by Sarah Hegger

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He's the hotter than sin bad boy of hockey, on and off the ice, but right now Sam Stone is in trouble so deep, it'll take a miracle to save his career.

A miracle like getting town sweetheart, and everybody's go-to girl, Elizabeth Rogers to help him polish his tarnished reputation.

Problem is, Elizabeth and Sam grew up together, and she's not even a little impressed by Sam. But she's also the girl who—try as she might—can't say no...

If Elizabeth and Sam can learn to play nice with each other, what will happen to all those sparks?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160987927
Publisher: Sarah Hegger
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Series: Ottawa Titans , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,467
File size: 887 KB

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Roughing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
dsubsits 4 hours ago
Sarah Hegger lights the lamp with Roughing (Ottawa Titans #1). In this story, hockey winger, Sam Stone needs to recruit his childhood nemesis, Elizabeth Rogers, to help save his public image and career. This story is suitable for adult readers. I adored this story. I loved the plot. It was clever and entertaining. Elizabeth and Sam are fun characters. Their banter and internal thoughts were amusing. Elizabeth has a hard time saying no to people, except Sam. She has no problem telling same how it is. I think that’s part of the reason they work well together. They have great chemistry, and they truly know each other. I love how after they begin to hang out together, that their weaknesses are strengthened. They make each other better people. This is the first book that I have read by Sarah Hegger. I was impressed. Roughing was skillfully written and entertaining. I read a lot of hockey romances. This one felt refreshing and different. I recommend this book to people who enjoy friend’s to lovers and/or sports romances. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
blonde_betty 6 days ago
Childhood friends to lovers with a hockey twist. Sam and Lizzie’s banter is laugh-out-loud funny and their HEA is well-deserved. Hegger is a new kid on the hockey romance block, but she’s definitely staying for the long-haul. I for one am thrilled.
karencass 8 days ago
Sam and Elizabeth have known each other their whole lives - their mothers are best friends. They can't stand each other. The moms are in Europe on vacation together when Sam, a hockey star, is suspended for 20 games for an illegal hit. His mom can't get in touch with him to find out how he's doing, so her mom sends her to check up on him. A chance outing together, a picture posted on social media, and he's suddenly popular again. He convinces Lizzie to spend time with him, and she convinces him to do a bunch of good things for other people. But then he tells her that he's always had a crush on her, and her lady bits start to thaw out, so they decide to take it slow and see where this goes. What a wonderful book! It took me forever to read it, not because it's long or boring, but because I fell in love with Sam and Elizabeth and their story, and didn't want the book to end. The banter between them when they thought they hated each other was so amusing, but it became so sweet as they became closer. And I especially love all of his little rhyming nicknames for her (Busy Lizzie and Prissy Lizzy, just for starters), and you just know that she's had a soft spot for him all along because no one else is allowed to call her Lizzie. I love a good hockey romance, and I can't wait for the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MariAybar 9 days ago
This is a great enemies-to-lovers or frenemies-to-lovers story. It's sweet and funny and frustrating, lol. Both characters go through a growth and it was fun to read how that helped them in their relationship. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
ElviraG 11 days ago
This was a hot and steamy book to read. The characters are well developed and engaging with plenty of chemistry. The characters are well developed and engaging and the storyline flowed smoothly. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
moonfox1234 12 days ago
I loved this book so much!! This wonderful read is a complex combination of cute, sweet, funny, hot and heartfelt. I thought that Sam and Lizzie were amazing characters and whether they were they type you "loved-To-Hate" (Sam) or the kind that that is "so genuine and relatable that you instantly feel a connection to them" (Lizzie), there is no doubt that these characters end up stealing your heart. This book will certainly brighten your day and leave you just as eager as I am for the next book in this series.
Anonymous 12 days ago
The dynamic between Sam and Lizzie is fantastic. The enemies-to-lovers storyline never gets old when packed with such delightful humor as Sarah Hegger displays in this book. Sam is the guy you love to hate, then just absolutely love. Lizzie is the pushover who discovers she has backbone after all. It's a fun, flirty read with great emotional depth. I highly recommend this book.