Recovering from years of living the superstar hockey life wasn't easy, but now Aleksandr Volynsky finally has everything...
He's married to the love of his life, expecting a daughter, and has a new job as an assistant coach with his old team, the Buffalo Gladiators. His happiness is short lived, however, when a sexual assault allegation surfaces, and Alex is forced to cooperate with an investigation for a crime he didn't commit.
Stephanie Hartwell is juggling her dream job with marriage and motherhood, but she's not convinced she's doing any of it well...
Stephanie's stress level goes from bad to worse when she's diagnosed with a serious illness. Battling declining health and the critics who question her commitment to Alex in light of the allegation, she makes a decision that could change their relationship forever.
Alex is afraid he's about to lose everything-especially when he sees Stephanie's friend kiss her...
Devastated that his life is spiraling out of control again, Alex turns to his friend, Natasha, a Russian pop star. Convinced that Stephanie and her friend Brandon are having an affair, Alex resumes his self-destructive behavior.
What Alex doesn't know is Stephanie has been conducting a secret investigation of her own. She learns the truth behind the sexual assault-a truth no one, especially Alex, expects.
With everything now out in the open, can Stephanie and Alex commit to a fresh start for the sake of their daughter, or will the ghosts of their pasts finally tear apart everything they have left?
|Publisher:||Limitless Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.66(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jennifer Loring does a wonderful job of continuing Stephanie Hartwell’s and former NHL Star Aleksandr Volynsky’s story in the second book of the Firebird Trilogy, WHAT'S LEFT OF ME. Alex and Stephanie have not had it easy. Just when it looks like everything is finally going to go their way, Alex is accused of sexual assault allegations, and Stephanie is diagnosed with a serious illness. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Buffalo and is suitable for adult audiences. Jennifer Loring does an admirable job with her character development. Both main characters have gone through a lot and grown tremendously. I felt bad for everything that the couple went through. The characters are likeable. Alex is now aware of his mental illness and trying to deal with it. He had to end his NHL career early due to an injury. He was given the opportunity to coach his old team the Buffalo Gladiators. He is a good man, and he tries hard to be a decent husband and father. I love Alex’s sense of humor. Stephanie is a strong heroine. I love that she plays hockey. I was often disappointed in how she treated Alex in this story, and that she kept her illness from him, but I get that people respond to situations differently. I like that Stephanie is ruthless when it comes to investigating accusations against her loved ones. The plot was realistic and thought-provoking. The issues were pertinent with today’s society. The couple was put through some test in their relationship. Both being public figures made their ordeals even more difficult. I like how the story was resolved, and I look forward to the last book in the trilogy. Complimentary copy provided via manicreaders.com in exchange for an honest review.