I don’t do relationships. A federal agent whose life revolves around rescuing kidnapped children, I’ve got no interest in catching any man who’s not a criminal. So when my new assignment in Chicago requires me to get closer to a VIP Chicago Blaze fan, Blaze goalie Jonah West is the perfect cover. Like me, he’s too focused on his career to make time for love, dates or even hookups.
I had my great love, and I lost her. No woman will ever compare to the blond ray of sunshine who left me half a man three years ago. And even though I help out my police officer brother by pretending to be head over heels for Reyna, it’s just a farce to put an evil man behind bars. Reyna is a fierce, raven-haired cop with steely eyes and a foul mouth—not my type in the slightest. But when lines get blurred, my fake feelings for Reyna become more real than anything I thought my beat-up heart could ever feel again.
Loved it! The Feels!
You would think after six books, there could be no more to write about, but you could not be more wrong when it comes to Brenda Rothert. In the seventh book in the Chicago Blaze series, we get Jonah and Reyna’s story and it was an unexpected and captivating fake relationship romance. Jonah has no intention to ever love a woman again. He had his great love and nothing could compare, right? Reyna is all about her job and chasing criminals. She has to time for relationships. When they need to work together and she needs an in, a fake relationship gives them the cover they need. But as they spend time together, lines begin to blur as their chemistry steams up the pages. Will they be able to find their happily-ever-after? A definite must-read!
I Loved Jonah’s Story
We're almost at the end of the beloved Chicago Blaze series by author Brenda Rothert, and finally, finally, she's given us Jonah's book. Jonah has been a constant throughout the series, the guy that has been dealt a heartbreaking blow, but who has been the steady one, the teammate that has been a friend and a sounding board for all of his brothers.
When Jonah lost his beloved Lily, he didn't think that his heart would ever be open to love again. After all, Lily was his soul mate, his other half, his sunshine, and her death left a hole that he wasn't looking to fill.
Rey Diaz is Lily's polar opposite. She's kicking butt and taking names as an FBI agent dead-set on bringing down the worst of the worst. She's not some girly girl that has the time or the inclination to be tied to Jonah West, hockey star or no. She doesn't do emotion, doesn't have a life that lends itself to falling in love and settling down.
This book is a bit of a departure for the series. While there is plenty of ice time, camaraderie, and focus on the game, Brenda gives us a nice slice of romantic suspense with the presence of Rey, the FBI, and a ripped-from-the-headlines storyline that makes this book one heck of a page-turner. And I thoroughly enjoyed the sparks that flew between Jonah and Rey, and seeing these two 'not looking for a romance' characters finding their way to each other and their HEA.
Brenda originally won me over with her Fire On Ice series, so reading the Chicago Blaze books has been a return to a genre that I really enjoy. While I'm sad to see the series reaching its conclusion, I have enjoyed every single book, and am looking forward to Kit's book. In the meantime, fans of Brenda and this series will absolutely love Jonah and Rey and their unconventional and unexpected road to love. ❤️
Slow burn with a suspense element!
I really enjoyed this slow burn storyline with a suspense element. Jonah and Rey’s chemistry sizzles and I loved watching their relationship evolve. Another great addition to this series!