Review: TAMING THE LEGEND by Kat Latham

In Taming The Legend by Kat Latham, Retiring rugby player, Ash Trenton has had a long and storied  career. Wanting to leave on a positive note before his aging body lets  him down,  Ash retires after the World Cup. At his retirement party he is shocked to run into Camila Morales, his first lover. Camila desperately needs his help to save the camp she runs in California for troubled teens. Camila convinces Ash to to come and coach an all girls rugby team to play in the San Diego Sevens. Ash isn’t prepared for coaching troubled teens and he definitely isn’t prepared for falling back in love with Camila. When a perfect career opportunity arises for Ash, will he accept it and leave the woman he loves?

24920801I sound like a broken record but I enjoy this series so much. Latham has a knack for creating amazing characters and storylines. When I am reading one of her books I keep swiping for the next page, promising myself I will stop after the current chapter ends and then I realize I have lied to myself and several hours have gone by.

Ash and Camila are the classic star crossed lovers but Latham keeps that trope fresh with her own spin on it. The couple initially met in Barcelona, while both were on vacation.  The young teenagers become lovers, fall in love, and promise to remain in contact forever and ever. When Camila writes Ash though,  her letters get returned.  Ash decides that Camila has moved on and focuses on his rugby career.

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In One Night With Her Bachelor by Kat Latham, Molly Dekker is a single mom, who decides to have some “me time” while  her young son goes on a Scouting trip. Molly hikes to Gabriel Morales’ s secluded cabin intent on seducing him. Gabriel, a former Air Force pararescuer, is fighting his own demons after having witnessed the death of his best friend. He doesn’t want or need anyone, especially Molly who is his BFF’S sister.  A tragic accident leaves Molly’s son paralyzed interrupting any seduction that might have occurred. Now Molly is struggling to make ends meet as the medical bills continue to mount. Her best friend organizes a bachelor auction to help raise money and Molly is floored when her son “buys” Gabriel for her.

25116964I swear anything Kat Latham writes is pure gold. It doesn’t matter if she’s writing about the London Legends or a rural town in Montana. Her writing draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the very last page. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Molly and Gabriel. There was a lot of tension that built up before anything happened. When it finally did happen, I was surprised my Kindle didn’t melt.

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Review: PLAYING IT CLOSE by Kat Latham

In Playing it Close by Kat Latham, after the death of his mother, the captain of the London Legends needs a mental health break. Liam Callahan books a week at an exotic eco-friendly resort in Venezuela for some much needed R&R. What he hadn’t planned on was getting stuck in an elevator with the beautiful and sassy Tess Chambers or on having a hot one night stand with her. And he really didn’t plan on coming back to London to find out Tess’s company is now one of his team’s sponsors. Having lost her last job due to sleeping with a coworker,  Tess can’t afford to loose this job by continuing their relationship but she also can’t seem to stay away from him either.

18649476If you have read any of my previous reviews of books in this series,  you pretty much know that I think it’s awesome. Latham is an excellent writer,  who creates hot book boyfriends,  strong sexy women who love them,  and steamy love scenes. When I am reading one of her books my world disappears and time stops while I immerse myself in the riveting world of the London Legends.

Liam is a bit of a player who knows full well that women use him for his fame. When he meets Tess in Venezuela,  she lies and says she doesn’t know who he is, which is extremely appealing to her. Once they meet up again in London,  Liam discovers there is more to Tess than her looks.  Liam realizes he has a good thing when the two of them spend hours watching and discussing rugby.

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In Knowing the Score by Kat Latham, Caitlyn Sweeney is minding her own business one morning when she sees an elderly man collapse.  Caitlyn rushes to his aid and ends up saving his life.  Wanting to follow up, Caitlyn gives the paramedics her business card and the man’s grandson calls to invite her for a visit.  Spencer Bailey, a rugby player for the London Legends, is extremely grateful someone was there to save his grandfather and when he sees the beautiful savior in person, he’s immediately in lust. The two set out to have a no strings attached affair before rugby season starts back up. Things get complicated and the affair turns into so much more. Both are hiding secrets that could end their relationship. Can they overcome the past before Caitlyn ‘s visa expires?

17829279Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this series in my other reviews? This is simply an amazing series. Once I start reading one of Latham ‘ s books, my world disappears and I became immersed in her stories. I even get annoyed with that pesky thing called work.

Caitlyn makes an excellent heroine. Having survived an abusive upbringing,  she refuses to become a victim ever again. She is fierce, independent,  stubborn,  and very cautious with her heart. I love how she doesn’t even have a typical job (she is a disaster relief worker for a charity).

Spencer is definitely book boyfriend material. He is so patient with Caitlyn, gently wooing her and showing her what a good man is like. Spencer had me close to tears a couple of times with the beautiful things he said to Caitlyn.

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In Unwrapping Her Perfect Match by Kat Latham, Gwen Chambers finds herself at a charity auction that the London Legends are holding. She’s just there to bid on her sister’s boyfriend so no one else will but then she meets John Sheldon. John talks her into buying him and the two hit it off. Then John gets a career offer he can’t refuse but does that mean the end of him and Gwen?

23452501This is the second book that I have read in this series and I absolutely love it!! The characters are well developed,  with hot chemistry, and great story lines.  Plus, Latham writers with the non – sports loving readers in mind and includes a handy glossary for those of us who know nothing about rugby.

The story line in this novella is especially touching. John gets injured in a game just before his daughter from France is set to arrive to celebrate Christmas with him. His daughter has never visited him before and John doesn’t want his injury to ruin her Christmas. Gwen agrees to help John out for a few days and in the process she ends up helping to bring the father and daughter closer together.

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