Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Title: Falling Hard
Series: The Blackhawk Boys #4
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017


An NFL player with a secret past, and the one woman with the power to turn his world inside out…

Former actress Emma Rothschild is partying in Vegas in disguise. But I’m not fooled. Five years ago, I knew that body better than my own, and I haven’t forgotten a single detail—not the curve of her hip beneath my hand or the hitch in her breath when I kiss her neck.

When Emma’s unexpectedly left alone in Sin City, I agree to spend the weekend with her. As friends. Why not? If I can knock down the toughest guys in the NFL, I’m strong enough to keep my hands to myself, even if she is the sexiest woman I’ve ever met.

Emma is part of my past—years so shrouded in secrets that not even my best friends know the truth about who I am. I’m a single dad now and not interested in revisiting my old ways or trying to win back the only woman I ever let close enough to break my heart.

But this is Vegas, where all bets are off, and with Emma, nothing ever goes as planned…


“A sexy, sweet, oh-so-emotional second chance romance that will make you believe in the power of fate and forgiveness.” - USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente


FALLING HARD is a sexy and emotional novel intended for mature readers. It’s the fourth book in the world of the Blackhawk Boys, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?

Book 1 - SPINNING OUT (Arrow’s story)
Book 2 - RUSHING IN (Christopher’s story)
Book 3 - GOING UNDER (Sebastian’s story)
Book 4 - FALLING HARD (Keegan’s story)
Book 5 - IN TOO DEEP (Mason’s story, coming fall 2017)

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“You’re too beautiful,” I tell her. I run my thumb along her jaw. “Too fucking beautiful.”

“I’ve missed you. You’re the best man I’ve ever met.”

My stomach clenches and I shake my head. “Don’t think that. It’s a lie. It’s what I wanted you to believe. Don’t bring that lie into tonight.”

“How was it a lie?” She grins up at me, and I know a full confession would erase all the happiness from her face.

“When we were together before, I wasn’t the man you thought I was. I wasn’t good.” It’s the closest to the truth I’ve ever given anyone about my past.

“So you don’t want me believing you’re good?”

I pull her hips tightly against me as I exhale in frustration. She still thinks this is some kind of joke. “I’m different now, but then…”

She lifts onto her toes and flicks her tongue against my ear. “Don’t be so different. I like you a little bad.”

I groan and stop dancing. I don’t know how much longer I can do this without diving over the line. “Is that permission to stop being your friend?” I’m obsessed with knowing if she tastes as sweet as I remember. And if I swipe my tongue over the sensitive spot beneath her ear, will she gasp like she always did?

She shrugs and grins, and the dance floor tilts off balance. It’s crowded, and we’re surrounded by writhing bodies, cocooned in the crowd. I turn her in my arms so her back is to my front and settle my hand against the soft skin of her midriff. She arches her back and rubs against me.

I sweep her hair to the side, and when I press my lips to the long, smooth column of her neck, she trembles against me.

“Are you okay?” I ask against her ear. “Is this okay?”

“I—I’m not sure…”

“Tell me what you want. Not five years ago. Not tomorrow. What do you want right now?”

She reaches back and threads her fingers through my hair to guide my mouth back to her neck.

I don’t hesitate. I kiss and suck on that tender skin while we move to the beat.

The rest of the room fades and one song blurs into the next. A waitress comes by selling shots, and I buy two, one for each of us, and we lock eyes as we throw them back. At some point, I’m vaguely aware of Bailey checking on me, but my focus is one hundred percent on Emma, on this night that takes me back to when I was eighteen and so fucking in love it hurt. Tonight, Emma isn’t the woman who once broke my heart. She isn’t the girl who wrote me off with a simple goodbye note and apologies I didn’t want. Tonight, she’s a dream, my fantasy in the flesh, my reward for surviving the hardest year of my whole life.

When her face begins to blur, I realize I’m way more drunk than I ever intended. I need to sober up or I’m not going to remember a minute of this night. “Want to get out of here?”

