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

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be on this blog tour for In the Penatly Box! The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush and has been one of my most anticipated books for the early part of 2021!

In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

Genre: YA Contemporary 

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Publisher: Entangled Teen


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.

Buy Links:

Amazon || B & N


5 Stars

If you like:

  • YA Contemporary
  • Sports Romance
  • Determined MCs
  • Hockey and Figure Skating

Then this is the book for you!

From the time that I read the synopsis several months ago, I knew that In the Penalty Box was a book that I had to read from the sports romance (let me live vicariously through these characters ok) to the forbid romance type situation, I was hooked way before I had even picked up the book. And then, when I was actually able to read the book, I was a goner.

Both Willow and Brodie have bright futures on the ice as a figure skater and hockey player, but Willow’s injury to her Achilles’ tendon would have left some skaters hanging up their skates for good. But, Willow is determined that even a year after the injury, she would continue to train to make it to the Olympic figure skating team.

After she gets the news that she lost her scholarship and her coach had filled the spot that was for Willow during her recovering, Willow decides to do the thing that she does best and that’s getting back on the ice and prove that she still has it in her.

Here’s where Brodie (did you her the swoon when I typed his name?) comes into play. He’s the star player on his small town’s hockey team by breaking records and being the fastest player on the ice. He sees the fire that Willow has on the ice (was that a bad choice of words?) and the way that being on the ice rink gives her life and purpose. Brodie realizes that this girl who wears sparkly skates and outfits while performing has talent when she fills in as the goal for a practice game, and he comes up with the proposition of help training her on the ice to get in better condition if she tries out for the open goal position for the team.

It’s a win-win for both of them. Brodie gets a great skater who learns quickly and doesn’t back down from a challenge while Willow gets an ice training that is different from the one she has from her normal figure skating.

But there’s the thing about wanting the forbidden fruit. Willow is trying to up her game so she can get on the Olympic team while Brodie doesn’t want any type of relationship that could hinder his ability to play with high school ending so close. Yet, there’s this pull that was between the two from the very beginning, and they just get one another.

In this book following two people having to put together the pieces of their lives both on and off the life and decide what they’re willing to risk in the process!


  • Lovebug by The Jonas Brothers
  • This Feeling by The Chainsmokers ft. Kelsi Ballerini
  • Ours by Taylor Swift
  • I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes
  • Legend by Atlas
  • Everything I Didn’t Say by 5SOS
  • Never be the Same by Camilia Cabello

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: 

Website || Twitter || Goodreads

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.

Website || Twitter || Goodreads

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Happy reading until next time,

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