When It's Right

When It's Right

by Victoria Denault

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A "spicy, emotional and rewarding romance... one worth savoring."-RT Book Reviews on Slammed


Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players.

Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538763124
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: San Francisco Thunder Series , #3
Edition description: Print on Demand ed.
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 444,954
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in LA but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

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When It's Right 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I loved this romance! This is the third book in the San Francisco Thunders series but it would work just fine as a stand-alone. There are some ongoing family issues that continue throughout the series but I think that everything is explained well enough for readers jumping in with this book. This was a pretty quick read that I found hard to put down. Sadie and Griffin were both fantastic characters. They had fantastic chemistry from the very start of the book and I couldn't wait to see how things would develop between them. They made such a good pair and just worked well together from the very start. I loved the way they seemed to see each other in a way that others didn't. I really liked the fact that these characters were dealing with some pretty tough issues in this book. I found my heart breaking just a bit for Griffin, Sadie, and the Braddock family. Griffin had his priorities in the right place but it seemed like everyone was working against him at times. Sadie was trying so hard to be what everyone needed her to be and take care of her family. I found the parts of the book that dealt with her father's decline to be both touching and heartbreaking. The side characters were a lot of fun in this book. Sadie and her two sisters make a rather interesting team and I loved their interaction. Their older brother, Jude, was also very close to them. I loved how they all teased and joked with each other. Griffin's daughter, Charlie, was adorable and added to the story as did his brother, Hunter. Sadie's father played an important role and I thought the fact that he had some really powerful scenes. I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. I had a fantastic time with Sadie and Griffin as they fell in love. I am very glad that this book is told from alternate points of view because the reader really gets a chance to see what each character is feeling about everything going on in their lives. I can't wait to read more from this amazing series! I received an advanced reader edition of this book from Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing) via Net Galley.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Heart-wrenching emotional drama! With the next book in the San Francisco Thunder series, we get Sadie's story. We've already gotten knee deep into this family's story with the previous books in the series, and this one plays it out further. Jude is the only boy of the family, surrounding by interfering but loving sisters ... and as the family reels from his father illness, they all rally around in support of each other. Sadie is the health professional, so she's carrying the burden of making sure the family accepts and supports her dad's decisions through it all, and it's taking a beating on her heart. When she meets Griffin, it's a breath of fresh air to have something to take her mind off of it for even just a few hours. The story line is emotionally riveting with a side of playful. Really enjoyed it! As a single dad sharing custody of a precocious 6 year old while working the crazy schedule of a hockey coach with the San Francisco Thunder, Griffin Sullivan knows how to juggle many things at the same time. He's not actively looking for love because he was burned already, and who has the time right? When he rushes his star goalie to the ER after an injury, he meets someone who just might have him second guessing that feeling! ER nurse Sadie Braddock is pulling her hair out left and right as she deals with a hectic job on top of all of her family drama. Since here dad's diagnosis with a horrible illness, her life as been turned upside down with a move to California, and shouldering the responsibility of keeping her family from panicking and causing their dad any further discourse through this difficult time. She's trying to keep it all together, but it's really running her ragged. Now she's met a guy who interests her for the first time in forever, but she just doesn't have the time or energy to give him what he deserves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series. Love them all.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the San Francisco Thunder series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers I recommend reading this hot series in order. Sadie has to be strong. Her family is counting on her to take them through this trying time. What she wants or needs does not seem to be relevant, as long as she can hold it together. Griffin also is going through some awful things right now. He can see that he has to be strong for his daughter and all that is going on. Can he be strong for Sadie too? This was a hot book right from the beginning. The characters had sizzled as soon as they met. Like all this author's works there is humor, heat, and family. I loved reading it and eagerly devoured each page. I am hoping to read more about this amazing series. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley, and its publishers.
