She knows the rules of the game . . . but she can’t resist his moves
Publicist Abby Fields’s career is on the rise. And with failed romances in her past, she has no time for men. When a job opportunity opens up with a sports team in Florida, Abby eagerly packs up and heads south. Yet after a work event in Mirabelle, Florida, Abby finds herself in the arms of a hockey player whose heartstopping smile leads her to the steamiest night of her life . . .
Logan James is hot on and off the ice. With his team on an epic winning streak, life couldn’t get better . . . until he meets Abby, the fiery redhead assigned to protect his team’s image. Now Logan’s finding it difficult to concentrate on anything other than getting Abby undressed. But after a secret is leaked to the press, the taste of betrayal opens old wounds. If they can’t learn to trust each other, they may risk losing more than their hearts.
I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked on it from the very beginning. Shannon Richard took no time to set up the adventure in her story, her writing was so captivating that I couldn’t wait to see how the journey between Abby “Red” Fields and Logan James would unravel.
I really enjoyed Abby as a character. She is witty, smart, and confident both in her work and in her everyday life. She has an amazing friendship with Paige, and the dialogue between the two was really entertaining. Then there’s Logan…where do I even begin. Logan was the character who pulled me into the story. At first you think he is just the stereotypical over confident jock, but as the story progresses you realize that his character is compassionate, protective, and caring as well adding a whole other dimension to his character. Shannon Richard did an amazing job of creating very multi-dimensional characters. Both characters had difficult pasts and how they dealt with them is what made this story really powerful. Shannon revealed just enough about Logan’s past to really make the reader care about his history and what he was dealing with.
I really liked the secondary characters in this book as well. The relationship Shannon built between Logan and his siblings was captivating. Adele was an interesting character that I felt compelled to like; she was noisy but caring when it came to Logan. Logan’s best friend Jace was pretty much the definition of “good friend”. He knows all of Logan’s secrets and protects them as if they were his own. There is a conversation in the book between Adele and Abby that leads me to believe there might be a story between Adele and Jace, so I really hope we get to see that in the future.
Overall, this book was a lot of fun to read from beginning to end. When I originally requested this book on Netgalley I didn’t realize that it was part of a series. Now that I’ve read this one I can’t wait to read the rest!