ARC Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley

Posted November 25, 2017 by Trish Dechant in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley
Head Coach
by Lia Riley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 21, 2017
Series: Hellions Angels #2
Pages: 159
Format: eARC
 

“I loved some of their witty dialogue and back-and-forth banter. I was just disappointed with the quick resolution.”
~ Under the Covers

Neve Angel and Tor Gunnar are frenemies and neither the two shall mix. 🙂 While there is mutual respect between Neve and Tor, they both seem to rub each other the wrong way. With every run-in, glares are cast, words are thrown like knives, and beneath it all lies a growing and unfulfilled sexual hunger. But a relationship between them would be doomed from the start.

Neve is a top-notch sports journalist who writes about Denver’s Hellions, two-time U.S. champions and Pro hockey team. She pokes and nettles Tor Gunnar whenever she gets the chance. But the tight-lipped coach drives her insane with his lack of information.

Tor is the Hellions head coach who refuses to give Neve the time of day or-what she’d much rather have-a great quote for the paper. However, she is also the star of his darker sexual fantasies. But after a failed marriage, Tor is a little gun shy and feels out of his element.

Then a bet happens.

Neve must now be Tor’s plus one to his ex-wife’s wedding.

The story fast forwards from here and what follows is a sexual culinary delight with little conflict. We find out that Tor is an expert dirty talker and Neve gives in to her more primal urges. And this all happens a little too easy for my taste. Their pent up frustration erupts too quickly and besides the awesome sex—there seems to be a lack of emotional growth.

I loved some of their witty dialogue and back-and-forth banter. I was just disappointed with the quick resolution. I wanted to feel the slow burn-something that really never happened.
Also there were a couple of times I felt taken out of the story-the build-up for book three fell flat for me. And one scene (a ghost story couple who makes noises in the hotel room) left me a scratching my head, questioning the reasoning for it.

Besides that—Head Coach does deliver the goods with above par writing. Something that A LOT of books are missing lately.

A solid read for those who like a fast-paced story with lots of sexy times. Oh—and loves a sexy-as-hell hockey coach 🙂

 

 

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About Lia Riley

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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Hmmm not sure if the quick jump in bed and lack of emotional growth will do it for me despite the good writing. Thank you.

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Trish

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Elizabeth

Hmmm not sure if the quick jump in bed and lack of emotional growth will do it for me despite the good writing. Thank you.

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Kathy Valentine

Great review Trish! Shared on my socials!

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Thanks for the review, I’ve read book 1 in this series.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Trish

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Great review Trish! Shared on my socials!

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Thanks for the review, I’ve read book 1 in this series.

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I’ve heard decent things about Head Coach. I was a bit meh about Mister Hockey, but I do like Lia Riley.

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I’ve heard decent things about Head Coach. I was a bit meh about Mister Hockey, but I do like Lia Riley.