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Desk Jockey Jam: A Grease Monkey Jive Story by [Paton, Ainslie]
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Length: 124 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Anthony Gambese thought he had life sussed. Happy family, good mates, the freedom of surfing, a new career, and enough action in the bedroom to keep him well satisfied. He had no idea. But two chicks were about to show him the error of his ways, trashing his love-life, stealing his promotion and challenging his honour. And that was before he discovered what a roller-derby doll could do by skating over his heart.

Like a roller derby jam, this novella is tight packed, fast and furious. It can be read alone or as a follow up to Grease Monkey Jive. It tells the story of Ant Gambese, the last of Dan’s mate’s not felled by a girl who was exactly what he needed, and didn’t see coming.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1449 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CR4VZQK
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 13 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it was OK, but there are much better reads out there 17 June 2013
By L. Turner - Published on Amazon.com
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the story line was innovative - how many times do you get a business analyst who moonlights as a roller derby queen on the weekends? - but the development of the character and the flow of the story lacks a bit. I considered deleting the book about 2/3 of the way through, but then I realised that it is such an easy read that it would only take me less than an hour to finish it. Honestly, I think I was better off at the 2/3 point as not much happens that you wouldn't be able to predict.

Read it for a quick diversion from real life, but don't expect too much...
1.0 out of 5 stars If you want Roller Derby move on 10 September 2013
By Kindle Customer RWM - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're like me and wanted to read about women's Roller Derby, you'll be sorely disappointed. This is just another romance with hardly any action on the track. Only descriptive mention is the start of a few matches, that's it. Would it be so hard to describe one match in detail? Instead just a lot of office and romantic angst. Waste of time for me.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, roller derby in a romance!!! 31 May 2013
By KateWigseller - Published on Amazon.com
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Desk Jockey Jam is essentially about Bree who is corporate by day, kicking man butt in the office, and feisty by night, kicking girl butt on the derby track. Bree's love interest is Ant (Anthony) and he's a pig. Thankfully he gets his comeuppance (spectacularly so!) and by the end I didn't hate him quite so much(!). I loved that Bree is never compromised by him, that she is a strong, independent woman, a heroine with no disappointing weaknesses (hallelujah!) and that Ant is the one with issues to resolve. There's a strong message in this story about the strength and independence of women (and roller derby is the PERFECT platform for such a message!!!) and somehow Ainslie Paton manages to incorporate with that another message about finding love and how people improve their lives by accommodating love (not an easy feat). Paton writes with a contemporary voice, like a street talking/smack talking inner monologue. Her writing is tight and the pace is snappy. Characters are believable and descriptions are witty, real and vivid. Desk Jockey Jam reads just like a real derby bout: punchy and fun.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As always, lots of fun and not your run-of-the-mill heroine. 17 June 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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What can I say. Major fan.

Her work would be perfect if only she had a proofer/beta/editor.

She takes us so many different places. We get to watch dancers at work, event planners, rock stars, roller derby babes. Just plain fun.

Her stories have depth. You see the characters evolve, grow. Yeah, there can be instalust, but you see the love grow and flourish; you see and appreciate the grand gesture. And the grand gestures, well, they are certainly expensive and, yeah, grand.

This is the story of Ant, a fairly unlikeable character in Grease Monkey Jive. She doesn't have him be a misunderstood schmo. She shows his maturation, his thought patterns; she shows him find his way. It appears very organic.

But I will say, the HFN/HEA seemed rushed. It was great, believable. It was progressing quickly, logically. Then BAM, all previous doubts, questions, assumptions, gone. That was in about the last 10%. Loved it till then.

Editing issues, spelling issues, punctuation issues abound. Okay, maybe not abound. But there would be question marks instead of periods, no commas, no periods at all. A couple of errors did take me out of the story, but I got back in.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This got my groove-thang going 20 June 2013
By Lily Malone - Published on Amazon.com
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I just had the best time reading Desk Jockey Jam. It's the first book of Ainslie Paton's that I've read and I chuckled my way through it. I loved the language of Roller Derby. There's a league near me but I've never seen a game, but I have friends that know more about it than me and who've talked about it from time to time, and everything I read felt authentic. Really nice interaction between Bree and Ant; loved the closing scene at the skating 'rink'. A snarky and witty writing style that I really enjoyed.

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