Slapshot by Rebecca Jenshak
Publisher: Heart Eyes Press
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports
Format: audio
Source: the publicist

I’m banished to Vermont for a scandal that wasn’t my fault, and broke because my famous father cut me off. And did I mention my roommate stole my boyfriend? Yeah, I’m loving my Moo U experience. Now I need a job, because this gel manicure won’t upkeep itself. The only available option is the last one I’d ever want–a job as the hockey team’s equipment manager. My plan is to do the bare minimum, get paid, and find my way back into my father’s good graces. I will not get involved with a hockey player, no matter how hot. They’re cocky. And obnoxious. I know their type, and I’m not willing to risk getting hurt again. Until Lex Vonne glides into my life looking like sin on a stick.

He thinks I’m a spoiled brat. I think he’s using me to get ahead. But the fire I feel when we’re together is like a slapshot to my heart…

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the Author’s Publicist but that did not in any way influence this review!

You know what’s great about this book?  Everything!  I loved these characters, the situations they find themselves in, and, of course, their romance.  I enjoyed the writing and am happy, once again, to have found a new-to-me author that I want to learn more about!  This series is proving to be one I’ll devour as each new book becomes available.  Kaitlyn and Lex couldn’t be more different and that’s what had me glued to the pages.  She’s strong, smart, and has a wall around her heart that’s 8 feet tall – traits that make her admirable and just a little frustrating…in a good way.  Lex is charming, sexy, and oh so genuine – I couldn’t help but love him from the very beginning.  Put them together and you have a fantastic couple and a story that you won’t want to put down.

I really enjoyed how the author first helped me get into Kaitlyn’s head and heart and made me understand her point of view.  Then, I loved how she let me experience this character’s growth.  Living in the shadow of a famous father, and having people constantly use you to get to him can be overwhelming…and hurtful.  I watched as Kaitlyn slowly came to terms with this and cheered as she started to allow people back into her heart – namely Lex and the rest of the hockey team.  Once she opened herself back up she could start to enjoy the things she thought she’d lost forever.  This transformation was wonderful to see.  Of course, she was lucky to have the sweet, kind Lex to help guide her and both Kaitlyn and I may have fallen in love with him (hint…we did).  He was gently persistent and that’s a very swoonworthy trait as far as I’m concerned.

It’s not often that I listen to audiobooks but I did in this instance and I loved it.  The Narrators, John Lane and Emma Wilder, did a fantastic job at bring these characters to life and definitely impacted my enjoyment of the book in a very good way.  This was a great story with just the right amount of drama and baggage…and, of course, the happily ever after of my dreams.  This series has started off strong and I’m glad to have the opportunity to read these fun stories.  I’ll definitely be picking up some more books by this author…you should probably do the same!

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