Reviewed By Aethena Drake
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This book was fun to read! I have been missing hockey, traveling to Las Vegas, and conversations with just a dash of snark. I got a chance to enjoy all of those things while reading this book. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the reader engaged in the story with the main characters alone. Nate and Aubrey are an interesting contrast. Sure, their characters are built around an opposites attract trope, but they have a dynamic that is more than simply having differing personalities. Instead of assigning a static personality to her characters, Ashlyn Kane gives the reader a chance to get to know Nate and Aubrey as they adapt to changes in each other’s lives.
I was so engaged in this book that if any proofreading or editing errors existed, I wouldn’t have noticed. I really couldn’t wait to find out what improbable situation Aubrey or Nate would put themselves in next. I laughed out loud more than once. The author intentionally uses a few romance tropes that are really entertaining in the right combination.
On the surface this story is an opposites attract sports romance about two retired professional athletes, but if you look a little closer, you will see a story about two people getting to know their place in the world by getting to know each other and adapting to life outside of professional sports. As a former college athlete, I appreciated how the author showed a positive side to retiring from competition.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants a feel good sports romance with some snark, a dash of holiday hope, and some steamy scenes during a snowstorm.