Atlanta Edge's hottest Russian hockey star made a big mistake. Now he must find a way to apologize big time to the girl he left behind in the States.
I've been a puck bunny most of my life. So when Roman Volkov, up and coming hockey star with the Atlanta Edge, takes me home and treats me like a queen, I believe I've found the man I can love. Then one morning, I wake to the news that Roman has left me behind while he plays in Russia. His agent takes pleasure in kicking me out of Roman's house. I don't believe anything the sleazy man says. Roman is good to me. No way will he treat me like this. So I go in search for the truth and I discover so much more.
I'm suffocating on the third line when the season ends. So when I get a call from Russia in the middle of the night to participate in a high-profile tournament, I go for it. I'm certain a gold medal will launch me into the top line with my team back in the States. No sooner than I arrive, I call Kitty Summerville to explain why I left without waking her. She's not answering. Has my ambition destroyed any chance of a future with her? When I return, my sexy kitten and I will have a long conversation.
Only, I want to know why is she living with my Coach, and his wife and family?
About the Author
Carla Swafford lives in Alabama and is married to her high school sweetheart.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What drew me to this book, was the Atlanta Hockey team. While originally from Philadelphia (Go Flyers!), most of my life has been in Atlanta and I have witnessed both the Flames and the Thrashers come and go. While Atlanta has beautiful Springs (accept for the Extremely high pollen counts), and hot summer, we do not have the kind of winter weather where kids can go outside and skate in playgrounds, ponds or even backyards where hosing down can create a think coat of ice (my husband's cousins did that in Chicago.) to practise on, so it is not a surprise that hockey is not big here. Roman is a Russian enforcer of the Atlanta team. He has a terrible agent, who is not doing much for his career. Kitty was "raised" by a mother who was verbally abusive when she was not ignoring her daughter, who grew up with no self esteem or education and only knew the life that she learned from her mother, a puck bunny. Abandoned by her boyfriend in a Nashville restaurant, Roman and his team walk in, he sees her crying and feels the need to rescue her, inviting her to stay at his Atlanta home. They become lovers, but between her lack of self esteem and his big ego, he doesn't realize how fragile she is. When he takes a trip to Russia, he leaves her at the mercy of his horrible agent, who throws her out of the house. Bewildered, she finds her way to the stadium, and is taken in by Roman's coach and his family. And there she finds what she has always dreamed about. When Roman comes back, he finds his woman has changed. Will he have the smarts to win back the woman who he now realizes that he loves? I found the characters interesting, more so as they were developed. The provocative plot written with an appealing voice made this an engaging read. The sex scenes are graphic, but if that bothers you, they can be skipped, without destroying the story line. I received a free, advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.com. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.
Sexy and hot, this romance is not to be missed! I loved the characters, from Roman with his singular focus on hockey....until it wasn't, and Kitty, the throw away puck bunny who seems to be incapable of making her own way in life. The characters are likeable and their story engaged me from the very first page. Kittly, especially, showed a great deal of personal growth and changes over the course of the novel in way that I found endearing. I felt totally invested in her story and wanted her to get her HEA ending. If you enjoy the genre, you will love this book. The author is on my must read authors' list.
At first I was a little upset by kitty being a woman who went from sports player and didn't know any way of life and she needed to be taken care of by a man. But as the storyline progress you get to know kitty is a woman who matches Roman Sexuality and only wants a family who loves her. The storyline got better and better as the book progress and actually I end up enjoying the book. A honest review for Arc copy. *spoiler* tag 31/2 stars I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.