Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

The Knockout Rule, an all-new sexy and addictive standalone romance from bestselling author Kelly Siskind is available now!

Growing up with an adoring father for a boxing legend isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It looks more like hospital visits, bloody noses, and cracked ribs.

Isla Slade now works as a physiotherapist, helping athletes heal their bodies. Except for boxers. She has no interest in reliving the stress of her teen years. Dating someone in the boxing world? She’d rather snort wasabi powder.

Until she meets Preston Church.

Preston manages heavyweight boxing darling Brick Kramarov. A brute who’s built tougher than his name, with a cocky attitude to boot. She wants nothing to do with either man, but her father begs her to help them prepare for a huge Vegas fight.

She doesn’t expect Preston to recite romantic poems and slowly break her resolve. His fascinating mind gets under her skin, even if his star athlete reminds her how much she hates boxing.

Too bad it’s Brick coaching Preston how to woo Isla, falling for her from the sidelines. Once she finds out, she’ll have to decide if she can risk loving another man who puts it all on the line for the knockout.

One-click this sexy slow-burn romance today!

Each book in the Showmen series is STANDALONE: *New Orleans Rush *Don’t Go Stealing My Heart *The Beat Match *The Knockout Rule

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VmusYk Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/KnockoutRule Nook: https://bit.ly/2KPBGSt Apple Books: https://apple.co/2KMx3bQ Kobo: https://bit.ly/33wyXUN

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Read Kay’s Review: The Knockout Rule

Excerpt

“Don’t let the resistance pull your arms forward at the top,” Isla told him. “Keep your hands in line with your ears.” He repeated the movement, noting her suggestions, sweat gathering along his neck. “Like this?” “Exactly. Take it slow.” She crouched next to him, the closest they’d been all session, and his stomach swooped. Fucking swooped, like he was a love-struck teen. The sensation divided his focus, part of it staying on the rope in his hands, a fraction diverting to her proximity, another locked on his reacting body. She shifted positions slightly, seemed to hesitate, then she placed her hand on his back. Forget divided. All his attention zeroed in on that one spot. Isla. Hand. Hot. So much heat concentrating where she touched. He leaned back a bit, couldn’t control his body’s urge to ask for more. More contact, more Isla. Her fingers spread wider. “Don’t overarch your back,” she said, her voice lower, breathy. “Sit straighter.” He paused with the triceps rope at his chin, fixed his posture and turned his head, bringing them almost nose to nose. “Like this?” Her gaze dropped to his lips. His thighs flexed. “Yeah,” she murmured. “Like that.” The moment lingered, sexual tension vibrating between them so thoroughly he was surprised the walls didn’t shake. And he was pissed. Angry at their circumstances. Upset for Isla and all she’d dealt with in her life. Mad that the easy friendship they’d developed had devolved in a matter of hours to broken sentences and awkward glances. None of it was okay. Determined to salvage something from this mess, he worked through his next rep with slow precision, keeping his back straighter, his arms at the correct angle. At the end of the rep, he said, “What do you call spending the afternoon with a cranky rabbit?” Isla made a startled sound, a muffled kind-of-laugh. From the corner of his eye, he caught the hint of a smile. “I don’t know,” she said. “A bad hare day.” Her tentative smile grew. “Have I told you your humor hovers at a grade-one level?” “Have I told you that you have no sense of humor?” “I wouldn’t know. I usually tune you out.” He chuckled at that, turned his head toward her, bringing their lips dangerously close again. Her hand was still on his back, maintaining his posture. Her thumb moved, a small stroke he felt everywhere. They breathed deeply at the same time, their chests expanding like their hearts were reaching toward each other.Then they got back to work. Less awkward this time. They talked more easily. Joked occasionally. Everything out of Isla’s mouth sounded like foreplay to him: move slower, hold that position, yeah like that. But he somehow found his focus, stayed attuned to his body’s needs and pains, assessing when muscle fatigue meant a break was due. Neither of them crossed the invisible line they’d drawn. They were once again patient and physiotherapist, no different than during their early sessions. But everything was different.

About Kelly

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to enjoy the charm of northern Ontario. When she’s not out hiking with her husband or home devouring books, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

Her novels have been published internationally.

Connect with Kelly

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aMl4pr Facebook: http://bit.ly/3bt45aK Instagram: https://bit.ly/37IFGwN Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellySiskind Website: https://www.kellysiskind.com

Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

“These characters are so full of passion and heart–their romance is what happily-ever-afters are made of.” –Brenda St. John Brown USA Today bestselling author

The Knockout Rule, an all-new steamy slow burn standalone romance from bestselling author Kelly Siskind is available now!

