Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Release Blitz & Review...Love On The Mat by Winter Travers

Title: Love on the Mat
Series: Powerhouse M.A. Series Book Two
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2017 Cover Model: Mike Welch Photographer: David Gaustad Photography Cover Designer: MGBookCovers
Life isn’t fair.
Hadley James learned early on in life the easy path was not in her future, and the past six months have been a testament to that. Losing her sister and getting guardianship of her nephew have knocked her world off its axis with no one there to help.
She takes the only job she can find to pay the bills, but it doesn’t exactly make her feel like the motherly type. Slinging cocktails ‘til two o’clock in the morning, then waking up four hours later to get her nephew out the door, leaves little time for anything but work and sleep.
Struggling to find a way to make ends meet, all Hadley wishes for is a normal life for her nephew, and a full night’s sleep for herself.
Is that really too much for a girl to ask for?
Life is damn good.
Tate Holten co-owns a successful karate studio, has a gorgeous house, a brand new car, and the freedom to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Life couldn’t have dealt him a better hand.
Although, spending most of his time at Powerhouse leaves Tate with little social life, and lately, he’s been looking for something different.
Something or someone to share his life with seems to be the only thing he can’t have.
Constantly searching for that one special thing leads Tate to Hadley, and he instantly knows she’s what he has been looking for.
Tate just wants to save Hadley and give her everything she needs, but Hadley isn’t looking for a handout from some stranger who watches her every night. Creepy much?
Tate is faced with his biggest challenge yet of convincing Hadley he isn’t some creeper looking to land in her bed for one night. But will Hadley give him the chance, or will Tate have to take love to the mat to prove to Hadley he’s just what she needs?
Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.
Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)
Winter loves to stay connected with her readers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact her.

4.5 stars 

When Hadleys sister dies, she finds herself with her sixteen year old nephew Ryker to look after. Determined to do the best she can for him, she ends up waiting on tables at Sultry Nights, the local strip club. I loved Hadley and I'll tell you why....She doubts herself when she really doesn't need to, she doesn't think anything she does is good enough, she's out of her depth but she keeps on going, she shows that love and forming a bond with someone is more important than money, she's sweet, loyal, independent and I just loved her. 

Tate is a Martial Arts instructor at Powerhouse. Seeing the natural talent Ryker shows and knowing Rykers Aunt can't afford the classes, Tate and the other owners decide to help him by giving him odd jobs to do in exchange for time training. On a night out with Roman, Tate finds himself drawn to the sexy waitress instead of the strippers but he has no idea who she is. When they do finally find out who the other is to Ryker, Hadley is determined that he can't find out about her and Tate and so the secrecy and lies begins. 

Both the main characters are really easy to like in this book. Sixteen year old Ryker is a refreshing change to the usual, sullen teens. He's a good kid who appreciates everything his aunt has done for him. With Kellan, Roman and Dante there to support/ rib Tate, you can feel the bond these guys share and between them and Hadley and Ryker you get a real sense of family. There's enough drama and secrecy to keep things interesting aswell as the entertaining banter between the characters.