Playboy’s Reward (Tennessee Thunderbolts #4) by Gina Azzi

Title: Playboy’s Reward
Series: Tennessee Thunderbolts #4
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2022


It was supposed to be one fake date…

When sexy-as-sin Harper Henderson launches profanities into the night sky from the balcony below mine, I’m forced to intervene. I may be a professional hockey player with a playboy reputation, but I’m also a good guy.

Charming and affable with unrivaled cheekbones and a lack of serious commitments (save for hockey), I make an impressive plus-one.

Volunteering to be Harper’s date to her dreaded ten-year high school reunion is easy. Pretending not to fall for her when our innocent kisses turn passionate is a little more challenging.

But when Harper returns the fake date favor and accompanies me to my parents’ anniversary party, everything changes. She garners my dad’s respect and effortlessly mingles with my childhood friends. She eases the familial pressure I drown under and makes me crave the things I used to laugh off.

Tangling up with Harper was supposed to be a fun way to pass the summer. So, why does it feel like she’s the real prize? The elusive, fleeting kind of real I’ve avoided for years?

And how can I prove that this playboy wants a different kind of reward? One that sounds a lot like commitment…


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Playboy’s Reward by Gina Azzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Here we are once again back in Tennessee and its Thunderbolts. It’s time for Playboy Damien to meet his match.

I absolutely loved Damien with all his flaws. He was easy going, despite the fact he was raised in upper class, old money style. He’s had a crush on his neighbor Harper, and an opportunity presented itself, he grabbed it because he wanted to get to know her.

Harper is not having a good day. She’s been invited to her 10th high school anniversary and her mother RSVP in her name. While she was trying to figure out how to not attend, in comes Damien to the rescue. They hot together as friends, but it doesn’t stop there. They end up spending a kot of time together, and in return they start to develop feelings, that are very hard to ignore. Despite knowing they both have grueling jobs, they decide to give a relationship a go.

And here’s where it get tricky for me: when the first bumps appear, both return to their old habits , which Is to deflect their feelings. But what made me twitch a bit was the fact when everything was said and done, only he apologized like he was the only one to blame for the said bump… I can’t really explain why it bugged me so much but it did so here we are.

But despite this It was still a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an easy escape from reality.

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Meet Gina Azzi

I’m Gina Azzi, a book-obsessed, coffee-drinking, globetrotting, mama of soon-to-be three! I write sweet with a dash of spicy New Adult and Contemporary Romance full of good men putting in work to win the hearts of even better women.

A total Jersey girl at heart, I struggle with insatiable wanderlust and currently reside in Ontario, Canada with my family.

When I’m not dreaming up storylines or writing all the words, you can find me hanging with my littles, attempting to bake, or planning my next adventure.

Connect with me on social media or at [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you!

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