Against the Boards

Against the Boards

by Samantha Lind

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Overview

Reese Blackwood

I'm called America's sweetheart.
They say I have the voice of an angel.
I almost gave all that up, thanks to a traumatic experience at the start of my career. Instead of letting it define me, I chose to rise above. I showed everyone what a woman on a mission could accomplish, and now I'm living my dream.

After one chance meeting, my entire world changes. Austin is every woman's fantasy, and he wants me. While the attraction is there for me as well, I don't need any distractions right now.

Austin Jones

Focused.
Driven.
I'm the man I am today because I never let the idea of settling down disrupt being the best I can during my hockey career.

But then Reese floats into my life and everything changes, and now all I want to do is pin her against the boards.

They say opposites attract. You can't get more opposite than Country Music's hottest female singer and a hockey player from Canada. With competing travel schedules, our instant attraction appears to be doomed from the start. Can it really be love? Or is it just a hot ice-melting fling?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161256633
Publisher: Samantha Lind
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Series: Indianapolis Eagles , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 92,221
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

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Against the Boards 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
UpAllNightBB 8 months ago
5 Stars Review by Elizabeth Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Samantha Lind has written yet another amazing book! Against the Boards is standalone and is installment five in the Indianapolis Eagles series. If you love fluffy romance, this is your type of book. I promise. In Against the Boards we meet Reese and Austin. Reese is a country music megastar and Austin is a star hockey player for the Eagles. Reese is not looking for a relationship when she meets Austin and vice versa but they just cannot keep their minds off one another. With their demanding careers, can they be in a relationship?? Best. Book. Ever!. I gobble up books that have no drama and are just huge balls of fluff. My heart did hurt for Reese when I learned her past and what she went through to get to where she is now. I laughed, cried, swooned, you name it.
Laura_F 8 months ago
3.5 Stars Reese and Austin meet after her concert in Indianapolis. They then embark on a long-distance relationship until they can be in the same place at the same time. There was a lot of telling about the connection and relationship between them but I didn't feel it. Once they got together, I didn't feel like there was anything left to the story. I'm down for books with low drama but when there's none, I just skim to get to the end. I wanted something to happen in the second half of the book but it really never came for me. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
ShellyReyn 8 months ago
"You're just so perfect." "I promise, I'm not perfect." "You might not think you're perfect, but you are. You're perfect for me." This was such a sweet story. These two are just too adorable for words!! Reese Blackwood, rising country music singer, isn't looking for a man. After what happened with her first manager, and her former band, she has no trust for the gender. But, there's something about the tall, muscled, and sweet hockey player that's making her re-think that philosophy. Their crazy schedules make spending time together nearly impossible, but through the blessings of modern technology they are never out of touch. Texting, FaceTime, and airplanes are the foundation of their relationship. Long distance is hard. Do they have what it takes to make it work? Austin Jones was never the "settle-down" kind of guy. His schedule just doesn't allow for the luxury of long term anything. But, the petite country singer might just change all that. Right away, they clicked, spending hours just talking. They hardly have any time to spend actually together, but they talk in one way, shape, or form every day. When they are together, they can't keep their hands off each other. Are they strong enough to overcome the obstacles of distance and schedules and make this work? I liked this story. No drama, no big conflicts, no one is ever in any danger - just a nice, sweet story of finding the right person and being strong enough to make it through any obstacles. It's a nice addition to the series.
Lisa-nh-23 8 months ago
Falling in love doesn’t follow any rules and is never easy but sometimes, with just one glance, you know when you have met your soulmate. That is what happened to Reese and Austin; she was a busy country singer and he was a talented hockey player. From the moment they met, their connection was intense and could not be ignored. Reese didn’t have to think twice when Austin asked her out after one of her concerts. He knew immediately that he wanted to spend as much time with her as he could until their busy lives got in the way. They were a hard working couple who were always positive, loved a challenge and never gave up. Over time, even when they were apart, they got to know each other better and their friendship turned into so much more. Reese was a survivor who filled his life with joy and he couldn’t picture his life without her. He was confident that he could make her happy despite his dedication to his career. Reese had a hard time trusting people and she desperately wanted to believe that Austin was the one for her. He was sweet, thoughtful, and understanding and in her heart, she hoped they would be together forever. Will their long distance separations cause the light to dim on their bright future? Samantha Lind has given us another romantic story that gives us hope that love can survive regardless of any obstacles. Reese and Austin had more in common than they even realized and this gave them a strong foundation with which to build a future. Their journey was filled with music, hockey and laughter and I enjoyed reading such a positive and uplifting story.
Bibliophile_Chloe 8 months ago
Indianapolis Eagles Book 5 Ms. Lind has the lockdown on sweet and sexy stories. Against the Boards is the story of Reese and Austin. Reese is a country superstar with a bit of shaky past.  Being a singer is all she has ever wanted to be and she has come through her history with strength and grace. Austin is a hockey superstar in his prime.  He does what he loves and he does it well. Reese and Austin's relationship is magic to read.  From the separations to the reunions it was beautiful and what true love should be.  Ms. Lind's descriptions of both Reese and Austin's worlds, both hockey and singer bring a richness to the story that helps draw you in. It was lovely to see old characters make appearances, and the new secondary characters bring a light hearted boost to the story. With Ms. Lind's stories you get heart, soul and holy hotness!  You just can't go wrong when her stories are so right.
Jennifer_e911 8 months ago
This book was so exciting! A country music star and a hockey player!?! Talk about a power couple! But really, this book was fun, and I think probably one of my favorite sport romances so far this year! Reese is a country music singer, in the midst of her first world tour. Her professional star is rising, but she has pushed aside any hopes for a personal relationship. Until she meets Austin, a hockey player with the Indianapolis Eagles. There is an immediate connection, but with her tour schedule, and his game travels, they have very little time to spend together. Not letting that keep them apart, they use technology to get to know one another. I love sports romance, hockey in particular, and I've adored all of the Indianapolis Eagles books. This one was just as fabulous, if not more so, as the rest of the series. While there was plenty of time spent with the team, this book was focused more so on how they managed to build a relationship despite distance, lack of time together, and the stress of two very busy careers. Reese and Austin are a sweet couple that tug at the heart strings and are sure to become a favorite of readers!