⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and steamy

Well… it looks like I’ve found myself a new author for quick and sexy sports romances! This was light and steamy with a hero who is a lovable former playboy with a heart of gold. While part of a series, it easily stands on its own – I read this one first, and now I’m going to have to go back and read Dirty Secret because this was such an enjoyable read. The only reason this doesn’t earn 5 stars from me is because it’s so short that there’s a distinctly insta-love feel to the romance, which, I’ll openly admit worked for the story. This isn’t a deep or emotional read; it’s fast-paced and steamy with minimal angst.

The story follows Quinn (the hero) and George (the heroine), two people who are part of the same group of friends. Upon meeting, Quinn (a shameless playboy and pro hockey player) is immediately captivated by George, and he begins pursuing her… but she wants no part of it. The two share a history that Quinn seems completely unaware of, and each reminder pushes George farther away. She’s torn between the chemistry that sparks between them and the past that proves how wrong they are for each other.

The kind of book that’s easy to read in one sitting, this is like a love story at warp speed. It’s got all the right elements – executed very well – but wastes no time on getting to the heart of the story. That works very well if you’re looking for something quick and sexy, but don’t expect the emotional buildup or sexual tension you’d find in a longer book. It hit the spot for me on a day when I was looking for something to get lost in for a few hours, and I’m looking forward to reading about Quinn’s teammates in future books (we get a few teases about potential couples, and I was all for it). I really appreciated the author’s handling of Quinn’s playboy past – there was zero OW drama, plenty of time between partners, and there was no one else on his mind after meeting the heroine. Their backstory also worked for me, but I’m not going to share details about that. I’ll definitely check out more from the author without hesitation, and look forward to more from the series. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy sports romance.


Title: Dirty Hookup
A Slayers Hockey Series Novel
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Hockey Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2020

Blurb

One look and I know… this chick hates me.
I should walk away, find some puck bunny to gleefully sit on my lap and tell me
what a big, hot, hockey stud I am–totally true, BTW. But there’s just
something about this feisty redhead I can’t let go. She’s got an edge to her
that’s sexy as hell and a smart mouth that’s been tying me up since the night I
met her.

She tells me to forget it, we’re not happening. But this isn’t the kind of
woman a guy ever forgets. Especially when the air starts to sizzle and pop
every time we get within ten feet of each other. She’s in my head and under my
skin, and all I can think about is the way she looked at me that one time. Like
she already knew how it could be between us.

I’m not the kind of guy a girl like her takes home… But maybe I want to be.


Purchase Links

Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2xDGlAj

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/39sf0hN

AMAZON UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS

Excerpt

Unfreakingbelievable.

Ducking around a corner, I press my back to the wall and suck one shaky breath after another until the spots behind my eyes finally clear, along with any wayward thoughts
about a third Slayers hockey player needing a bed in the ER.

I can’t believe it.
After all these years.

Quinn O’Brian.

Two feet in front of me. Giving me that same smile. The one that put my belly into free fall the first time I saw it. Left me breathless. And then less than a day later, left
me humiliated. Devastated. Working up fantasies about the wrath I’d rain down
on him if I ever saw him again.

So much for that badassery. My knees barely held me when I looked up to find those stupid sea-green eyes twinkling back at me like some Disney hero come to life.

Stupid eyes.

Stupid shoulders and muscles-everywhere body.

Stupid sandy blond hair standing up like some foolish girl just had her hands in it for the last hour.

And that introduction.

Blowing out a breath, I shake my head.

He didn’t even recognize me. Though why I ever thought he might is beyond me. Six years later and I’m still reading more into that night than there ever was. More into those soul-deep stares and slow touches. More into those tender words that turned out
to be total lies.
Author Bio
Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire. Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home.
Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled
with her husband in Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two
ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment.
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