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A sexy mistaken-identity forbidden sports romance!

After my last romance turned into a dumpster fire, I did the only reasonable thing - I swore off men for all of eternity. So my bestie said she did the only reasonable thing - she signed me up for a freaking dating app. I thought it was a joke. But after too many martinis, I committed a cardinal sin. I slid into the DMs of the first eye-roll-inducing profile I found - @BigDeckEnergy.

With a name like that, how could I resist giving him a piece of my mind?

I never expected him to write back. I also never expected to like him.

  • His body? Sexy as hell.
  • Handle? Cocky.
  • Accent? Did I mention he’s British?
  • Personality? Funny, sweet, and witty.

Everything was falling into place until it all came crashing down and I remembered why I’d written off dating in the first place. Because Ethan Byrne wasn’t just @BigDeckEnergy. He was a pro hockey player. Number 41, the center for the Seattle Cyclones, to be exact. He also happened to be my brand-new client and completely off-limits.

Too bad I already knew exactly how big his deck really was.

Big Deck Energy is a steamy stand-alone novel in Kim Loraine's Anything for Love series featuring a strong heroine, a hero with a hot AF British accent, and lots of flirty banter. 

©2022 Kim Loraine (P)2022 Kim Loraine

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Fun, flirty, steamy good time!

Big Deck Energy by Kim Loraine was a fun, flirty, and steamy good time! Kim Loraine brought all the swoon with this perfectly written romance that will leave her fans falling in love with all things "big decks." I loved everything about Elles and Ethan's mistaken identity to lovers' romance! The characters, the pets, the accents, the setting, just completely captivated my attention and my heart from start to finish.

Stella Hunter and Shane East narrate this audio in duet, which I love! In my mind, these two truly embody Elles and Ethan! Stella Hunter brings so much passion and heat to her performance of Elles's personality. She is spot on in conveying her determined, desirable and hesitant sides which makes you adore her character even more. Shane East is a dream as charismatic, hockey hunk, Ethan. The way he calls Elles "love" in his delicious British accent is sure to make you blush and fall a little harder for his Ethan. This duet narration is not to be missed!

Overall, I loved this audio! If you love mistaken identity romance with a British hockey hottie (aka the Emperor of Douche Bags) , a talented interior designer, a "Meet Cupid" dating app, visits to Pike's Place Market, sitting on a big deck watching orcas swim in the ocean, hot phone seggs, lots of in person steamy time, devoted pets, hockey players with accents, and an HEA that will be sure to melt hearts and leave you swooning, then you will love Elles and Ethan's romance! I always look forward to more from Kim Loraine!

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Another Fabulously Entertaining Story & Listen🎧

I am a huge fan of Kim Loraine’s writing style, she has a knack of bringing you into her stories alongside the characters, giving you an inside view of what they are seeing, feeling and thinking. And she creates the best characters, ones that you can connect with and relate to, ones that are easy to like, care about and even fall for. I adored the two lead characters, Elles and Ethan, they meet in the most interesting of ways. Elles has not had the best luck with men but her friend signs her up for a new dating app and she winds up sending messages to someone on that app, with the hottest of abs and the handle of “Big Deck Energy”. Ethan Bryne is a recent addition to the Seattle Cyclones Hockey Team and management asked him, as a team member, to sign-up for a new dating app for a promotional tryout. He had no interest in dating, but did so because he was a team player. He was not expecting to meet anyone or to be entertained, but that happens when he receives an angry message from Belles Elles, anger not towards him but for all men. Ethan finds Elles messages very entertaining and he just messages back, the witty banter between them is hilarious and after a while both start looking forward to hearing from the other, finally agreeing to meet and when they do the chemistry between them strengthens further. This is an entertaining and fabulously delightful romance novel that is wonderfully plotted with a perfect balance of drama, humor, heartfelt emotions, and some hot sexy times. Kim Loraine, thank you for another amazing story, the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride. It was great to see Maverick and Clara again, too.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Shane East and Stella Hunter, enough said!! These two make a great team performing in duet style and doing wonders bringing these characters and story to life. They have a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit that character’s persona to a tee, sounding believable, and just I picture the characters to sound. Shane East nails it as Ethan and Stella Hunter does the same for Elles, both handle the witty banter and dialogue with ease and land the humor effortlessly. You can hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture the characters’ emotions and project them into their performance. These entertaining storytellers are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another exceptional listen.

