Head Coach: Hellions Angels

Head Coach: Hellions Angels

by Lia Riley

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Overview

Head Coach: Hellions Angels by Lia Riley

Neve Angel’s life is all work and no play, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.  One of Denver’s top sports reporters, she's fought hard to make it in a male-dominated world, and she won’t back down from a fight with anyone–not even the Hellions’ gruff head coach, Tor Gunnar. Her hostile relationship with the icy Scandinavian is the stuff of local legend.

Tor Gunnar hates dealing with the media; at best, they are a nuisance and at worst, a distraction. And no one distracts him more than the scrappy, sexy reporter who gets him hot under the collar. When he wins a not-so-friendly bet with Neve, he decides it’s high time they either kiss or kill each other, and invites her as a date to an out-of-town wedding.

But what happens when enemies become lovers? Will they be able to smother their sizzling attraction, or is it time to start playing for keeps?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062662484
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Series: Hellions Angels , #2
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 43,374
File size: 971 KB

About the Author

After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, Lia Riley scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

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Head Coach: Hellions Angels 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
I love Lia Riley books for the escape factor – it’s easy to jump in and read just to hide away from the chaos of the world around you. In Head Coach, we are reintroduced to Tor, the head coach of the Hellion’s Angels hockey team, friend of Jed (Mr. Hockey) and not a fan of the dance coaches are expected to do with the media. In fact, if he could burn all the press passes in the arena – he would do that just to avoid talking with them. In particular, he’s frustrated and flummoxed by one particular sports writer who just happens to be the sister of his friend’s girl: Neve. Neve has worked her entire life (and works hard) to prove herself as a sports journalist. She researches exhaustively, and as a lifetime fan of the Hellions, she seems always to ask the questions that no one else does, much to Tor’s disgust and discomfiture. The two have poked and prodded at one another for years, and a lost bet leads Tor to invite her as his plus one to an out of town wedding. With the two away from their jobs and the necessary back and forth – things heat up spectacularly – even though neither is looking for anything more than that weekend. It’s back to normal as they both try to deny the undeniable: resulting in several memories that heat up even the most cold-hearted. Full of the things that makes a Riley book fun: Tor’s change into smutty talking, all alpha male and Neve’s enjoyment of being ‘that woman’ for only a weekend has to be enough. Or is it? If you like the fun of a Lia Riley book with the lack of drama and angst as everyone rethinks everything rather than going down the path destined for them to follow – you’ll enjoy this book with a side of ice water! I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Suze-Lavender 4 months ago
Neve is a sports journalist and she keeps butting head with Tor, the grouchy Denver Hellions hockey coach. For Tor work is everything and he’s had his heart broken because the woman he was married to didn’t understand this. Tor has an icy exterior and makes sure nobody sees his weaknesses, most of all Neve. He'd rather treat her with contempt than showing her parts of his real self. Tor doesn’t like dealing with the media, especially not with the woman who doesn’t back down from a challenging article. It isn’t easy for Tor not to think about Neve. She rubs him the wrong way, but there’s something about her that makes him want to get closer to her as well. When they meet outside of work for the first time, sparks fly. How will they make getting to know each other work when they professionally detest one another? Tor asks Neve to be his date to a wedding he'd rather not attend. Will she agree to be his support system and do Tor and Neve have a chance to make things work between them or will their jobs make it impossible for them to connect? Head Coach is a sexy love story. Neve is a strong and independent woman. She works in a world that’s dominated by men and has fought hard to earn respect. Tor doesn’t like dealing with the reporter with claws, but secretly he wants to get to know Neve better. He’s a complex person, troubled by insecurities and the same goes for Neve. On the outside they come across as confident and tough, but on the inside they’re sensitive and vulnerable. When they peel off each other’s layers they discover there’s a lot they like about each other. There’s much more between them than the initial hate and their chemistry is through the roof. I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough to find out if they’d be able to get rid off all the negative feelings and go for love instead. Lia Riley knows how to make sparks fly. I love how well her main characters connect. She always manages to describe their feelings on many different levels and that makes it possible for the readers to really get to know her main characters. I love how each moment of passion truly means something. She combines these deep moments with adorable quirks and this results in wonderful romance. I absolutely loved Head Coach, it’s sporty, fun and entertaining.
SaraBetty 9 months ago
Love the players but who would the Head Coach could be such a sexy guy... Second book in the series, Mister Hockey was the first and I really enjoyed both... Hope there more sexy and well written books to come...
