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Series: The Hartigans #3
Author: Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Published: February 18th, 2019
This is the third book in the Hartigans series but it works well as a standalone – and is a brilliant read IMHO!
Fallon Hartigan is the heroine in this story, a nurse who not only works at St Vincent’s Hospital but volunteers at a medical centre for those who find it difficult to pay as well. She’s also the person that Lucy, Fallon’s best friend and future sister-in-law, calls when her client, the ice hockey star Zach Blackburn, needs some care and attention because he has flu – or is it? Now Lucy is his PR but Fallon definitely isn’t his biggest fan as he’s not made the promised positive impact on the Ice Knights team results and Fallon is a huge Knights fan…. Fallon also is used to dealing with her brothers so Zach’s attitude doesn’t frighten her away and both are reluctantly attracted to the other but adamant not to give in to that attraction. When the paparazzi photo her leaving, there’s going to be another game to be played!
Avery Flynn writes fun, heartwarming stories with fiesty heroines and damaged heroes who need help and support to enable them to open up and let love have a chance. This is a laugh out loud and enthralling read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I’ve only recently started to watch ice hockey (Go Sheffield Steelers!!) and I actually learnt more about the game and tactics through reading this so that definitely added to my enjoyment. However, I don’t think you need to be interested in ice hockey to delight in this romance in which a determined young lady helps heal a strong man who has secrets of his own as they discover love together. This is a great addition to the series and I have to say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all three of them and have no hesitation in highly recommending them all.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?
Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.
But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.
At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.
Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.
But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.