Title: Love on the Mat
Series: Powerhouse M.A. Series Book Two
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2017
Cover Model: Mike Welch
Photographer: David Gaustad Photography
Cover Designer: MGBookCovers
Life isn’t fair.
Hadley James learned early on in life the easy path was not in her future, and the past six months have been a testament to that. Losing her sister and getting guardianship of her nephew have knocked her world off its axis with no one there to help.
She takes the only job she can find to pay the bills, but it doesn’t exactly make her feel like the motherly type. Slinging cocktails ‘til two o’clock in the morning, then waking up four hours later to get her nephew out the door, leaves little time for anything but work and sleep.
Struggling to find a way to make ends meet, all Hadley wishes for is a normal life for her nephew, and a full night’s sleep for herself.
Is that really too much for a girl to ask for?
Life is damn good.
Tate Holten co-owns a successful karate studio, has a gorgeous house, a brand new car, and the freedom to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Life couldn’t have dealt him a better hand.
Although, spending most of his time at Powerhouse leaves Tate with little social life, and lately, he’s been looking for something different.
Something or someone to share his life with seems to be the only thing he can’t have.
Constantly searching for that one special thing leads Tate to Hadley, and he instantly knows she’s what he has been looking for.
Tate just wants to save Hadley and give her everything she needs, but Hadley isn’t looking for a handout from some stranger who watches her every night. Creepy much?
Tate is faced with his biggest challenge yet of convincing Hadley he isn’t some creeper looking to land in her bed for one night. But will Hadley give him the chance, or will Tate have to take love to the mat to prove to Hadley he’s just what she needs?
Loved this book as much as the first in the series! Hadley and Tate are two characters who are easy to find relatable, and it doesn't take long before you find yourself cheering for them. The fact that Tate wants to save Hadley and give her the world is great, but I found it funny that Hadley found Tate to be a bit creepy at first. I liked that we get to see Hadley's self confidence blossom throughout the book; of course it would be daunting to find yourself in the situation Hadley's in without any type of warning whatsoever. I admired that Hadley did what she had to do to improve her situation, especially as she's now the mother figure to her nephew.
The writing of this story flows well and doesn't get bogged down in minor details; Ms. Travers is able to paint a vivid picture with her storytelling ability. The character interactions are great, the banter and dialogue is witty, and the sexy times are hot. Another fantastic story for the Powerhouse M.A. series, I'm looking forward to the next book.
Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.
Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)
Winter loves to stay connected with her readers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact her.