Hard Checked

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Publisher Description

Getting served divorce papers was not how I planned spending New Year's Day.

I probably shouldn't have gone to my favorite bar and gotten wasted trying to drown my sorrows.

I definitely shouldn't have spent the night passed out in the bed of the bartender's daughter, Gigi.

And the absolute last thing I should have done was let my guard down and start having fun. Now I'm thinking of her all the time… fantasizing about the things I want to do to Gigi.

I'm in the middle of the best hockey season of my life. I need my head in the game and my focus on the playoffs – not playing house with the gorgeous bartender who makes me feel more alive than I have in years.

Finding someone new so soon after a failed marriage isn't the smartest thing I've ever done.

But it just might be too late. I've been checked hard into the boards, right off my skates, and I'm not only spinning out of control…

I might just be falling in love all over again.

September 15
Stacey Lynn
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

slyhopkins ,


This was by far my favorite out of this series. It gives you drama, excitement and an actual happy ending that completes a romantic book.

lillte1 ,


Be still my heart…every time Sebastian came up in previous books my dislike for Madison grew & my heart broke for him a little bit. He deserved his happily ever and someone who was worth his love in return…he deserved Gigi 💙

Agent$$$$ ,

Gigi & Sebastian

Sebastian, member of the Ice Kings Hockey team, is in the middle of one of the best seasons of his career. He’s just returned home from an out of town game only to be served divorce papers. It’s not exactly how he thought his New Year’s would go. Not wanting to be alone, Sebastian heads to the local bar that he and his teammates frequent. As he sits there drinking until he’s blitzed, Gigi grows more and more concerned. At closing, she ends up taking him to her apartment above the bar to sleep it off. When he awakes the next morning, he doesn’t remember anything and is rude to Gigi. He later returns to apologize and finds he truly enjoys Gigi’s company.

Gigi is a free-spirited, college educated, divorced woman. Her father, the only family she has left, is close to retirement and is having health issues so she returned home to work in the family owned bar. From the first moment she laid eyes on Sebastian, she was intrigued. Sebastian always had a frown on his face and never seemed happy, but he was married. While drinking away his sorrows, he opens up to Gigi and admits he was served divorce papers. Gigi listens, offers advice, and leaves it at that as she believes he still has unfinished business with his wife. While working through his issues, Gigi and Sebastian’s friendship grows and feelings develop. But Gigi doesn’t want to be a “rebound”.

I LOVED this novel! I was sooo ready to learn the background behind Sebastian’s failing marriage. Stacey Lynn delved into hard topics—infertility, mental health, and divorce. I enjoyed “seeing” divorce from a man’s POV. All too frequently, we only hear the woman’s side so this was refreshing. I was also glad Sebastian got the closure he so desperately needed, while alerting her family to her health issues. I was truly glad she was able to get the help she needed. I also loved the “family” dynamic at the bar. The regulars that had helped change Gigi’s diapers when she was a baby—priceless. The chemistry was off the charts. I enjoyed their hikes because they led to meaningful conversations. The puppy was adorable too! Flawlessly written! Highly recommended! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.

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