Release Week Blitz and Review: Score by Victoria Denault

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Title: SCORE
Author: Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder, #1
On Sale: May 9, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD

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“Denault launches a new series, featuring the bad boys of the San Francisco Thunder, with gusto, passion and heaps of tension and sensual detail.  Several genre-defying complications makes the story feel unexpectedly fresh.  Moreover, the consistent reinforcement of the female characters’ strength and individuality turns this book into something unique, and provides plenty of incentive for fans of sport romances to seek out this new series without delay.” –RT Book Reviews

 

“Sexy, sassy, and a perfect new adult read for fans who love hockey and romance, not necessarily in that order. An excellent new sports series launch.” –Library Journal

BOOK BLURB:

He’s used to winning, but now he’s playing with his heart.

Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That’s how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn’t have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn’t have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he’s with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude’s cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist.

Jude knows he isn’t built for long-term relationships. But he’s getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it’s like fate has given him a second chance. He’ll do anything to make her happy again. Is this what love looks like? He has no idea. All he knows for sure is that this time, he’s playing for keeps.

REVIEW

So I am always up for reading a second chance romance, especially when it’s by Victoria Denault! After reading her Hometown Players series, I knew that her new San Francisco Thunder series would be just as addictive! The story focuses on Jude, Hockey God of the San Francisco Thunder, and Zoey, the girl that got away. With second chance romance novels I find that if you boil them down, they are all very similar (not that it would stop me from reading them anyway!) but I found Denault’s version of a second chance romance to be refreshing and unique. This book challenged the typical story line I’ve grown accustomed to reading when it comes to this genre.

Denault has a way of drawing you in with her characters, you care about them, and consistently root for them to get their happily ever after. Zoey was a fascinating character; she broke the mould of the typical heroine. She’s flawed and doesn’t handle everything perfectly, and because of that I found her very relatable. Jude was frustrating for me, but in a way this made me love him more as a character in the end. Something I kept thinking about while reading this story was the saying “actions speak louder than words” and I think it perfectly fits Jude. He was saying that things hadn’t changed, but his actions towards Zoey are what told the true story.  It wasn’t just the main characters who kept me interested, there is a whole cast of secondary characters that I can’t wait to see more of!

The second book in the series, Slammed,  is set to come out on December 5th, 2017 which just so happens to be my birthday (coincidence I think not!) and after reading Score, I can’t wait to get my hands on what Denault has in store for us next!

RATING: 4/5

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THE SAN FRANCISCO THUNDER SERIES

SCORE, #1
SLAMMED, #2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in L.A. but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

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