ARC Review: Mister Hockey by Lia Riley

Posted July 19, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 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: Mister Hockey by Lia Riley
Mister Hockey
by Lia Riley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 11th 2017
Series: Hellions Angels #1
Published by Avon Impulse
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
 

“This was enjoyable to read but I find it a bit forgettable.”
~ Under the Covers

I admit it *raises hand* I had to read this because how can you not after looking into those beautiful eyes?  I swear, the eyes on this cover made me do it.  I’ve read Lia Riley in the past and it’s been a little of a hit or miss for me, but for the most part I had read more new adult stuff by her.  This was a contemporary however, the characters still felt a bit immature to me.  While there were things about this that I liked, there were others that I wish would’ve been better.

Breezy is a librarian and in need of a hockey player for an event at the library when her scheduled Coach couldn’t make it.  Her sister, a sports journalist, has just the right guy for her.  Jed West, Hellions team captain and object of Breezy’s biggest fangirling crush EVER. She even has a life sized cardboard Westy at home!  Of course sparks are flying from the first meet and things only progress quickly from there.

Maybe one of my problems here was the “quickly” part.  I found the pacing of how these two jumped into things to be a little off because it didn’t quite seem believable with the events that happened.  I mean, he shows up at her house right after meeting her for the first time to retrieve his jacket and ends up fixing a roof leak?  Nice guy, don’t get me wrong, but my realist-meter was going a little crazy with this story.

All that being said, their chemistry was just plain cute!  While I thought they didn’t feel like grown ups and maybe some character depth and development, I still liked both of them.  As a couple and as individual characters.  They seem to make sense together because they are similar in some ways and I also liked how they were supportive of each other.

I am intrigued about the setup for the next book, Breezy’s sister and the team’s head coach who have a healthy amount of bickering and arguing between them.  But we will see if I end up picking it up.  This was enjoyable to read but I find it a bit forgettable.

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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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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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Maybe knowing it reads more like a NA going in, that will make it easier.

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I have read a few Lia Riley books and enjoyed them, but often I forget about them quickly. I do want to read this one, though. I love that she’s a librarian (seriously, though, why is her name Breezy?) and that it’s a sports romance.

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I just borrowed this one from the library.