Title: Puck Drop
Author: Brittney Mulliner
Publisher: Brittney Mulliner
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Genre: Clean and Wholesome Romance
Format: Kindle and Paperback
Rating: 3 Lattes
Heat Level: Light Roast
She doesn’t date hockey players, and he needs to earn the respect of his new team, but they’re willing to break all the rules for just one kiss. As long as they keep their relationship a secret everyone wins.
Since their parent’s death, Chloe Schultz has put every ounce of her energy into her twin brother, Erik’s, NHL career. She won’t let distractions—like dating—get in the way of keeping the Utah Fury as the championship team. Until she meets Reese.
Reese Murray was shocked when he was traded the week before the season started. He’s bitter, but he won’t let that stop him from proving he’s the best. The Fury welcomes Reese, with one warning, stay away from the marketing manager, Chloe Schultz, if he wants to stay on Erik’s good side. Too bad she’s the first woman that’s caught his eye in years.
Can Chloe and Reese keep their focus while trying to hide their growing attraction, or will their secret come out and tear the team apart?
As an avid hockey fan, I was excited to get started on this series. The opening caught my interest, and while both the characters seemed a bit too easy going, I enjoyed Chloe’s interaction with the wives and girlfriends, and Reese’s interaction with his team mates.
What kept me reading (or didn’t).
I especially enjoyed seeing Reese getting to know his team mates and the action on the ice. As an avid hockey fan, I wanted a bit more intensity and roughness, but the scenes were well written and believable.
Both Chloe and Reese gave in and were willing to compromise when necessary, and I appreciated it when Chloe finally stood up to her brother. It was completely believeable that an outsider like Reese would force her to see things from a different perspective.
I will say, I HATED the way they hid their relationship – mostly because neither of them showed any back bone until it was already obvious. I really wanted Reese to fight harder from the beginning since he pointed out how much Chloe bowed to her brother already – and I was especially annoyed after she met his parents and he still agreed to keep it under wraps.
It sounds like I was annoyed more than I wasn’t, but the interaction between the two of them was great, and I enjoyed seeing them get to know each other.
If the book was a latte, this one had a bit too much sweetener in it for me, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good book. I’ll probably read the rest of the series because….hockey.
If you are looking for an easy, clean read with a hockey flavor, this is your book. It is well written with a few minor typos.
About the Author
Brittney has been an avid reader since she can remember. Her parents’ form of punishment for her growing up was taking away her books and making her go outside to play. She was born and raised in Southern California, with a brief hiatus in Arizona. She loves the beach, exercising, sleeping in, and gluten free cookies. She is an obsessive dog lover, although her affection currently has no outlet. Something that she is planning on remedying soon. She and her husband currently reside in the Rocky Mountains exploring and hiking as much as possible.
Find her at http://brittneymulliner.com/