Losing Game (Winning Ace #2)


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Synopsis ~
Can love overcome betrayal, or are some things broken beyond repair?

Too hurt to look into who might have sent photos of Cash Gallagher kissing another woman, Tally McKenzie flees to a secret hideout in Brighton and tries to forget her lover.

Stubborn to the last, Cash tracks Tally down and wins her back by confessing his darkest secret. Now he can only hope his demons don’t become headline news and threaten his role as the reigning bad boy of centre court

Can Cash and Tally’s deepening relationship survive all the challenges, or is the hot tennis ace about to discover that the prospect of losing his precious career is the least of his woes?

*Please note this novel is written in British English and includes British idioms.

Losing Game is the second novel in the Winning Ace series. To have the best reading experience, the books are best read in order.


Excerpt ~
“Hello, Natalia.”
The sharp pain in her chest couldn’t have been any worse if someone had cracked open her ribcage, reached inside, and torn out her heart.
“Leave me alone, Cash,” she croaked to the man she’d adored since she was fifteen.
“I can’t do that.”
She tightened her grip on the door handle, certain if she let go she’d crumple to the floor. “Don’t you think I’ve been hurt enough?” she whispered.
Cash bowed his head, and his shoulders drooped. “I don’t want to cause you any more pain.”
“Then go away.” She turned her back on him and opened the door.
“Please, Natalia. Can we go inside and talk?”
She rested her forehead against the doorframe. “No,” she said in a wavering voice. Tears pricked behind her eyes. She dug her fingernails into her palm as she swallowed past an uncomfortable lump in her throat.
“I can explain,” he said, his hand lightly touching her arm.
She spun out of his reach but kept her back to him. “I said no.” Her chin trembled, and she clenched her jaw to stop the involuntary movement. “I’m not interested in anything you have to say.”
“I know I’ve fucked up. Please, let me inside. I’ll tell you everything. About Gracie, about my mother and father. Everything. It’s what I should have done already.”
“Cash, please.” She faced him then, her voice cracking as the tears she’d desperately tried to hold back spilled down her cheeks. “Why are you doing this?”
“Oh, baby,” he said, reaching for her again.
She staggered backwards and stumbled over the step. Her ankle twisted as she tried to save herself. Cash shot out an arm and pulled her against his chest. This time, she didn’t have the energy to resist. She slumped against him as he dug around in his pocket.
He produced a crumpled tissue and wiped away her tears. “You’re freezing. Let’s go inside and get you warmed up.”
Before she could protest, he ushered her through the door and into the tiny hallway. He walked straight ahead into the kitchen like he owned the damned place and then flicked the kettle on.
“Go and get a shower. I’ll have the tea made by the time you get out.”
She wanted to tell him no, that she could make her own bloody tea, but the words wouldn’t come. She trudged into the bathroom and locked the door. She wouldn’t put it past Cash to follow her, and she craved control even as she sensed it slipping out of reach.
She’d thought Brighton would be a refuge, a place to heal, but he’d found her so easily. Once she’d showered and dressed in clean clothes, she would be able to deal with Cash. She would listen to what he had to say and then politely ask him to leave.
And then she was going home to London.


Review ~
Losing Game (The Winning Ace Trilogy Book Two) by Tracie Delaney
• Challenges
WOW!!! Challenges DEFINITELY describes what Tally and Cash have to deal with within this story. However it’s exciting to see how things change, you’ll have to read LOSING GAME to find out what… I don’t want to give anything away….. But you might want to have some tissues handy, just in case!! UGH I can NOT wait for Grand Slam Book 3 (Match – Keeping Cash) Releasing October 2017 to be released!! This doesn’t end with a HEA (yet) nor is it a cliffhanger, but it DEFINITELY leaves you ready to read more!! As a debut writer, this is an AWESOME series!
Losing Game is the second novel in the Winning Ace series. To have the best reading experience, the books are best read in order
Winning Ace is the first novel in an overarching three book series and as such does not have an HEA.
Winning Ace (Game – Catching Cash)
Losing Game (Set – Holding Cash)
Grand Slam (Match – Keeping Cash) Releasing October 2017
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via IndieSagePR for an honest blog tour review. This book uses British spellings/British idioms and contains language and sexual situations not recommended to be read by those under 18.

