If you enjoy a good sports romance, this book is a must read. The book has humor, a bit of emotion and sex. It’s a stand alone book that is part of a series about hockey and romance. Randy Ballistic is not looking for a girlfriend. His father, a former pro hockey player, messed around on his mother every time the team was away from home and Randy doesn’t want this to happen to him. He meet’s Lilly, his best friend, Millers’, girlfriend’s best friend. She’s just getting out of a on again off again relationship and Randy offers her a easy and fun rebound relationship that consists of nothing but a lot of sex. You know, the typical romance novel we read over and over again. But what makes this one different from all the others is the humor in it and maybe all the reference to Canada. The series is about the Chicago Blackhawks but the first book’s hero is from the Toronto Ontario area and Helena Hunting is a Canadian author. The fun turns into real feelings but for who?
This is the third book in the series. I really hope there is a book about Charlene, Violets friend and Miller, Randy’s teammate on Chicago so we can get a gimps of the quiet, shy hockey player and read more about the other 3 couples and how they’ve progressed since we last read about them. I liked how Helena brought each of the couples from her other 2 books in this series into each book and managed to keep the book’s focus on the main couple, Randy and Lilly.
I really enjoyed this book. The dual point of view keeps you hooked and wanting to read the next chapter. I hesitated in reading this book because I didn’t enjoy the previous book. Lilly was a snob and I hated Sunny, the heroine of the book. She made a limited appearance in this book, which was great. What I did like about her was how she didn’t talk trash about Randy. She encouraged her friend to give it a shot with Randy, thought a little fling with him was just what she needed to get over her on again off again relationship with her ex.
I rate this book 4 out of 5. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.