~Book Review~ “Cherry Picked” by Kristen Hope Mazzola

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Cherry Picked is a fun yet sweet story of following your dreams and seeing just exactly where life takes you.

Chase Harding finds himself in NYC as the new rookie on his favorite hockey team.  He is finally playing on the same ice as his idols.  Nikki Jennings has come to the Big Apple to join the NYC Ballet Company.  From a small town, she is ready to say yes to life and experience everything she possible can.

At a chance encounter, Chase and Nikki bond over their love for Agatha Christie, and a whirlwind romance begins.  (Seriously, how cute is it that a rough and tough hockey player loves Agatha Christie mysteries!)  Chase and Nikki explore all that NYC has to offer, spending all of their time together, quickly becoming very serious with one another.  Reality soon comes crashing in however, when the hockey season begins and Nikki begins her season with the ballet.  Will their new relationship be able to survive what life throws their way?

I enjoyed how idealistic these characters were.  They know what they wanted early in life and worked hard to get to where they are.  Kristen Hope Mazzola did a great job of creating a whirl wind romance for this young couple that was easy to get caught up in.  I enjoyed experiencing all of Nikki’s “firsts” in the big city and how the couple handled the real-life issues tossed their way.  It was also fabulous seeing how things end up in the future with the epilogue!  I only wish it was a bit longer so we could have had  more time with these characters.

4 stars.

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About the Book:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2np7jCh

Amazon Universal: myBook.to/CherryPicked

Blurb:

One chance encounter – that’s all it took.

Nikki Jennings is dancing her way into the big time. She has gone from a shy, small town girl to a New York City Ballet star. She had everything to offer the world and she was taking it by storm.

Chase Harding is a cocky jock that has always gotten exactly what he’s wanted. Most recently, the rookie spot on his dream hockey team. He has everything he could ever want until he meets Nikki. She won’t give him the time of day. He won’t take no for an answer.

Will Chase be able to score the v-card of his latest prospect or is he going to shoot and miss for the first time in his life?

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About the Author:

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.

Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know.

A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

Author Links:

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fQ2eZI
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eUz8P8
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1gZdki8
Website: http://bit.ly/1dBeHku
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/184qzve

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