Kristy_K More than 1 year ago
I think the biggest thing for a romance novel is that it has to make you believe. Believe the chemistry; believe the love, lust, and emotions. If as a reader this is missing, then unfortunately the book will fall flat no matter how great the writing or the story. For me, When It's Right falls into the unbelievable category. I didn't see or believe the connection between Griffin and Sadie. They fall heavily into the insta-lust/love category and I personally do not like that trope. I did like how they were there for each other during difficult family times.
slsuhr More than 1 year ago
Y'all, I spent the entirety of this book vacillating between giant schmoopy grin and sobby little hiccuppy tears. Perhaps more importantly? I couldn't put it down. I was sucked into Sadie and Griffin's story from the very first page, and they (with a little help from the Braddock family) held me in thrall until the very last. The feelings between Sadie and Griffin ignite very quickly, first as a physical attraction and then quickly evolving into something much more. There were times it felt almost a smidge too insta for me given the amount of time they actually spent together, but their chemistry was on point and it was easy to root for them nonetheless. There were moments and lines that squeezed at my heart and melted me into a puddle of ooey gooey goo. They're a fantastic couple, and set against the backdrop of the Braddock family dynamic - the whole thing comes together beautifully! And, if I haven't made it clear? I 100% adore the Braddock family. They are right in the middle of breaking my heart, but I love them fiercely. The dynamic between the Braddock siblings is hilarious and heartwarming and, as I mentioned, as a backdrop for a blooming relationship - it was guilty of a lot of scene-stealing, and more than one goofy grin and giggle. In all, this is another stellar installment in a series that has quickly become one of my favorite hockey series. I loved Sadie and Griffin, I loved the balance of lightness and heaviness in the storylines, and I loved getting to spend more time with this amazing family. Excited (and braced) for more to come!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars- WHEN IT’S RIGHT is the third instalment in Victoria Denault’s contemporary, adult SAN FRANCISCO THUNDER hockey, erotic, romance series focusing on the Braddock siblings and the San Francisco Thunder professional hockey team. This is thirty-something, hockey coach and single father Griffin Sullivan, and twenty-seven year old, ER nurse Sadie Braddock’s story line. WHEN IT’S RIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual first person perspectives (Griffin and Sadie) WHEN IT’S RIGHT follows the building relationship between hockey coach Griffin Sullivan, and ER nurse Sadie Braddock. Just your typical night in the local ER finds Sadie Braddock facing her future when her sister’s boyfriend and the goalie for the San Francisco Thunder Eli Casco, is side-lined with a possible concussion. Enter the team’s goalie coach Griffin Sullivan, and the man with whom Sadie will fall in love. What ensues is the slow building relationship between Sadie and Griffin, and the potential fall-out as Sadie struggles with family responsibility, and Griffin’s past makes for some difficult situations. Sadie Braddock battles between head and heart with her attraction to Griffin Sullivan. Sadie’s father struggles with ever worsening ALS, and our heroine takes full responsibility for the family, their problems, and her father’s continuing care. A martyr to the end, Sadie forgoes any personal happiness in an effort to ensure she is close at hand. Griffin Sullivan, single father, hockey coach and former professional goalie has his sights set on Sadie Braddock but troubles with his ex-wife begin to spiral out of control pulling Sadie into a potential media nightmare if Griffin isn’t able to reign in his former spouse. The relationship between Sadie and Griffin is a case of insta-lust but slow to develop as Sadie fights her attraction to Griffin in an effort to remain available for her father’s care. A persistent Griffin will finally convince Sadie to take a chance on love, a chance that will be derailed by Sadie’s need to be close to home. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and seductive. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including Jude Braddock and Zoey (Score #1), Dixie Braddock and Eli Casco (Slammed #2), sister Winnie, as well as their parents Enid and Randy Braddock; Griffin’s daughter Charlie his brother Hunter, Griffin’s ex-wife Lauren, and her boyfriend Cale. The Braddock family camaraderie is spirited and real. WHEN IT’S RIGHT is a thought provoking tale of family, responsibilities, emotions and love. The premise is intelligent and engaging; the romance is spicy and hot; the characters are sassy, fun and energetic although Sadie’s need to martyr herself was questionable although understandable because there is always one child / one sibling that takes on more responsibility than all of the rest. WHEN IT’S RIGHT is an impassioned look at a debilitating disease that affects every member of the family, and the people they love.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
