Rule Breaker by Stacey Lynn is now live!
Spending the night in jail isn’t exactly how I planned to spend Christmas, but I’ve had worse holidays…
Now that I’m out, it’s time to accept my real punishment. Coaching ten-year-old terrors on the ice, in my non-existent free time. My Coach thinks it’d be good for me. Remind me where I came from. He should know I’ve tried every day of my life for the last ten years to forget.
The youth hockey league is a hell I didn’t plan on and the worst penalty possible…
Until the day a sweet, single mom cracks a joke about her kid, and then all bets are off.
I’m the best defenseman in professional hockey, but I didn’t see her coming… now what in the hell do I do? I’m not equipped for a relationship. I’m definitely not ready to have a kid depending on me, but I can’t deny she makes me feel things— want things I never imagined I could have.
I should save us both the trouble and stay far away from her. But rules were made to be broken, and I was never good at following them anyway.
Dominic spent a night in jail for an excellent reason, but to look at it on the outside, it's a night in jail meaning he may not be the best choice for a coach for a kids hockey team. But, he has his reasons and, as a reader, you find out these reasons pretty much at the same time his team does.
Holly is a single mom with a child on the team, a child who wants to be a good player but is struggling and who has one of those dads you want to smack upside the head...even though he is a character in a book.
This is a slow burn, it's angsty, and it has a lot going on outside of the characters and their relationship, but it still works and never starts to feel like it lost focus on the main couple in the story.
Dominic is closed off, Holly is fairly newly divorced and understandably reluctant to move on to another relationship, especially as her ex-husband has managed to move next door to her (long story there) and making her feel like while she is divorced, she hasn't really gotten totally free of the relationship. Dominic, while dealing with her walls and concerns realizes that the walls he has (reasonably) put in place are the ones that are both protecting him from hurt but also keeping him from living and connecting with others.
Watching both of them open up to the possibilities they had closed themselves off from is the real fun of the story. That and their chemistry. It's fabulous and you really want things to work out for them.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.
The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.
Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn't have it any other way.
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