Jac Reviews: Smoke Signals by Catherine Gayle

by Jac on October 9, 2015

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jac Reviews: Smoke Signals by Catherine GayleSmoke Signals by Catherine Gayle
Series: Tulsa Thunderbirds #2
Published by Bons Mots, Inc. on 2015-10-22
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Sports
Pages: 324
Source: the Author
Goodreads
five-stars
USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the Tulsa Thunderbirds hockey romance series, a sexy spin-off from her emotional Portland Storm series.Desperation changes a person. Leads them to do things they never would have dreamed.Thanks to his mother, Ray “Razor” Chambers knows what desperation can lead a person to do. But as a defenseman for the Tulsa Thunderbirds, those days are long in the past for both of them. His best buddy is about to get hitched in Vegas when a woman whose eyes are filled with an all-too-familiar haunted look approaches Razor. She makes him a proposition, and he knows he’s witnessing yet another act borne of desperation.Viktoriya Dubrovskaya knows all about desperation, too. She came to America to study ballet and escape a fate no one should have to bear. She can never go home again. She’s broke and broken, not to mention in survival mode. Viktoriya turned to the only help offered, but in the end it stripped her of everything she was and all she wanted. Now she’s out of time, money, and options…until she sees Razor. There’s no chance he’ll take her up on what she’s offering, but he suggests a counter-proposal—one involving a ring, a green card, and the chance to reclaim her body. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up, but for Viktoriya and Razor, learning to live together as husband and wife is as foreign as interpreting Smoke Signals. And where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.CONTENT WARNING: contains graphic and potentially disturbing descriptions of abuse, both physical and sexual.The Tulsa Thunderbirds series reading order1. Bury the Hatchet2. Smoke Signals - releasing on October 22, 20153. Ghost Dance - releasing on May 19, 2016The Tulsa Thunderbirds series is a spin-off from Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm hockey romance series. Storm fans can expect the same emotional backdrop and hot hockey action wrapped up in a sexier, edgier package.KEYWORDS: hockey romance, sports romance, marriage of convenience, athletes, sexy romance, emotional romance, erotic sports romance

It’s absolutely no secret that I love Catherine Gayle! And when she spun her Portland Storm into the Tulsa Thunderbirds? I didn’t hesitate to jump right in!! (And let’s be real – it’s just a continuation of the same fantastic stories!)

Fans of the Portland Storm can’t miss this one either, because Catherine has done something GENIUS!! She opens the second book in this new series with the wedding of Babs and Katie!!! **SWOON**

But it’s quick to jump into the action, and the tough subjects. Razor has so much more depth than I could ever imagine!! (If you’re not up to date? You need to read the Portland Storm books – Razor was the best friend of Jamie “Babs” Babcock, but was  traded a few books back…) And Tori? Well, I just love her story – even if it breaks my heart.

See? Catherine Gayle is famous for this. She breaks your heart. She just rips it in two. She doesn’t care!! But then? She does something amazing, and she builds up these phenomenally broken characters. And she does it in a way that’s so real. I just love it.

(As I’ve said before, she makes me wish I could fall in love all over again!!! But, Mr Jac wouldn’t love that idea… HA HA HA!!)

I feel like I can’t write a whole lot about this book because it’ll give it away. And I also feel like I could gush on and on forever, because I LOVE it. So you’ll just have to grab it and read for yourself!

**This one comes out October 22, but you can pre-order now!!! (And you totally should, because it’s AMAZING!!) Smoke Signals (Tulsa Thunderbirds Book 2)

Jac

I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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