With an ailing father to help care for, her demanding job, and her family pulling her into a zillion directions Sadie Braddock barely has time to sleep, which means a love life is pretty much out of the question. When they learned that her father had ALS the whole family turned to her because of her medical expertise, and from there a lot of the decisions surrounding it fell into her lap, which has been more than a little stressful. Everyone has been pressuring her to go and out an live a little, maybe even date, but no one seems interesting enough to spend what little free time she has on... that is until a certain sexy hockey coach wanders into her emergency room! Between his job, traveling for work, battling with his ex-wife, and spending what free time he has with his daughter Griffin Sullivan doesn't have time for love, or dating for that matter. But at his brother's insistence, and a chance meeting with a beautiful nurse he decides to make a little time to date, and discovers a happiness he has never known. But when his ex decides to throw a wrench into his plans, it threatens his new found happiness, and the best thing that has happened to him in a long while.. When It's Right is a dramatic and romantic page-turner that is sure to keep you enthralled from start to finish! Between the family drama, a budding new romance, and a custody battle this one comes with a load of emotion to wade through and non-stop drama to get wrapped up in, it was downright addictive. I really enjoyed this newest installment to the San Francisco Thunder series, it gave me the chance to revisit old friends, meet a few new ones, and feed my little hockey romance addiction. If you like steamy hockey tales, I highly recommend you check out this series, the men of the San Francisco Thunder are sure to have you swooning!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am leaving my honest opinion.
SherriBabb More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read by Victoria Denault and I have to say that it was a really great read. I love hockey and I love romance and this book had both. I would also like to say that this is the third book in the series and I didn't feel lost at all. It felt like I had been reading the series from the start. Griffin and Sadie made an amazing couple. The chemistry when the two of them first meant was hot. They just clicked together. I loved everything about this book. All of the characters were so great. I am going to go and get the first two books in this series because I want to read Dixie and Jude's stories too. I cannot get enough of this family. Honestly while I was reading this book the word that kept coming to mind was home. This book was about a family struggling to move forward when all they wanted to do was go back. It was about Sadie struggling because she was trying to be every bodies rock. Griffin was trying to move on with his life but his ex kept throwing things in his path. Through it all they all stood strong with each other. I cannot say enough about how great this book was. When a book can make you laugh and cry in the same chapter you know it is going to be way more then a 5 star read. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
When I found out that Sadie and Winnie (the other two members of "the sorority") were getting their own books, I could not wait to get my hands on them! Victoria Denault did not disappoint and I loved Sadie and Griffin’s emotional and heartfelt romance! Though this is book 3 in the San Francisco Thunder series, it can be read as a stand alone. I do highly recommend Score and Slammed, however, since they're amazing and because the characters from these books do appear in When It's Right. I loved how honest Sadie and Griffin's story was. Yes, there is instalust right from the start, but the reality of their lives and the struggles they face are very realistic and significant. This book isn't just a love story between a man and woman. It's also a love story between parents and children, siblings, spouses, and friends. It's a story about timing and the joys and cruelty it can deliver. I think this is the most emotional and poignant book I have read by the author. Her heartbreaking and truthful portrayal of loss, grief, and mortality had me an emotional mess at times, but she balanced it so well with the sweet, sexy, and wonder of new love. Griffin was a fantastic hero and had me swooning and grinning like a fool! Unicorn indeed! ;) It's no secret that I love the Braddock family, and honestly, I fall more in love with them after every book. I see pieces of my own family and childhood in them, but also things I strive for with my own children and husband. One of the best parts is the banter between the siblings, especially between Jude and Sadie. Those moments of levity kept the book from getting too heavy and had me laughing out loud. The Braddock's are definitely one of my favorite fictional families. I also loved the appearances by Jude, Zoey, Dixie, and Eli. That epilogue had me shrieking for my favorite goalie and his lady love! I honestly cannot wait to see how Winnie's story unfolds, but I also know there will be tears, as the Braddock's prepare for a final goodbye. 4.5 stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*