Making a Play by Victoria Denault

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Title: Making a Play
Author: Victoria Denault
Series: Hometown Players #2
Pages: 288
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: September 8th, 2015
Buy: Amazon | Chapters 

Summary: (Goodreads)

He’ll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice.

Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the perfect plan… until he reconnects with Rose.

Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe. She’s ready for passion, romance—and Luc. Having loved him longer than she can remember, she’s finally ready to prove she’s not the same innocent little girl he once knew. Off the ice Luc doesn’t do games, but this new Rose makes him feel like playing a little dirty. If he’s really got a shot at her heart then he’s not just playing to win. He’s playing for keeps.

Review: 

Okay, so I really couldn’t wait to read the story of Luc and Rosie and so I started it immediately after I finished One More Shot! I always get a bit nervous when reading the second book in a series because I never know if I’m going to enjoy it as much as the first! Victoria Denault did not disappoint! To be honest, I think I might have liked this one just a tiny bit more!!
Luc Richard plays in the NHL but lately he is more well-known for his party boy image and his super-model girlfriend. So when this new image starts to impact his career he decides to use the off-season to get his head on straight and set his party-boy ways and women aside. Rosie Caplan has known Luc for as long as she can remember. The two have been best friends for years but Rosie has always wanted more. Rosie has decided she wants out of the friend-zone and she’s going to use her summer to show Luc that there is more to her then the little girl who needed protecting.
Denault has created such an amazing cast of characters. As mentioned in my review of One More Shot, I really enjoyed the sisterly bond between Callie, Rosie and Jessie. This bond continued on into Making a Play and again it definitely added to the story overall. Again, I thought there could be a little more back story development, maybe more of Luc’s past. Again the use of flash backs to tell the story of Luc and Rosie was very well done! I loved how the story between Rosie and Luc unfolded, I was so caught up in the story that I read it all in one night! I have a soft spot for books about best friends and this story is no exception. Denault paced this book perfectly and has set up the next book in the series very well! I’m starting to think that I should hold off on starting books until the whole series has been released! It’s going to be a long few months waiting for The Final Move which is set to be released in December 2015!

Rating: 4/5

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