Growing up with an adoring father for a boxing legend isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It looks more like hospital visits, bloody noses, and cracked ribs.

Isla Slade now works as a physiotherapist, helping athletes heal their bodies. Except for boxers. She has no interest in reliving the stress of her teen years. Dating someone in the boxing world? She’d rather snort wasabi powder.

Until she meets Preston Church.

Preston manages heavyweight boxing darling Brick Kramarov. A brute who’s built tougher than his name, with a cocky attitude to boot. She wants nothing to do with either man, but her father begs her to help them prepare for a huge Vegas fight.

She doesn’t expect Preston to recite romantic poems and slowly break her resolve. His fascinating mind gets under her skin, even if his star athlete reminds her how much she hates boxing.

Too bad it’s Brick coaching Preston how to woo Isla, falling for her from the sidelines. Once she finds out, she’ll have to decide if she can risk loving another man who puts it all on the line for the knockout.

One-click this sexy slow-burn romance today!

Each book in the Showmen series is STANDALONE:
*New Orleans Rush
*Don’t Go Stealing My Heart
*The Beat Match
*The Knockout Rule

Download your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VmusYk
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/KnockoutRule
Nook: https://bit.ly/2KPBGSt
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2KMx3bQ
Kobo: https://bit.ly/33wyXUN

Add The Knockout Rule to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3lnpipl

 

About Kelly

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to enjoy the charm of northern Ontario. When she’s not out hiking with her husband or home devouring books, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

Her novels have been published internationally.

 

Connect with Kelly

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aMl4pr
Facebook: http://bit.ly/3bt45aK
Instagram: https://bit.ly/37IFGwN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellySiskind
Website: https://www.kellysiskind.com

Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

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The Knockout Rule; Showmen #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: February 24, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Sports Contemporary

Author: Kelly Siskind

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

 

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A slow burn romance that takes a look at the boxing world and the importance of family. 

Eric Kramarovsky, also known as Brick Kramarov which is his boxing personality with a Hulk like tagline of “Brick Smash”. Eric has a brutish public persona to keep up appearances which is completely opposite to his actual high IQ and sweet personality. The persona of “Brick” weighs on Eric though most of the book and also drags on Isla who has trouble with the boxing world to begin with. As they get to know each other more he’d love to walk away, but Eric needs boxing to save his family, which means “Brick” stays and it’s a fine line to a budding relationship. The love Eric has for his family is so sweet and it’s really hard not to like the guy.

Isla grew up with a heavyweight famous father and hates the world of boxing. She watched as the career he loved took away his marriage and slowly took away his health all in the name of his profession. Isla appreciates the dedication it takes to be an athlete, but she will never understand boxing and the men who destroy their bodies. So when her father asks her to help with one of his proteges, Eric,  she really can’t say no, even if she desperately wants to since her dad is the one who helped fund her new business. There are a few times that her pushy nature is a bit much, but then you get an inside look as to why she is the way she is and you get sympathetic, understanding her intentions and giving her a little leeway for her attitude.

As much as Isla tries to avoid her attraction to Brick, there is something about the sweet man behind the persona he projects to the world. The more time they spend together the more she likes him, but can she give up her fears of the sport that took so much from her already?

Some of the story dragged, and I can’t place why because I was drawn into the connection Eric and Isla have for one another, and I don’t mind a slow burn romance, but there were times I wanted to push them along faster, if that makes sense.  While this doesn’t make it a bad read or one I didn’t enjoy, it was just something that made it less than a five star book and pushed it to a 4.5.

 

Synopsis:

Siskind’s latest slow-burn romance is stay-up-all-night addictive and proves love hits when you least expect it…

Growing up with an adoring father for a boxing legend isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It looks more like hospital visits, bloody noses, and cracked ribs.

Isla Slade now works as a physiotherapist, helping athletes heal their bodies. Except for boxers. She has no interest in reliving the stress of her teen years. Dating someone in the boxing world? She’d rather snort wasabi powder.

Until she meets Preston Church.

Preston manages heavyweight boxing darling Brick Kramarov. A brute who’s built tougher than his name, with a cocky attitude to boot. She wants nothing to do with either man, but her father begs her to help them prepare for a huge Vegas fight.

She doesn’t expect Preston to recite romantic poems and slowly break her resolve. His fascinating mind gets under her skin, even if his star athlete reminds her how much she hates boxing.

Too bad it’s Brick coaching Preston how to woo Isla, falling for her from the sidelines. Once she finds out, she’ll have to decide if she can risk loving another man who puts it all on the line for the knockout.


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