Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wild Heart book tour - Beth Ehemann




Wild Heart (Viper's Heart #2)
by Beth Ehemann
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For Lawrence “Viper” Finkle, hockey isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. Since the first time he stepped onto the ice at just eight years old, he knew what he was meant to do, and he does it well. When his career takes an unexpected hit, and his relationship is pushed to the breaking point, he’s left sidelined and wondering what his future holds.

Just when he’s sure things can’t get any worse…they do.

Can Viper pull himself together in time to save his career, his girl, and his sanity? Or will he be permanently benched?





Lucy, Piper, Matthew, and Emma ate fast and scampered off to play Ping-Pong in the basement while Grace and Maura toddled around the family room, chewing on everything they could get their hands on.

“Want a glass of wine?” Kacie asked as she put the last of the pizza in the fridge.

“Um . . . nah. I’ve been fighting a headache all day and that would just make it worse.”

Kacie nodded and filled her wine glass with Riesling. She grabbed a water bottle from the fridge and balanced the drinks carefully in her hands as she stepped over our makeshift baby gate of pillows and an ottoman.

“Thanks.” I took the bottle from her, ready to relax and watch our boys play. The second period was just starting and the Wild were already up 2—0.

I didn’t think the day could get much better.

Kacie plopped down roughly, giggling when she spilled a little wine down the front of her shirt. “Oh well.” She shrugged and took another sip.

“Thanks for tonight, Kacie. You have no idea how much I needed this.”

“Oh my goodness, don’t mention it. It’s been so fun. I think this should be our new road trip tradition.”

“I’ll drink to that,” I said as I held my water up in the air. She grinned and immediately leaned over, touching her glass with my bottle.

We relaxed back into her oversized couch happily, while our babies played and boys kicked ass on TV.

Just before the second period was ending, there was a breakaway play and Viper was all alone, dribbling the puck down the ice toward the goal. Kacie and I both sat forward in our seats, praying for another Wild goal. He skated along the boards, nearing the goalie, when out of nowhere Ricky Young from the St. Louis Blues barreled into him, sending him crashing into the glass.

“Holy shit!” I jumped up and covered my mouth.

Hard hits were nothing new in hockey, but that one was brutal, and it was obvious by the way his body flew that Viper had no idea Ricky was even near him.

“He’s okay. He’s totally fine,” Kacie tried to reassure me, taking a step closer as she put her hand on my arm.

But . . . he wasn’t okay.

Within a couple of seconds, the station cut to a commercial break and fear exploded inside of my chest.

Not again. Oh God, please not again.



Cement Heart (Viper's Heart #1)



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Beth Ehemann lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and four children. When she's not sitting in front of her computer writing, or on Pinterest, she loves reading, photography, martinis and all things Chicago Cubs. She's represented by Jessica Watterson of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.




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My Review:

Wow what a wonderfully fantastic follow up to Cement Heart. Lawrence "Viper" Finkle and his sweet and independent love Michelle are back for round 2 in this emotional , angsty story that plays on every emotion that you will experience – I couldn’t stop reading once I started and there were times that I had tears going down my face and I wanted to take a quick breather but couldn’t stop because I had to know what was going to happen next.
Viper thought he had everything perfect going for him and Michelle, and that he had a great career and all was awesome— until it wasn’t. His hockey career took a sudden turn when he got hurt, he goes off course. Which throws him into all sorts of off kilter mess and it effects him with Michelle and her kids. He starts getting overly stressed out and then he starts taking it out on everyone, including Michelle which is a recipe for disaster . Michelle doesn’t know what to do to help Viper, it seems the more she tries to do to help him, the more he lashes out at her and she is at her wits end.
Michelle loves Viper-anyone reading this book can feel it but the ups and downs are wearing on her and she is starting to wonder is it worth it to continue to be there if he is going to treat her the way he is. Oh Michelle is such a strong woman and she loves her man but that man, that impossible man-he is surly and ill-tempered and he goes out of his way to sabotage his relationship and all I could do was wonder why?? My heart bled for her, and I wanted to smack Viper. Oh there was some humorous scenes as wll but the emotional scenes will have you balling like a baby. I truly saw how Viper came to realize what he was losing , how close it was and let me tell you he was so close to losing something truly precious when he finally woke up and realized what was really important in life and got to work on making changes.
The ending did go by faster than expected but overall, this was a beautifully written story that will have you grabbing the tissues and needing a stiff drink at the end because this author knows how to work the emotions out of you, and that is the mark of a great romantic read. Viper and his lovely Michelle get their HEA done good and you have to read this. I cannot wait to read Andy’s story next.

My rating: 4.6 stars ****

 **I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review***

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