Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humorous, New Adult, Romance, Sports
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With a famous NHL player for a step-brother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation many hockey stars come with. She’s smart enough to steer clear of those hot, well-built boys with unparalleled stamina. That is until she meets the legendary team captain—Alex Waters.
Violet isn’t interested in his pretty, beat-up face, or his rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s previous misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes more than just a hot body with a face to match.
In what can only be considered a complete lapse in judgment, Violet finds out just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. But what starts out as a one-night stand, quickly turns into something more. Post-night of orgasmic magic, Alex starts to call, and text, and e-mail and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts, making him difficult to ignore, and even more difficult not to like.
The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.
So this book just worked for me. First off, I like hockey romance books. I wish I knew why. Because unless I’m sitting in the rink with some really good seat, I am not a fan of hockey. But it’s like every romance author who has written a hockey romance is determined to make a guy that I like, cause I always end up liking the hockey hero (now if only the same could be said for baseball heroes, because that’s my sport and I’m so hit or miss on baseball romances). Second, I sometimes have an very quirky sense of humor, and this book seriously appeals to that sense of humor.
I think it’s important to address the humor in this book first. The humor makes the pace of the book much faster than I think it would be without it. I can easily see how the humor would be off putting to some, because generally speaking, when my humor goes in the direction of the humor in this book, not everyone gets it, and not everyone likes it. It’s not really meant to be taken seriously (or at least I don’t think it is), it’s light and funny. And there are more than one or two instances where you look up from the book and think, did I really just read that, and why I am laughing so hard about it. It’s quirky humor, know that going in, I loved it, not everyone will though.
So most of the humor in this book stems from Violet, she is our awkward heroine. She’s not really super excited about hockey, mostly because her brother plays hockey, her stepdad is some kind of scout, oh and her last boyfriend who was a hockey player was a grade A jerk. So when she ends up meeting Alex she is not really sold on the whole idea of him. They do have an interesting first meeting, and before she knows it something more is going on between them then she was ever ready for. I mostly just liked how Violet seems to have no filter, I loved how awkward she is by everyone else’s standards, but she seems like the kind of person I would enjoy.
Alex is the largely portrayed by the media to be a player, and the fact of the matter is he lets himself be portrayed that way, even though it’s not true. He basically just doesn’t answer questions about his personal life except with one of those knowing smiles and a wink, and just lets people think whatever they want, which is almost always not good. He is really sweet to Violet though, a little too boob obsessed, but has no problem pulling out all the stops to woo the girl he wants. Alex does of course have one big flaw, the way that he measures success and the lengths he is willing to go to get it, it makes for an interesting romance.
If you are looking for a new adult book with a quirky sense of humor, or if you just like a hot hockey player, then this is probably a book you should check out.