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Charming and Funny

This book was, gah!! I don’t even have the words! I loved it from beginning to end and could not stop listening. Kim Loraine brings us another flirty, feel good, swoony sports rom com featuring your newest book boyfriend, Ethan, a sexy, cocky, sweet British hockey player. Ethan and Elles have sizzling chemistry, and their witty banter will have you laughing out loud. They were super cute together and I enjoyed how their relationship developed over time from friends to lovers. Let’s not forget Ethan’s hockey player team mates who made wonderful side characters and added some charm to this already captivating story. I listened to this on audio and i never wanted it to end. Shane East & Stella Hunter narrate this story in duet style and beautifully bring the story to life. Shane’s deep and dreamy voice was the perfect casting for Ethan. He was able to showcase Ethan’s charming, flirty, and sweet personality and the different accents he used for each of the hockey player was brilliant. Stella has become a favorite voice to listen to. She was fantastic as Elles, always spot on in bringing out the sass, passions, and vulnerabilities for Elles. Overall, this audiobook is a must listen. You will fall in love with Ethan and Elles and be hooked to find out what happens next with Savage & Becca.

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Loved this spicy rom-com

Could not get enough of this fun, steamy, lighthearted romance from Kim Loraine! Big Deck Energy was such an entertaining listen, and it's a pure rom-com delight!

Elles has a habit of attracting the worst men - those that don't like strong, independent women. So when he gets wrongly fired from her job, she is swearing off men. So what happens? Of course the perfect man lands right in her lap thanks to a dating app that her friends sign her up for. Now, someone should have warned her not to drink and DM in the app, because her sights land on what she is sure is a catfishing thirst-trap of a man, and she lets him have it. When she's drunk. So she holds nothing back. And this was all unsolicited - the poor man didn't even reach out to her first!

What happens is a relationship that slowly builds. Online friendship turns to voice messages turns to phone calls turns to finally, months later, meeting in person and discovering that you're perfect for each other. But when BigDeckEnergy, aka Ethan, is keeping secrets from Elles, things go a bit awry. The good news - they don't stay awry for too long.

Elles is funny, determined, smart, and highly entertaining. Ethan is swoony and seriously falls in love with Elles immediately because she is really falling for him, not his career or bank account. Add to this mix a nut-punching dog and a cat with murder mittens and boundary issues, and they make for a hysterical family.

Small touches in this book really brought out the humor, too. Chapter 12, people, starts with a cameo from a girl with perhaps the most gumption EVER - just a hysterical little touch that brought laughs and made this such a fun listen. The audio, narrated by Stella Hunter and Shane East, was beautiful. I loved how much Elles and Ethan laughed in this book, and you could hear the genuine laughs in the performances by Stella and Shane.

Can't wait for more from this swoony hockey players! Bring it on, Kim Loriaine!

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Too cute!!!!

✔️flawless writing
✔️smile & swoon
✔️fun-loving
✔️flirty banter
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Elyse has bad luck with guys but her luck is turning back around when she meets the hottest and mouthwatering British Hockey Player, Ethan. I love how playful the characters were by chatting on the phone or texting with each other. They had great chemistry as you read/listen more and more of their cute and flirty banters. Shane East and Stella Hunter were the voices for the characters and I might add that these 2 together never fails to bring characters to life. A Great pleasant pair indeed! It was quite short love story about a Hockey player and a girl who just trying to give up men due to her past but this one was just low drama, full of fun and giddiness!!! It’s puppy love and feel good vibes on this one!

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This is perfect for Stella and Shane to narrate!

I could not wait to listen to this book. When two of your favorite narrators combine with one of your favorite authors, it’s a non-decision to grab and listen.

Kim Loraine writes the most amazing characters. Read in duet, Shane East and Stella Hunter do an amazing job of bringing Ethan and Elles to life.

You will be smiling at this one from the dedication. It’s just that good.

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Absolutely loved BDE

Stella Hunter and Shane East were just perfect as Elles and Ethan. Kim Loraine knew what she was doing when she wrote Big Deck Energy. This was such a fun and entertaining yet swoon worthy book that was made to be done in duet audio. Truly couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Elles has been burned by workplace romance so she is determined to steer clear of those situations. She signs up for a new dating app and ends up sending a not so nice message to “Big Deck Energy”. This leads to some back and forth chatting between the two and starts a friendship that hopefully will lead to more.

When these two finally meet up, the sparks fly like hockey pucks across the ice. Elles has no idea who Ethan is and what he does for a living. This fact is something that Ethan appreciates because it’s hard to know if women are seeing him or dollar signs and his celebrity status. Ethan is looking for something real and he believes he’s found that with Elles.

I loved these two together. They were cute and smoking hot as well. The narration was perfectly done, as it always is with these fantastic narrators. This book is low in drama and high on fun, sexy, sweet, swoony, and flirty with Elles and Ethan navigating a new relationship.

Can’t wait for what’s to come in this series.

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This book is absolute perfection!!

All I have to say is that Kim must REALLY love her fans because it showed in every word in this book. I loved the dedication. It made me smile so big! 
Ethan is a hot British hockey player who joins the local team after a rough go of it with his last team. Elise has had bad luck with guys lately and her most recent date ends up getting her fired. She and her friend happen upon Ethan’s profile one night after having a few drinks and she sends him a scathing barrage of messages. He ends up responding and the correspondence continues between them.
I loved that Elise was not shy about what she wanted once they met. I also really enjoyed their friendship that they started via the dating app. They took their time getting to know each other, even when it gets a little spicy and that made them even closer. Ethan loved the anonymity of the app and being able to get to know her without his job getting in the way.

I think chapter 12 is probably my favorite from all the funny stuff with the movers and with Wayne towards the end.

Thank you Kim for that “good girl” line. Chapter 5 killed me dead. The first kiss....OMG. Hell, there so many great lines in this book. I have lots of notes.
This was absolute perfection in duet. It works especially well with the messaging back and forth. Stella and Shane have great chemistry when they work together. Always a pleasure to listen to their work.

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Hilarious and sweet. A must listen!

BDE captured me from the first sentence until the last. I just adored Elles and Ethan’s story! I have come to love Kim Loraine’s cowboys and falling for her big bulky sexy British hockey player was no surprise. She writes the swooniest heroes!!

Elles has had some unpleasant experiences with men in the past. She has deemed them all to be “douchebags” and has no intention of connecting with anyone on the dating app her best friend set her up on. But, fate has other plans for her after one too many martini's and she is messaging @BigDeckEnergy not hesitating at all to tell him how she really feels about men like him.

Ethan, a sexy pro hockey player had no interest in connecting with anyone on the app either. However, he is being pressured by a social media campaign to match with someone when he is slammed with the bold and witty messages from Elles and cannot help but engage with her and responds. So begins their flirty, fun, banter via DM.

Shane East and Stella Hunter narrate this story in duet and I loved every minute of it. They bring this story alive with their animated voices, flirty text exchanges, laugh out loud banter and scorching hot chemistry. I can never get enough of Shane’s British accent but he also does a variety of other accents from his teammates that I loved as well. Stella as Elles was fantastic. Her personality is confident, feisty and sweet and she did a phenomenal job portraying her.

This is a super fun, light, heartwarming listen. It is low on angst and high on heart and heat and I highly recommend it! I am looking forward to Savage and Becca’s story next!

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Stella Hunter & Shane East are explosive!!

Kim Loraine writes some of the sexiest men I have EVER read!! From cowboys to shifters and now, a delicious British hockey player. Be prepared to have your heart stolen by "Big Deck Energy" with his delicious body, witty comebacks and did I mention that accent??

Elles is done with men. For good. That is until her bestie signs her up for a new dating app. It is not like she is going to use it. Until one too many martinis leave her with loose lips, and she is sliding into the DMs of the cringiest account she saw.

