Book Review, Giveaway: Rookie Moves by Shelly Alexander 4


NOW LIVE! Rookie Moves A Checkmate Inc. Novel Book 2

Bestselling author Shelly Alexander brings you this fresh new series of super sexy, sizzling hot heroes. It’s a fun, flirty, and dirty series of romantic comedies that can be read as STANDALONE novels.

Businessman playing chess

If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you!


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“‘Rookie? She’ll be an expert when I’m done teaching her.” –Dex Moore

Smart guys make the best lovers. We’re curious and want to learn as much as possible, especially when it comes to women. Women are the most fascinating and complicated species on the planet, right? So when we meet a lady who piques our interest, it drives our curiosity to soaring heights. We want to study her. Figure her out.

Lucky SOB that I am, I’ve built a career on this very thing. As a founding partner of Checkmate Inc., a company that’s grown into a multimillion-dollar business, I’m a quasi-celebrity. It’s a role I never expected, and out of all three Checkmate partners I’ve somehow been labeled the jet-setting playboy.

I don’t mind the smokescreen. I can’t commit to a serious relationship while I trot around the globe to oversee our expansion, a venture that could bankrupt Checkmate if I don’t keep my eye on the prize. Besides, the only woman I’d like to study, figure out, and unlock her ear-splitting cry of ecstasy is the one woman I can’t have. And since she’s one of my closest friends and my business partner’s sister, a jet-setting playboy image is the perfect facade to hide my true feelings.


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


A company that started with biologically engineered cologne for men that is specifically designed to produce supercharged pheromone production in women has to be the most brilliant stupid idea on the planet. Sort of like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Blondie’s smile turns evil. I half expect her to put a curse on us and fly from the room on a broomstick.


My Review:


Rookie Moves provided an extremely clever premise, an entertaining storyline, and an afternoon of naughty fun. I totally relished the brilliant idea of nerds receiving makeovers. The storyline was amusing, bawdy, sensual, and emotive. Written from the first person POV of Dex, the main character was a sexy playboy that had been a high school nerd, chess champion, and a lonely intellectual genius of a child with cold and distant parents. Dex was one of the three founding members of Checkmate, the company that started off with cologne but expanded into a networked enterprise that polished the rough edges and assisted wealthy geeks with rebranding themselves into buff metro-sexuals. Dex was whip-smart and had a dirty mouth and an even filthier mind packed with X-rated fantasies starring Ava, the younger sister of his business partner/best friend. The f-bombs frequently flew once he learned it was a turn-on for Ava. Dex had been secretly lusting for Ava for over two years but unable to do anything about it as, well, best friend’s sister. Imagine his shock once he realized his fantasies had nothing on Ava’s reality. She was no mental slouch herself and brought out the best in him in every way, and my kindle was smoking!




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Sinful Games – Book 4 in the Checkmate Inc. Series (Coming Late Summer 2017)

If you prefer your romances sweeter with a touch of steam, try Shelly Alexander’s Red River Series.


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It’s In His Smile Book 3


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It’s In His Arms Book 4


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3 Great Prizes

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3-Signed Print copies of Foreplay w/ author swag pack (International winners will receive an e-copy of both foreplay and Rookie Moves instead of a print copy and swag.)



A 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing steamy contemporary romances while tending to a miniature schnauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: Rookie Moves by Shelly Alexander

  1. Reply Rebecca Feb 20,2017 1:48 pm

    Sounds like a good book! The premise is interesting.

  2. Reply Alisha Webster Feb 20,2017 2:05 pm

    This sounds pretty cute!

  3. Reply Caroline Feb 20,2017 8:19 pm

    Sounds like a good one, but too “smutty” for me. 🙂
    I love the cologne concept! HA!

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