Series: WAGs #2
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: 20th June, 2017
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Cover design by Sarah Hansen
PR: Nina Bocci
Can you fall for someone you’ve never even met?
Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch–an anonymous virtual assistant service–is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.
Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting…until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.
Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth–that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.
But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!
Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.
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5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse
Talk about perfect timing! We are definitely mood readers here at KFF and this one appeared at a time when we were both itching to read funny and sexy! These authors are a very talented writing duo and never fail to entertain us with their witty prose. We have devoured all their hockey stories and love that they keep providing us with such amusing and delightful characters. This is the second book in the WAGs series which is a spin off from the Him series (m/m) and although they can be read as standalones we highly recommend you read them in order to fully understand all the characters’ stories.
“… maybe I can convince you to kiss me again. I’m right here, honey. Come get me.”
Matt Eriksson is a thirty year old hockey player who is newly divorced and trying to get his life back on track. He loves the game but knows it’s not the bee all and end all and it certainly doesn’t define him. He’s well aware he’s in the latter part of his career and after the sudden ending of his marriage he’s unsure what comes next. He loves his twin daughters to bits, they are his world, and this really showed us what a caring and loving guy he was. He doesn’t get to see them as much as he wants owing to his busy lifestyle which he also blames for the break-up of his marriage.
“I’m too old for one night stands, but too jaded for anything more serious. That only leaves one other option: celibacy.”
Hailey is also recently divorced from her childhood sweetheart and a similar age to Matt. She’s shy, whip smart and sassy however very insecure when it comes to the opposite sex. We couldn’t help but love her and found her so down to earth and relatable. She’s the co-owner of a virtual personal assistant service, Fetch, with her ex-husband, Jackson, which is how she meets Matt. She’s secretly being crushing on him for years and can’t believe her luck when he wants to meet her in the flesh.
“I’m ridiculously attracted to you, Hottie. I figured I should be upfront about that.”
The relationship between Hailey and Matt was adorable and we found his treatment of her so endearing. At times Hailey was like a skittish kitten and needed patience and understanding however at no time did Matt push her. He treated her with respect but at times we felt Hailey held back however we fully understood her reticence. After all she was in such awe of him, star struck even and we think she felt understandably overwhelmed while still trying to find her feet as a single woman.
“Coach is waiting, Hailey.”
“Be a good recruit ad lose the bra while I take care of this. Fuck, Hailey. It’s gonna be an effort to go slow. But warm ups are important.”
We loved the supporting characters; they were brilliant! We feel we have to give a special mention to Jenny, Hailey’s best friend and employee. The banter between the pair of them had us smiling at every turn. There was certainly no shortage of laughter in this read as we also got to meet the other characters from previous books.
“Morning. Someone’s grumpy.”
“I didn’t get much sleep last night.”
“Oh you poor thing! Stayed up all night having sex. How dreadful.”
As always, Ms Bowen and Ms Kennedy delighted and charmed us with their banter. We inhaled this book in one sitting and at no time did we feel the need to skim to the end; in fact, we didn’t want it to end! This story was a very refreshing take on a newly divorced couple experiencing life after divorce. It felt real and uplifting. Yes, the book had very little angst and tension but it really didn’t bother us because we got beautiful, loving and funny and for us that left us more than satisfied. We swooned at the romance shared between Hailey and Matt and at times we had to reach for our fans during the sex scenes! We have no hesitation in awarding this read five stars! As always ladies, bravo!
GOOD BOY: WAGs #1
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Meet the Authors
Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.
The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years updates.
For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.
Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
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