Tuesday 8 September 2015

✪ Release Day Blitz & Review ✪ Making a Play (Home Town Players #2) ✪ Victoria Denault ✪

He'll do whatever it takes to winon and off the ice.

Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHLand it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlightand from womenand spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It's the perfect plan... until he reconnects with Rose.

Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe. She's ready for passion, romanceand Luc. Having loved him longer than she can remember, she's finally ready to prove she's not the same innocent little girl he once knew. Off the ice Luc doesn't do games, but this new Rose makes him feel like playing a little dirty. If he's really got a shot at her heart then he's not just playing to win. He's playing for keeps.

 Copy received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

Though I have not read the first book in this series, this in no way affected my enjoyment of this second book.

I love a good book about hockey players, so I will take the chance on any I see come my way.

Luc and Rose's relationship is not an easy one.  They have grown up together, and Rose has been in love with Luc since forever.  But being the clueless guy, Luc sees she has a crush but no more.

Luc's career is in jeopardy, not helped by the vapid ex-girlfriend.  He is home for the summer, to keep his nose clean, keep out of the public eye and catch up with his friends.  He reconnects with Rose, his Fleur, and all bets are off.

I LOVED how Rose finally took the bull by the horns and went for what she has always wanted. She has had enough of waiting for Luc to make the moves.  I felt so frustrated for her!  It was like two steps forward, one step back for.

There were so many tears for her with the back and forth with Luc.  She knew she had to move on, but when it is the love of your life you are trying to move on from, easier to say to yourself than to do.  I just wanted to hug the heck out of Rose and slap the crap out of Luc.

I loved the interaction between Luc and the Garrison brothers, Rose with her sisters, and the lot of them together is just great.

So, can Luc get his act together, and will he and Rose have a HEA?  Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

Making A Play is a well paced, beautiful story of first and forever love, with just enough angst to keep the reader on the edge. 

Victoria Denault is a new-to-me author, but I will definitely be going back to read the first book in this series.

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.