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Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.
Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school.

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.


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Winning Ace (The Winning Ace Trilogy Book One) by Tracie Delaney



Synopsis ~
When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed.

Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman.

When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

But Cash is a man with secrets—secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk? Or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match.


Review ~
Winning Ace (The Winning Ace Trilogy Book One) by Tracie Delaney
• Secrets
Once I started reading this book I couldn’t stop! What an amazing start for a series, and an absolutely awesome debut novel for Tracie. I cannot wait to read LOSING GAME to find out what happens next. Secrets don’t stay secret forever, but when they’re hidden they hurt too many people. To find out what happens between Cash and Tally you’ll have to read WINNING ACE. This doesn’t end with a HEA (yet) nor is it a cliffhanger, but it DEFINITELY leaves you ready to read LOSING GAME….. Which I’m of to do right now!!!
Winning Ace is the first novel in an overarching three book series and as such does not have an HEA.
Winning Ace (Game – Catching Cash)
Losing Game (Set – Holding Cash)
Grand Slam (Match – Keeping Cash) Releasing October 2017
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via IndieSagePR for an honest blog tour review. This book uses British spellings/British idioms and contains language and sexual situations not recommended to be read by those under 18.



Under Her Authority

Under Her Authority
By: L.T. Shade
Released February 14, 2017
Totally Bound

Sleeping with the enemy is never a good idea, especially when she’s your boss.

No one tells Shane Williams what to do. His world. His rules. Which is why he ran away from home at eighteen to pursue his dream of making a name for himself outside of small-town Georgia. Ten years later, he is one of the hottest creative directors on the east coast and the majority shareholder in a digital media firm in Charlotte. Handing over the business portion of his company to his trusted friend and business partner, and keeping his true identity as the founder a secret, has its perks. But Shane is about to find out one of its flaws.

At the expense of her relationships, Rosemary Berkowitz has always done what it takes to succeed. As a female leader in an all-boys tech field, she’s tougher than nails. She may be a sweet country girl, but underneath her innocent exterior, Rose is a boss with an iron fist. She never backs down from a challenge, and when she wants something, she goes after it full force.

No matter how sexy his smile is, the attention of a tattooed bad boy is the last thing Rose wants. After a club outing with her best friend turns into steamy night with a mysterious stranger, Rose wants nothing more than to move past her one-night stand—however amazing it was—and continue to mend her broken career. Little does Rose know that fate has other things in store for her.

Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of public sex.

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Lauren goes by the pen name L.T. Shade and lives in Miami, FL. She loves black coffee and sexy heroes. Not exactly in that order. Nothing makes Lauren happier than writing, or reading, about strong and capable heroines and their happily ever after’s.

When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, overdosing on Cuban coffee, interning as a book publicist and hanging out with her amazing family and her American Cocker Spaniel, Princess Albie.


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Rose brought out his anger and fervor, and they intermixed so often sometimes that Shane had difficulties distinguishing between the two—like now.

The little thong slipped from his pocket as he pulled it out then hung the lingerie so it dangled on her office doorknob. A smirk on his face and only a small care that anyone other than her would find the panties—unless someone had a meeting with an executive, no one came down to these offices, and Malcolm was out for the day on back-to-back meetings— Shane went through the door beside hers. With a sigh of contentedness, he set his feet on the top of his desk.

He waited.

Shane heard her shout before a gust of air shifted his hair. She blew through his office door, her panties almost vanishing in her fist.

“Shane!” There was hell-fire in her eyes and it was fixed right at him.
“Coming in without knocking? That’s not very professional of you, sugar.”
Resting back in his chair, he smiled. She closed her eyes momentarily, as if to get a grip on the situation.
“Listen, asshole. If you do something like this again, I’m going to—”
Lowering his feet off the desk, he lifted to his full height that was much taller than her

and she seemed to notice. Rose froze as he stalked around his desk. Leaning onto its edge, he crossed his arms.

