Friday, March 10, 2017

Book Review: ROOKIE MOVES by Shelly Alexander (Checkmate, Inc #2)

Rookie Moves 
A Checkmate Inc. Novel Book 2
Bestselling author Shelly Alexander  brings you this fresh new series of super sexy, sizzling hot heroes. It's a fun, flirty, and dirty series of romantic comedies that can be read as STANDALONE novels.

If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you!
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“‘Rookie? She’ll be an expert when I’m done teaching her.” –Dex Moore
Smart guys make the best lovers. We’re curious and want to learn as much as possible, especially when it comes to women. Women are the most fascinating and complicated species on the planet, right? So when we meet a lady who piques our interest, it drives our curiosity to soaring heights. We want to study her. Figure her out.
Lucky SOB that I am, I’ve built a career on this very thing. As a founding partner of Checkmate Inc., a company that’s grown into a multimillion-dollar business, I’m a quasi-celebrity. It’s a role I never expected, and out of all three Checkmate partners I’ve somehow been labeled the jet-setting playboy.
I don’t mind the smokescreen. I can’t commit to a serious relationship while I trot around the globe to oversee our expansion, a venture that could bankrupt Checkmate if I don’t keep my eye on the prize. Besides, the only woman I’d like to study, figure out, and unlock her ear-splitting cry of ecstasy is the one woman I can’t have. And since she’s one of my closest friends and my business partner’s sister, a jet-setting playboy image is the perfect facade to hide my true feelings.

Carra's Review
Rookie Moves takes friends-to-lovers, mixes it with best friend's sister, then tosses in an extremely healthy dose of naughtiness.  Let's also not leave out that said best friend is also super overprotective, which of course leads to the expected blowup once everything is found out.  It's a familiar recipe, but is still well done by this author and was a very entertaining read.
Ava is sweet and sassy, and strong willed to boot.  She's finally going after what she wants, and while Dex tries to "do the right thing" (someone please save us from these noble guys!), he's been fighting this temptation for far too long.  The two of them together will either overheat your e-reader or if you're reading the paperback it may very well burst into flames.  Chemistry?  They have it in spades.
While the story does follow a predictable route, it is the writing that makes it stand out, and I thought it flowed very well.  I read it in one evening, and even though it was a quick read for me, it never felt rushed.  Ava and Dex already have a long history of close friendship, the events in this story just give them that nudge over the edge.
4 stars for Rookie Moves, and I recommend this to any romance fans-particularly if you love the tropes that are represented.  This book is strictly for readers 18+ for adult language (boy Dex can sure dirty talk with the best of them!) and explicit erotic sexual content.

ForePlay (A Checkmate Inc. Novel Book 1)
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Get Wilde - Book 3 in the Checkmate Inc. Series (Coming May 2017)

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Sinful Games - Book 4 in the Checkmate Inc. Series (Coming Late Summer 2017)

If you prefer your romances sweeter with a touch of steam, try Shelly Alexander's Red River Series. 

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It’s In His Heart Book1 

It’s In His Touch Book 2

It’s In His Smile  Book 3

It’s In His Arms Book 4


A 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing steamy contemporary romances while tending to a miniature schnauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus.


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