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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Skater Boy & My Skater Boy By Kay Manis Blog Tour

Skater Boy (X-Treme Boys Series, #1)My Skater Boy (X-Treme Boys Series, #2)




Skater Boy Synopsis:


 


For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life. 

Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time... it may not be enough.


 


My Skater Boy Synopsis:


 


Find out the dramatic conclusion to Book 1 of the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.

For the first time in her life, Hindley Hagen has something she’s always looked for, unconditional love. As the attorney and sports agent for X Games golden boy, Rory Gregor, she’s worked hard to help him make a comeback in a professional sport that isn’t always so forgiving. This time, he’s won more than just a gold medal, he’s captured her heart. But now, she’s trapped, caught in the snare of a man playing a deadly game. She must choose, protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable or face a life without the one thing Rory Gregor has finally given her; hope. But protecting them means her own demons may surface and from that, there is no recovery. Hindley must learn the hard way, in love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret.

Trust isn’t something that comes naturally to Rory Gregor. Even his own professional achievements as an X Games multi-gold medalist can’t wash away a childhood filled with abuse, which has left him with a lifetime of insecurities and self-loathing. But now, he’s finally found a woman who makes him feel the one thing in life he never thought possible-smart. With Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever, securing deals that could make them both rich. Yet something is off. Just as he gets inside the walls she’s constructed to guard herself, she pulls away again. She’s hiding something. But then, so is he.

As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory finally find the future together they so richly deserve? Or, will they discover the one thing that could destroy them both forever is actually each other? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the first book in the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.




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I must say I ran through these books in no time at all, once you get into the story it captivates you and draws you in.


Hindley Hagen has always been in the background in when it comes to her family, her mother pays more attention to her step-sister and her step-sister treats her like shit, always trying to play the innocent when in reality everything Is a game to her. Hindley doesn't realize the real beauty she is for those reasons alone. Only real people in her life are her step=father and best friend. But, all that changes when she finds herself managing a deal for one of the best skater's known. Hindly was a wonderful character to me. He growth throughout this series is what I read for. Not a push over, but willing to open up to love if it's truly real for her. I didn't once yell at a situation, just on the edge of my seat to see what she would do next.

Rory Gregor, never thought I see the day when a skater became my new obsession. Yes! he was that good. With a broken past of homeless runaway to being excepted by a well known xtreme sports family who know him better than he knows himself, he was truly mesmerizing. BUT...Ohhh, he messes up and A LOT too, but when he finally figures out Hindley is worth fighting for, he doesn't give up. His hot headedness is soooo freaking Alpha male I was swooning by his words and then falling over by his actions. That man knows how to use what he has to get what he desires. the competition heats way up by the time the second book starts and I was just dying to figure out who was responsible for so much by the end.

This series had definitely been put to my re-read list, I will have to compare future Sports-romances to this one in the future.

4.5 STARS!!!

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Skater Boy
 
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My Skater Boy:
 
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Excerpts:


SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 1)

 

--Hindley--

 

Sensing my anxiety, Skater Boy headed toward my bedroom door but I didn’t want him to leave, not yet.  I had an overwhelming need to touch him so I reached out and caught him by the arm.  His muscles were defined and hard and I held on longer than I should have.  His eyes looked down at my hand then back up to me.

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for last night.  I really appreciate you taking care of me,” I said.  I could see him working hard, trying to figure out if I was telling the truth or not.  I’d been right about his height.  He was tall, over six feet, but my five foot eight stature seemed to match his perfectly.

“Why do I feel like that might have been one of the hardest things you’ve ever had to do?”  I raised my eyebrows in disbelief, shocked at how well he already knew me.  I prided myself on not needing anything from anyone, so words of gratitude from me were few and far between.

“Probably because it was,” I answered, pushing past him and through the door on my way to the bathroom, feeling every bit as vulnerable now that I was fully dressed as I did lying next to him in nothing but my underwear.  Somewhere deep inside, I wished I was back there, though, back in bed with him, relishing how beautiful he was.

 

MY SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 2)
 
--Rory--
 
Today was the day I’d dreaded forever, the day I realized I was the source of Hindley’s pain and anguish.  It truly was me I had to protect her from, not all the others threatening to harm her.  The only way I could do that now was to leave her alone.  I bolted out of the elevator, running to my room as fast as I could, afraid I may actually vomit in the hallway before getting to the bathroom.  Losing Hindley wasn’t an option, but the choice wasn’t mine to make.  Suddenly, that one realization, the fact I was no longer in control, scared me more than anything I’d ever known.
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Author Info:
Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named "Tiny." When not writing or researching you'll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping.
 
Kay's biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she's done that for you then she says she'll always consider herself a success.
 
 
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