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.
A Slayers Hockey Series Novel
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
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.
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about a third Slayers hockey player needing a bed in the ER.
After all these years.
me humiliated. Devastated. Working up fantasies about the wrath I’d rain down
on him if I ever saw him again.
to be total lies.
with her husband in Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two
ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment.