The one adjective used to describe my entire hockey career. I prefer to call it hard work, at least I did until my game went to complete crap. I haven’t scored in eight games and my team owner is talking about trading me.
I’ve never believed in superstitions. Never needed one. I suppose I was “lucky” in that way. But now the best way to refer to me is desperate. I’d wear the same socks for an entire year just to be the high-scoring center I used to be.
Imagine my surprise when after spending New Year’s Eve with a woman, I score a hat trick in the next game—that’s three goals in one game for you non-hockey lovers. Now, I have to track her down and bribe her to do it again before every game. Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m not talking about it.
I find her and when I get to know her better, I end up spending more time thinking about her than my game, but she’s made it clear she wants no part of me. She’s going to learn that I didn’t become a professional hockey player without having to fight for what I want.
Ah yes, we have a new hockey series by the lovely Piper & Rayne and I was intrigued with the new set of characters to fall in love with.
And it all started with a glass of wine thrown in Aiden’s face 😉 That was definitely one of my favorite elements of Saige and Aiden’s story. With Aiden’s career not going well, superstitions are coming in and he hones in on wine thrown in his face before every game. I totally understand having superstitions especially as an athlete, but I loved this specific one.
But it also made me a little nervous because it’s easy to have your thoughts go “is that why Saige is here, for his game”?
However, I did love the budding friendship that Saige and Aiden developed, they definitely spend a lot of time together. And everything just flows effortlessly between them. Aiden is absolutely a genuine guy and even though Saige was dating his agent, he was respectful about it and didn’t want to cross any lines.
This is definitely a sweet romance that many will enjoy, there were a few aspects that I’m not big on reading about in my romance reads. And that’s what kept me back from absolutely loving this, but I am pretty interested to see what’s on store for the Hockey Hotties series.