Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review Tour: Jock by CM Foss

Title: Jock
Author: CM Foss
Release Date: Nov 2, 2015
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She can't stand them.
Hates them.
Refuses to be one.

Tessa Brooks is strong-willed, sassy, and determined, on the brink of dominating in the testosterone-fueled sport of horse racing. She’s spent her life avoiding the norm, staying true to herself to achieve her ultimate goals.

Her relationship with Jace Hitchen, her brother's best friend, just might be the biggest cliche of all. Over the years, he’s been her protector, her annoyance, her confidante, her crush. But giving in to what she's really wanted for the last ten years could be the very thing that destroys everything she's worked for and wanted. Can Tessa achieve her dreams for the future, but still hold on to the past?
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5 I want to be a jockey stars
Review by Natasha Gentile

I have to say that before I started this book I knew nothing about jockeys, or horses for that matter.  I mean who hasn’t heard of the Kentucky Derby but if we are all honest, or at least I am, I just want to attend so I can buy myself one of those cool hats.  But then this book fell into my hands, and I see it as so much more.  Here was my take on it.

She can't stand them.
Hates them.
Refuses to be one.

Tessa Brooks- this little chick is a fire storm.  And When I say little I’m not making fun of her, I’m a munchkin myself.  Not only is she a whopping 5’3, she is strong-willed, sassy, and determined to not let anyone stand in the way of her and her dream.  You would not believe what her dream is, she wants to enter the sport of horse racing.  The highly dominated by men and testosterone sport.

She does what she needs to do in order to be taken seriously.  At times in the book I thought she was just a little too hard on herself.  But if you want to be the best you have to train with the best.  And does she ever train, who knew that so much work goes into riding a horse??

It’s not to say that she doesn’t do anything extra-curricular.  She still gets to tangle the sheets with none other than  Jace Hitchen, her brother's best friend.  

Jace has been in their household since forever.  Even being there on the day she came home from the hospital.  Jace made the ultimate promise to her mom, he vowed always take care of her.  What starts out as him always protecting her, annoying her, being her confidant and all around best friend, turns into love.  She feels it first, he just needed to be told. 

I didn’t want to. Or I did want to.  I don’t know, but I turned, one step at a time, until we were face-to-face.  Well, kind of. Face to chest.  I tilted my head back so I could look into his face.  His expression was searching but otherwise unreadable.  He lifted his hand, cupping my jaw in his palm.  I leaned into his touch, afraid of what was next and yet dying to know.

 So now they have made it to the point that there is no going back, there is only going forward. The question is how will Jace handle her extreme devotion to becoming the best woman in a man’s sport?  How will he take the way she pushes herself?  Will he be that protector he promised to be or will it be too much for him to handle?  Either way she is determined to be the Jock!

I fell in love with this couple.  I loved their struggle because it was real.  It’s a love story but it’s also a story about acceptance and support.  Accepting that she will be the strong willed woman and supporting her through the extreme training that she does.  


CM Foss is a hopeless romantic with a love for the written word. When she was little, her mom would ration her books so she wouldn’t go through them too quickly. It didn’t matter, she would just re-read. She’s always been an avid equestrian, competing in the top levels of Three Day Eventing by age seventeen. CM now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and kids where they own and operate their own equestrian business, as well as raising grass-fed, sustainable meats. She doesn’t have this thing people call “free time”, but she does spend a weird amount of time writing, reading, playing with her kids, milking goats, and drinking wine, while avoiding bananas at all costs. Other books by CM Foss include Shiver, Swoon, and City Beautiful.

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