Review: STAY by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy @sarinabowen @ellekennedy

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Review: STAY by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy @sarinabowen @ellekennedySTAY by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Series: WAGS #2
Published by: Rennie Road Books
on June 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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Can you fall in love with someone you've never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch--an anonymous virtual assistant service--is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it's against the rules for her to check his file, she's 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting...until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He's still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth--that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won't show her pretty face.

But it's nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can't fix. Hailey can't resist the offer. Matt can't resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn't have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.

I can’t even take it!!! This book was SO FREAKING GOOD!!! I NEVER NEVER NEVER wanted it to end! Hailey and Matt were just EVERYTHING!!! I mean, I knew Matt Eriksson’s book was going to be fantastic, because I’ve been craving it from the very beginning, but I didn’t know that it would absolutely BLOW ME AWAY! I’m so hyped up right now, I just want to do a re-read right away! It’s so hard to say goodbye to these characters, that is why this immediately went on my re-read shelf! Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy are masters of their craft, but when they co-write a romance together, it just takes it to a whole new level. I’m a slave to their writing, their characters, and their  imagery. I will never get enough of these two!

“Question,” Hailey whispers after a while.


“Do you always hum ‘O Canada’ while you have sex?”

I let out a very unsexy snort, and she giggles. “No. That was special. Only for you.”

“I’m honored.”

OMG! You will SWOON your asses off for these two characters. They are so so sweet together and so so sexy it hurts. Their text messages back and forth to each other was just so adorable and when these two are between the sheets, just WOW! It’s hilarious, passionate, and sexy all at the same time! The thing that got to me the most, was how mature Matt and Hailey were. With Matt being in his 30’s with daughters and a divorce and Hailey co-running a successful venture, it just brings more ‘meat and bones’ to the entire romance. I loved how I could relate to some of the circumstances. And there is the added mystery of Mr. Dick that I think romance readers will go nuts over! It just adds another exciting element to the entire package.

Not only did Hailey and Matt knock my socks off, but the secondary characters KILLED it in this story. With Blake’s excessive need to give Hailey a nickname to the hilarious banter between everyone on the team…I couldn’t get enough! Throughout the story there is something with Lemming and O’Connor and then that ending…eeeek! Let’s just say, I need more and I need to know if this series is going to continue because I’m definitely gonna need my fix! I highly recommend this book, this series, and pretty much EVERYTHING that has ever been written by these two authors, together and separately! You will FALL HARD! I guarantee it!

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About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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