Delay of Game

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With her father's health in question, Sara Thomas is focused on reducing his anxiety. That's no small feat considering his high-stress job, not to mention her own distractions. Everyone knows Sara's single; no one knows she's pregnant. There's never a good time to unexpectedly get knocked up, but now is definitely not it. Regardless, she doesn't want anyone to know-especially not her father-until she has a game plan in place. But when Jonny, one of her father's players, seeks ...
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Overview

With her father's health in question, Sara Thomas is focused on reducing his anxiety. That's no small feat considering his high-stress job, not to mention her own distractions. Everyone knows Sara's single; no one knows she's pregnant. There's never a good time to unexpectedly get knocked up, but now is definitely not it. Regardless, she doesn't want anyone to know-especially not her father-until she has a game plan in place. But when Jonny, one of her father's players, seeks vigilante justice on the ice, everything gets tossed out the window.

Cam Johnson's role as a fourth-line winger with the NHL's Portland Storm entails more than scoring goals. He has to ensure other teams don't take liberties with the Storm's star players. The way Cam sees it, that's the most important aspect of his job. His teammates call him Jonny; opposing fans call him a goon; the media calls him an enforcer. The title's unimportant. Cam will always fight for his team-even if he has to break the rules. He's used to taking penalties, but he never meant for anyone else to suffer from his choices.

When Cam's actions cause Sara's worst fears to be realized, he blames himself. He's screwed everything up; now he has to set things right. Mutual attraction leads to lust, and suddenly Cam is taking penalties at every turn...at least where Sara is concerned. He's got to think on his feet or he'll end up with a Delay of Game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780990412663
  • Publisher: Bons Mots, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2014
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,213,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of Regency-set historical romance and contemporary hockey romance with a New Adult feel. She's a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster's next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic.

Dear reader,

The books of the Portland Storm series are hockey romances, but they go much deeper than the sport of hockey. These books touch on real-world issues such as rape, cancer, miscarriage, bullying, PTSD, grief, and addiction. If you have triggers, be aware that these books may very well contain material which could trigger you. That said, I endeavor to tackle these issues with sensitivity and compassion.

Additionally, many readers have requested that I put a TISSUE WARNING on the books in this series. I’ve received notes from readers about every single book in the series, in which readers tell me how the characters and the story brought them to tears. You may not need tissues for each book—the story line that resonates most for you may not be the one that others responded to in that way—but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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  • Posted February 26, 2015

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    Sara Thomas is the daughter of legendary hockey coach Scotty Tho

    Sara Thomas is the daughter of legendary hockey coach Scotty Thomas and she's been the one taking care of her father since her mother left. Scotty's health takes a turn for the worse and so the loyal, stubborn and caring Sara is right there to take care of her father once again, all while dealing with her own issues that she has chosen to keep secret from everyone for the time being.

    Cam "Jonny" Johnson is known for his sparing on the ice and for being what in the world of hockey is known as an "enforcer." Having met Jonny in a couple of the earlier books, it's apparent he has a gentler side of the ice and it was fully showcased in his relationship with Sara.

    This is one of those books that you aren't sure is going to work when you see who the hero and heroine are and then you dive in and it turns out they are the perfect fit for one another. That's exactly what happened for me with Sara and Cam. I LOVE Cam. He's one of my favorite characters in this whole series and I love how he is with Sara and the lengths he'll go to for her.

    I'd highly recommend this series in general and would suggest they are read in order as characters show up in various books in the series.

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  • Posted August 19, 2014

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    Delay of Game (Portland Storm #4) by Catherine Gayle Sara is th

    Delay of Game (Portland Storm #4) by Catherine Gayle

    Sara is the daughter of the legendary hockey coach Scotty Thomas. She has taken care of her father ever since her mother left.  

    Enforcer Cam Johnson has been interested in Sara but considered her off limits since she is the coach’s daughter; however, due to extenuating circumstances, Cam makes it his mission to take care of and protect Sara.

    Sara is a wonderful heroine.  She is strong and stubborn.  She’s loyal, despite being afraid to let others in.  She has so many emotional issues to deal with that my heart just went out to her. 

    I love Cam.  As an enforcer, it’s not surprising that he likes to safeguard those he loves.  Having grown up without a father, taking care of his mom and sisters, definitely gave him an edge with Sara.  He is not afraid to fight on the ice but is calm off of it.  I appreciated that although Cam had his own issues to deal with, he would put others needs in front of his, as well as facing consequences and not expecting preferential treatment. 

    I love how the team is like a family.  They look out for each other and support one another.

    True to form, Catherine Gayle created an exceptional plot with believable issues.  Delay of Game is a heartwarming story that I fell in love with.  The story held me captivated with every word.  Not once did I want to skim through the novel.  I was reading another book that had me falling asleep, so I decided to start reading this book and was instantly energized.  I would highly recommend this series to people that enjoy contemporary sports romances.  

    A gifted copy was provided for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

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    I have loved this series since the very first book!  Hockey and

    I have loved this series since the very first book!  Hockey and romance and real issues... what's not to love?!  Cam is a fabulous romantic hero, strong and powerful, yet a big softie at heart.  Sara is a great character, totally devoted to her father and carrying a bit of baggage of her own.

    I love that the author brings the whole hockey "family" from book to book, just focusing on a new couple each time.  This one was interesting because it brought together two people we already knew from the other books.  For me, this book was the most intense emotionally.  There is some real sadness and heartache in the midst of a beautiful story, and it really resonated within me.  

    That is one of my favorite things about the books in this series, that the author doesn't shy away from real subjects and real emotions.  Not everything is blissful in Romance Land; there is heartache and pain and loss right along with the love.  I can't stand a romance where things come to pass too easily.  That doesn't feel real.  That isn't something that I can relate to because real love and relationships, life, is messy.  These books have all of this.
    I have a hard time deciding which of the series is my favorite.  Each one brings a new part of the story of the Portland Storms family.  This one was emotionally hard for me to read but the story was beautiful!

    My Recommendation:  The others in the series should be read in order to fully appreciate the story.  But this is a fabulous addition to the story!  I gave it 4.5 mugs!

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