“What exactly are you going to do?”

They studied each other, unspeaking and unmoving, sparks flying like electric bullets between the two. Stressed by the reminiscent scent of her shampoo and the sound of her quick breaths, Shane toyed with the idea of striding across the room and possessing the very lips that scowled at him with rage, tempted to see her dangerous expression shatter to something sweeter.

One of the most admirable traits about Rose’s work was that when running into an obstacle, she never backed down, so he wasn’t surprised that she stepped toward him with her chest heaving and her fists strong at her sides. “You think I’m scared of you, Shane?”

“Yes.” His answer was immediate, and because Shane wasn’t one to lie, it was his honest opinion. Denial was the game she’d been playing ever since she’d stomped those stiletto-clad feet through his office. “You’re scared of your feelings for me.”

She narrowed her eyes to resemble fine cuts of emerald. “What the hell are you talking about?”

“You know exactly what I’m talking about.” He stepped closer.

Her hair waved around her shoulders as she laughed. “He’s delusional,” she said to the room then turned back to him with a straight face. “You’re delusional. I’m your boss.”

His patience threatened to crack as his annoyance built brick by brick. “You’re my boss, are you?” It was on the tip of his tongue to tell her how wrong she was.

Before he could speak, she countered, “Yeah, I am.” Raising her chin, she was the most tempting woman Shane had ever met. “And you’ll do well to remember who is in charge here.”

Shane laughed and it was as harsh as hers had sounded.

That was it. He was going crazy. Hell, maybe he was already locked up in a loony bin somewhere having hallucinations of Miss Karma coming off her high throne and down to Earth to make his life a living nightmare. “God”—his voice was sharper than a knife—“is your sole purpose of working here to drive me insane? Because, if so, I’d say you’ve earned employee of the month.”

“You can go to hell, Shane.” “I’m already there, sugar.”

She held her head in a condescending fashion. “You’re intimidated because your boss is a woman. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve dealt with—”

“I’m not intimidated by you, Rose.” It came from between his teeth. “I’m…” attracted to you and your feisty fucking mouth that’d look so much better opening around my cock than opening to yell at me.

It was probably best to keep that part to himself. “You just piss me off.”

“As long as I’m doing my job and you’re doing yours”—she hit Shane with her pointer finger, digging it right into his chest bone—“I don’t give a crap how much I piss you off.”

He lowered his eyes to her hand, noticing how close they’d gotten. When had that happened? Wetting his lips, Shane glanced down at hers. Her mouth was calling to him, those thick pink lips begging to be sucked. Lowering his gaze even farther, Shane was burdened with the image of him on his knees, his mouth working between another step of lips.

She cleared her throat, making him transition his eyes back to her face. “We’ve things we need to do. I’ve got to get in touch with a couple of New York organizers to see if Moreno—”

“Sugar.” How could she not feel this?
“We have to come up with a dialogue—”
He placed one of his hands on her torso, the other he raised, allowing the side of his index finger to catch her right under the chin, so he could bring her face to his. What am I thinking? Well, he wasn’t. That was the point. He wanted to stop thinking. He wanted her to stop thinking.

“I need to set up a meeting for us with—” Shivering, her voice copied her body.

Working with Rose was burdensome for him and not because of the way she worked— the woman was a champion in the office—but because he didn’t want to be under her, he wanted her under him—a flower spread above his sheets. She was the sexiest woman, made more alluring by watching her work. He loved the way she got that concentrated look on her face and how she’d chew on the end of her pen, all cute, when she was thinking about a challenging task. When she found the solution, her eyes lit brighter than the North Star. Shane laid his parted lips on the edge of her jaw, hearing Rose suck in air like it was water she’d wither without. How was he expected to behave when she responded to him like that?


