* Review * NOW OR NEVER by Victoria Denault

* Review * NOW OR NEVER by Victoria DenaultNow or Never by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #4
Published by Forever Yours on January 15, 2019
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All Winnie Braddock wants is a quiet place to be alone and time to heal her battered heart. But the refuge she'd hoped for in her family's summer cottage is destroyed when she gets there to find Holden Hendricks literally camped out in the driveway. He made her life hell when they were kids, and despite what he says, it doesn't look like much has changed. She doesn't care if her brother hired Holden to renovate the house this winter; she wants him gone.

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. Holden knows that hockey saying all too well. After all, he could have gone pro if he hadn't messed up so much as a kid. But now he's desperate to prove he's changed for the better, especially to Winnie Braddock. As the two work together to fix the cottage piece by piece, they realize that perhaps they can give each other the new beginning they've both been waiting for-if they're just willing to take the shot.


A heartfelt story! With the next book in the San Francisco Thunder series, we get the final Braddock sibling’s story. We met Winnie in her hockey playing brother Jude’s story, then saw more of her in both of her sister’s books as they hooked up with the men of the Thunder. This was a very emotion filled read, and flowed well, but there were a couple of aspects missing for me. Number one, it’s really no longer a hockey romance … and number two, considering the main plot of the story, I felt the family should have been brought in more so we could have shared the journey of healing with everyone that we got to know in the series instead of just Winnie. Overall a solid read, but it will resonate with the reader more if they have read the entire series and know the background.

Winnie Braddock just wants to be left alone to nurse her battered heart, but she doesn’t seem to have that luxury. She has an overbearing family who insinuate themselves into everything, and just when she thinks she’s pulled one over on them to have some alone time, she’s stuck dealing with the guy who tormented her as a teen!

Holden Hendricks is grateful for the job Jude gave him renovating the Braddock’s vacation home in Maine. He’s done plenty of growing up over the years and wishes he could find a way to prove to people that he’s no longer that snot nosed kid who wreaked havoc on everyone he encountered. Discovering he’s going to be in close proximity to Winnie for a few weeks just might be a step in the right direction considering she holds a huge grudge … but time and proximity seem to be heating up more than anger between the two of them!


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