Making a Play (Hometown Players Series #2)

Making a Play (Hometown Players Series #2)

by Victoria Denault

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He'll do whatever it takes to win--on and off the ice.

Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL--and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight--and from women--and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It's the perfect plan... until he reconnects with Rose.

Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe. She's ready for passion, romance--and Luc. Having loved him longer than she can remember, she's finally ready to prove she's not the same innocent little girl he once knew. Off the ice Luc doesn't do games, but this new Rose makes him feel like playing a little dirty. If he's really got a shot at her heart then he's not just playing to win. He's playing for keeps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455535620
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Series: Hometown Players Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 68,986
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in LA but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

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Making a Play 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young girl who has a huge crush on a sexy guy who sees her as a kid sister? Where do I sign up to read that book? We've all been there at some point in our lives, that unrequited love. You want that person to see you so badly, your feelings so out of control that you'd do anything to get them to notice you. That, my friends, is this book! Rose has had a super crush on Luc, a French-Canadian hockey God for as long as she can remember. The problem is, the big oaf doesn't realize that she's what missing from his life! Great romantic story that will definitely give you all the feels.....and make you want to bop this jock over the head until he gets it!! This book can be read as a stand alone, but is part of the Hometown Players series which is definitely worth the read!!
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Love Book 2 of the trilogy.. Loved Luc and Rose from Book 1 and watching them realize their virtually life long attraction was nice... For a time I found Rose to be more "needy" than I like a woman to be but I guess her childhood made for a bit of insecurity.. Love the strong hockey players in the series, especially their soft sides... Recommend this series of three sisters highly... Again, don't let the hockey background throw you off... The personalities and the story are "right there"... Love scenes are hot too.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Luc and Rose grew up together. Luc was one her older brothers' best friends and he has always seen her as a little sister. He has know of her crush on him, but always discounted Rose's feelings. When he returns home after a difficult season of hockey and a breakup, she decides to change his views of her. She manages to attracts Luc's and they embark on a secret relationship. They also plan an all-stars charity game to help rehab his image. Will Luc and Rose be able to find a happy ending? This was a great coming of age and hockey romance. I haven't read the first book in the series, but was instantly drawn into Rose's world. I became cheerleader and was hoping them to ride into the sunset together. The book was well paced, with great dialogue, and fun supporting characters. I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review by
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Hometown Players series. It can be read as a standalone, but for reader benefit, it is better to be read in the order intended. Luc Richard and Rose Caplan have been friends for so long. Luc always has her back, since she had his at a crucial time. Now years later, she wants to be more than friends. Rose is sick of being considered the good one. The reliable one. For just once, she wishes to be "The One." She wants Luc to notice her as a woman and not a friend. Luc has always been attracted to Rose. He just never wanted to overstep his bounds and ruin their friendship. He chose to be her buddy over a one night stand. Now he is thinking naughty thoughts about her and cannot seem to stop. Rose has always wanted Luc. She hates that even when mad at him her body reacts to his. She starts to do things out of the ordinary to get his attention. So far, it is working. I really enjoy reading this series! The characters have so much to them. The rich and sincere stories just make you have the feels. The other characters we love from the first book are here too. ***This ARC copy was given by and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Making a Play is a keeper. Hot guy, sexy girl, white hot chemistry. Loved it and am glad to have been given the chance to experience Victoria Denault's Hometown Players series. The author took each character out of their comfort zone and brought them into scenarios they had yet to face. For instance, Luc is used to being the bad boy of hockey, when he faces losing that he goes back to his roots. Some things are the same but surprising changes await him as well. Rose is sick and tired of being found wanting. Maybe she'll get what she wants if she changes. Will she realize before it's too late that she is perfect just the way she is? Making a Play is a delightful look at dealing with maturity and change that is told in a way that makes it deliciously tempting. I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review. Gold star material for me.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "If only my nuts were numb." Stars! The second book in Victoria Denault’s Hometown Players series, takes off from where its predecessor One More Shot left off. Jordan and Jessie have sorted out their issues and are very much ’living the dream’ together. Making a Play brings the focus round to Rose, Jessie's younger sister, and her not-so-secret love for Ice Hockey player; Luc Richard, you are given a few hints as to how deep this couples feelings are for each other in the first book, but up to this point neither of them has acted upon them. Having known each other since they were children, Rose is fed up of being in the friend-zone with him and goes out of her way to ensure that Luc knows she’s looking for more than a pat on the head and a friendly cuddle going forwards. Luc however has other plans, and trying to keep his nose clean and his face out of the press over the summer is proving harder than he thought it would be when Rose's attempts at seduction are basically turning him into a walking hard-on. Victoria got the perfect balance between drama, sexy-times and story development with Making a Play Luc and Rose having their joint pasts and back-story gave a great depth to the building of them moving from being friends to lovers. I adored being in Luc’s head, and Rose was an easy to get along with character as well. This book is definitely a little less angsty than One More Shot and it made a big difference for me in my overall reading enjoyment, don’t get me wrong I really liked Jessie and Jordy’s story, but Luc and Rose’s issues and problems and the way they work their way through them as the book progresses, are broken up with a few laughs and a stellar set of secondary characters. The drama is there but it’s relevant and not overplayed. The Final Move, due December 2015, is also set up nicely in this book, and I cannot wait to see where Victoria takes the series next, it’s definitely turning into an unforgettable set of stories. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Making a Play (Hometown Players #2) by Victoria Denault NHL star Luc Richard’s career is in jeopardy due to negative media attention he receives from his relationship with his supermodel ex-girlfriend. He heads to Silver Bay, Maine, in the off-season in hopes to stay out of the tabloids. He reconnects with his childhood friend, Rose Caplan, and notices she is no longer the shy little girl he used to know. She has become the type of woman you want to keep forever. Victoria Denault wrote another fantastic book in the Hometown Players Series! She created a moving and believable story that touched my heart. Denault’s character development is exceptional. I love Luc and Rose. They have such wonderful chemistry. I appreciate that they started out as friends when they were kids. They were there for each other, neither of them having parental support. I enjoyed that they were one of those couples that everyone around them knew they were destined to be together but them. They are convincing characters, having grown dramatically. The plot is very believable. The NHL is definitely on their players to behave. They do not like negative publicity. Unfortunately, for Luc it is not always his fault. I like how the situation is resolved and what he does to work on his image. Making a Play by Victoria Denault is a great book for anyone that enjoys contemporary sports romances. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.