The next morning, she is blissfully unaware what she has done until her phone starts chirping at her. It seems "Big Deck Energy" had something to say about her comments from the night before and he is not going to let it go.

She never expected him to be so swoony! Not to mention funny, kind, considerate and those abs!! It should be illegal for someone to look like that. It seems he is much more than she thought he was and now their witty banter is turning into more.

Life isn't done socking it to Elles though. It seems her delicious Brit is a pro hockey player and her newest client. Why can't she catch a break? This man is practically perfect but as more secrets start to come up Elles realizes that she can't possibly let this relationship go on.

What happens when her perfect man just won't let her go, consequences be damned? Can Elles get over her fear to get the guy? Or will a life of heartache cause her to lose her perfect match?

Just do yourself a favor, get the Audiobook. Thank me later!! Shane East as a sexy hockey player was not something I was aware I needed but apparently, I was wrong. He was entirely too dreamy for words!! Stella Hunter was everything sassy, sexy, and swoony that I love in a heroine!! What made this audiobook that much better was their combined voices. Seriously, their voices just melded together so well I was completely entranced from start to finish.

Kim Loraine is becoming one of my favorite authors because you can guarantee there will be a sexy hero, a sassy leading lady, an abundance of spicy scenes and all the feels!

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  • 05-16-22

Loved this lighthearted romcom with spice!

Could not get enough of this fun, steamy, lighthearted romance from Kim Loraine! Big Deck Energy was such an entertaining listen, and it's a pure rom-com delight!

Elles has a habit of attracting the worst men - those that don't like strong, independent women. So when he gets wrongly fired from her job, she is swearing off men. So what happens? Of course the perfect man lands right in her lap thanks to a dating app that her friends sign her up for. Now, someone should have warned her not to drink and DM in the app, because her sights land on what she is sure is a catfishing thirst-trap of a man, and she lets him have it. When she's drunk. So she holds nothing back. And this was all unsolicited - the poor man didn't even reach out to her first!

What happens is a relationship that slowly builds. Online friendship turns to voice messages turns to phone calls turns to finally, months later, meeting in person and discovering that you're perfect for each other. But when BigDeckEnergy, aka Ethan, is keeping secrets from Elles, things go a bit awry. The good news - they don't stay awry for too long.

Elles is funny, determined, smart, and highly entertaining. Ethan is swoony and seriously falls in love with Elles immediately because she is really falling for him, not his career or bank account. Add to this mix a nut-punching dog and a cat with murder mittens and boundary issues, and they make for a hysterical family.

Small touches in this book really brought out the humor, too. Chapter 12, people, starts with a cameo from a girl with perhaps the most gumption EVER - just a hysterical little touch that brought laughs and made this such a fun listen. The audio, narrated by Stella Hunter and Shane East, was beautiful. I loved how much Elles and Ethan laughed in this book, and you could hear the genuine laughs in the performances by Stella and Shane.

Can't wait for more from this swoony hockey players! Bring it on, Kim Loriaine!

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  • Gillek2
  • 04-05-22

Ethan and Elles!

After the way her last dating experience unfolded Elles isn’t looking for love, but her best friend doesn’t agree. The next thing she knows she has a profile on a dating app but she never expected that a few drinks to lower her inhibitions and a less than cordial message to put Big Deck Energy in his place would have the outcome it did.

Rather than being deterred Ethan is intrigued by Elles. What starts out as messages, leads to phone calls and once they meet it is game on. The only setback to their happiness is that Ethan hasn’t shared his occupation and when their professional worlds clash it causes a little turmoil.

The banter between them is humorous and the chemistry hot so when you throw in a sexy British hockey player you know you are in for a good time. The choice of the narrators were perfect as they brought out the sassy side of Elles which is a perfect match for the swoony side of Ethan.

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  • paddlefoot1397
  • 03-29-22

Loved it

I haven't read Kim Loraine in ages, and have't read the first in the Anything For Love series, but that didn't matter.

