Spotlight, Giveaway & Review: Dropping In by Carrie Quest

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Spotlight, Giveaway & Review: Dropping In by Carrie Quest

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

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Spotlight, Giveaway & Review: Dropping In by Carrie QuestDropping In   by Carrie Quest
Series: Snow-Crossed Lovers #1
on  February 8, 2018
Format: kindle e-book
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Pages: 345
Source: InkSlinger PR
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
two-flames

Natalie Berensen has one short summer to ace her writing class and convince her parents she’s not a hopeless screw-up. No more changing her major once a month, taking time off to travel, or random friends-with-benefits. She doesn’t have time for distractions or hook-ups, not even if her longtime crush is in town for the summer and living in her basement. Who cares if he’s a snowboarding god with six pack abs and a hashtag devoted to his apparently magical penis? She’s not interested.

Until she is.

Ben Easton’s focus and self-discipline is legendary. He’s built a career as a professional snowboarder by training harder than anyone else on the mountain and steering clear of anything that doesn’t take him one step closer to his goal: Olympic gold. Then his best friend crashes in the half-pipe and Ben drops everything to take care of him. No more training. No more competitions. No more snowboarding. It’s over.

He’s back in Boulder to help with Adam’s rehab, not fool around with his little sister’s best friend, no matter how much he loves her laugh or the way her ass looks when she walks up the stairs. There’s no way in hell he’s going anywhere near Natalie.

Until he does.

Contains: a grumpy guard cat with a taste for blood, discussions of Ents as phallic symbols, and plenty of sexy times.

 

 

 We are having the blog tour for Carrie Quest’s DROPPING IN! Check it—and the free prequel—out and grab your copy!

 

Contemporary Romance, with winter sports as a theme. Best-friend younger sister’s romance.
Book #1 of a series, but there has been a prequel.

Fun, cute and sexy!!!

  • Addictiveness: This is a fast-paced sexy romance that have you laghing-out-loud a lot!!!
  • Character: hero 4/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 4.5/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5  Great characters! Natalie is a bit lost, but she is fun and ready to find herself. Ben is hot and sexy! So many great secondary characters (Piper, Adam, Chuckles). Character development is great along the story. Both Ben and Natalie mature a lot.
  • Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 0/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 Hot cover! Great title! I would buy this without reading the blurb.
  • Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 54/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 3/5  Great opening and wonderful ending. Perfect conflict and dialogues. Steady pace with enough subplots to enhance the story. There is a bit of serious topics but the mood is set as light and fun. I laugh a lot with both characters.
  • Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 4/5, development 5/5, steam 3/5 This is a love story. At the same time is fun and light. The couple’s chemistry is great and their love is easy to feel.
  • Writing Style: Amazing characters development with interesting plot. Cohesive writing with great setting.

  • Freshness:  There is nothing very different and unique here. But when a romance is well written it doesn’t need to be unusual. It doesn’t bother that is a bit predictable.

 

Overall 

  • Action 0/5
  • Angst 3/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 5/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 0/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoy romance. In fact, this is a fast, fun read!
  • Would I re-read this book? Definitely!!!
  • Would I re-read this series? Yes!!!
  • Would I read more from the author? I will definitely keep reading the author.

You MAY read this because you enjoy romance; you should read this because you like sports romance ; you MUST read this because you are looking for some sexy, fun love story!!!

 

 

Prequel is free now:

 

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

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Spotlight, Giveaway & Review: Dropping In by Carrie QuestBailing Out by Carrie Quest
Series: Snow-Crossed Lovers #0
on January 13, 2018
Format: kindle e-book
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Pages: 123
Source: InkSlinger PR
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
two-half-flames

Gabriel Power came to Sochi with two goals: win a medal and track down his ex-girlfriend so he can finally explain the truth about the scandal that came between them. Once that’s done, he’s going to disappear. Snowboarding’s bad boy is tired of the phony photo ops set up by his media mogul father. Getting hounded by reporters and pretending to date supermodels while running errands for Power News cost him the only girl he’s ever loved, and now it’s time to walk away.

Quitting his father will be easy. Bailing on snowboarding will be slightly harder. Getting Belle to forgive him may be impossible, but he has to try.

