I loved Brent and Audrey in Book 1. I was looking forward to reading this latest installment from the series. Of course with the reappearance of Area 51 at the most inopportune moments--meeting Brent's super conservative aunt with young twins! Audrey's dress is lost in the mail...oh and Brent hurts himself simply skating at his childhood home. How can we forget the bachelorette party that Lainey planned which didn't end until after 6 am the next day.
Jaxon Holland is the biggest player on the Las Vegas Wolves hockey team and he is one of the top scorers on the ice. Both of these things gives him an incredibly large ego. An ego that gets completely deflated after colossally screwing up a key play during the play offs. A play that he should have made. The fans will forget soon enough right?
A few weeks after coming to Vegas things get weird. Things are moved in her house. She's getting phone calls. Her brother wants to stay with her. Instead, Dylan does. Granted, they have only known each other a few weeks but from the moment she met him in her brother's gym--there was something special about him. She felt safe. How can you not...he's enormously ripped. There's something in his eyes. A kindness. The more time they spend together, the more she is falling in love with him. How can she expose him to her crazy stalker? How can he keep her safe with the hockey season beginning?
Benjamin "Benny" Perry is a fun loving guy--the life of the party kind of personality. Maybe too much partying. He was forced into rehab by Wolves' management. Now, he is all about clean living. He attends meeting with former quarterback Tettersaw. Benny only has two addictions left--donuts and women. He's trying to get to womanizing under control--really. He's doing better. But being such an outgoing and friendly personality makes things difficult especially since he's part of the leading starting line with Brent Oliver and Nolan Solvenson. And he's incredibly good-looking. He can't help it if women flock to him. He meets Eliza. The redheaded beauty, he is instantly attracted to. She's even more enticing once Benny find out that Eliza is coach's daughter. Coach has been riding his ass lately for crap the other guys get by with. Why is the man so much harder on him than anyone else? It pisses him off. What better way to get back at him than bedding his daughter?
Lainey Shelbourne is a fiesty, determined woman, who knows what she wants. For awhile, it was just having a few flirtations and hook-ups while she finished her degree. One serious hook-up with a hot right wing hockey player from Vegas. Every time they where in Minnesota, they would get together. But when it came to becoming serious...well, let's just say that a certain right winger became a ghost. He broke up with her right after a hook up on the team bus when she asked for more. Now, she is living with her sister and her soon-to-be brother-in-law, Brent Oliver. She can only take so many spa days and lunches with her sister before she's going to claw someone's eyes out--namely her beloved sister's. She takes a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the many casinos in Vegas. Her "uniform" makes Nolan a bit uncomfortable. She secretly loved it. Why not show him what he passed up on--until they have sex in her room minutes after walking in the door. That's when she decides that she's going to friend-zone Nolan. Hopefully, she can hold out. Lord he looks gorgeous on the ice. Even better when they are sitting by his pool. If they can learn to build a friendship, they can build a lasting relationship together. Right?
Brent Oliver is living his dream as the star of the Las Vegas Wolves hockey team. He should be at the height of his career especially since he is the son of a retired two time Stanley Cup Champion, who according to the media and his father is beyond talented on the ice. So why is he having so many issues both on and off the ice? Perhaps, he is partying too much? Or womanizing too much? Too much of ...well everything! Hell, he should've won a Stanley Cup by now! What the hell is wrong with him? The Wolves management think a life coach will help Oliver. What management doesn't know is that Oliver has already met his life coach. During one last hurrah before Oliver is summoned back to Vegas from his relaxing Minnesota lake house, he wakes up to a rude, sassy, gorgeous creature that he wants to drag back to his bed. Instead, she accuses him of stealing her panties and runs out of his room. Crazy chic!