Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review & Giveaway - Should've Known Better by Cassandra Carr

 Contemporary Romance

Element(s): May-December, Sports-Themed
Publisher: Twenty or Less Press
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 67,000

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Description ~*~
Sara Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an advisor for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job.

Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready.

When Sara and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed, but neither can ignore the growing attraction and a relationship is out of the question—Sara’s an influential staff member and Sebastian’s a player, not to mention over ten years her junior.

But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Excerpt ~*~
His gaze dropped to her mouth. “I have to touch you.” Lifting his thumb, Sebastian then traced it over her bottom lip before dipping it into her mouth.

She couldn’t help herself. She needed to taste him again. Swiping her tongue over the tip, she sampled his hot skin and arousal roared through her.

Pulling his thumb out, he brought their bodies flush then kissed her hard. It was a kiss filled with fire, his lips hot and restless. He pushed his tongue into her mouth, exploring and spreading a warm blanket of lust over her. Sebastian kissed her as if he was establishing possession, and a heavy wave of ecstasy flooded her.

“Tu es ma femme.”

Her own breath came in short pants as she forced oxygen into her starving lungs. She didn’t need that phrase translated—she knew what it meant—“you’re my woman.” If their circumstances were different, she’d like nothing more than that, but it could never be.

4 Star Review ~*~

Cassandra Carr never disappoints   Having read several of her books, she is a must read author and one we highly recommend and Should've Known Better fits right in there. This steamy story of an older woman with a younger man is a journey not to be missed. 

Sara is a down to earth character that is well  nothing short of nerdy ~ loved it ~.  She has finally landed her dream job and even though she is attracted to Sebastian, she takes her responsibilities seriously and can't have a relationship with a player when she is part of the team herself. This job with a hockey team lets her satisfy her geeky fascination with numbers while working with her favorite sports team.  While she is a little uptight, it is fun to watch her struggle with her  journey.  Sebastian is a rookie on the hockey team and needs to secure his place.  While he knows he shouldn't pursue Sara, he can't seem to help himself. 

I seriously hope that Cassandra Carr writes more books based with this hockey team.  I love a good hockey story with romance mixed in and as she is such a talented writer it would be a pleasure to read more. Should've Known Better really touches on relationships in the workplace, passion and living up to your own ideals.  I loved the characters and storyline so much that I finished it quickly just absorbing everything.  

About the Author ~*~

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Siren Publishing, Sybarite Seductions, Decadent Publishing, and Loose Id. She lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Recently she was re-elected president of Western New York Romance Writers.

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