Author: A.M. Johnson
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2018
As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he'd never see again.
For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.
The same man she'd met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again.
When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it creates.
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will have to find a way around the other's defenses, a way to breakaway and score the one thing they never expected… love.
I liked Mark, I thought he was an interesting character and I liked who he was as a person.
Stevie was, maybe, a little less likeable for me. I struggled with her a little in places and there were a couple of times where I am not sure I was really convinced a person, and this character, would act in this manner.
For me, for a romance to work when there is a past with the characters, you need to be able to leave the past in the past and focus on the future and the present. If the past is a factor, the other people who may have been a part of that past need to be far removed. For me, Stevie's ex was too present and it pulled me out of the story from time to time, and left me struggling to read it in parts.
Not all of it was an issue, and I really enjoyed the development of the relationship between Mark and Stevie. I liked them as a couple, and I believed in their attraction and their chemistry.
Overall, I did enjoy this title, and I do recommend it.
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