Sandy’s review Oct 04, 13
4 of 5 stars
Author: Cassandra Carr
Sara Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an advisor for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job.
Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm’s management and coaches he’s ready.
When Sara and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed, but neither can ignore the growing attraction and a relationship is out of the question—Sara’s an influential staff member and Sebastian’s a player, not to mention over ten years her junior.
But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?
The author gave me a copy of this book for an honest review.
Sarah has been hired as a competitive analysis consultant. At first none of the coaches took her seriously. She really had to prove herself. She had to prove that she was an asset to the team. She feels she is at a disadvantage because she is a woman. Some of the managers just aren’t buying it. After several hours working with Doug, going over previous video footage, they figure out how to line up the team. Once her work starts to pay off, the managers start to have more confidence in her. Her confidence grew and she really felt like she was contributing to the team and showing her worth.
Sebastian is a 24 y/o rookie just starting out his career. Once Sarah is hired, he immediately notices her. Once they are introduced they both feel that spark. After several attempts to ask her out, she continues to tell him it’s inappropriate because they work together. Sebastian does not give up.
Are they able to keep their attraction for each other at bay? Can they both keep things professional?
The thing I love most about this book is it has two components that I love.. One, Romance and two Hockey. Living in Chicago and watching the Blackhawks go through what they went through to win the Stanley Cup, gave me a new appreciation for the game. Not only did this book have romance, but forbidden romance, which is the best kind, in my opinion. Throw in some great looking hockey players and, “whew, wheres my fan”. Seriously, I actually sat in front of the fan reading this book. It was very well written. The story flowed smoothly. Every time I put the book down, I always wanted to go back to it, because the author keeps you wanting more.
This book seems to be the first of a series coming. I can’t wait for the second book to come out. I look forward to reading more work from this author.