Reviewed by Kimberley
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires # 50
AUTHOR: Jeff Adams, Will Knauss
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 175 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2018
When hockey star Caleb Carter returns to his hometown to recover from an injury, the only thing he’s interested in is a little R & R. He never expects to run into his onetime crush at a grade school fund-raiser . Seeing Aaron Price hits him hard, like being checked into the boards. The attraction is still there, even after all these years, and Caleb decides to make a play for the schoolteacher. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take, right?
Aaron has been burned by love before and can’t imagine what a celebrity like Caleb could possibly see in a guy like him. Their differences are just too great. But as Aaron spends more time with Caleb, he begins to wonder if he might have what it takes to win the hockey player’s heart.
This is book #50 in this franchise gives us Aaron and Caleb. I liked this story quite a bit and honestly, I didn’t think that I would. I’m not a fan of sports so I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. The authors did a lovely job of making these two MCs relatable. The writing was smooth and the story flowed really well because of it.
This story features a trope that I’m quite fond of and that’s the ‘reconnecting with your old flame/crush’ and ‘second chance’ trope. Even though this is a common trope, these two put a fresh touch that made it really enjoyable.
As with all of the other books in this franchise, the steam setting is low but that’s okay because the story was really very sweet and well written. Also, as with the other books in the Dreamspun franchise, this book was beautifully done (cover art, font, etc…).
The authors made me step outside of my box and I must say that I enjoyed it.