November 9th 2015
Leap Books: SHINE
Haylie Keene wants to put the past behind her and move on after her jock boyfriend cheats on her. Her friends convince her that a hook-up (or maybe a little revenge sex) is the best place to start. Except she’s steering clear of hockey players, as in, never ever again.
Alaska State all-star defenseman Cam Erickson is a calculated risk taker. He weighs the pros and cons and knows Haylie is a bad investment on so many levels, but something about her gets under his skin. And once he makes up his mind, he pulls out all the stops to make her his.
Haylie soon realizes that Cam’s quiet charm and unfaltering confidence is like a magnet she doesn’t want to refuse. Their chemistry is undeniable and maybe the rules she set up for herself are worth reconsidering.
Still heartbroken, Haylie is only looking for a few hours of pure bliss. But hockey hero Cam wants more than a hook-up. His goal? Ice-melting romance.
*I was provided a eARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Before I start this review let me tell you that if you don’t feel comfortable reading some mature content or if you’re too young this book is not for you.
As you might have noticed I’ve been in a huge new adult mood so I was quite happy when I got the opportunity to read this. I enjoyed this book and it was a really fast read. I liked both Haylie and Cam and they’re scenes together were always great and they had a good chemistry. However, sometimes I would get mad because of Haylie because most of the time she was comparing Cam to her ex-boyfriend Tyler due to the fact that they were both hockey players without even thinking that Cam could be extremely different. That would get to my nerves seeing that it was really easy to notice how much Cam cared about her. While I had this problem I still enjoyed this book and I still understand why she didn’t want to start a relationship so soon after her break-up with Tyler. I also liked Haylie’s best-friends and I would love to read more about them. Because this is the first volume in a two-part NA romance series it ended in some kind of cliffhanger and now I really want to know what happens next.
Overall, while I didn’t enjoy some of the MC’s actions I still liked the story and the characters. If you enjoy new adult romance and have no problems about what I just said you should give this one a try.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?