Sexy, sweet, and sensual, this is a love story in two parts. It’s half vacation fling and half second chance romance as these two deal with the aftermath of the secrets between them. It’s got plenty of humor but focuses on the emotional aspects of the story. I loved the chemistry between RJ and Lainey that sparks the moment they meet and continues along the way. RJ is such a sweet, loving guy that you’ll fall for without hesitation. The writing is great, making it so easy to get drawn into the story. And though there are (not so little) white lies between these two, it’s obvious that theirs is a love that’s worth fighting for.
The story follows RJ, a pro hockey player who has gotten tired of the playboy lifestyle he’s led in the past. Though he was once a manwhore, he’s ready for the right kind of woman… and she just happens to fall right into his lap while traveling. Lainey is a slightly nerdy, perpetual student who has no idea who RJ is, and he finds it so refreshing to be treated like a normal guy that he keeps his identity a secret for longer than he should. RJ and Lainey spend several sex-filled weeks together, connecting physically as much as they do emotionally. But when RJ is called away unexpectedly, they lose contact for a year until fate brings them together again. Only this time, the secrets between them rise to the surface in a major way.
It’s a testament to how great the writing is that I enjoyed this so much, because it contains a few tropes that are not my favorite. But it’s all so well done that it wasn’t an obstacle to enjoying the story. This has a more serious, emotional tone than I anticipated but I had absolutely no problem with that. RJ and Lainey are both easy to like, and I could completely understand why RJ wanted to keep his identity a secret. Had the chemistry and depth to the relationship not been so strong, this could’ve easily veered off course but Hunting navigates all of the obstacles with an expert touch. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what’s next for this series.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.
Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.
Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.
A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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