She nods, takes my hand, and leads me out of the bar and down the hall to the elevators. My watch reads a quarter past two.

“Let’s get some food,” I suggest, but at the same moment, an elevator dings and the doors slide open.

Emma grabs my hand and drags me inside. “I don’t want food,” she says, punching a button.

I spin her around and press her against the wall. “What do you want, Em?” I drop my hand to her side to skim my knuckles over her skirt, and she widens her stance to part her thighs. “Fuck,” I whisper. I shouldn’t do this. Not here, not when any moment someone could join us on the elevator, not when we’re both so damn drunk it’s a wonder we can stand upright. But shouldn’t is so much weaker than want, and I want to touch her more than I want anything right now.

I’m faintly aware of the soft beeping of the passing floors as I slide my hand up her skirt and cup her between her legs. She gasps, and I rub my fingers over the damp lace of her panties, teasing her swollen flesh.

When the elevator stops and the doors slide open, she grabs my wrist and holds me still. “Please,” she whispers in my ear. “Please. Don’t stop.” Then she tilts her hips and rocks against my hand. I couldn’t refuse her if every person in the hotel was watching us.

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#5 In Too Deep - Mason’s story 


Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles, Lexi enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach. Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and neurotic dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com/

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The Blackhawk Boys have made us Fall Hard yet once again. This is Keegan’s story. With this being said, each book can be read as a standalone if you so choose, I have not read book one, but have read all others. We see Arrow and Mia (from book one) in here so should you decide to only read this book you can follow along just fine. It’s Arrow and Mia’s wedding soon and what better way than to spend it in Sin City?!  It is nice to see the BH crew together again after college since they all went to different states for Football.
Keegan, a single dad, football player, bar owner and a story that brings you to your knees when the secrets are revealed. Five years ago, his life changed when he met Emma (America’s sweetheart) and he never thought he would see her again after all this time. That laugh, he knows that laugh… Emma no it cannot be. Emily, it is, or is it?
Emma (Emily while in disguise in Vegas) never thought she would see Keegan again. With Vegas comes drinking and with drinking comes some stories that sometimes need to stay in Vegas or come home and blow up you can say. Emma being famous and all, is choosing a life that she doesn’t truly want and is doing it to please others again, instead of pleasing herself. One night of fun can change in an instant with one phone call. If you didn’t fall the first time five years ago, you are going to fall now and your heart is going to be beating like crazy the next few chapters (OK, maybe the whole book). 
Both have lies, secrets and know that they are the ones that got away. Once the lie and secrets are revealed will it destroy what is left of them or bring them closer is the question? Olivia, you are thrown around like a football and that is putting it nicely for you. You are mean and are fake and shame on you for doing what you did. Jazzy deserves the best and you may not be the best role model for her. Thank goodness her daddy will show her how to be real. Speaking of daddy’s, I am still speechless with Keegan’s dad. Twisted and I don’t know if your truly over the Con Era, but we shall see. The only plus is a life changing moment for Emma finally after all these years. 
Keegan and Emma’s intense relationship started years ago and they just have to figure out if they deserve a second chance once the truth is revealed. Speaking of truth, we all know that there is a story with Bailey and Mason. We continue to see the mystery between these two and the revelation of the Vegas bomb is a JAW DROPPER!! We can only hope that this becomes a plus and not a negative once their story is revealed. 
Each story hooks you, plays with your emotions and leaves you hoping that they each score a touchdown in the end. It also either gives you an update on the other characters or fills you in on those you are just meeting if this is your first time reading. All I can say if thank goodness, Keegan fumbled with Olivia and he saw the end goal-Olivia. The Blackhawk Boys are a must read if you like sport reads, alpha men and sweet, but funny girls that give these men a reason to Spin, Rush, Go Under, Fall or soon to be Deep reasons to score a TOUCHDOWN. Each journey is a story that will tug at your heart, be suspenseful and leaves you feeling like you won the game until the next story is given to us. The highly anticipated story is up next and I cannot wait! 

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