Hard Stick by L.P. Dover (Breakaway, #1) (Book Review)


4 Stars

Copy provided for an honest review through NetGalley

Hockey Romance/Adult Romance

Goodreads Blurb:

“He carries a big stick. And he’s not afraid to use it.

On the ice, I’m Kellan Carter, powerhouse enforcer for the Charlotte Strikers. Off the ice, I’m just a regular guy. The last thing I want is to get mobbed by a bunch of groupies who are only after me for my fame and money. My ideal woman knows how to enjoy a little good, clean fun—and maybe some not-so-clean fun too. That’s the kind of girl I’d never let go.

When Kristen Robinson, the gorgeous, down-to-earth bartender I’ve been crushing on, agrees to let me take her out, I’m thrilled. We have an amazing night together, culminating in the most electrifying kiss of my life—and that’s it. Kristen tells me we can’t see each other again, but I know that kiss meant as much to her as it did to me. What I don’t know is that Kristen has a dangerous secret. . . .

I’ve proved to Kristen that she can trust me with her body and her heart. But when her past comes back to haunt her, I need to prove that she can trust me with her life. And I might have to get my hands dirty after all.”

My Review:

Kristen is a survivor. She finally made it away from her cunning and conniving ex, but is she truly safe? Now a bartender in a new place that she calls home, she is doing everything possible to lay low and live a quiet life.

Kellan is the enforcer for the Charlotte Strikers, a hockey team. He has it all. Gorgeous looks, money and all the puck bunnies he could dream of but he doesn’t want them…someone else has intrigued him. A sassy and cute bartender.

Things are about to get sexy and dangerous.

I absolutely LOVE hockey romances! This book is a sexy and steamy hockey romance BUT it also has twists and turns that will keep you captivated! Honestly, I didn’t expect much more that a fun, lighthearted story with a lot of great chemistry so when I dived in, I was so surprised! This book will take you for a ride.

The only issue I had was how fast the two main characters connected and “fell in love”. I am not a big fan of “Insta Love” and this felt like that too me. I really enjoy seeing a relationship being built up from the beginning. I also really enjoy the funny and sometimes awkward moments characters go through to get to know each other – there is some of this in this book. Other than that, which by the way some people will love, this book was a quick and fun read!

Hard Stick released last week,  get your copy NOW. Available on Amazon HERE.


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