Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Blitz: X-Treme Boys Series by Kay Manis

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Title: X-Treme Boys: The Series (Books 1-4)
Author: Kay Manis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2015
All four books of the X-Treme Boys series in one box set.

 Book 1 

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 of her past. When she 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, maybe even her life. Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s working hard for 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 success, 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. 


Hindley Hagen has worked hard to give X Games golden boy Rory Gregor the comeback he deserves. This time the skateboarding legend has 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. But protecting him means her own demons may surface, and from that there is no recovery. 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. But with Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever and finally feels worthy of the success he’s attained. As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory find the future together they deserve? Or will they discover that the one thing threatening to destroy them both is actually each other? 

MOTO BOY, Book 3 

Welcome back Dana Di Grazio. You fell in love with her in SKATER BOY. Now it’s time to tell her story. Dana is fearless and feisty, but struggling to find her purpose in life. Hiding behind a hardened exterior, she’s erected walls to protect herself from the devastating losses of her past. When thrust into the role of caretaker for pro motocross rider, Peter Fontenot, her fortitude is threatened and she fears he might be the one man to finally break down her walls. When an unexpected accident forces X Games champion, Peter Fontenot to rely on a foul-mouthed, Italian spitfire, he’s surprised to find himself drawn to someone so crass and ill-suited. Suddenly, Peter must rethink the expectations of his well-planned life. Dana is the one thing he doesn’t want, but she may be the only thing he can’t live without. 

MY MOTO BOY, Book 4 

Dana Di Grazio has overcome emotional and physical pain all her life. But when the man she’s finally given her heart to walks out of her life after learning all her secrets, she’s left feeling abandoned and alone, unworthy of love.

My Reviews

Book 1:
I've wavered back and forth on what to rate this. 3.5 or 4? Since it kept my attention I'll go with 4. 

I liked the book. I didn't like the abrupt ending. 

I really liked Hindley and Rory from the beginning. It was hard not to like Rory. Their back and forth banter was great. plus it's hard not to like a guy that is protective like Rory is. 

As the story progressed I found myself frustrated with both characters for certain actions. These two sure know how to put themselves down. They both change their moods at the drop of a hat. However, I do think they're good for one another. 

Diving into book 2 right away!

***Complimentary copy provided in exchange for a honest review. Thank you! ***

Book 2:
This book picked up right where the last one left off. Which is good considering the last one was so abrupt. 

The last book seemed to have a lot of stuff going on and this one was no different. We really learned a lot about Rory and Hindley. If I had thought their pasts were tragic before, this new information really showed just how broken these two are. 

While I really like these two together, it almost seemed like there was so much drama going on and everything else was pushed back. But that being said there was also some focus on other things that I was worried would get pushed to back, such as Rory's illiteracy. In fact, those scenes with him alone were probably some of my favorite. Even though I felt like the drama was over the top and so many bad things thrown at these two people in a way it was believable. Some people really do go through a lot of shit in their lives. 

I loved the ending of this book though and I hope going forward that any glimpses we will get of these two in other books that their drama has finally ended.

3.5 stars! 

***Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!***

Book 3:
This was a good read. But I am learning that when this author likes to leave on a cliffhanger it feels abrupt. It was like that with the first book in this series and it feels that way with this one. 

I really liked Dana in the other books, so I was excited that she got her own book... Though I admit I thought it would be with Leif. So that was a shock. But I have to say I like Peter.

Dana is loud and has no filter. Peter is the exact opposite. Dana has been a bit promiscuous in the past while Peter has not been. I do love a good opposites attract story. One thing that seems to be a common theme in these stories is that fact that both the heroine and hero come with a lot of emotional baggage. I really feel like this whole group of people just drew the shitty end of the stick... I was hoping for a little something different this time around and I hope the final book doesn't throw more in the way. 

Peter and Dana work good together though so I will be reading the final book in order to wrap up their story.

3 stars!!
***complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!***

Book 4:

I really liked this final installment in Dana and Peter's story! This one picks up right where we left off. Peter ran to be by his moms side right after Dana told him about her history. I actually thought Dana overreacted a little bit. But that may have been because I had his POV and knew that he cared about her regardless. 

Anyways- there was actually a lot that went on throughout this story. In a way it almost made it seem like two different books within one. But I rated higher because the last half of this book was just really good. I don't want to say much but I loved meeting Lucas, Levi and Lilly. I really think they stole the show. In fact, I think the addition of them and the scenes they were in is what caused me to bump it up and extra star.

Like I said before there is a lot going on in this book but I didn't feel like there was too much added drama this go around and I really enjoyed Peter and Dana. I think these two balance each other out really well. 

4 stars!

***Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!***
In all I would give this whole series a rating of 3.75 stars. I enjoyed all four books but at times the drama felt unnecessary. Some people enjoy reading lots of drama! 

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About The Author
Kay Manis is a native of Austin, Texas—the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
When not writing or researching, you’ll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or taking a quick nap.
Kay’s biggest goals in writing are 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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