Hometown Players Series
by Victoria Denault
He had total control of his game--until she changed all the rules . . .
As one of the best players in the NHL and the "golden boy" of the league, Avery Westwood knows he has to keep his cool--on and off the ice. His whole life is a carefully constructed image of perfection for the media and his brand sponsors. Of course, that means he can never let his true feelings show. But when it comes to the sexy sister of his former teammate, Avery might be willing to make an exception . . . even if it means breaking all his own rules.
As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can't resist. Something's happening between them--it's intense, a little (a lot) out of control, and real. Only Avery doesn't know everything about Stephanie's past. And the one exception to his rule might just be the one girl who could destroy his career.
MORE IN THE HOMETOWN PLAYERS SERIES:
One More Shot
Making a Play
The Final Move
Winning It All
My review: 5 Stars!
We met Avery in the prior book in this series, Winning It All, and I did not think very highly of him- he only thought of himself and his career and didn't seem like a guy who could love anyone as much as he loved himself. We also met Stephanie, since she was the main character's sister in that book. I loved how spunky she was and was excited to read her story and see if Avery could redeem himself.
And he totally did! Turns out, he is amazingly sweet and devoted and ready to settle down in a relationship with the right girl. I enjoyed reading from both Stephanie and Avery's perspectives, and watching them cultivate a friendship that grew into something more. Hockey romances have become some of my favorites, and now that I have read two books in the series, I know I must go back and read the first three. I adore Denault's writing style!