jeopardy. Although Mallory has misgivings working with Aaron, she takes on the job as his history tutor. There’s more to both characters than the other knows. Learning what keeps Mallory to herself is a revelation. Aaron’s POV is refreshing and kept me turning the pages.

Stevens breaks away from the typical and really gives a realistic portrayal of a student athlete with big dreams. We have characters that make decisions and live with the results of those decisions. I loved that Stevens gives readers complex characters that still grow and develop as we are reading their story.

Release Blitz & Reviews – Erika Wilde’s Vegas Heat series


Vegas Heat, a series of sexy STANDALONES from Erika Wilde is now live!!!

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Game of Chance

A former Marine and Las Vegas vice cop, Nathan Fox has seen it all and then some. Heading up security for the Onyx Casino is tame compared to his dark past, but it’s not his only job. Working for the Reliance Group is his real passion project. His current case: a missing woman. His mission: to find her. Easy enough, until he finds himself tangled up with sexy Nicole Hutton, a stubborn—and stunning—journalist who’s nosed her way into his investigation . . . and into his dirty, erotic fantasies.

Resisting Nicole is impossible, and he soon discovers that in this dangerous high stakes game of chance, falling in love is the greatest risk of all.

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Take a Chance

The son of a con-artist, Sean O’Brien learned the hard way that living by your own rules comes with a price. After a brief time behind bars, Sean is now ready to live an honest life, and pay for his past mistakes, and he’s fortunate enough that a member of The Reliance Group sees Sean’s potential for good and gives him a job at the Onyx Casino.

Zoe Russo has met all types of men on the Vegas strip. But when Sean pays a visit to her boutique, she’s certain her luck has changed for the better. They share an immediate, irresistible attraction, and for the first time in her life she’s found a man she thinks she can trust. But when Zoe stumbles onto the truth about Sean and his reasons for pursuing her, she can’t help but question everything they’d shared. Are his feelings for her real, or has she been a fool once again? Until now, nothing has prepared her for the thrill and risk of taking a chance on love.

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Last Chance

As the Executive Casino Hostess for The Onyx in Las Vegas, Valerie Downing is always on the lookout for the night’s biggest winners. When she spots a man―one of the sexiest she’s ever laid eyes on―generating huge excitement at the craps table, she knows she’s in luck. Her goal: To make sure the high rollers stay at her hotel, and that any further gambling is invested right back into the casino. His aim: To enjoy some other “perks” that Valerie might have to offer…

Turns out Chase Pierson is already a VIP guest who happens to be working with Valerie’s boss on a top-secret mission for the Reliance Group―one for which she too has been recruited because of her psychic abilities. But Valerie, bold and gorgeous as she is, is first and foremost a professional. No fraternizing with Onyx clientele is her motto…except this hard-bodied, infuriatingly charming client is tempting her to break all the rules.

LAST CHANCE contains light paranormal elements (heroine has psychic abilities)

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Game of Chance is the first in Erika Wilde’s Vegas Heat series. I was thrilled to read a sexy suspense from Wilde. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen when you have a security expert and journalist working together undercover.

I loved how Nathan and Nicole met and the instant attraction. EW does a fabulous job with character development. The way their relationship evolves is believable. Add in the action and suspense and I couldn’t help but keep turning the pages.



Take a Chance is the second in Erika Wilde’s Vegas Heat series. After Game of Chance, I couldn’t wait for more Sean O’Brien. Hot, flirty bartender that was a former con-artist, who could resist. Not me. I was very much looking to get to know more about Sean and his past.

Zoe Russo quickly becomes more than a job for Sean. While being tasked to uncover information on her dad, the attraction is instant and not at all one sided. Mix in some danger on top of the chemistry and we have a couple that is irresistible.

If Sean and Zoe aren’t enough, Wilde gives us a secondary storyline romance that guarantees the pages will keep turning. I can’t wait for book three.



Erika Wilde’s Vegas Heat is back with Last Chance book three in the series. I’m hooked on this series, hot guys in Sin City with a dash of suspense that keeps the pages turning. I couldn’t wait to see what would unfold with Valerie and her psychic abilities.

Last Chance is my new favorite. I loved Valerie and Chase. They both have experiences that keep them from getting too close to others. Their chemistry is hot and can’t be denied. Add in the suspense that goes along with treasure hunting, and the pages won’t stop turning.

I want more of The Onyx and Reliance Group!