Because she had me at "hockey",

I adored Elyse and Ethan's story - which was made all the better by Shane East in my ears :) Can we say total eargasms as he whispers sweet nothings to me... I mean, to Elyse

From their their awesome meet cute that had me laughing, to the last line, I just really, really liked this story.

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 03-28-22

Honey to my ears

It wasn’t anything exceptional, but it was pleasant. Don’t expect big life altering reflections. It was short, sweet and spicy, and sometimes, that’s all you want and need.

Elyse and Ethan’s penpal relationship was fun to follow. They started on the wrong foot–with tipsy Elyse berating Ethan after having bad experiences with men. It developped into a nice friendship, with some support and trust. Which is funny since Ethan was hiding a big part of his life, the fact that he was a pro athlete. Trust on one hand, and the impact such a relationship could have on Elyse’s career, were the main reasons it was a forbidden romance. Angst was at its minimum though. I never really believed their love was at risk, to be honest.

Their written conversations quickly evolved into phone calls, including sexy times. The attraction was already there, mostly I suppose because of their profile pictures and Ethan’s british accent, but also because of the level of intimacy they reached, even before they met for the first time. It wasn’t daring or unconventional–except for a moment or two–but the book was sexy.

So much that I had trouble believing Elyse and Ethan felt more than lust. There was a big ellipsis and we were told they talked a lot, but we didn’t read about it, so their declarations of love came out of the blue. In terms of character development, not considering the story arc–no twist here, the path to the happily ever after was a well-throdden one.

There wasn’t much besides the romance element. We don’t see a lot of hockey. Ethan and Elyse both have interactions with other characters, but mostly about their love lives. They had the best animals though–maybe as an illustration of how different they are from each other but they make it work somehow, Elyse and Ethan have respectively a cat and a dog, and the eternal enemies actually have a good relationship.

Narration was good, but not exceptional either. Both narrators are talented and do the job, but I was never surprised by their performance. Maybe it lacked a bit of heart and passion.

It was okay, no more, no less. A crunchy snack, not a three course meal. It was still honey to my ears.

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  • Bette
  • 03-28-22

Another Fabulously Entertaining Story & Listen🎧

I am a huge fan of Kim Loraine’s writing style, she has a knack of bringing you into her stories alongside the characters, giving you an inside view of what they are seeing, feeling and thinking. And she creates the best characters, ones that you can connect with and relate to, ones that are easy to like, care about and even fall for. I adored the two lead characters, Elles and Ethan, they meet in the most interesting of ways. Elles has not had the best luck with men but her friend signs her up for a new dating app and she winds up sending messages to someone on that app, with the hottest of abs and the handle of “Big Deck Energy”. Ethan Bryne is a recent addition to the Seattle Cyclones Hockey Team and management asked him, as a team member, to sign-up for a new dating app for a promotional tryout. He had no interest in dating, but did so because he was a team player. He was not expecting to meet anyone or to be entertained, but that happens when he receives an angry message from Belles Elles, anger not towards him but for all men. Ethan finds Elles messages very entertaining and he just messages back, the witty banter between them is hilarious and after a while both start looking forward to hearing from the other, finally agreeing to meet and when they do the chemistry between them strengthens further. This is an entertaining and fabulously delightful romance novel that is wonderfully plotted with a perfect balance of drama, humor, heartfelt emotions, and some hot sexy times. Kim Loraine, thank you for another amazing story, the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride. It was great to see Maverick and Clara again, too.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Shane East and Stella Hunter, enough said!! These two make a great team performing in duet style and doing wonders bringing these characters and story to life. They have a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit that character’s persona to a tee, sounding believable, and just I picture the characters to sound. Shane East nails it as Ethan and Stella Hunter does the same for Elles, both handle the witty banter and dialogue with ease and land the humor effortlessly. You can hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture the characters’ emotions and project them into their performance. These entertaining storytellers are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another exceptional listen.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 03-17-22

Beautiful ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥🏒❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

I enjoyed listening to thi fabulous story . Stella and Shane did a brilliant job bringing this story to life . I can’t wait for the next instalment . ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥🏒❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