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Tackled by Love by Rachael Duncan

October 30, 2014 Author Bio, Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review, Trailer 0 ★★★★½

Blog Tour Review || Giveaway  Tackled by Love by Rachael Duncan

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.
Blog Tour Review || Giveaway  Tackled by Love by Rachael DuncanTackled by Love by Rachael Duncan
Published by Self-Published on October 20th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, sports
Pages: 231
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

Landon Stone has it all. He’s the star quarterback for one of the powerhouse teams in a professional football league, has a beautiful supportive wife cheering him on, and plenty of money to support him for the rest of his life. In the blink of an eye, it all comes crashing down as every player’s worst fear unfolds right in front of his eyes. With nothing left, he finds himself going back to where it all started.

Autumn McCray has lived in the same small town her whole life. Being tormented and bullied throughout high school she has those constant reminders surrounding her every day. Having put most of those demons behind her, she’s forced to confront them once again and find her inner strength in order to move forward.

With Landon and Autumn’s paths crossing, they both are faced with obstacles they never imagined they would have to overcome. Will they help each other with their struggles or be left to tackle them on their own?

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Reviewed by Joanne

*An E-ARC was supplied to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Landon Stone has it all. Successful career, beautiful devoted wife, financial security…. Until one incident causes a ripple effect and everything is gone. In an instant. Just like that. So what does he do? He heads home to lay low at his parents house for a while, until he can figure out his next course of action.
I really felt for Landon. He was a nice guy. He didn’t mess around, he was devoted to his wife (his childhood sweetheart), and very trusting. I was so angry for him when everything started to unravel, I wanted him to rise above it and move forward, and to find the happiness he deserved. So when he met Autumn I was rooting for the pair of them!

Autumn had a pretty hard time in school. She didn’t fit in with the ‘popular’ kids and was the target of cruel bullying. As a consequence she has confidence issues but is blossoming into a beautiful woman. She works for Landon’s mother in the local bakery. She knows Landon, she remembers him from school. I mean, who wouldn’t? He was the star football player, local boy done good. Everyone knows Landon. He doesn’t remember her though. When he first sets eyes on her, he is intrigued and determined to get to know her.
 
The story is told from both points of view, so its easy to know what each of them is thinking, and I could understand Autumn’s hesitation after reading about what she went through at school. She was wary of Landon, of his motives. In her mind she’s still the girl from school all those years ago. She’s very insecure and guards her heart very carefully. It’s clear that there is a connection between the two of them though. Landon is attracted to her physically, but also as he gets to know her, he loves her down to earth attitude. She isn’t interested in material things, she likes the simple things in life. And for Autumn, Landon makes her feel wanted, sexy, appreciated, protected…. what woman wouldn’t fall for that!
 
I did get frustrated with some misunderstandings between the two of them. Autumn was too quick to believe other people rather than listen to Landon, and there were parts where time had passed with little information about what had been happening in between. but that didn’t stop me enjoying the story. There are some pretty steamy scenes between these two, lets just say that Landon knows his way around the bakery 😉 

I really enjoyed reading this story, I loved Landon and Autumn. I swooned, I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to cut a bitch more than once! And the epilogue was just perfect.
 

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In a quiet, husky tone, Landon says, “I don’t know what it is about you, but I can’t help myself. I want to devour every inch of your skin every second I’m with you, and I think about all the places I want to feel you when I’m not.” And if I didn’t need new panties before, I definitely do now. I’ve never had a guy turn me on like this with simple words. His eyes remain on the road, but each syllable has left a hot trail straight to my most intimate parts. Because my brain has completely fizzled out, I’m left speechless. “Did I scare you?” He glances over at me with a sexy grin on his face.

“No, just processing. I’ve never had a guy talk to me that way before.” I look out my window, nervous to meet his eyes.

“And how am I talking to you?” His tone is commanding, like he wants to hear exactly what he does to me.

“Like you’re going to eat me alive and do things I couldn’t possibly recover from.” My voice comes out breathy as my own desires become quite obvious.

“I wouldn’t mind eating something, but I promise you’ll survive it, sweetheart. Barely.” My eyes widen and my skin instantly heats up all over. He gives me a knowing look and responds with a wink. My mouth goes completely dry and I suddenly have a very vivid imagination that runs wild with all the things he could do to me.

 

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About Rachael Duncan

Rachael Duncan is an Army wife living in North Carolina with her husband and two kids. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in political science. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that a career in politics just wasn’t for her. A couple years later, she rediscovered her love for reading and writing. She’s the author of Tackled by Love as well.

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