Hip Check

New York Blades

Deirdre Martin has a true talent for writing a great romance novel. She also lets her passion for sports shine through the pages of Hip Check. Michelle and Esa are brought together by Nell, a grieving eight year old. Esa's sister died in a plane crash and left her daughter to him. Michelle was the perfect combinations of sexy and protective mother hen. Nell and Michelle were a great attention grabber, they became friends instantly. And I loved that there was someone there for her as Esa figured out how to handle a little girl and her feelings. Esa was your typical bachelor jock, he lived a life of parties and one night stands, but seeing himdevelope a relationship with a hurt little girl was priceless for me. My only negative thought towards this book was that for me it took a little too long for Esa and Michelle to start building a romantic relationship. Other than that this was a story that pulled on my heart strings, and one that I completely connected with.

Esa the wild bachelor isn't ready to give up his crazy lifestyle but when he becomes the sole guardian of his grieving eight year old niece he realizes there's more important things in life other than hockey and women.

When Michelle is hired as a nanny for the infamous Esa Saari she knows she's in for a hectic job. But she won't let this playboy get the best of her, she's there for Nell, no one else.

But when these two start to have feelings for each other they will have to decide if risking it all for love is worth more than putting Nell through another confusing complication.

Book Blurb for Hip Check

Esa Saari is a hockey player for the New York Blades with a bad-boy rep both on and off the ice. But when he suddenly becomes the guardian of his eight-year-old niece, Nell, he knows his excessive lifestyle is about to get body checked.

So he hires a live-in nanny. Her name is Michelle Beck, and she gets along great with Nell. What surprises him, though, is that he instantly hits it off with her, too. Getting romantically involved would be a bad idea, but he’s finding it impossible to ignore the intense connection between them.

Michelle, however, takes her job very seriously, and must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart. And Esa’s got to decide if he can give up his bad- boy image for the love of a good woman…

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2013 4.00