My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Sophia Henry tackles real issues that tug at your heartstrings,” raves bestselling author Rachel Harris. Now, in this sweet, sensual Pilots Hockey novel, a young single mom falls for a damaged coach pulling double duty as a cop.
Linden Meadows doesn’t back down from anyone, especially if her family’s involved. So when her little brother’s new hockey coach benches him in the middle of a game, Linden lets him have it. She also notices that the coach is way hotter than she expects, but Linden won’t let herself get burned by another athlete. Been there, done that—and had a kid at seventeen to show for it.
When Jason Taylor isn’t taking abuse from hockey moms, he’s patrolling the streets as a member of the Bridgeland PD. After Jason pulls Linden over for speeding, he begins to see that there’s more to her than a big mouth . . . or a lead foot. Their chemistry leads to good company, intense conversation, and an intimacy that pushes beyond the boundaries of friendship. And yet Linden’s decision to keep her now three-year-old son, Holden, is a painful reminder to Jason that his own mother gave him up for adoption.
Linden’s sure she’s found the man to round out their family. But when Holden’s deadbeat dad forces his way back into the picture, Jason starts to back off. He needs time—to heal, to grow, and to love with all his heart.
* arc provided for an honest review*
This one hits a little close to home with the single mom aspect of it. The way we put our children above all else. The way we love them. How our world revolves around them. How you don't want to date because you have a child. How you make having kids or being around kids a top priority in any man. That part of the book immediately I related to, it immediately clicked with me.
Then we move on to Jason. He sounds picture perfect. The way he coaches, his family, his reaction to her son. Just everything about him sounded like the perfect book boyfriend, and the perfect match for Linden. And even with everything that happened, even after what he said and did, he kind of really was. very human, very realistic, every fear of a single mom. even though i hated it, I also really loved it.
I also loved how their lives crossed with him being a cop, her little brother, to Tim. Just everything about this story. There were hard parts, but Lord have mercy does Sophia know how to overwhelm the suck with just enough sweet.
I love this series. In each book there is something that I just absolutely adore. but with this one, it just really struck home for me in so many ways. Sophia has such a perfect way of delivering a perfect storyline that just sucks you in with every single word. She is absolutely perfect with every story she delivers and this one doesn't fall short.
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