The Penalty Box

The Penalty Box

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by Deirdre Martin
     
 

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Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Katie Fisher as the dumpy brainiac from the poor side of town.

Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Paul van Dorn as the school hockey star—and heartthrob.

But now they’re facing off—and matching up in more ways than one. Katie’s lost the pounds, added some self-confidence, and become a drop-dead

Overview

Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Katie Fisher as the dumpy brainiac from the poor side of town.

Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Paul van Dorn as the school hockey star—and heartthrob.

But now they’re facing off—and matching up in more ways than one. Katie’s lost the pounds, added some self-confidence, and become a drop-dead gorgeous sociology professor.

And since a series of concussions put an end to Paul’s pro-hockey career, his star has dimmed. Now he hits the ice as a youth hockey coach. But he’s still got the hometown crowd behind him as the owner of a bar called the Penalty Box.

Paul is reliving his glory days. Katie wishes she could put those years behind her. And the battle of wills that ensues just might knock love right out of the game…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this fun, fast rinkside contemporary romance from Martin (Total Rush), down-on-his-luck hockey jock Paul van Dorn and formerly overweight overachiever Katie Fisher answer the age-old question: can you ever live down high school? Reintroduced at their 10-year reunion, Paul is stunned to find the girl he dubbed "Bubble Butt" grown into a sexy sociology professor. Recently forced to retire from the NHL, Paul has returned to their hometown, tiny Didsbury, Conn., where he stews in post-pro blues at his bar, the Penalty Box. Katie, on a yearlong book sabbatical, has moved home with her mother and nephew Tuck, whose own mom is stuck in rehab. Despite Paul's past cruelty, Katie falls for him after he gives a revealing interview for her project on sports and male identity. What begins as an undercover affair blossoms into a life-changing relationship as the pair discover that living in the present beats living in the past. Martin scores with this witty blend of romance and family dynamics. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101043516
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/07/2006
Series:
New York Blades , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
149,862
File size:
364 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Deirdre Martin has written scripts for the daytime drama One Life to Live. She lives with her husband and her dog, Molly, in Ithaca, New York.

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The Penalty Box 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book i have read by this author and I have to say that i was worried that I wouldn't like it. But i was wrong I finished reading this book in 24 hours. the Relationship between Katie and Paul was funny to read and the relationship he made with tuck was sweet. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very disappointing read from Diedre Martin. I loved Body Check and Fair Play. However, this book was torture to read. I could not understand why the characters wanted to be together. Katie, the heroine, spent the entire time criticizing her hero, Paul van Dorn. I found her to be negative and whiney. Why Paul van Dorn, or any male for that matter would want to be with this heroine is beyond me.
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One of my favs. Such a cute and fun story line!
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