Scorin' On the Fourth of July: A Red Hot and BOOM! story

Scorin' On the Fourth of July: A Red Hot and BOOM! story

by Cassandra Carr

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BN ID: 2940149298495
Publisher: C-Squared Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 620 KB

About the Author

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.
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Scorin' On the Fourth of July: A Red Hot and BOOM! story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MinTwinsNY More than 1 year ago
No matter what sport or which city, it is always a trying time when an athlete goes to a new team either by trade or free agency.  In this fictional hockey story, free agent hockey star Mikael Maatta leaves Minnesota for Buffalo and is immediately asked to participate in a summer charity hockey tournament.  While both adjusting to his new location and playing in the tourney, he becomes smitten with the goalie on his team, Terri Kirkland who was on the gold medal winning US women’s hockey team. While the story is centered around the budding romance between Mikael and Terri, I was interested in the book when I asked Carr if any of her hockey books contained a lot of hockey talk as well as the romance. This was an excellent choice for that as I believe it was very helpful to have both characters playing the sport.  It was realistic as well in the respect that it wasn’t a stretch to have Terri playing goalie against the men, as this was a summer charity tourney, where the intensity is not as high as it would be during the regular season.  But this also showed off the skills of Mikael as well and why Buffalo signed him. I enjoyed the game action scenes in the book.   This book did not disappoint in that respect as there were many excellent passages that were not only about the game itself, but also a lot of behind-the-scenes activity that many teams will undertake when a new player arrives.  The adventures of finding Mikael a place to live, transportation and clothing are documented and I found myself enjoying these as well as the smooth skating and excellent saves of the two main characters.  Something I do have to say is that there was a conversation between Mikael and Terri that I hope was supposed to be humorous.  Mikael was asking Terri (who was familiar with the area) where he could enjoy water activities because he didn’t get a chance to do so in Minnesota.  Really?  In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, this supposedly intelligent adult man couldn’t find a place to enjoy water activities?  I was laughing at this part. This was fairly light banter between the two characters and it stays that way through most of the story, even though their attraction grows.  This is not an erotic story, however, which was surprising given the title.  It is more of a sweet love story that has its tender moments as well as the anxiety they feel as Terri will not be on the team and is worried that in order to continue her career, she may have to travel far away.  Unlike other sports romances that I have read that are short on the sport and heavy on love and/or sex, this story had a very nice balance of the two. Add that to the in-depth writing that shows Carr’s extensive knowledge of the sport and you have a quick read that would be enjoyed by readers of sports books as well as romance readers.    
BeccaSellers More than 1 year ago
After signing with the Storm, Mikael is asked to play in a charity hockey tournament where he meets Terri, an Olympic goalie for the women's team...they hit it off, no pun intended, but decide to take it slow just in case Terri has to move away to play hockey in a different location.  I really liked how Cassandra showed the relationship between two athletes and how difficult it could be. Smokin' hot read! Definitely recommend it!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Scorin' on the Fourth of July by Cassandra Carr 4 ½ of 5 stars Free agent Mikael Maatta just signed a five-year professional hockey contract with the Buffalo Storm.  He is immediately asked to participate in a charity hockey tournament on Fourth of July weekend.  To his appreciation, his goalie was Terri Kirkland, gold medalist on the US women’s hockey team.    The two instantly connect but fear that Terri’s career may take her out of Buffalo. I just love Mikael and Terri.  I think it’s great that they both share a passion for hockey.  I liked that she showed him around Buffalo, and that they took things slow, sort-of.  They are a really cute couple whose story I didn’t want to end.  Knowing Cassandra Carr, they will make an appearance if future Storm books.  I hope so, because I didn’t get enough of them.   Carr did an excellent job with Mikael’s dialog.  It was believable that he was from Finland, by the way he spoke and not always following US slang. The plot is well done, centering on the hockey tournament.  Being a hockey mom, I can appreciate a holiday hockey tournament since that is what our lives revolve around.  I like that fellow Storm Sebastian St. Amant and Rob D’Amico made an appearance in the book.  Scorin’ on the Fourth of July is a quick read at 69 pages (according to my eReader).  It is a vivid story that is well-written and heartwarming. This is a fantastic read for lovers of sports romances.   Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story, even at 60ish pages, is NOT worth it! Badly written & "tepid" love scenes just make this painful to read. I have very, very rarely written a bad review, but thus one deserved it.