Whoa boy, this was SEXY. Wasting no time getting right into the steam and keeping it central to the storyline throughout, this one’s got an intensity to it that I loved. I also loved the honesty; these are two flawed individuals, and sometimes they stumble. They feel real and relevant, with complex personalities. There’s something so inherently sexy about a man who takes the time to learn what his partner needs, and that is Anders. The steamy scenes made such an impact, and they were my favorite part of the book – and not just because they were smokin’. So while the actual love story in this was not a complete win for me and the overall tone kept me a little detached, there was plenty of great stuff that kept me reading.
The story follows Anders, a pro hockey player whose work life is complicated. When he meets a beautiful woman on what’s supposed to be his last night in town, Anders convinces her to spend it in bed with him. They were only supposed to be a one night stand, but the evening made more of an impact than either one expected. So when Anders returns to town a short time later – possibly for the long run – it makes sense to give them a real chance. But Anders and Olivia have done everything out of order, and they’ve got a lot of catching up to do if they want to make things work.
The best part about this is probably just how intelligent it feels. The love story is nuanced, the steam is carefully crafted, and there’s an emotional depth throughout that feels distinct. For a relationship that comes together very quickly – sometimes at instalove levels – it felt deeper than expected. At times, the tone was too serious for me, leaning towards boring. That kept me a little bit disconnected from the story, and is really the only reason that I can’t give this a 5-star rating. It didn’t hook me in completely, but there was so much about it that I loved. This is my first time reading this author’s work, and I wouldn’t hesitate to check out more. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy romance.
Swedish hockey player, Anders “Iceberg” Berg, is counting the days until he’s an unrestricted free agent and can land the contract he’s worth. Yet, instead of recovering and resting at home so he can play to impress his dream organization, he’s in Denver for his brother’s wedding at a gin distillery, watching the pretty brunette who organized the whole thing.
Olivia Dyer can’t wait to put the year behind her. Her father died, and the event hall she ran at her family’s distillery was destroyed. The cost to the business and her mental health more than she could ever afford to repay. Rebuilding both takes all her effort leaving little time for anything else. Except for a single night of fun with the hot hockey player who’s been watching her every move.
When a kitchen catastrophe throws Anders and Liv together, it ends with an evening neither of them can forget. It was only meant to be one night. But when Anders is unexpectedly traded to see out the rest of his contract with the Denver Rush, and his plans to leave as quickly as possible are disrupted by the sultry brunette who defines courage, their only option is to give in to the attraction they feel for one another.
Yet with Liv stuck in the past and Anders firmly focused on the future, can they put aside their differences and allow themselves to find love in the present?
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About the Author:
Scarlett Cole is a contemporary romance author that calls both Toronto, Canada and Manchester, England home. A born city dweller, she periodically quashes the urge to live in the country by hiking up a mountain to remind herself that living away from people would terrify the pants off her.
She believes everybody deserves their love story to be told and loves her heroes on the rough and rugged side…and usually tall (because she married one of those 6ft 6” men you read about in romance!). She’s an A-type personality and Scorpio star sign, so good luck getting her to do anything she doesn’t want to.
When she isn’t writing, she’s happy to talk hot men and expensive shoes while drinking a cold gin and tonic. Don’t bring up olives. As far as Scarlett is concerned, they are the devil’s food. As long as you don’t bring up olives, she’s happy to hear from any time.
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