Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Heal My Heart by Elley Arden

healTitle: Heal My Heart by Elley Arden
Kemmons Brothers Baseball Series Book Three (can be read as a standalone)
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 178 pages


Female professional football quarterback MJ Rooney has her eye on the prize, a record-breaking, championship season. Sure, it would be nice to have family support, but she believes in herself, and she has her teammates. That’s all she needs to win…until a scuffle at a baseball game sends her over the railing and onto the field with a concussion that threatens her season.

Dr. Tag Howard isn’t a baseball player like his brothers, but that doesn’t mean he can’t contribute to the game. He’s poised to become Major League Baseball’s go-to sports medicine doctor if he can rehabilitate Gold Glove Centerfielder Grey Kemmons, who happens to be his estranged brother. It’s a lot to take…until an unorthodox angel crashes into his life with a concussion and a fresh perspective.

MJ doesn’t need a man. She needs a championship ring. Getting messed up with a sexy, doctor and his family baggage isn’t going to get her there. But the attraction is undeniable, and there’s surprising freedom from expectations in each other’s arms…until Tag’s brothers want a reunion that requires him to own up to his ugly past, and MJ’s season teeters amidst the distractions. Would life apart be easier?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Purchase Link: Amazon


M.J. watched as people passed the open door to her exam room. Some looked in and smiled, but she couldn’t manage to muster the strength to smile back. In fact, she was just about to get up and close the door when a handsome man in a white coat passed. They made eye contact for a brief second before he disappeared in the same direction the nurse had.

But then he was back.

“You,” he said, smiling.

It was a wonderful smile, bright and white, balling his cheeks and squinting his eyes, defining his chin with a sexy v-shaped crease.

“Me?” M. J. questioned.

He stepped into the room, wearing the same smile along with a pale blue dress shirt and crisply pressed gray pants visible from the split in his white coat. “You don’t remember me, do you?”

“No.” One word was a better bet than letting her incredulity slip out amid a full sentence. If she’d met a man like that before, she’d certainly never forget him.

“You’re Miss Rooney, aren’t you? I examined you on the field after you fell.”

M. J.’s jaw dropped. “Oh,” she managed, despite the embarrassment heating her face. If she didn’t remember him, God only knew what she’d done or said during their exchange. She wasn’t exactly mealy-mouthed.

“How are you feeling?” He tilted his head and rolled his gaze over her, a hint of that smile lingering in his beautiful hazel eyes.

Physically? “Better.” Mentally? Like a fool, because she was trying to place him, but nothing that happened after she toppled over the railing and before Felicia arrived at the hospital made sense. And now she was gawking at this crazy-attractive man.

“How’d you end up at Fellows’ clinic?”

“Dr. Ridge.” She matched the tilt of his head with her head. “He’s my team physician.”

Dr. Sexy’s eyes widened. “Which team?”

“Clash,” she said without hesitation, maybe even a little too fiercely. She’d just been laughed at too many times to count.

When he chuckled, she wanted to slap him, but he looked so damn good doing it.

“Now it makes sense,” he said. “You told me you belonged on the field when I asked how you got there, and then you asked if you’d been sacked.”

He wasn’t laughing at the fact she played football? Interesting.

“Knock, knock.” Dr. Ridge stood in the doorway. “Go find your own patients,” he directed at Dr. Sexy. “Better yet, go get some pizza before I finish it off.”

Dr. Sexy smiled again as he nodded, exuding a nonchalance that had M. J.’s muscles bunching, bracing against the attraction.

Author Bio

Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.

Elley writes provocative, emotional, contemporary romances, where Mr. Not-My-Type ends up being Mr. Right.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter


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17 Responses to Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Heal My Heart by Elley Arden

  1. Michele Dewell

    The book cover, title, and it is interesting to read about a wonan being a professional football player

  2. Michele Dewell

    The book cover, title, and it is interesting to read about a wonan being a professional football player. Thank u for the giveaway.

  3. Shelly W

    Love the title, will add to my TBR list 🙂

  4. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  5. Jess1

    The part about M.J. being a pro football player was a surprise and interest me about her career.



  7. Mindy S

    The title grabbed my attention right away !

  8. Chundra Hill

    I like the fact that the woman is a football player

  9. Kim

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Look forward to reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. Yvonne Rodriguez

    What interests me is the fact that it’s a female who is the professional not a male. Haven’t read many of those.

  11. April Burch

    Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!!!

  12. amy bowens

    I really enjoyed the excerpt! The book sounds amazing!

  13. tori

    thanks for the giveaway

  14. I absolutely LOVE sports books -specially baseball! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Katherine

    I like a woman athlete, and I like baseball. This setup between the 2 characters sounds good.

    Thank you for the excerpt.

  16. Suzanne Edwards

    I have never read a book where the female character is a football athlete! This sounds really interesting…puts me out of my comfort zone! Hmmm

  17. Deb P

    MJ’s Ugly past ??? What is that about???