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Carolina Cold Fury Hockey, #8

Lucas is one of the newer members of the Cold Fury hockey team. He's easy going and good natured and he just wants to play hockey and have a good time. He meets Stephanie who is a museum fund raiser at a gala. The two are attracted to each other but both agree it will be a one time thing as neither want a relationship. Things don't go according to plan and soon they're having to deal with other for more time than they planned.

I enjoyed this a great deal. Both of the main characters were well done and they both had substance not always seen in this genre. I especially enjoyed that it was Stephanie who was resistant to having a serious relationship. So often the female is portrayed as the one eager to be in a relationship and having to draw the man in. These two had great chemistry and I loved watching them as they tried to work through their issues. The happily ever after at the end was touching.

This is the eighth book in this series but it can be read as a standalone. You will see characters and teammates from prior books but this plot holds up fine on it's own.

If you're a fan of this series or someone looking for a romance story with a little more depth, I would definitely recommend this.

Book Blurb for Lucas

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2017 4.00