In Sophia Henry's blistering follow-up to Delayed Penalty, hailed as “sexy, fun, and full of angst” by L. P. Dover, a good girl and a hockey hunk face off against expectations—and this match is guaranteed to see plenty of action.
Beneath her innocent facade, Gabriella Bertucci has her reasons to be standoffish with guys. Especially guys like Landon Taylor, a star defenseman on the minor-league Detroit Pilots and the object of a serious crush since he first walked into her family's market. But when Landon comes through for her in a moment of crisis, Gaby starts to wonder if there might be more to Landon than hard muscles and fast skates.
Landon isn't afraid of telling Gaby that he's got it for her bad. The problem is, she seems unwilling to believe it. And though Landon enjoys his reputation as a cool-headed athlete, he hates losing—both on the rink and off. It's his competitiveness that makes him so damn good at what he does . . . but it also makes him just a little bit complicated.
One minute Gaby's tempted to give in; the next, she's getting cold feet. How can she trust a guy who's destined for bigger and better things to stick around? Then again, when Landon pulls her close with those powerful arms, the only thing that matters is right now.
|This is the second book in the Pilots series. Gabriella Bertucci works at her family’s stores and mainly at a new that they opened. She sees Landon Taylor when he comes in when he is in town and he makes a point to stop by. He is there on the one day when her father has a heart attack and is rushed away to the hospital. During this time worrying about her father she is noticing that Landon is spending more time around her. He also knows things about her that she did not think he knew. Then one weekend he showed up at a concert that her and her friend were at and she started thinking that maybe he liked her. After a week or so they start dating and when their relationship turns to the bedroom she then must tell him of being raped. He does not freak out but helps her and from there they start spending more time together. She is still trying to find her voice in her family especially with her father who she feels does not listen to her because she is a women, and not a male. I liked this story because you get to see her work through her frustration and working towards a voice that will heal her as well. At the end she and the father have a good talk and it brings the story together. A good book. I got this book from netgalley. I give this 4 stars. Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com|