(Face-Off Series #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Former collegiate athlete and successful sports agent, Charlotte “Coach” Coachman, is a straight shooter who has a very strict policy—no dating clients. The loves of her life are coaching little league basketball and managing the careers of her players, leaving no room for men.
Coach hasn’t met an athlete she couldn’t handle and a deal she couldn’t close—until she meets Alex Parker—the NHL’s most notorious bad boy both on and off the ice.
Alex is the best defenseman in the league, breaking records along with hearts. He’s made a name for himself as a womanizer, and after a scandal involving the owner’s granddaughter, Alex is traded to Philadelphia. Still reeling from the loss of his father, Alex is on a downward spiral, drowning himself in booze and women, until Coach takes him under her wing.
She might be attracted to the sexy hockey star, and certainly not immune to his charms, but Coach can see that Alex needs her help, and coaching players is what she does best. Now that the lines are blurred and the passion between them is too strong to deny, Coach has to decide if Alex is worth making an exception to her rules.
Parker is a Hockey Player who got caught up in a sex tape scandal with the chairman’s granddaughter after having sex in a lift. Then that’s compounded by somebody filming when he was so drunk he can’t remember how he ended up in a college girl’s dorm. The next thing he knows he’s transferred from Washington to Phillie Flyers, and a less experienced team. As soon as he meets Coach you can feel the attraction between them. Alex lost his father six months before, and been on a downward spiral ever since, his feels lost his anchor.
Charlotte takes Alex under her wing to help him detox, and keep him on the straight and narrow. They become good friends, Alex wants more, but Charlotte has a no relationship clause in her contract. Eventually it is impossible for them to resist any longer. They are great together you can feel the sparks flying between them. It not just sex they really like each other, Alex is a sweet guy and really cares for Charlotte. This is a lovely romantic book with an HEA. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It seemed a quick read, because I read it straight through in one sitting.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Jillian loves Mafia men, sports, bad boys, dirty talkers, strong female characters, and books with plenty of heat, all of which you will find in her books. As a lover of all things bookish, she has a serious book hoarding problem and runs a book blog in her free time. When she’s not reading, writing, or blogging, she’s obsessively fangirling over hockey players and can be found wherever she can catch the next hockey game.