The Official Synopsis:
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…
As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…
Book Rating: 9/10
Charming, lighthearted, and deliciously hot!
This is a captivating, romantic tale between a hard-hitting, sexy hockey player with a troubled past, and a yoga-loving, massage therapist with an unpredictable ex who may just find everything they want and need in each other.
The characters are sweet, bold, likeable and athletic. The prose is smooth and effortless. And the plot is an enticing mix of sizzling romance, steamy chemistry, suspenseful drama, and sporty action.
Overall, I would have to say this is a great, fun, easy read that has everything you look for in a contemporary romance novel, including of course that sought-after happy-ever-after ending.
This is the second book in the “Brooklyn Bruisers” series and if you haven’t had a chance yet to check out my review of Rookie Movie, book one in the series, you can check it out Here.
Thank you to NetGalley, especially Berkley Publishing Group, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book is due to be published on January 3, 2017.
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