Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry
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Series: Pilots Hockey #1
Published by Loveswept on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Sports Romance
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She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.
Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.
Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.
After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.
Handsome (when he has his teeth in) Russian hockey player + sweet, virgin Russian translator = love for a lifetime AKA HEA!
This is a classic romance novel with a contemporary sports flair. It’s the first book in a new series, and Sophia Henry has some great side characters that I’ll look forward to cheering for in future Pilot Hockey books.
Both main characters have a charming Russian upbringing.
“In a generation of everyone-gets-a-trophy sports teams and parents who make sure their kids know how wonderful they are, I grew up with grandparents who didn’t believe in any of that ‘generation of spoiled, entitled bullsh**.'”
Yeah, I loved the h’s grandparents!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.