Title: Dirty Hookup
Series: A Slayers Hockey Series Novel
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Genre: Hockey Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2020
look and I know… this chick hates me.
I should walk away, find some puck bunny to gleefully sit on my lap and tell me what a big, hot, hockey stud I am–totally true, BTW. But there’s just something about this feisty redhead I can’t let go. She’s got an edge to her that’s sexy as hell and a smart mouth that’s been tying me up since the night I met her.
She tells me to forget it, we’re not happening. But this isn’t the kind of woman a guy ever forgets. Especially when the air starts to sizzle and pop every time we get within ten feet of each other. She’s in my head and under my skin, and all I can think about is the way she looked at me that one time. Like she already knew how it could be between us.
I’m not the kind of guy a girl like her takes home… But maybe I want to be.
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Ducking around a corner, I press my back to the wall and suck one shaky breath after another until the spots behind my eyes finally clear, along with any wayward thoughts about a third Slayers hockey player needing a bed in the ER.
I can’t believe it. After all these years.
Two feet in front of me. Giving me that same smile. The one that put my belly into free fall the first time I saw it. Left me breathless. And then less than a day later, left me humiliated. Devastated. Working up fantasies about the wrath I’d rain down on him if I ever saw him again.
So much for that badassery. My knees barely held me when I looked up to find those stupid sea-green eyes twinkling back at me like some Disney hero come to life.
Stupid shoulders and muscles-everywhere body.
Stupid sandy blond hair standing up like some foolish girl just had her hands in it for the last hour.
And that introduction.
Blowing out a breath, I shake my head.
He didn’t even recognize me. Though why I ever thought he might is beyond me. Six years later and I’m still reading more into that night than there ever was. More into those soul-deep stares and slow touches. More into those tender words that turned out to be total lies.
Oh, goodness–this series!
George and Quinn’s story was so much fun to read. Her early put downs of him, combined with her internal thoughts about him
Vaughn Vassar is in the lead, followed by Doug Shore and stupid sexy haired Quinn O’Brien, who’s probably only bringing up the rear because he stopped to get a back alley blowj*b from some bunny on his way in.
God, I hate him.
made me laugh out loud more than once. And once they were together? Let’s just say I’m amazed any ice managed to survive this book…
Of course it turned out that Quinn and George’s story was a second chance romance, even though only one of them knew that it was for the bulk of the book. (Slightly confusing? Sure–but no worries, Ms Kelly explains it all eventually, and all the threads come together into a cohesive narrative that all makes sense AND brings us that much closer to an HEA :D) I liked that they both took responsibility for the problems their relationship ran into–doubly surprising, after the seven year grudge George had been nursing!–and that they resolved things like adults who care about where they are going to end up.
And that epilogue… (swoon!)
Dirty Hookup is the second book in the series, and the third featuring Slayers players ( Dirty Player ) but it should work just fine as a standalone. If you’ve read Natalie and Vaughn’s book, though, you’re going to love the extra time we spend with them here–as the BFFs of George and Quinn, they play pretty big roles. And yes, they’re still absolutely adorable together… 😀
Bring on book 3!
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire. Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment.