Author: Brenda Rothert
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry standalone novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.
Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?
Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.
I have to say as much as I love all of Mrs. Rothart's stories. I love being able to get back to the root of what me got me into her stories. I have to say this is not your typical hockey book (and that's kinda weird for me to say that about a hockey book).
I really really liked Jake. Though he acts like a wicked play-boy. You can tell he was a total softy and sweetheart underneath. You couldn't help but feel for him when you find out his background.
I really liked Miranda. She was smart, independent, and a bit sassy. I liked that she didn't hold anything back. I thought she was the perfect match for Jake.
I did really enjoy this book. And as I said at the beginning of this review I was happy to see another hockey book from Mrs. Rothart.
I'm giving this book 4 Stars out of 5!!!!!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley for my honest review. The opinions in this post are 100% of Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews and may differ from others.