Thursday, June 8, 2017

Title: Love on the Mat
Series: Powerhouse M.A. Series Book Two
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2017 Cover Model: Mike Welch Photographer: David Gaustad Photography Cover Designer: MGBookCovers
Life isn’t fair.
Hadley James learned early on in life the easy path was not in her future, and the past six months have been a testament to that. Losing her sister and getting guardianship of her nephew have knocked her world off its axis with no one there to help.
She takes the only job she can find to pay the bills, but it doesn’t exactly make her feel like the motherly type. Slinging cocktails ‘til two o’clock in the morning, then waking up four hours later to get her nephew out the door, leaves little time for anything but work and sleep.
Struggling to find a way to make ends meet, all Hadley wishes for is a normal life for her nephew, and a full night’s sleep for herself.
Is that really too much for a girl to ask for?
Life is damn good.
Tate Holten co-owns a successful karate studio, has a gorgeous house, a brand new car, and the freedom to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Life couldn’t have dealt him a better hand.
Although, spending most of his time at Powerhouse leaves Tate with little social life, and lately, he’s been looking for something different.
Something or someone to share his life with seems to be the only thing he can’t have.
Constantly searching for that one special thing leads Tate to Hadley, and he instantly knows she’s what he has been looking for.
Tate just wants to save Hadley and give her everything she needs, but Hadley isn’t looking for a handout from some stranger who watches her every night. Creepy much?
Tate is faced with his biggest challenge yet of convincing Hadley he isn’t some creeper looking to land in her bed for one night. But will Hadley give him the chance, or will Tate have to take love to the mat to prove to Hadley he’s just what she needs?
Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.
Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)
Winter loves to stay connected with her readers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact her.

This is book two in the Powerhouse Martial Arts series. While you do see the characters from book one and other characters it is not necessary to read book one. Each one can be read as a standalone, though book one will give you a full background on the characters and the Powerhouse crew. You truly can read these separately though. You do get to see the Devil Knights make an appearance if you are a fan of her MC series.
Tate is a busy man and hardly has me time you can say. Hadley is struggling to make ends meet,raise her sixteen year old nephew and dealing with the loss of her sister. You can say her world is turned upside down and she is doing the best job an aunt/mom can do in her situation. I love how Ryker, the nephew taunts her with calling her Aunt Haddy. Hence the reason for the awesome bomb dropper when Haddy comes face to face with the Powerhouse men. 
Hadley will not accept handouts and is stubborn and fiesty. Tate is going to show her that it is OK to accept help and that he doesn't want just one night with her. But...where does this leave Ryker since he helps out at Powerhouse in turn for lessons if it doesn't work out? Oh you will see some drop kicks in here when it comes to Hadley and her reasoning for why she feels she is doing what is best. Will you be knocked out on the mat or will there be Love on the Mat is the question? 
If you have read the first book, it was nice to see the secondary characters and will still chuckle right along with them and their antics; if this is your first read you will fall in love with not only Hadley, Tate and Ryker, but you will fall in love with the secondary characters as well. I cannot wait for the next Powerhouse man to be kicked into love. 

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