Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dolce by Rachel Blaufeld Blog Tour!

 Dolce, the newest stand alone to the 
Love at Center Court Series is NOW LIVE! 


“Who just stole my thunder across the Hafton airwaves, you ask? Right now, right this very second, listeners, I have Hafton’s one-and-only, the main man with the ball in hand, Blane Steele is in the studio. Mark my words—he’ll not only steal the ball, but your lady’s heart too. Watch out, gentlemen, the Stealer is in the house!” 
— Sonny Be Knocking Boots, Hafton Radio 96.9

Coed antics.
Angst-ridden twists in fate.

Caterina is an intern. Sonny is her shock-jock boss. And Blane is a good-hearted baller…except when he steps on the court. Between on-air dares, an evil feminist professor, a straight-shooter of a coach, and rumors from the league surrounding Steele, these three are destined to screw it all up.

Rather than a love triangle, this is a friends-to-lovers story where the disc jockey acts as the catalyst, and a basketball player finds his life transformed when center court intersects with love.

Christy's Review:

4 stars!

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One thing I love about Rachel Blaufeld’s books is they aren’t the same old story. I can’t say I’ve read any other NA/sports romance with this story line. It’s not the most common thing to have a different plot and twist than the average book so if you’re looking for something that’s not the same old same old, this is one you need to pick up!

Caterina is one of those feisty and sassy heroines. She’s a self proclaimed feminist, a women’s studies major, and is interning at the college radio station. Blain ‘the Stealer’ Steele is the star basketball player at Hafton. When he meets Caterina, aka Catie with a C, he is enamored. He likes her attitude. She is different from all the ball babies he’s used to. And that just makes him want her more.

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Blaine makes it his mission to have Catie be his friend. At first, she wants nothing to do with this jock that she is attracted to. This is not the type of guy she wants to be with, or even be friends with, but the more persistent he is, and the more time she spends with him, the harder he is to resist. They develop a fun and flirty friendship that slowly turns into more. Even if Cate doesn’t want to admit it.

I don’t want to say much about the story from here, because somethings happen that I don’t know what to think about. I can’t tell if I think ‘You go girl- do what you do’ or ‘WTF am I really okay with this?’ I’m definitely conflicted about the turn the story takes. But one thing is for sure, I LIKE that it wasn’t predictable and the same old same old.

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I love Rachel’s writing style. I loved both of these characters. As much as I got frustrated a few times, I still loved both Catie and Blaine. Cate stayed true to herself and stood up for what she believed it and that is something to say bravo to. This is the second book in Blaufeld’s Love at Center Court series but can most definitely be read as a stand-alone. If you haven’t read Verite, I highly recommend you pick that one up, too. It’s an excellent read!

Meet Rachel

Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog,BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, anti-heroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

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