Hot Jocks Blog Hop and Giveaway

From July 10th to 17th, I’m happy to have readers hopping to my website to find out who is my favorite hot jock for the Hot Jocks Blog Hop sponsored by Guilty Pleasures and Under the Covers. I’m giving away one ebook copy of Fight for Love by Delaney Diamond, which is book two in her Hot Latin Men Series with Amira Press.


Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of. Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,”regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer.

Warning: Get ready for a sensual battle of wills as a conservative teacher lowers her inhibitions and is reminded of why she fell in love with a sexy bad boy wrestler in the first place.

In my head, Rafael Lopez looks like wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Isn’t he dreamy.

Rafael has matured since the time he and Rebekah were together as teenagers. When he lays eyes on her after almost ten years of not seeing each other, he realizes his mistake of not fighting harder for their marriage. But now he’s ready to fight to win back the woman he loves and to be a father to the son he didn’t know existed. The love scenes in this book are sensual and intense. You can feel the love they have for one another leap off the page. I especially enjoyed their first love scene because it was like their first time all over again, plus they were able to show each other just how much they missed being together. To the lucky reader that wins, have some ice water available! And if you don’t believe me, read the hot excerpt below.


After Rafael finds out he’s a father, he surprises Rebekah when he tells her the reason for his visit is to inform her they’re still married. The following is taken from a scene right after that where Rebekah throws the tabloid scandal in his face.

He stepped angrily toward her, but this time, she didn’t retreat. She stood her ground, almost eye to eye with him on the bottom stair. The only indication she was even the least bit disturbed was in the almost unnoticeable tightening of her hand on the balustrade.

“You always could make my blood boil,” he ground out. In more ways than one.

He lowered his gaze to take in the rise and fall of her breasts beneath the pink top. The provocative protrusion of her nipples against the material tortured him mercilessly. The shallow inhalation of her soft breaths teased his senses and stoked the flame of arousal in his loins.

He could clearly see in her face that she was not any more immune to him than he was to her. Without thinking, he reached up to stroke her face, and was rewarded when her hand swatted his away.

“Don’t you dare touch me,” she whispered fiercely, her eyes darkening in anger. Had he imagined the desire he saw smoldering there? “Don’t think for one minute that because of an unfortunate twist of fate that kept us married you have any right to touch me. You gave up that right years ago.”

“I suppose you’ve had plenty of opportunity for exploration since then.” He shouldn’t have mentioned it, but he couldn’t help himself. His stomach muscles tensed as if in preparation for a punch.

“I suppose it’s none of your business,” Rebekah replied with a defiant tilt to her chin.

The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on him. Over the years, he’d used other women to help him get over losing her, yet here he was, torn apart by jealousy at the thought that any other man had touched what was his.

Rebekah took a deep breath. “Let’s get this over with.” She marched up the stairs.

Rafael followed more slowly. He took in the view from a few feet behind her, the curve of her bottom and the shapely brown thighs in a pair of cut-off denim shorts. Thighs he wished he could now slide between and ease this voracious craving for her.

Emblazoned in his mind was the image of her beneath him in their bed, his fingers entwined in the tangled disarray of her long hair as she moaned her encouragement. He could still hear the sweet words. Mmm…yes, I like that…please…don’t stop…ahh…Rafe…Yes! Yes!

He had been her first. Every chauvinistic bone in his body rebelled against the thought that others had been in her bed and now knew the truth beneath her reserved exterior—that she was a passionate, giving lover. That even though he had prided himself on being her teacher, the exuberance of her responses and sweetness of her touch had wielded substantial power over him.

More than she even realized.

Used with permission from Delaney Diamond.

Giveaway Information: This an international ebook giveaway

  1. In the comment section, tell me who is your favorite real life hot jock. Mine is Cameron Newton, the quarterback for the Panthers. The comment is your entry to win an ebook copy of Fight for Love by Delaney Diamond. If you’re a subscriber to my website, you’ll receive an extra entry.
  2. At the end of the hop, I’ll put everyone’s name into to select the winner.
  3. On July 18th, I’ll announce the winner on my website and will email the winner as well.

Here’s the link to take you back to the blog/website list on Under the Covers. Happy hopping!

38 thoughts on “Hot Jocks Blog Hop and Giveaway

    • I love the picture I found. I need to make a collage of my favs for a screensaver. The Rock, Cam Newton (my boo) D.Wade, Mike Vick (bad boy) and the three guys from the TV show The Game. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Yes LL is so fine! I’ll have to Google Troy. Never heard of him. Good luck in the giveaway!
      *Update: I just Googled Troy. I know him. Just never knew his name. Yes he is hot with all of that beautiful hair. I’m slightly jealous.

  1. What a great pick love Dwayne Johnson. This sounds like a great book would love to read it added to my list too read! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  2. I am not really into real life sports but I Beckham is HOT! every time I see him. I do really love Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series and Lorelei James Rough Riders is amazing. Just thinking about those bull riders in their tight jeans get me … well you know! LOL

    Thanks for the contest

  3. I am catching this hop on the last day….was so busy with classes I have been offline for last two weeks. I love to watch football and hockey. I guess it’s all those hot sweaty guys! I love reading about any sport as long as it’s good, football and soccer are some of my favorite because I’ve read some good ones. I have a few favorite sport books/series. A few of them are: The Locker Room by Amy Lane, Stiker by KyAnn Waters, Rough Riders Series by Lorelei James, Play by Play Series by Jaci Burton, The Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips. In real life I don’t really have a favorite athlete. Thank you for a great contest!!

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