Now Alicia is finally opening her mind and heart to the knowledge that there is more to life than monetary success and ambitious goals. As her soul awakens, so does her desire for the man her parents - and society - would deem horrendously wrong for her. Can the Venom captain learn to walk a new path of serenity through life? Or will the pacifist and the hockey player be torn apart by a world that judges a person by the size of their bank account versus the largesse of their soul?
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This wonderful story was full of heart, action and surprises. The author did a fine job of painting the players of the Venom with distinct personalities. By excellent use of language, spare but meaningful words, she created a team of diverse female hockey players learning to pull together to become winners. In the midst of the hockey action, great dialogue/locker room banter and camaraderie, the authors reveals a most unusual love story. The love story of Alisha and Dale, rounded out by a charming little girl, will grab your heart and squeeze it. I loved them and was rooting for them to succeed, despite their disparate backgrounds and lifestyles. The realism in both the hockey action and the challenges of life made this story come alive. To me, the Venom are a real, breathing team of quirky, sexy, funny women. I want them to win, every game and every man. But most of all, I want Alisha, Dale and Wren to find their perfect happiness. Bravo, Ms. Locey, you created a story I couldn't put down. P.S. Steamy love scenes were great, too!
V. L. Locey adds another great book, Twirly Girl, to the Venom Series. NAWHL team captain of the Venom, Alicia Avery, is questioning her life. She meets street performer, Dale Christie, and his daughter, Wren Song, at a Wildcat/Venom camp. Dale helps Alicia find the answers she is looking for. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Philadelphia. Twirly Girl is told from Alicia’s point of view. It is suitable for new adult and adult audiences. As always, V. L. Locey does a great job with her character development. Alicia and Dale are about as opposite as you can get. I enjoyed how they meet. I like how Dale makes Alicia think and reflect upon her life. He has admirable ideals and should have been born in the 60s. Alicia has been raised as the perfect daughter of a politician. I like that she evaluates her life and starts to do what she feels is best for her instead of what her parents want. She is a strong team captain who leads by example. Dale is a great father. His daughter, Wren, is a sweet little girl who has Down’s Syndrome. She says whatever is on her mind. I enjoyed the interaction between the three characters. The plot was believable a heartfelt. I really enjoy V. L. Locey’s writing style. She makes you think. The characters grew throughout the story, especially, Alicia. I enjoyed meeting the Venom. There are some interesting women on the team. They had me laughing frequently. I look forward to the next book in the series. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.