Author: Sarina Bowen
Narrator(s): Nicol Zanzarella and Rock Engle
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 56 minutes
Page Length: 331 pages
My Rating: 2 / 5 stars
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…
As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…
I feel like this series is just one of those, it’s-not-you-it’s-me kinda situations. I like the team, I like reading the hockey scenes. But the relationship in the book? I don’t know, you guys. I’m not really connecting with any of the characters while they’re the MCs. I liked O’Doul just fine in Rookie Move, but it’s almost like a step back reading his POV in this book?
I don’t know if maybe listening to the audiobook means that I feel differently about the characters than I otherwise would if I read the book as an e-book or in paperback first, since I’m just so-so on the male narrator’s take on the characters? Has that ever happened to you guys?