#RisqueReads | #ReleaseBlitz | #BookReview | UNDEFEATED by Stuart Reardon @stureardon & Jane Harvery-Berrick @jharveyberrick (January 23rd 2018, Indie Published @ArdentPRose)

UNDEFEATED by Stuart Reardon & Jane Harvey-Berrick
23rd January 2018, Stuart Reardon Publishing

C17C26C2-AABD-483D-9083-CC1FBC0D5028

When your world crashes down…
When they all say you’re out…
When your body is broken…
I will rise.
I will return.
And I will be undefeated.

Nick Renshaw is the golden boy of British rugby. When a serious injury threatens his career, he starts to spiral downwards, a broken man.

Feeling abandoned and betrayed by those closest to him, he fights to restart his life. Maybe there’s someone out there who can help him. Maybe he can find his way back toward the light. Maybe … not.

Dr. Anna Scott might be the one person who can help Nick, but she has her own secrets. And when Nick’s past comes back to haunt them both, the enigmatic doctor is more vulnerable than she seems.

Broken and betrayed, the struggle to survive seems intolerable. Who will give in, and who will rise, undefeated?

79D1992D-B540-431C-BB26-367E26A53DD0

Until recently – I had never picked up a sports romance novel. I knew they existed, but I was yet to delve into the sub-genre. Thankfully RARE has given me the kick up the arse I needed to get out and explore new authors and their stories!

I was instantly drawn to UNDEFEATED mainly by the cover (that’s right! I’m a big perve!) and then to the title and the authors. A romance novel co-written by a man?! This made the list of ‘reasons why I need to learn more about this book’! But listening to both Stuart and Jane talk about the book and the journey they took in writing it had me sold. I HAD to read this book!!

Straight away what I enjoyed the most about this book is that it wasn’t written as non stop romance with a bit of sport thrown in. It was a story about Nick’s sporting journey, which just happened to have a romantic element attached. I felt more of a connection with Nick and Anna because of this and I became fully invested in the story, the characters and the world they were living in. With all that said though, the romance between the pair is raw and passionate! Who needs a post-match sauna when these two are in the same room?!

After listening to some of Stuart’s Q&A sessions, I can appreciate this story a lot more knowing that Stuart has used some of his own personal experiences within his career to influence parts of the story. A very courageous move as some of the story is hard to read. Nick really does go through the mill and is very lucky to have it on the other side without the relationship he forms with Anna. UNDEFEATED is a credit to both Stuart and Jane on and I am 100% keen beans for MODEL BOYFRIEND when it’s released in June!

A HUGE thank you to Ardent Prose, Stuart and Jane for gifting me an early copy of UNDEFEATED in exchange for an honest review! I’m now counting down the days for MODEL BOYFRIEND!

74316891-343F-4E69-B74B-0594DED77CCD

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

STUART REARDON

Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player who’s career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.

Currently he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

Web  Twitter  Facebook   Instagram  YouTube  Tumblr

JANE HARVEY-BERRICK

 I enjoy watching surfers at my local beach, and weaving stories of romance in the modern world, with all its trials and tribulations.

It’s been the best fun working with Stu on this story. And yes, he did think about joining the Marines once.

Web Facebook  Twitter  Amazon Page Goodreads Instagram

You can buy UNDEFEATED from the following booksellers (and many more!);

iBooks | Amazon | Nook | Kobo

-S.
9910FF2F-C88B-49BF-AFC2-95E78011A836

#RisqueReads | #ChapterReveal | UNDEFEATED by Stuart Reardon @stureardon & Jane Harvery-Berrick @jharveyberrick (January 23rd 2018, Indie Published @ArdentPRose)

 

UNDEFEATED by Stuart Reardon & Jane Harvey-Berrick
23rd January 2018, Stuart Reardon Publishing

A powerful contemporary romance set in the fast-moving world of international rugby.

When your world crashes down
When they all say you’re out
When your body is broken
I will rise.
I will return.
And I will be undefeated.

Nick Renshaw is the golden boy of British rugby. When a serious injury threatens his career, he starts to spiral downwards, a broken man.

Feeling abandoned and betrayed by those closest to him, he fights to restart his life. Maybe there’s someone out there who can help him. Maybe he can find his way back toward the light. Maybe … not.

Dr. Anna Scott might be the one person who can help Nick, but she has her own secrets. And when Nick’s past comes back to haunt them both, the enigmatic doctor is more vulnerable than she seems.

Broken and betrayed, the struggle to survive seems intolerable. Who will give in, and who will rise, undefeated?

 

 ** EXCLUSIVE CHAPTER REVEAL **

Prologue

It’s a beautiful game.

It’s a hard game.

And even on a good day your body is battered and bruised. It’s a brutal game with blood, mud and dirt.

See this scar on my cheek? Rugby.

See this scar running through my eyebrow? Rugby.

I have a lot of scars.

I have 13 scars on each arm from keyhole surgery, knee surgery, scars on my forehead and the back of my head, scars on my knuckles, broken fingers. I’ve had both eyelids stitched, surgery on both shoulders, suffered a broken nose twice and spiral fractures in my hands, I’ve broken my fingers so many times, I don’t event count those. I’ve had cartilage cleaned out of my left knee, two medial ligament grade two tears on each knee, three lots of surgery for Achilles tendon injuries, and once I put my bottom teeth through my top lip. Getting stitches in your mouth isn’t much fun. They tug when you eat or speak.

There’s nothing nice about rugby. Maybe that’s why I bloody love it.

Chicks dig scars? Yeah, I’ve heard that, too.

In my experience, they’re not so keen on being around while you’re healing. Being the loser who’s benched, not so sexy. Being the guy who’s career went down the toilet … I’m looking a lot less appealing now.

Trusting a woman when you’re at your lowest—dumbest, stupidest thing ever.

Beat me, break me, butcher my heart.

I’m coming for you. And this time…

I’m going to win.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

STUART REARDON

Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player who’s career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.

Currently he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

Web  Twitter  Facebook   Instagram  YouTube  Tumblr


JANE HARVEY-BERRICK

 I enjoy watching surfers at my local beach, and weaving stories of romance in the modern world, with all its trials and tribulations.

It’s been the best fun working with Stu on this story. And yes, he did think about joining the Marines once.

Web Facebook  Twitter  Amazon Page Goodreads Instagram

 

ArdentProse_LogoMain.jpg