on April 4, 2014
It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is. This anthology of 8 novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring spell-binding novels from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr with Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, & Nikki Worrell.
Bianca Sommerland BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5)
Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can’t satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take the chance with a . . . Blind Pass.
Jami Davenport CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5)
Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?
Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr HOOKING HANNAH
When Hannah attends the NHL All-Star game, she doesn't expect a hockey player of all people to turn her world upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott's part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her...
Catherine Gayle TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5)
Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father’s NHL team, the Portland Storm as an eighteen-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can’t bear to go to senior prom…until Jamie intervenes.
Toni Aleo - Tangled in the Laces (The Assassins series: Prequel to Laces and Lace)
In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the NHL. Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but the attraction is too much to ignore. Soon their love is so intense, neither of them see the rest of their lives without the other. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Laceyto pick up the pieces of her life once again?
V.L. Locey - Heir Apparent
Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that`s growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play back-up for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them?
Jaymee Jacobs, A VALUABLE TRADE
Bryan's life gets turned upside when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana, the Director of Team Services. He's got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgiana's sure he'll prove to be a valuable trade.
Nikki Worrell – Captain, My Captain (Prequel to the NHL Scorpions Series)
Keith Lambert is the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers—until he’s not. To everyone’s shock, he’s traded to the San Diego Scorpions. As if that’s not bad enough, Phoebe, his girlfriend of two years, decides she doesn’t love him enough to follow.
All alone in a new town, Keith is drawn to Kelly, his take out delivery girl. When she shows up at ice girl tryouts, he’s lost. She’s all he can see. Can he convince her to forget her past and take a chance on him or is he destined to be alone in a new town a little bit longer?
I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Seduced By The Game is a collection of eight novellas written about one of my favorite things, HOCKEY. I should mention that proceeds from the sell of this book are going towards the fight of cancer.
Before getting this book to review I had no clue that their was actually anything written like this, hockey romances is a whole other genre of books. You are probably saying Cindy you are a hockey fan and you live in Canada how did you not know about this? Well I am actually saying this and I think my only defence would be that I don’t read alot of romance books so I am not normally in that section but let me tell you after reading this book I am making it a mission to go and and search for these books.
After reading the eight novellas I have to say that I think I might have a new interest. The authors in the book are all new to me and I have never read anything of theirs so that was something nice.
One thing I was worried about going into this was that each of these stories are either prequels to books, parts of a series etc and I was worried that I would be lost in reading but I am happy to say that each story is written so that you can follow along like you are just reading a new story.
I’m not quite sure how I want to go about this review without making it super long and giving away the story so I think I will just briefly talk about each book.
The first story is Toni Aleo’s TANGLED IN THE LACES (The Assassins series: Prequel to Laces and Lace coming out in 2015). The book is about Lacey Martin and she has survived breast cancer and Karson King who just happens to be a perspective first-round draft pick hockey player. This is the prequel to the novel Laces and Lace.
The next story is Cassandra Carr’s and Cindy Carr’s HOOKING HANNAH. This is a mother and daughter duo writing this. Hannah doesn’t think very highly of hockey players. Her sister is married to a hockey player and she has sworn she doesn’t want to live that life. In walks Scott Richards and he makes it his mission to change her mind on them. Will Scott be able to change Hannah’s mind?
The third story is Jami Davenport CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5). This is about the hockey team The Giants. They have been sold and the team is being relocated to Seattle. The team captain, Cooper Black and his team mates aren’t very happy about this move and honestly who can blame them. Its probably not fun to pack and move to another place. The management behind The Giants take it upon themselves to hire a professional party crasher, Izzy to come in and crash the welcome party for the team. Did you know that there was such a thing as a professsional party crasher? I actually liked this story because this was one that I felt probably does happen in real life.
The fourth story by Catherine Gayle TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5) is about Eighteen-year-old, Katie Weber. Katie is suffering from leukemia and she is sadly losing the battle. Katie’s dads team the Portland Storm has a player, Jamie Babcock that Katie likes and little does she know he likes her to. Everyone knows that Katie, is losing the battle and thanks to Jamie’s team mates they talk him into asking Katie to her prom because they think that this will give her something to live for . This was one of the saddest stories in the book and yes I did cry. This was one of my favorites in the book.
The fifth story is by V.L. Locey HEIR APPARENT. When Jacobi Neal, who is an up and coming goal has the chance to play with Cam Evans who is the teams goalie. Cam is Jacobi’s childhood idol. So being able to interact with him makes for a great story. I was curious about this one because I always wondered what it would be like to hang out with my childhood idol.
The sixth story is by Jaymee Jacobs, A VALUABLE TRADE. When Bryan Comstock discovers he is being traded to the Dallas Comets, he is not very happy about this. I am sure hockey players are never happy when they get traded because they have built relationships with team mates and now they have to walk in as the new guy. Thankfully the Director of Team Services for the Dallas Comets, Georgiana Pierson will do everything in her power to make the transition a smooth one for him.
The seventh story is by Bianca Sommerland called the BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5) The assistant coach Tim is falling in love with Madeline. What do you do when love is just not enough?