Author: Heather B. Moore, Rebecca Connolly, Sophia Summers
Series: Northbrook Hockey Elite #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher: Mirror Press
She isn’t supposed to want him. He isn’t supposed to want her. But wanting each other is inevitable.
Clint McCarthy has finally achieved his dream of playing for a professional hockey program, and is eager to make his mark with his new team. While getting settled in his new city, he happens across Bree Stone, whom he has known for years, with their respective brothers both being in the famed Belltown Six Pack. But for the life of him, he can’t remember Bree ever looking so attractive. Or being so captivating. Or taking over his every waking thought.
In the middle of her graduate degree, Bree has no time or desire for working on her dating life, or lack thereof, but the impossibly handsome Clint McCarthy coming back into her life makes everything complicated. She shouldn’t be focusing on him, or on them, not when her professional future hangs in the balance. But once she hears about Clint’s past with the Northbrook Hockey Elite program, and where that program stands now, Bree just might find a way to make her career, and a future with Clint, come to life.
Welcome to Northbrook Hockey Elite!
Six professional hockey players used to play on an elite club team together, but have all separated and now play in the pro-hockey leagues. Not all of them were friends, yet circumstances bring them together, and for the greater good, maybe they can put aside their differences.
I liked that this is a romance but the conflict in the story wasn’t in their relationship. Instead it was working together to overcome another difficulty making it a plot different from what I often read. I also liked that this is billed as a Hockey series and the book actually had hockey in it. So often sports themed series just have the athlete’s career in a sport but the reader doesn’t ever really see any of it. So those two points made this unique to what I’ve seen in the past. I’m not a hockey fan and understand less about the sport than Bree did but the book was still enjoyable.
The romance moves fast and like I said, there is never any real conflict in their relationship other than a few moments of misgiving in the siblings. I liked Bree and Clint as main characters. And I enjoyed the banter between all the athletes as well as Bree. The group texts were fun.
Sex: some kisses
Violence: some rough hockey scenarios
*I received a complimentary arc of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.