Block and Tackle

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Overview

Block and Tackle by Elise Faber, Stephanie Fournet, Kristin Vayden

Offsides by Elise Faber

Job title:
Executive Assistant for CEO of Prestige Media Group

Job description:
(1) Deal with a massive amount of emails.
(2) Schedule conference calls and meetings with top athletes and other hugely important people.
(3) Pick up dry cleaning and food, consult on tie selection, make dinner reservations, and book flights . . . basically act as a wife-on-steroids.
(4) THE IMPORTANT ONE: Do not, under any circumstances, fall in love with Devon Scott—demanding boss, former NHL player, and all-around gorgeous specimen of the male persuasion.

Job performance:
Failing.
Absolutely failing at number four.

Fair Catch by Stephanie Fournet

Life couldn’t be better for Charlie Woodruff.

After a year of holding out, she’s finally landed the job she’s always wanted in the city of her dreams. An apartment she can afford and new friends at work make the transition easy.
When she meets a gorgeous stranger who makes her laugh and steals her breath, it seems like the icing on the cake...

Until Charlie discovers he’s a client.

Hutch Barlow — newly drafted wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders — looks like an avenging angel, hangs on her every word, and is completely off-limits. The trouble is he also refuses to take “no” for an answer.

And if she’s being honest, Charlie doesn’t want him to.

But seeing him means she could lose everything — including her heart.

Off Limits by Kristin Vayden

Everything about Ava screams off limits.
To want her is to invite disaster.
To pursue her is to risk my job.
To kiss her might cost me my best friend.
But all those risks seem small in light of the first problem.
She hates me.

To her I’m a sell out, choosing to advance my career rather than protect my biggest client.
Her brother.
And my best friend.
She hasn’t spoken to me in over a year, but that ends now.
Because I’m done with holding back.
To hell with the consequences.
Wish me luck . . .

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154037522
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 116,639
File size: 450 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, and Butterfly Ginger, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and stephaniefournet.com.

