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Title: In the Penalty Box
Publisher: Entangled, Entangled: Teen
Published: January 5th, 2021
As a fan of ice hockey, I’ve definitely missed watching the games during lockdown but this book helped give me a little game fix! It is centred around a budding potential Olympic figure skater, Willow, who is recovering from a serious injury to her achilles tendon. After training one day she reacts quickly to stop a puck hitting her or her friend, so quickly that, with their goalie injured, the team on the ice invite her to play in goal during their practice….. and shocks them with her skills. This leads on to further practices, training sessions and games . . . . and a potential romance with the team captain, Brodie. However, what will happen if she recovers enough to figure skate again? As the team work together, these two develop their relationship but there are other problems for them both to face involving choices and their parents . . . . life is never straightforward, is it?
This is a fun, ice hockey based read with great characters, plenty of action on and off the ice, pucks flying, chances for dreams to come true and some shocking revelations, too. It is a story of choices, love, relationships, problems, overcoming fears and competing. I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more by this pair of authors in future.
Thanks to Entangled and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush.
Figure skating was supposed to be my whole world. But one unlucky injury and now I’m down…but I’m definitely not out. I just need to rehab—a boatload of rehab—and who’d have thought I could do it on the boys’ hockey team?
Of course, the infuriatingly hot captain of the team seems to think I’m nothing but sequins and twirls. What’s a girl to do but put him in his place? Game on.
Hockey is my whole world. I’ve worked my tail off getting my team in a position to win the championships—hopefully in front of major college scouts, too—so what’s a guy to do when a figure skater ends up as our new goalie?
Of course, the distractingly sexy skater thinks I’m nothing but a testosterone-laced competitive streak. And surely she’s only biding her time to heal, then she’s gone. Game over.