Blog Tour Review: In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

Posted January 26, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 8 Comments

Blog Tour Review:  In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

Blog Tour! 

The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush!

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne BlountIn the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush, Kelly Anne Blount
Published by Entangled: Teen on January 5, 2021
Genres: YA Sports Romance
Pages: 400
Source: the publisher
Format: ARC
My Rating: five-stars


Willow: Figure skating was supposed to be my whole world. But one unlucky injury and now I’m down…but I’m definitely not out. I just need to rehab—a boatload of rehab—and who’d have thought I could do it on the boys’ hockey team? Of course, the infuriatingly hot captain of the team seems to think I’m nothing but sequins and twirls. What’s a girl to do but put him in his place? Game on.

 Brodie:  Hockey is my whole world. I’ve worked my tail off getting my team in a position to win the championships—hopefully in front of major college scouts, too—so what’s a guy to do when a figure skater ends up as our new goalie? Of course, the distractingly sexy skater thinks I’m nothing but a testosterone-laced competitive streak. And surely she’s only biding her time to heal, then she’s gone. Game over.

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My Review:

I really adored this one! It kept me turning pages as fast as I could to find out what would happen. Willow and Brodie were both characters that were very likable and had a lot of depth. Their behaviors were exactly what you’d expect from teenagers. I liked how they were definitely loyal to those around them, but also weren’t afraid to voice their opinions, or do what they think was right. Even if at times their loyalty may have caused the other one an issue with others, that is normal in my opinion, for how people really behave.

They had the spark between them for sure, and it was fun to follow along with them and see where they let it take them. I loved how much Willow really got into hockey and gave it her all. The way the other team members either accepted her as soon as they saw her skills, or if it took them some time, at least they realized that she was there based on her talent eventually. There was one betrayer in the story that I really didn’t see coming. But in a way, I am a little glad how that turned out, because I like the way it all wrapped up. A great story, and I will be sharing with the students in my school library!

About the Authors:

Lynn Rush: New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattle snakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, Lynn can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop a scorpion.

When she’s not running or writing, she’s watching movies that fuel her everlasting love of superheroes, vampires, and all things Supernatural. The books she reads usually carry the same theme, but this former college athlete loves reading sweet sports romances as well.

She’s madly in love with her Ironman husband of 20+ years who is the inspiration for what true love is. You can find her on social media as @LynnRushWrites and her website is: 




Kelly Anne Blount: USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.

Two of her Wattpad works, including Captured (seventeen-million reads), have been optioned for film by Komixx Entertainment, and she is regularly invited to present seminars about social media at author events.

Stop by any of Kelly’s social-media platforms (@KellyAnneBlount) and stay tuned to this website for announcements and information about upcoming releases and events.

Kelly Anne Blount is represented by Jennifer Wills ( and Nicole Resciniti ( of The Seymour Agency.




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8 responses to “Blog Tour Review: In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

    • Lisa Mandina

      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I love it when authors comment, you guys are my rock stars! And I loved this book!

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