Playmaker, a 36,000-word novella, was previously released as part of the Seduced by the Game Cancer Charity Collection in 2016..
Derek Caulton is well-known for his exceptional speed and skill on the ice. His natural ability to read the game and create scoring chances has made him a valuable playmaker for the Baltimore Banners, but his skill off the ice is a little different. Coming from a world of privilege with a devilish charm and fun-loving spirit, responsibility isn't something Derek's ever had to worry about. And he's not accustomed to working for what he wants. That all changes after a single encounter with Bridget Lloyd.
Fiercely independent and entirely too outspoken, Bridget learned early in life how to work--and fight--for what she wants. After struggling with the loss of her mother at an early age, she's worked her way through college with the goal of becoming a social worker who specializes in working with children. As a member of the Banner's Ice Crew, she's familiar with Derek's play on and off the ice and wants nothing to do with the irresponsible, fun-loving player--until a minor accident throws them together.
Can a one-night encounter really change the course of two lives? And when the tables are turned, can one stubborn woman teach the fun-loving playmaker that responsibility isn't a four-letter-word and sometimes it's what happens behind the scenes that matters most?
|Publisher:||Lisa B. Kamps|
|File size:||259 KB|
About the Author
Lisa grew up with an overactive imagination, strong encouragement from her parents, and an insatiable infatuation with the Peanuts gang. That infatuation—along with an impatience she has yet to outgrow—jump-started her love of writing. After all, why should she be forced to wait a whole week to read the stories of her favorite characters when she could create stories for them whenever she wanted?
That love of writing continued to grow, along with all those voices in her head, even during her assorted careers: first as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department, then a very brief (and not very successful) stint at bartending in east Baltimore, and finally as the Director of Retail Operations for a busy Civil War non-profit.
Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons, one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.
You may find Lisa on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LisaBKamps or reach her via email at LisaBKamps@gmail.com She's also on Twitter @LBKamps, but admits she's still trying to figure that one out!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Playmaker: A Baltimore Banners Intermission Novella by Lisa B. Kamps Let me start out by saying I think it is great that all the proceeds from the Seduced by the Game Cancer Charity Collection are donated to support cancer research and patient care. Lisa B. Kamps’ Playmaker is a wonderful addition to the Baltimore Banners Series. The story has an excellent balance of hockey, romance, and drama. NHL star, Derek Caulton has always had everything come easy to him. That is until he meets Banner’s Ice Crew member Bridget Lloyd. Regardless of being a short story, the characters are remarkably well developed; especially Derek who seems to grow the most in the novella. I like Derek. He is confident and cocky. I like that once he is called out on his actions, he does something about it instead of giving up and moving on. You cannot help but love Bridget. She has had a difficult upbringing and wants to give back to the community and help less fortunate children by becoming a social worker. I appreciated that she hides her appearance behind baggy clothes but that Derek took notice. The plot was believable and well executed. The story flowed skillfully and kept me engaged throughout the entire story. My only complaint about this book is that I did not want it to end. I want to hear more about Derek and Bridget. Hint…hint…Lisa…hint..hint… Okay, I know it’s a novella and meant to be short, but I really enjoyed this story and want more. Thank goodness it is part of the Baltimore Banners Series and the two are bound to pop up again. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.