Under Her Authority by L.T. Shade
•Lady Fate
What a great book for a debut novel and author! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. A sexy playboy meets his match with a tough workaholic that can hold her own, even against him. However once they’re together everything and everyone disappears. Rose tries hard to stay away from Shane, but fate keeps pushing them together. They have their ups and downs throughout this steamy HEA love story, along with some major decisions to make. But I liked the complete package! Due to sexual situations and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours for an honest blog tour review.


DETHRONED (Two Wheels Two Hearts) by Sara Crest




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Once I caught his eye he claimed me as his own. A small town girl like me had no chance…

When the Rolling Raiders Motorcycle Club came into town they chose my bar as their hangout spot. Lucky me. I thought I could keep my head down, serve them drinks and look the other way while they did their business. I was just trying to make it out of that life, I had no reason to get involved.

Then I met Johnny. Covered in tattoos, obsessed, ruthless, and the chapter leader, he was definitely not the kind of guy I should get involved with–then why couldn’t I stay away…

His gang saw me as his distraction, they doubted him, everything he worked for so long to build began to spiral out of control. Now I’m forced to leave my life behind, riding like hell on the back of his motorcycle in his desperate attempt to make things right. It was never supposed to be like this.

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DETHRONED (Two Wheels Two Hearts) by Sara Crest
Starting over isn’t always easy, sometimes you end up in just another rut. Then you find a spark that lights up your world! Ashley had been working in a small town bar in Florida and that’s exactly what she found in Johnny. When he and his MC blew into the bar she worked at, it was an instant connection. His green eyes called to her. After his crew started a mutiny and tried to kill him he and Ashley took off across the country to try and fix the issue. They definitely had a cross country adventure that was exciting to read. The main question is did Ashley stay with Johnny and his MC lifestyle or walk away and try to find the adventure she always wanted. Or did Johnny give her the adventure he promised? You’ll have to read DETHRONED (Two Wheels Two Hearts) to find out. This was a quick read and I enjoyed reading their adventure. I voluntarily reviewed an EXCLUSIVE copy in exchange for an honest review. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older.


Sugar & Other Luxuries
by Everly Scott
Publication date: April 2nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Finding true love is more complicated than Katherine expected. Trying to get a guy in bed with her is even harder. Faced with beginning her twenty-sixth year of life insecure and living in the land of Hollywood where men and women either ignore or insult her curvy existence, Katherine decides to make dating her bitch.

She’s not changing her curvy body. She won’t put down the dessert. And she isn’t going to apologize for any of it.

But decisions don’t always go according to plan.

When a flirty and rugged New Yorker asks for her phone number, Katherine freezes. She’s ready to give up before heartbreak happens. That is, until she meets the polyamorous, fairy-godmother-wanna-be, Hunter. The self proclaimed Queen of Pleasure coaches Katherine on badass dating etiquette. Hunter’s first rule? Don’t fall in love. The second rule? Perfection doesn’t exist.

A painstakingly honest tale of the difficulties that come along with learning how to love yourself in a world that expects the opposite, Sugar & Other Luxuries is a sometimes steamy, sometimes funny story about refusing to play it safe and embracing the thrill of the game of love.


With this being Everly’s debut novel, I think it’s great! I laughed as well as got frustrated with Kath’s supposed best friend Jenna, who only seemed to think of herself as well as continually put Kath down, especially about her weight. Her new friend Hunter on the other hand… Just WOW, what a whirlwind of meddlesome! However meeting Hunter at the cooking class seemed to help jump start Kath’s self esteem into the right direction. A blind date could go either way, but it seems that Kath and Jake might have something to build upon.
You never know what will happen when you just let life play out, especially love. It just seems to find you when you’re least expecting it to. You have to be comfortable with yourself before you’ll allow someone else in. Everyone has a past, but you have to focus on the future in order to not make the same mistakes. There’s no guarantee you won’t be hurt, but that’s a chance you have to take before finding the luxury of love.
To find out what happens with Jake and Kath you’ll have to read SUGAR & OTHER LUXURIES. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Xpress Book Tours in exchange for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situations and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 17 and older!