Happy book birthday to Lia Riley and Mister Hockey! If you’re looking for your next fun, swoony and sexy read, look no further. This is the book you need!
Mister Hockey by Lia Riley
Series: Hellions Angels #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: eARC, 256 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Her biggest fantasy is about to become a reality. . .
Jed West is Mr. Hockey. The captain of the NHL’s latest winning team, the Denver Hellions–and the hottest player on the ice—at least according to every magazine. . .and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don’t come true, right?
Then Jed saunters through the doors of her library, a last minute special guest for a summer reading event, and not only is he drop dead gorgeous up close, his personality is straight up swoon-worthy. He even comes to the rescue when she has an R-rated “Super Book Worm” costume malfunction. But when he mistakenly assumes she’s more into books than pucks, she’s too flustered to correct his mistake. And then comes a big kiss, followed by a teensy-tiny problem. Jed’s dating policy is simple: Never date a fan.
So what’s a fangirl going to have to do to convince her ultimate crush that he’s become less of a perfect fantasy, and more like the perfect man. . .for her?
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Guys, Mister Hockey was so flipping good. It was funny and light and completely addictive. It was also pretty darn hot and sexy. I’m not going to lie, I cheesy grinned my way through the biggest part of this one. Oh, I also read it in one sitting because I just couldn’t stop once I started.
We’re all bookworms here. It’s super easy to put yourself in Breezy’s shoes in this book. Imagine, if you will, that you’re a librarian and your biggest celebrity crush shows up to volunteer at your library. And more than that, he seems legit interested in your awkward self. Dream come true, right? YES. That’s the level of fun, swoony, sexy romance you can expect from this book. I loved it so much.
Jed and Breezy were such a great pair. Opposites really did attract here and it was wonderful. I loved their flirty banter, their crazy chemistry and the deeper feelings that developed along the way. It was easy to get behind the idea of these two. Jed was so sweet and kind, under all that tough hockey man exterior. Breezy was smart and funny and, as I said above, totally relatable. I loved that Jed really saw her. She deserved that.
If you’re looking for a fun and sexy book to devour poolside, on the beach or, you know, while you’re literally chilling in the A/C this summer… THIS is the one. It was a great start to a new series that I’m ridiculously excited about. The set up for the second book, Head Coach, was so perfect. I can’t wait for that book. And I’m already dying to get my hands on the third book, whatever it’s called, because I NEEEEEEED Donnelly’s book. But I digress, do yourself a favor and snatch this one up. You won’t be sorry.
Whenever she fantasized about a guy putting ranch dressing in her Hidden Valley, he was the one wielding the big, big bottle.
It was overwhelming, enduring this much physical longing.
On her tombstone it would read: She came. She saw. She made it awkward.
“I adore chocolate. I require books. They are like oxygen or water, vital to my existence.”
“You don’t have a drop of ordinary in you. You couldn’t be average if you tried.”
A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
Curvy, nerdy librarian gets a chance to score with her fantasy crush, the captain of the Denver hockey team.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I really enjoyed two things about writing this book: Breezy Angel and Jed West. I have always loved the trope about the so-called “ordinary” person who falls for a celebrity who in turn views them as nothing short of “extraordinary.” Probably one of the reason that Notting Hill is one of my all-time favorite movies. I wanted Jed to be alpha in the bedroom and obviously an amazingly talented athlete, but I didn’t want to right him as a one-dimensional “bro.” Instead, I wanted him to be a good guy, someone supportive of team mates and his woman. A natural leader who thrives by building up those around him, most importantly his lady. And as for Breezy, I wanted to write a woman who wasn’t drop-dead model perfect. I don’t know women like that in real life, and I want to see people in line around me at the grocery store get a chance to have their own swoony, earth-shattering happy ever after moments too!
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
I am so excited for readers to get their hands on Book Two in the Hellions Angels series. Head Coach is coming out on November 21st and features (wait for it) Hellions Head Coach, Tor Gunnar and his enemies-to-lovers relationship with determined sports journalist Neve Campbell. There is hate kissing, a bet over a game of air hockey and a fake date to a wedding. Also, it’s one of the sexiest books I’ve ever written.
And don’t forget about Virgin Territory about the team goalie who is not only an almost-priest who was kicked out of seminary school, but also has a reputation for brawling. Plus he may or may not be a virgin hero.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey…because I’m mostly an optimist, plus I would take immense satisfaction creating ear worms every where I went.
If you had to title your own life what would it be and why?
Did I Leave the Stovetop On?: A Lia Riley Story
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