Ciao, amici! I don’t know about you, but my to-be-read list is out of control. I’m a pretty fast reader, yet I’m adding books faster than I can devour them. And that’s on top of books that have already been waiting for a while. I try to read them in the order I downloaded them, but sometimes a favorite author or a sequel to a beloved series bumps up in the ranks.
That’s what happened this week.
I’m sorry to the authors who have been languishing in my TBR pile, but one of my downloads couldn’t wait. I’m a huge hockey fan. I start watching in the preseason, only missing games that conflict with the Steelers. And once football is over, the Penguins are all I have to cheer for until football rolls around again. (My Pirates have just been struggling too much to get excited about baseball.)
When a romantic suspense (one of my favorite genres) set in the hockey world (one of my favorite past times) was released by one of my favorite authors (Jacquie Biggar), I had to bump it in the queue. And like Letang’s slapshot through a goalie’s five-hole, I blazed through it. Here are my thoughts:
★★★★★ She Shoots and Scores!
Jacquie Biggar has done it again. I have yet another new book boyfriend—Mac Wanowski, captain of the Victoria WarHawks hockey team.
Mac is the perfect guy—a body that won’t quit, a quick wit to match, intelligent, chivalrous, and just damaged enough to tug your heartstrings without wanting to bash him over the head for his stupidity. (Well, not too often, anyway.)
Sam is his perfect match—strong, smart, quick-tempered, sassy, big-hearted. And she has a past with true heartache and a present with secrets that make her just a little mysterious.
I read this story in one afternoon, quickly turning pages to see what would happen next. It’s not enough that they’re trapped together in an isolated cabin, both trying to ignore burgeoning feelings and protect their fragile hearts. That alone would be a story worth reading. But Mac is injured, and someone is trying to kill him. The situation was dicey from the first word to the mind-blowing climax.
The characters are people I’d love to meet in real life. The plot moves along at a blistering pace. And the settings are beautifully depicted—I could almost smell the cedar and wood smoke as I shivered from the cold.
If they gave a Stanley Cup to authors, Biggar would deserve one for this story.
Sam Walters has made a deal with the devil.
In order to win a much-needed contract as physical therapist to one of the NHL’s leading hockey teams, Sam must delay the recovery of their sniper, Mac Wanowski. The trouble is, the more she gets to know the taciturn hockey player, the more she aches to help him.
Mac ‘The Hammer’ Wanowski chased the Stanley Cup dream for too many years. Last time he was close it had cost him his wife. As injuries continue to plague the team, Mac works to catch a killer and keep the woman he’s come to love from the hands of a madman.
Hockey can be a dangerous sport, especially when millions of dollars are at stake.
JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of romance who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.
Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com
Are you a hockey fan? A romantic suspense fan? A Jacquie Biggar fan? Let’s talk about it.