Title: Body Check
The Beast of the Northeast.
And I’m not just referring to my stick play on the ice.
As Captain for the Boston Blades, I’ve spent years working toward bringing home the Stanley Cup.
But when the owners sell us out to Hollywood, suddenly we’re not just playing for thousands of fans, we’re cracking open our lives on a new reality show, Getting Pucked. They want all the dirty details, and I’d rather take a puck to the gonads than peel back the curtains on my life.
Not when it could take me out of the game for good.
I agree to sign the contract on one condition: they hire New England’s reigning queen of media to call the shots.
She’s my ex-wife.
As a Luis fan from the beginning I grabbed the chance to read an early copy of this one. Each new book she pens is better than the last, but this one takes her work to an entirely new level. All of the elements we’ve come to expect are here – a captivating storyline, realistic and flawed, but immensely endearing characters, fantastic chemistry and a good dose of heat, and well-placed comic relief – but this book is so much more. Parallel to the hilarity Luis quickly sets the scene with regret over lost love, broken dreams and poignant longing. There’s something so compelling, relatable and endearing about both Holly and Jackson that I couldn’t help but love them as they brought their story alive. The element touching on sports injuries allowed Luis to flex her geeky research muscles and adds a deeper and somewhat heart wrenching aspect to the story that leaves a lasting impact on the reader offering a richer, more heartfelt experience.
Of course, within the first few pages Luis had me snorting and then choking on my drink from an eruption of laughter, and then the book only got more hilarious. Group texts in the group dubbed the “Safe Space,” which was anything but safe, were a hoot and a half! Especially when Jackson thinks he’s sending something racy to Holly and it goes to the entire group. Oops. Then there’s the sacrilege perpetrated against the Stanley Cup. I’ll be laughing for days about that one!
This book certainly runs the gamut of emotions, often turning on a dime. One second I’m laughing out loud and the next my heart is breaking for Holly and Jackson. They epitomize the saying, ”you don’t know what you have till it’s gone,” but their time apart led to growth and a deeper appreciation of what they had in each other, making them more determined to fight for their relationship and succeed the second time. If I were ever in doubt of the power of love, destiny and soulmates, Holly and Jackson exemplify that love can mend old hurts, heal old wounds, and wash away old pain and regret when given a second chance. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll love, your heart will break and your soul will leap for joy. Don’t miss this phenomenal, evocative read that will leave you with a happy sigh, a full heart and a smile on your face.
Grab your copy of Body Check from Amazon today! Until next time, dear reader
Much love between the covers,
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