Isabelle Garland’s Olympic dream died the night a drunk driver plowed into her car and crushed her leg. Sochi was supposed to be her moment of glory, but instead she’s limping around the Village trying to dodge the snowboarder who broke her heart and avoid the interviews her pushy sister-slash-manager insists are vital for building her brand. Belle doesn’t want a brand, she wants a life. Preferably one far away from the rude reporters who keep trying to get America’s Skating Sweetheart to cry on camera by asking how it feels when

your entire life is snatched away in an instant.

(Spoiler: it feels like s***. Also, she’s more snark than sweet these days.)

When she runs into Gabe in the basement of her hotel, Belle’s first instinct is to flee. Too bad they’re trapped in a freezing storage room together with no way out and only their chemistry to keep them warm…

Contemporary Romance, with winter sports as a theme. Second-chance romance.
Prequel of a new series from a new author.

Fast-paced, hot novella!!!

 

  • Addictiveness: This is a fast-paced hot romance that can be read in one sitting.
  • Character: hero 4/5, heroine 4.5/5, secondary characters 4.5/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5  Great characters! The main characters have  bad history and a lot to get through. Their growth during the book is great, specially for such a short story. They are east to love, connect and understand.
  • Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 0/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 Hot cover! Great title! I would buy this without reading the blurb.
  • Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 54/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 3/5  Good beginning, great ending. Fast-paced with a bit of drama. Well written for such a short-story. Great introduction for a winter sports series.
  • Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 4/5, development 5/5, steam 3/5 I love second-chance romance. Specially when the author develop their story so well. It was easy to feel their love and to cheer for them.
  • Writing Style: The author has the amazing quality of creating wonderful characters that makes the reader feel invested on their lives. Good plot with great pace.

 

  • Freshness: There is nothing very original here, but everything is very well written that you don’t miss uniqueness.

Overall 

  • Action 2/5
  • Angst 4/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 2/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 1/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoy sports romance. In fact, this is a fast, hot read!
  • Would I re-read this book? Definitely!!!
  • Would I re-read this series? Yes!!!
  • Would I read more from the author? I will definitely keep reading the author.

You MAY read this because you are looking for a new romance author; you SHOULD read this because is well written; you MUST read this because you want a fast, great love story!

 

 

 

Coming Soon:

Spotlight, Giveaway & Review: Dropping In by Carrie QuestWiping Out by Carrie Quest
Series: Snow-Crossed Lovers #2
on March 8, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Pages: 346
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Series Rating: four-stars

Piper Easton is a fixer. As a teenager she took over running the house when her mom got sick, and when her snowboarder brother was injured, she found the top knee guru in town and finagled a same-day appointment. She’s got an exclusive internship lined up in Europe and she’ll be leaving as soon as she watches her brother Ben win a gold medal. She just has to clean up one last mess: the way her stupid heart jumps whenever her ex-boyfriend appears. She and Adam are friends now, that’s it. That’s all they can ever be.

But maybe a few benefits aren’t out of the question. Just until their trip to the Olympics finishes and they both go their separate ways. Surely the problem will be fixed by then.

Adam Westlake had two true loves: snowboarding and Piper Easton. He lost them both and now he’s broken. The scars from where they cut his skull open are no longer visible, but the traumatic brain injury means it isn’t safe for him to ride again and he hasn’t spoken to Piper in eighteen months. Not since he got out of the hospital and fled Colorado, terrified he wouldn’t be able to resist strapping on his board when the snow started falling. He’s been chasing summer around the world ever since, until a lucrative offer to report on the Olympics brings him home to face all the temptations he left behind.

He might be able to summon the willpower to stay off the mountain, but Piper?

She’s irresistible.

Contains: sex as an Olympic sport, dirty dancing while wearing eye goggles, ninety-nine penis balloons, and a blowjob rudely interrupted by a devil in feline form.

 

 

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four-stars

About Carrie Quest

Carrie grew up in Vermont, spent her college years in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in New Zealand with her husband, two smallish children, and a gaggle of very badly behaved animals. She writes love stories that will make you laugh and reads enough romance to swoon on the regular.

Rating Report
Addictiveness
four-stars
Character
four-half-stars
Cover
five-stars
Freshness
three-stars
Plot
four-stars
Romance
four-half-stars
Writing Style
four-stars
Overall: four-stars