Spending the night in jail isn't exactly how I planned to spend Christmas, but I've had worse holidays…
Now that I'm out, it's time to accept my real punishment. Coaching ten-year-old terrors on the ice, in my non-existent free time. My Coach thinks it'd be good for me. Remind me where I came from. He should know I've tried every day of my life for the last ten years to forget.
The youth hockey league is a hell I didn't plan on and the worst penalty possible…
Until the day a sweet, single mom cracks a joke about her kid, and then all bets are off.
I'm the best defenseman in professional hockey, but I didn't see her coming… now what in the hell do I do? I'm not equipped for a relationship. I'm definitely not ready to have a kid depending on me, but I can't deny she makes me feel things— want things I never imagined I could have.
I should save us both the trouble and stay far away from her. But rules were made to be broken, and I was never good at following them anyway.
MORE VIPERS!!! I am a super fan of this team and I have been DYING to get my hands on Dominick's book.
Wow this book had so. much. angst! And I feel like I should have been prepared for that since Dom has been so standoffish whenever he's around but this was so much more than I ever could have expected. I thought I wouldn't like Dominick all that much but I was so so wrong. I'm in love.
Holly is so fun and despite everything she's been through, standing on her own two feet, being the best mom, and making sure she doesn't accept less than she deserves. #Goals I loved these two together so much. I think they are exactly what the other needed most.
The Vipers are such an amazing team and I can't to see where the team goes next!
Grump meets sunshine, and her son
Viper all star hockey player Dominick definitely has reason to be grumpy. This man’s family life is a great big flaming pile of messy, emotional garbage. It tore my heart out time and again. Matching him with sunny single mom Holly…mother to 10 year old hockey disaster Ben…is inspired and adorable. When community service lands Dom as the coach of Ben’s team, it doesn’t take long for the taciturn grump to feel protective about Ben. And then in turn, towards Holly.
Add in a douchey ex/belittling dad, a hilariously bawdy bff (hers), a team of supportive and hunky hockey players and a ton of chemistry and we have my favorite couple of the series. I love how these two become friends and supporters of Ben way before their clothes come off. Dominick’s growth and Holly’s gentle, honest support for the man, not the player was a joy to watch. I can always count on Stacey Lynn to bring great storytelling and lovable characters to every book she writes.