Team Player: A Christmas Anthology


Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick . . . book.

Christmas just became a whole lot merrier...


Title: TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology

Authors: LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochelle Paige

Genres: Sports Romance, Contemporary/Sports Romance

Publication Date: December 14th, 2017


Hot jocks. We love them all.

Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!

The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book.

The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.

*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.




Adriana Locke (Cross) 
Charleigh Rose (Yard Sale)
Ella Fox (Out of Formation)
Emma Scott (One Good Man)
Kate Stewart (Sweeping the Series)
Kennedy Ryan (Full Court Press)
L.J. Shen (The End Zone)
Mandi Beck (Sin Bin)
Meghan Quinn (Back in the Game)
Rochelle Paige (Slapped Into Love)
Sara Ney (Switch Hitter)





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Tricia's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

Woahh I just love me an Anthology with a bunch of novellas wrapped up in one nice book and by a bunch of Authors is the cherry on top!!! I always get to try new Authors and read some hawt little novellas from some of my fav authors!!!

So the first one I read was The End Zone by LJ Shen. I just love her writing style and her sports men!! Good gahhh almighty..her men leave you panting for

So the End Zone was about Sage and Jolie. They have been childhood friends and now that they are older and in college, they decide to make a pact of sorts. The only thing is Jolie knows how much Sage is a player...she said he "put the ho in manwhore. lol Sage is her forever crush but she doesn't want to cross that line between friendship and relationship. And then there is Sage who is taking their pact much more serious. He loves him some Jolie and wants to take their relationship further.

I gave The End Zone 5 iScream Football Hawtness Cones!! You are going to have to read the story to find out if they take that friend zone to the next level!
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney was my next read.

I love reading books by Sara Ney..her books are fun and ohhh sooo Hawt!!!

"Drama is my twin sister's middle name."

Y'all this read was a lot of fun!! We all know those identical twins are hard to tell apart and Switch Hitter lets you into the life of Amelia and Lucy. Lucy got herself into a bind this time and ends up with two dates on the same night and now wants her twin sister to go out with one of her dates. This never ends well for Amelia when her sister pushes her to go do the switch-a-roo. lol Poor Amelia ends of having a panic attack when she has to trade spots with her twin. But this time, Amelia realizes this trade is in the form of the catcher for their colleges baseball team. And this catcher is quite the catch!!

I gave Switch Hitter 5 iScream Cones..Now you have to read about these crazy ass twin girls and what trouble they have gotten themselves into when the decide to do this switch. Soo good!!
Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart was the next book I read.

Ohhh MMMM Geeeee I just loved the sexual tension and the banter that Kate Stewart brought to this book!!! Geeze, where is that remote control to turn the air conditioner down after reading all this hawtness!!! lol

Soo Sweeping the Series was about Ren and Erica. He spots her across the baseball field on the first game day of spring training and just had to meet her. They seem to hit it off and you find out that they are to meet for dinner that night.... but then we are thrusted into 3 years later in Chapter 1. You know something is up, but you just can't put your finger on it. This is where Erica comes back into Ren's life and she has to straighten his womanizer ways up. Ren is about to get his ass kicked off the team if he doesn't start walking a straight line and he is not happy about her having to be his overseer. lol

I gave Sweeping The Series 5 Hit em' outta tha park iScream Cones. I know you can tell above how much I just loved this read!! Make sure you read this story as well cuz you just have to find out why they didn't speak for 3 years and you just have to find out how this story ends... : )


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LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.






Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.






Adriana Locke

A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys.

From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books.

I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.






Mandi Beck

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.





Emma Scott

I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.




Charleigh Rose

We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have--without filters.

Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.




Ella Fox

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.





Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.





Meghan Quinn


Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!





Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.





Rochelle Paige

Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she's written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.




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