Happy Wednesday! Please help me welcome back author Collette West to What to Read Wednesday. She’s written an interesting guest post that will draw you into her characters and make you want to learn more. She’s also sharing her release Game On. Don’t you love the cover?
Don’t forget to enter her wonderful giveaway! The link is at the end of the post.
Take it away Collette…
Why do guys always have to fight?
There are a lot of physical altercations on the New York Kings, and most of them have to do with pitcher Bruce “Jilly” Gillette and third baseman Drake Schultz. These two always seem to be going at it—in hotel hallways, in the shower room, on the floor of the stadium. They’re full of testosterone, ready to duke it out at the drop of a hat. They like to curb their aggression by kicking each other’s asses.
Growing up, Jilly was always picked on despite being the biggest kid in the room. On the playground, he learned to defend himself by using his fists. Drake had a complicated childhood, too, resorting to violence as his first means of defense whenever he had a problem with someone. So it’s not surprising that when these two become teammates, they tend to settle matters by wrestling each other to the ground.
They both know it’s not the best way to solve things, but Drake comes to respect Jilly’s toughness and Jilly just comes to see Drake as a bloodthirsty lunatic, especially when Drake attacks him while he’s still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Jilly usually goes after Drake in order to right a wrong or to shut him up whenever he starts running his mouth, but for some reason Drake seems to take particular pleasure in seeing how much bodily harm Jilly can take, always testing his limits.
Jilly knows he’s not the only one on the team who wants to beat the living daylights out of Drake, but so far, he’s been the only one to do it. Drake is the kind of guy who likes to push his teammates over the edge, so they’ll go after him. He bates them, needles them, but Jilly’s doesn’t let his taunts go unanswered. He keeps the team troublemaker in check, as much as he can.
But is Drake really nothing more than a bully? You’ll have to wait and see what happens in Drake’s story, coming in 2015. I can’t wait to open the door to his heart and reveal why he is the way he is.
New York Kings # 3
By: Collette West
Releasing October 17th, 2014
Pitching phenom Bruce “Jilly” Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he’s painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin.
Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.
Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly’s life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he’s about to become her new leading man.
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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.
*Collette is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Giveaway for $10.00 Amazon Gift Card and Signed Copy of GAME ON*