Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review : Blocked

Blocked By Jennifer Lane

Genre : New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Released October 21, 2014
Purchase Links : Amazon
College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. Hijole. Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

Dane and Lucia are volleyball with powerful parents who are running for president against each other. Since their parents are rivals and they both have different political beliefs there would be tension between the two. When they are forced to live together with their security teams things start to heat up with each other.

I thought that this book was very enjoyable. I loved that there was enough drama and tension and attraction between the two. I loved that their relationship and this book was pretty clean no steamy scenes. I loved that the two characters balanced each other out helping eachother when in need. Thcis story was well written and overall very fun to read. I recommend you lovely readers to check it out.
Jennifer Lane is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card on her Facebook page for the release! You can enter HERE.

Lucia RamirezHeroine of Blocked by Jennifer Lane

Name: Lucia Ramirez
Nicknames: Lucy, Rez, and Luz (Dane’s nickname for her)
Age: 18
Birthday: September 27 (Virgo)
Year in School: Freshman at Highbanks University on a full athletic scholarship
Major: Undecided, possibly Business
Height: 6’2”
Weight: No way she’ll tell you that! She’s fit, muscular, and curvy, with a sizable booty and strong legs that help her jump high to block and spike
Volleyball position: Outside hitter
Religion: Catholic
Politics: Conservative (Republican)
Parents: Adolfo and Silvia Ramirez, happily married…Adolfo is the governor of Texas and the Republican nominee for US president
Siblings: Older brother Alejandro (Alex) is in medical school at Johns Hopkins University, younger brother Mateo (Matty) is in eleventh grade in Texas
Virtues: Athletic talent (especially blocking ability), work ethic, skillfulness at mediating between her older and younger brothers, sweetness/kindness, loyalty, competitiveness, passion
Vices: Self-doubt, negative body image, high anxiety (worry and panic attacks), strong desire to please, conflict avoidance, naiveté
Favorite musician: Neil Diamond
Friends on the volleyball team: Maddie (team captain), Kaitlyn (fellow freshman)
Enemy on the volleyball team: Nina
Pet: Esquincle (Spanish for “Brat”), long-haired black cat also known as Squinky
Quirks: Lucia is left-handed… she’s not girly and has never carried a purse… she’s fiercely loyal to her father… she worries about her younger brother’s diabetes and her mother’s failed attempts to quit smoking… she hates her older brother’s bossiness… she wears T-shirts with volleyball sayings (see them here: http://www.pinterest.com/jenlanebooks/blocked-by-jennifer-lane/)

Secret dream: To be loved by Dane Monroe

Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she witnesses growth in her psychotherapy clients, and by night she wrangles misbehaving fictional characters as she writes sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. She can’t decide which is more fun.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen wove some of her own experiences into Streamline—a military mystery about swimmers. And readers can dip their toes into Jen’s world of swimming romance by sampling her free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

College volleyball romance Blocked is Jen’s newest release, launching 10-21-14. Peek inside big-time college sports and even bigger national politics when the offspring of two presidential candidates find out whether opposites really do attract, or their match is blocked from the start.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior. Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, hanging out with her plus-size, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” Izzie cat, and visiting her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Blocked, Jessica! I like what you said about the characters balancing each other and helping each other in need. :-)


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