Tough-as-nails Portland Storm head coach Mattias Bergstrom is hard on his players, molding them into heroes on the ice. He’d never let them see his warm, soft side—something he saves only for his younger sister, who has special needs. But when a hockey event brings a sexy, single mother and her four rambunctious daughters into his life, that icy exterior quickly melts away for her youngest, who reminds him of his dear sister.
Paige Calhoun has her hands full with four teenage daughters who are beyond boy crazy. Throw crushes on hockey players into the mix, and they’re almost too much to handle. But when Paige meets the Storm’s all-business but irresistible coach, she finds herself as smitten as her girls, and Mattias couldn’t be happier. With a Home Ice advantage, Mattias lets his icy exterior melt away to prove to Paige how hot they can be together.
Such a sweet story!
This is actually the first in the series that I’ve read–I picked up the audio version recently, and when I needed a quick read to fill some spare time I decided to give it a try. I’ll definitely be backing up and reading some of the earlier ones now…and undoubtedly later ones too 🙂
Realistic characters, sweet romance, fantastic portrayal and treatment of a special needs child and hockey. What more do you need?
(Okay, so she had me at “hockey” and “romance”. Really, the rest was just icing on the cake. ;))
The narrator did an adequate job–she’ll probably never make my top ten list, but she did a nice job of changing her voice just enough depending on whether it was Mattias or Paige’s POV that it was easy to keep track of, even if I had to stop listening mid-section and come back to it later.
Rating: 4 stars / B+