Slap Shot: Bryant

Slap Shot: Bryant

by Alicia Hunter Pace

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ISBN-13: 9781507205860
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Series: Nashville Sound , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 141,139
File size: 671 KB

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace is the writing team of Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama, where she teaches sixth grade. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, Civil War history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, Alabama, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer. Find Alicia Hunter Pace at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @AliciaHPace.

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Slap Shot: Bryant 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Slap Shot is book 2 in the Nashville Sound Series but it can be read as a standalone, I know this because this author is new to me but I will certainly be looking up the previous book in this series and her other books, if you love hockey or sports romance this is a must read. The characters have depth and sizzling chemistry, the story flows and this book is beautifully written with a big emphasis on family and the team, I was hooked from the first chapter and can’t wait to read more from this author and the Nashville Sound.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Slap Shot is another fantastic read by Alicia Hunter Pace. The author is a new favorite- the first book in the Nashville Sound series hooked me & I was so excited to read Slap Shot. This book can be read as a stand alone but does have crossover characters from the first book. I love how this book has an emotional depth that is not always found in romance books.And I love the HEA. I look forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Gabriella has reason to not trust hockey players despite the fact that her brother is one. When Bryant, her brother’s best friend and team mate, demands ice cream from the bakery where she works she begins to look at him in a different light. She might be able to have a one and done with him, but she could never trust him enough to have more. Bryant’s life hasn’t turned out exactly as he had planned when he graduated high school. His family makes emotional demands on him that are taking their toll. Suddenly however, Gabriella seems to make the weight on his shoulders a little less heavy. This couple has quite a spark going between them and despite the promises they make to themselves and each other to remain friends only, you just know it’s all going to blow up in their face spectacularly. I enjoyed their light hearted banter and easy camaraderie they shared. On the other hand, I just wanted to yell at Bryant’s mother. She was so passive aggressive and controlling when she spoke to him. This is all part of the plot, and these authors totally made it believable, thus my anger at his family. The end was wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste and an epilogue would’ve gone a long way toward making me feel better about it. However, with Emile and Amy from the first book playing a large role here, I assume we’ll get more of Bryant and Gabriella in the next installment. This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and Adams Media. Dual POV Safe No apparent triggers
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley..oh god have the tissues ready, why am I doing this to myself, sometimes I need a good cry, l but normally I just want to laugh, and I did with this book, but I also cried..This book had it all. some fun, a good amount of time for you to cry (boo hoo cry) and irritation times. And again we have another situation where guy does not want to have a relationship with his best friends sister, you have read it before, but they can't help themselves and they did start as friends, anyway I do not want to give anymore away, it is a good read, just prepare yourself.
belllla More than 1 year ago
This is a love story between Bryant and a successful Hockey player and his best friend sister Gabriella. Although they know each other for years, they are not secretly in love with each other. But one day everything changes and Bryant sees Gabriella more than his best friend's sister and Gabriella lets down her guard and lets Bryant in. But they are both full of scares from the past. Gabriella had learned to overcome then but Bryant because of his family still struggling. They are both well-developed characters, both likable and what happened to them in the past is really horrible. Gabriella had a great chance of having her brother on her side, but she is also afraid to be left alone. Bryant's past is also horrible and what his mother did to him I felt sorry for him. In a way, I think that the past is something that connects those two, the struggle finding the strength to live forward. And because of that Gabriella can help Bryant stand up for himself and for her and their love. A heartbreaking love story.
MiekeReads More than 1 year ago
This book is more of a 3 1/2 star book than a 4, but I liked it so much more than the previous book in the series I scored it up instead of down. I liked Gabriella, our heroine. I empathized with her struggles of feeling left out and not quite belonging anywhere. She was someone who needed a placid life and was staring down the barrel of change and I understood her perspective in the book. I liked Bryant, our hero, as well. He came across as a kind man who had been dealt some difficulties early in life that he was finally coming to terms with. The relationship between the main characters felt solid and right. They did make me feel like they would make each others lives better. There were a few things that I did not like about the book. I disliked Bryant's mother excessively. She was a truly controlling and toxic hag. People like her never really turn around or stop trying to orchestrate what goes on in their children's lives. I can't stand people who see every situation through the lens of how it affects them first and foremost. Maybe because I have known women like this, I find even reading about this type of character exhausting. Also, I really hate Amy still and I didn't like the little reminders of the previous book (there is a little something called Fiduciary duty and I really hated the entire storyline of Faceoff). I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance. I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Slap Shot started right where the first book left off, except it focused on Gabriella and Bryant’s POV. I love when the author just continues the story because we get to see Emile and Amy continue their story as well. Emile and Amy’s rush wedding was closely wrapped around Gabriella’s feelings. As close as she is to her brother, she was afraid she was going to lose some of her connection with him now that he had Amy in his life. Bryant was dealing with his own issues that involved a past that wouldn’t stop haunting him. Being around the happy engaged couple affected both Bryant and Gabriella in a way that made it feel natural to turn to each other. The more these two took comfort, the more they grew close and realized what was keeping them both from moving on. I’m pretty much in love with this series. These two authors really know how to create characters that just draw you in and make you want to be a part of their lives. There is no epilogue and that gives me hope that the next book will continue telling us about both couples, as well as give us a new couple to look forward too.