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Opposites attract ... and heat up the ice! With the latest in her Hellions Angels hockey series, Lia Riley brings us the coach's story filled with laughter, snark and lots of spice! The characters are really fun to get to know and watch interact with each other and the plot draws you in quickly. There are a few holes in there that could have filled in a little more story, but overall it was a really fun and enjoyable read! As one of the top sports reporters in Denver, Neve Angel works hard to keep her readers happy and stay one step ahead of the game. She's all too aware of the fact that she's a woman in a man's world when working the hockey beat, so she doesn't hesitate to get in there and get the job done no matter who she has to sweet talk, or who she has to irritate ... namely the coach who she has a hate-hate relationship with! As the head coach of the Hellions, Tor Gunnar has his fair share of stress without an intrusive reporter constantly being under his nose trying to get him to say something that she can use to further her smear campaign of him. She gets under his skin more than anything else in the world ... and yes, as much as he hates to admit it, part of it is fueled by lust! When he snidely wins a little unfriendly bet, he cashes in by coercing her into accompanying him to an out of town wedding ... as his date. When enemies become lovers, sparks will definitely fly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I. Loved. This. Book! It feels like a betrayal to say this, but Neve and Tor's story might even top Breezy and Jed's. The enemies-to-lovers element (with a hint of You've Got Mail/The Shop Around the Corner vibes make this one so much fun to read--I can't tell you how many bits I read out loud to Mini Moe #2 (I had a captive audience while reading much of it--she was driving me around for half of the day). And the way Tor interacted with his ten-year-old daughter, Olive? Heart. Melting. The conflict here was a believable one--a sports reporter and the coach of her favorite hockey team, the guy her editor loves for her to skewer in articles such as "The Five Worst Coaches in the NHL," complicated by the fact that his best friend and the former captain is living with Neve's sister--and for the most part, they handled things like grown-ups, which was nice. There were a few things that I would have liked expanded on (the way their main conflict is resolved literally comes out of the blue--was she working on that prior? Or did it seriously fall into her lap the way it seems in the book?) but overall this was just a really fun read, even if it was sadly lacking in hockey (I don't even want to say why, for fear of a real-life repeat of that nightmare scenario). Head Coach works just fine as a standalone--even though the hero and heroine of book one ( Mister Hockey ) are in this book a few times, they're usually kissing. (You'll probably be tempted to find out how they got together, though, so I highly recommend reading their book to find out.) The next in the series, Virgin Territory . doesn't come out until March, so you've got plenty of time! ;) Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Vicki101370 More than 1 year ago
Neve Angel has built a name for herself in the male dominated world of hockey reporting. She's at every Hellion's home game, and has a knack for getting under unflappable coach Tor Gunnar's skin. And with Hockey in an indefinite lock-out, Neve needs material to keep herself at the top of her game, and who better to get a sound bite from than the Head Coach? With hockey under indefinite hiatus, Tor is spending a lot of time running... and thinking about a certain hockey reporter that's been getting to him in ways he never saw coming. After losing a bet, Neve agrees to attend an out of town wedding as Tor's plus one - and that's where the game completely changes. Despite their pull towards one another, and the heat that engulfs them both each time they're together, their respective careers puts a major kink in any thoughts either of them may have about this fling lasting more than one blissful weekend. If they can't find a way past the landmines surrounding the path of a hockey reporter dating the head coach of her local team, their truce may not last more than one weekend. Head Coach is a great enemies to lovers romance. I blew through this book in one day - I had to know what was going to happen next. There's humor, snarky banter and steamy love scenes - pretty much the perfect combo.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Lia Riley’s HEAD COACH is top-shelf. Sports reporter Neve Angel and Hellions’ head coach Tor Gunnar are nemesis. However, a game of air hockey might change it all. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences. The story takes place in Colorado. I looked forward to reading Neve’s and Tor’s story ever since book one, MISTER HOCKEY. The two have an interesting relationship, enemies that are attracted to each other. The plot was clever and believable. There were a lot of interesting twists throughout the story. I liked the wedding aspect of the novel. I love when Neve went dress shopping. Kendall was just what she needed. I thought the traffic app aspect was smart. The moose was entertaining. Lia Riley does a great job with her character development. Neve is smart and feisty. She has some self-esteem issues. Tor is a good man and father. He is reasonable. He is usually good at reading people. I like that Neve and Tor always respected each other. Both love their jobs and realize that a relationship between the two could cause a conflict of interest. I like how the story ended. It felt well concluded. Because of the tidbits told about Patrick Donnelly that happened in this book, I cannot wait for book three, VIRGIN TERRITORY, to hear his story. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Lia Riley’s HEAD COACH is top-shelf. Sports reporter Neve Angel and Hellions’ head coach Tor Gunnar are nemesis. However, a game of air hockey might change it all. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences. The story takes place in Colorado. I looked forward to reading Neve’s and Tor’s story ever since book one, MISTER HOCKEY. The two have an interesting relationship, enemies that are attracted to each other. The plot was clever and believable. There were a lot of interesting twists throughout the story. I liked the wedding aspect of the novel. I love when Neve went dress shopping. Kendall was just what she needed. I thought the traffic app aspect was smart. The moose was entertaining. Lia Riley does a great job with her character development. Neve is smart and feisty. She has some self-esteem issues. Tor is a good man and father. He is reasonable. He is usually good at reading people. I like that Neve and Tor always respected each other. Both love their jobs and realize that a relationship between the two could cause a conflict of interest. I like how the story ended. It felt well concluded. Because of the tidbits told about Patrick Donnelly that happened in this book, I cannot wait for book three, VIRGIN TERRITORY, to hear his story. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.