* Review * DEFLECTED by Jami Davenport

* Review * DEFLECTED by Jami DavenportDeflected by Jami Davenport
Series: Seattle Sockeyes #9
Published by Cedrona Enterprises on May 23, 2019
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four-stars

She's a bookstore owner who secretly writes hockey romance novels. He's a playboy hockey player who's a closeted bookworm. What happens when he walks into her bookstore isn't love at first sight.

Alexander "Rush" Markov has been given an ultimatum by his team--shape up or ship out.

Alex is celebrating his biggest season in professional hockey, and he's enjoying every minute of it--perhaps a little too much. He's been nonstop partying like a rock star since his team won it all, and management isn't pleased. Next thing Alex knows, he's been exiled to a remote island with orders to lie low, stay out of trouble, and avoid one-night stands.

Rosalind Newcomb is the quintessential good girl, and she's fine with her role. Sure, she gets lonely and wishes for a special someone, but the choices on Madrona Island are slim to none. When a panty-melting mystery man disrupts the peace and quiet in her bookstore, it's dislike at first sight. The infuriating man turns her ordered life upside down and inside out and has her thinking about hot summer nights and tangled sheets. Only Alex isn't who she thinks he is, and love isn't all hearts and roses.

As Alex battles who he pretends to be and who he really is, he also resists falling in love for the first time in his life. His intense feelings have him ready to bolt, and only he can decide if love is worth fighting for.

 

Hockey’s bad boy is getting tamed! With the next book in the beloved Seattle Sockeye’s hockey series, we’re getting Rush’s story. He’s been quite the partying playboy in past books, so it’s great to get to know the real guy underneath all of the masks. There’s no hockey in the book since it’s the off-season, and there were a few plot holes that could have been tweaked a bit, but overall I really enjoyed the story and look forward to more in the series!

Professional hockey player Alexander Markov AKA Rush is at the top of his game now that his team brought home the Stanley Cup. He’s celebrating non-stop with parties, booze and women … until team management brings it all to a grinding halt! They want him to prove that he can handle more responsibility with the team by spending the rest of the off-season lying low and cutting out the booze and womanizing.

Rosalind Newcomb can’t believe her bad luck when the biggest player in hockey shows up in her bookstore on Madrona Island. She instantly dislikes him, and isn’t going to fall for his smooth talker flirting that has most women falling at his feet. Try as she might, she can’t stop starting to soften towards the guy when the mask that he’s always shown the public starts to crumble and let’s her see the real guy underneath the surface.

four-stars

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