He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.
Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.
A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.
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Brenda Rothert Scores Another Goal With Anton
Brenda Rothert can write a hockey romance like nobody's business, and, truly, the books in her FIRE ON ICE series are still some of my favorites of hers. Now, Brenda is giving us more hockey heroes to love with the release of ANTON, the first book in her new Chicago Blaze series.
Anton is pretty much everything that a book boyfriend should be. Besides all the usual attributes, he's got to be one of the most loyal guys that I've seen, and Mia is one lucky lady. And, even though she's got a 'past,' she is fierce, and I really enjoyed seeing her grow into herself. These two are definitely poster children for #couplegoals, and their story is, by turn, sexy, affirming, and exciting.
Fans of sports romance, fans of Brenda's books, and, heck, fans of sexy Russian skaters will love this book. And, lucky us, it's almost like there are two Antons, because his twin brother, Alexei, another sexy Russian hockey player, is getting his own book very soon. In the meantime, though, as an avowed Brenda fan, I say go out and get yourself a copy of this book. Anton's waiting, and he is not to be missed.
Anton is Dreamy 💜
I LOVED Anton. He’s so dreamy.💜 Anton Petrov is the team captain for the hockey team, the Chicago Blaze. He’s known for his strict regimen of healthy eating and working out. His teammates give him a hard time for abstaining from sex. But they don’t realize he is in love with someone he can’t have. Mia is married to a man she no longer wants to be with. She trying her best to get out from under his thumb and making it on her own. I loved Mia almost as much as I loved Anton. I admired her strength and determination. She did everything she could to make things right in her life and those close to her. Anton was amazing. He was a great friend to Mia when she needed one the most. And although he had pined for her for the last few years, he respected her wishes on taking things slow. Their relationship felt real and not rushed. I enjoyed both characters immensely and loved watching their relationship evolve. I definitely recommend this story to everyone. I promise you won’t regret reading it.
A great start to a new series!
A great slow burn read. I enjoyed the friendship Anton and Mia developed, very sweet and caring that turns flirty and sexy. Anton is definitely a swoon worthy alpha! Their relationship is not without some struggle but love how they stayed true to themselves and each other. A fantastic way to start off a new series and can’t wait to read more.