THE TROUBLE WITH #9
Release Date: August 10
One word that comes to mind when someone talks about me. I like to think of it as protection, watching out for the ones I love. But now I’m spending more time in the penalty box than on the ice and the team owner isn’t happy.
Finding myself across the room from the hot therapist I kissed on New Year’s Eve only makes me push my problems down further. I want couch time with her but not the kind she’s used to.
I decide to lie to her just to finish off my therapy so I can do what I really want—date her—even if she says she doesn’t date hockey players. Just when my therapy sessions are up and I’ve made some headway with Paisley, it’s my parents who throw another wrench in my plans.
If I abide by my parent’s wishes to marry the one they’ve chosen, I’ll lose Paisley forever. But if I go against my parents, I’m failing my deceased best friend all over again.
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
The second book in this hockey series is Maksim’s book. Maksim is the team’s enforcer and enforce he does. He lets his Russian temper take over and is a menace on the ice protecting his guys. This is great until he gets carried away with fights and starts to spend more time in the penalty box than on the ice. His reputation starts to take a hit…literally.
Paisley is a therapist and best friends with the team’s owner. She is hired to have a some sessions with a few of the players. She is not prepared, however, for one of those players to be Maksim. These two had a sordid kiss a while ago…one that neither have forgotten. It was hilarious to watch these two have to be professional while their attraction boiled over.
Paisley has her walls up for both professional and personal reasons. I found this frustrating at times. I wanted to scream…oh, just screw him already…more than once! She does work with him on why he can’t control his anger and is met with distractions left and right. Clearly, he is not telling her the truth and she is determined to find out what he is hiding. Until Paisley walks into his house one day and finds a gorgeous half naked girl there. Lines definitely get crossed and these two keep everything personal so secret that things can only blow up.
This was a quick, funny story and I really liked these two characters. I wasn’t a fan of how wishy-washy Paisley was but Maksim’s character made up for most of that. I did love how as tough as he seems on the outside, he is truly a big teddy bear on the inside. I wish there were more steamy scenes and the ones in this story could have been a little sexier for my taste.
Meet Piper Rayne
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.