Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry

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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
Pages: 252

Heat Rating: two-flames

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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.

My Review

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.


About Sophia Henry

Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, reading, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her husband.

3 thoughts on “Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing DELAYED PENALTY! I’m so sorry you were in the hospital, but I’m glad the book helped you through. and Hopefully you are down better!! <3 Also, you used one of my favorite parts in your review. Thank you again!!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it! I was so tired, I didn’t feel like I’d given it “enough.” Sadly, I’ve got a long row to hoe yet, about two months of cancer treatment, and hopefully that will be all that’s needed. It’s just one treatment, but there is a lot of preparation for it for thyroid cancer (radiation iodine pill). It sounds really cool when it’s described to me. I must be cuckoo to not be more scared. This too shall pass. Those four words are from my awesome mom, a breast cancer survivor, and I believe her. 🙂

  2. I believe he,r too! And I believe in you!! I’m so sorry you have to go through this. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Do you need a gift card to fill your e-reader with more books? Do you need a silly drawing from crazy 2 & 5 year old boys (because my kids would be all about that). But I really do want you to know that if you need anything, or just a person to talk or vent to, please e-mail me: sophia (at) sophiahenry (dot) com. I’m keeping you in my thoughts sending you strength. <3

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