Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Release Blitz: Exiled by Brenda Rothert

Title: Exiled
Author: Brenda Rothert
Genre: Hockey Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2022


Pro hockey player Archer Holt is taking his charm and swagger from the ice to the...sand? One of sixteen players competing to be the last man standing on a new reality show, he’s all in until he finds out the meaning behind the show’s title—Exiled.

Before I was a pro hockey player, I was an Eagle Scout. I can tie knots, build shelters and fish like nobody’s business, making me the perfect choice to represent my team on a reality show set on a primitive tropical island. I can endure scorching heat, tough competitions and torrential rainfall—no problem. But when I find out who my partner is, I’m not so sure I’ll survive being stranded on an island with her.

Archer Holt broke my heart eight years ago. Now he’s rich and famous, and I’m a high school English teacher in our hometown. When I’m offered the chance to compete for half a million dollars by outlasting fifteen other teams on an island with my selfish jerk of an ex, I jump at it, because that money can change not just my life, but my family’s. Besides, I’m long over Archer.
Or so I thought.

3.5  Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved the idea of this book, because for one I am a reality TV junky. and a reality show where two exes are paired together and force to work together I am all for it.  But in some ways this fell a little short for me.

Archer is a professional hockey player who has signed up with 3 other hockey players to participate in a reality TV show.  When he gets to the island he learns that he will not be partnered with one of the other players, but instead his ex girlfriend.  The only girl that he ever loved.  

Lauren agreed to this reality show because she could use the money if she wins.  Being paired with her ex boyfriend who broke her heart is not ideal and the last thing she wants, but she has to focus on the money.  

Lauren and Archer must work together if they want to win.  While Lauren claims he broke her heart she does not realized how much their break up affected him as well.  She only seemed to see her side of things.  But spending so much time together, you can Gell that the sparks and love between them is still very much there.  they just need to get over what happened in the past.  But also need to communicate a bit better about it as well.  Will this reality show bring them closer of keep them apart?

This is one of the feel good second chance romances.  Loved seeing them work together and rekindle their love in the process.  But for me personally it fell a little flat for me.  There was no drama or angst to keep me on the edge of my seat.  Which don't get me wrong is ok. But while I did enjoy the story, for me something was missing.  



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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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