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Block and Tackle 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
lydiag81 More than 1 year ago
Block and Tackle is a 3 story anthology written by 3 authors, which I only have read one of these authors, but will now be looking out for these other 2 amazing authors as well. These are 3 stand alone books that revolve around sports and Prestige Media Group. They will have you feeling all the feels and wanting more. Please read and share this amazing anthology with everyone you know because they will not regret reading it. Amazing work from all 3 authors!!
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Offsides by Elise Faber Becca works hard to earn her money and she badly needs it. She has a temporary position at Prestige Media Group. She dreams of Devon, her handsome boss. When her ex starts to bother Becca more and more Devon tries to be there for her. Becca really likes him, but he's her boss and she isn't supposed to fall in love with him. He is gorgeous though and it's clear he enjoys spending time with her. Do they have a chance? Offsides is a sweet romantic story. I immediately loved both Becca and Devon. They work hard and have good hearts. They're generous people, which is something I definitely liked. They have an easy connection and there's plenty of wonderful chemistry. It's clear they belong together and I couldn't wait to find out if they'd have their happily ever after. Elise Faber has written a cute and sexy story. I always love it when main characters obviously belong to each other from the moment they meet. Becca has a lot on her plate and I liked the combination of the seriousness of her situation and the way Devon fits into her life and makes it better. Offsides is a lovely story and I enjoyed reading it very much. Off Guard by Stephanie Fournet Charlie is happy with her new job at Prestige Media Group. There's only one rule she has to stick to and that is not to fall in love with one of their clients. When Charlie meets Hutch she has no idea he's one of Prestige's athletes. She soon finds out she even has to organize his party. She tries to stay away from Hutch, but he's persistent. Will she be able to resist his charms or will she lose her job? Charlie is determined to stay slim after not running professionally any longer. She makes things quite difficult for herself and that is how she meets the man of her dreams. I love stories about love at first sight and Off Guard is definitely a good one. Hutch wants to help Charlie while he's also trying to make her notice him. That was endearing to witness. He's very sweet and he's the perfect man for Charlie. I loved their story from the beginning. Stephanie Fournet has written a story about a difficult topic. Her writing never becomes heavy, but it has a clear message, which is something I loved. The romantic side of her story is amazing and she perfectly balances lightheartedness and seriousness. Off Guard is a great story with fascinating main characters. It also has a fabulous endearing ending. Reading this story put a big smile on my face. Off Limits by Kristin Vayden Ava and Bryce are twins. Markus is Bryce's best friend and works for the Prestige Media Group. After an injury he's trying to get Bryce's football career back on track again, but Ava knows how dangerous it is for her brother to do this and she blames Markus. For Markus Ava has always been the one, but she isn't speaking to him anymore. Will he have a chance to make things right with the woman of his dreams? It's obvious that Markus loves Ava and they are fantastic together, but there's one little issue, Ava is angry with him. Markus is trying to make her like him again. She means so much to him and I found that incredibly adorable. They are soul mates, but Markus has to work to earn Ava's love and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out if he'd succeed. Kristin Vayden has written a terrific romantic story. She combines a charming relationship with a serious warning about sports injuries. I loved that combination. Her story has a feel-good atmosphere, while she still educates her
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This book, was actually 3 short stories about forbidden romance. The first one was about a Boss (Devon) former hockey player who was attracted to his temporary assistant Becca. Though they try to fight attraction they eventually give in, he is total alpha. Unfortunately, there is a misunderstanding after being caught by his real assistant who came back a day earlier, I did not like her. Devon fixes things, and they have there HEA. the next story is Hutch and Charlie. Charlie works for his agent so a relationship with client is frowned upon. Hutch goes full force after Charlie, and at the beginning I was not that crazy about her, I understood her position, but felt she was a little to abrupt with him. Eventually, she also gives in, they also end up with there HEA. Then we have Ava and Marcus. This really was not a forbidden love story. It was about Ava being upset with Marcus, because she believed he cared more about money than the health of her twin brother Bryce. According to story, she has hated him for 3 years, and when Bryce intervenes, she ends up giving Marcus a chance.
Mollien More than 1 year ago
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Block and Tackle is an anthology of three stories written by three different authors. Each book is based on something related to Prestige Media Group. The three books can be read independently. The only real tie is the agency that represents the hot athletes that we meet in these short stories. The first story is Offsides by Elise Faber. It is our first glimpse at the Prestige Media Group. What better way to start off with the former hockey star and present CEO of Prestige Media Group. Running a multi-million dollar company is easy. Staying away from his temporary assistant is impossible. The second book, Off Guard by Stephanie Fournet introduces us to new employee Charlie Woodruff. Charlie loves her new job. She loves living in San Francisco. She also loves to run. When she meets a kind, sexy fellow runner she is instantly attracted to him. When she realizes that the gorgeous hunk of man is Hutch Barlow the Oakland Raiders new wide receiver and client of Prestige Media Group Charlie tried to keep the relationship strictly professional, but Hutch has other ideas and isn’t about to let Charlie get away without a fight. The third story, Off Limits by Kristin Vayden is about another agent, Markus has been representing Bryce since the beginning of his career. They have been friends since college. Markus has a secret. He is and has been in love with Bryce’s sister Ava for a very long time. The problem is the bro-code says to keep away from your best friends sister. Especially when said sister hates you. Tired of hiding his feelings, he is about to risk not only his career but his friendship with Bryce. The characters in all three books have an amazing chemistry. The stories are relatively short and read quickly. Each story has just enough angst to keep the stories interesting. They all have their own happy ever after. There isn’t that much in the way of character development. The stories are basically in the moment stories not dwelling too much in the past. PLOT 4 Stars CHEMISTRY: 5 Stars PACING: 5 Stars ENDING: 4 Stars CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 3 Stars Review Copy of Block & Tackle provided by the Blue Tulip Publishing INC I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club
Pixel3131 More than 1 year ago
Block and Tackle is made up of three independent, novella length stories centered around Prestige Media Group. They are quick reads and are filled with sweet, sassy, and intense moments sure to leave you satisfied. While two of the authors were new to me, Elise Faber's Offsides had all the snark and chemistry I've come to love and expect from her. If you enjoy sports and romance mash-ups, this anthology is for you!
april03 More than 1 year ago
These were three stories revolving around the Prestige Media Group. Each story had it's own leads and were quick reads. They were intense stories right from the beginning. There was a forbidden romance, a boss and his assistant, and then a love hate story. I have found two new authors, as I loved Elise's stories. Each story had me swooning over the male lead. You had alpha, sweet and charming, and then a bit shy. I voluntarily received a copy for my honest review.
little_red03 More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of sports stories by three very talented ladies. Before I read this I had only read one of the authors and I can definitely say that will be changing after reading this anthology. These stories had everything you want in a romance story. They had some laugh out loud moments as well as the romantic moments I love. You should definetly get this book.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Block & Tackle is a collection of three sports romance stories, all connected to Prestige Media Group. I have only read Elise Faber before, so I had no idea what to expect with the others. I will give my review as an overall, rather than split it up. This is a wonderful set of stories, two full length and one short, but ALL of them provide enough information that you are fully aware of what is going on, and what is at stake for each of them. Each story is very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. They have action and a steady pace, throwing intricacies into a 'jock' situation so that all the characters are well-rounded. Full of sass and wit, I can guarantee that this collection will have you smiling. I know have two more authors to check out, as well as Elise Faber, so that means that I can definitely recommend this book! Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Gabrielsmom1005 More than 1 year ago
Love this anthology. Each was artfully written and very enjoyable. They are all sports related but not connected. Absolutely enjoyed being sucked in. A little upset they ended but they were short stories. Highly recommend reading!