Fiery, flame-haired Jane Bratkowski is catapulted from a small college town in Philadelphia to become head coach of a new women’s hockey team, The Venom. It’s a life-changing opportunity, a dream come true – in a cruel twist of fate that could turn into a nightmare – she comes face to face with her ex-husband Tore Ahlbreg, the Wildcats’ head of European Scouting.
Suddenly, Jane’s faced with more challenges than she bargained for: Will she let him distract her – and derail her big chance to coach pro hockey? Can she build a team of relatively inexperienced, irrepressible young women into champions? Can she and Tore triumph over the gut-wrenching tragedy that ripped them apart – or will the shocking truth of their passionate past threaten to destroy them once again?
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Book exchanged for an honest review~ Jane Bratkowski is the new head coach for Philadelphia Venom Women's Hockey Team. Jane didn't expect to run into her ex husband Tore Ahlberg. Jane has a strong reaction to Tore which leaves her questioning her sanity. Coaching the team is going to be an experience and practice in patience something that Jane has in short supply. Will Jane allow the past to dictate her future? Can Jane and Tore find the spark of passion? Your answers await you in Clean Sweep. This new to me author did an excellent job of telling this story. I don't know much about hockey but definitely learned alot while reading. The story and characters were flawed, real, honest, compelling, and intriguing too. Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.
Clean Sweep (Venom Series #1) by V.L. Locey Jane Bratkowski just signed on to be the new head coach for the Philadelphia Venom professional women’s hockey team. The last thing she expected was to have to work with her ex-husband, Tore Ahberg, head of European Scouting for the Wildcats. V.L Locey scores with Clean Sweep! This book is a fabulous start to the Venom Series, and a wonderful compliment as a spin-off of the To Love a Wildcat Series. Clean Sweep is told from Jane’s point of view. She is extremely amusing and had me smiling/laughing a lot throughout the novel. I like Jane. She is down to earth and real. Her character is very believable. V.L. Locey does a great job with Tore’s character. He definitely comes off as being European. He is a good guy. Tore and Jane divorced due to a tragedy that they could not overcome at the time. It was clear that the two never stopped loving each other. I love that faith intervenes and gives them a second chance. The plot was heartfelt and emotional. The story is convincing and well resolved. As always, Locey’s hockey scenes are well-written and believable. I could totally picture what is happening on the ice. This series is very timely with the National Women's Hockey League being established this year. The support characters are great. The assistant coaches seem the perfect fit to work with Jane. I am looking forward to reading more about them in the future. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.