This Piece of My Heart

This Piece of My Heart


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She wasn't looking for love.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one Summer of Fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny-to lead her dad's multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into-literally-sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

But love came looking for her.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can't resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation for winning-both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he's got Caryn in his sights. But, when Caryn's parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it may take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997378818
Publisher: L. J. Burdett
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

By the time she was an eight-year-old tomboy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Robyn M. Ryan definitely knew what she wanted to do when she grew up-play major league baseball or write. She wrote throughout elementary and high school, first composing novels featuring favorite TV and music personalities, and then venturing into sports writing.

Attending UGA's journalism school launched her career in public relations, which included an internship with the Atlanta Flames NHL hockey team. With the encouragement of a writers group on twitter-WritersThatChat-This Piece of My Heart, a hockey romance, and the first book in Robyn's series Clearing the Ice was published May 2016. The second book in the series, This Piece of My Soul, introduces the Tampa Suns professional hockey team.

Besides writing, Robyn's passions include following the New York Rangers, NASCAR, and the Atlanta Braves; splitting time between homes in Atlanta and Palm Coast, and visiting Paris as often as possible. Two brilliant Westies rule both homes.

As do many writers, Robyn chooses to write using a pseudonym-hers is a combination of her sons' names, a contribution from her youngest nephew.

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This Piece of My Heart 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Caryn wanted to make her life mean something more than being the one to take over her dad's business. She was not looking to find love but love did want her. She encounters the last man in the world that her parents would approve of for their daughter. Andrew was nothing more than a hockey player. He was not good enough for Caryn, but she was falling and hard. There romance was something that changed both their lives. I was loving these two interactions and build of their relationship. I found the writing to be engaging and interactive.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Caryn meets Andrew when they literally run into one another. The attraction is immediate, and mutual. Until he finds out about her dislike of athletes and that she is young & still in school. Andrew wants no more of the party days that are behind him. Caryn represents the future and all he could have, if they can just find that common ground that seems so elusive. Can he show her they have a shot? I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters and plot interesting and at a good pace. So glad there is more to this series, since this is a great start to another hockey series to sit on my shelf for a re-read. ***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
3.5 of 5 Stars Robyn M. Ryan’s THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a great start to the Clearing the Ice series. While attending summer school, College student, Caryn Stevens, literally runs into NHL star, Andrew Chadwick, and sparks fly. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Toronto, Ottawa, and St. Louis. It is suitable for New Adult audiences. THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a cute story. I like how the characters met. Andrew is a sweet guy. He is supportive and believes in Caryn. Caryn is likeable. Her father is understandably overprotective. However, he goes overboard by pretty much controlling her life. I like that she eventually does what she wants. The characters grew throughout the story and overcame obstacles. Andrews ex, Monique, is dramatic, manipulative, and selfish. She is the opposite of Caryn. I’m glad he wised up and got rid of her. She causes some interesting complications in the story. Not to mention the stuff Caryn’s father pulls. I appreciated how Andrew was supportive during that time. THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is an enjoyable read. The story was believable and the characters likeable. I like how the story ended and look forward to reading the couples story in the next book, THIS PIECE OF MY SOUL, scheduled to release on January 1, 2017. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.