He'll do whatever it takes to win--on and off the ice.
Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL--and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight--and from women--and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It's the perfect plan... until he reconnects with Rose.
Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe. She's ready for passion, romance--and Luc. Having loved him longer than she can remember, she's finally ready to prove she's not the same innocent little girl he once knew. Off the ice Luc doesn't do games, but this new Rose makes him feel like playing a little dirty. If he's really got a shot at her heart then he's not just playing to win. He's playing for keeps.
Key to his heart
This is the 2nd book in the Hometown Players series. It can be read as a standalone, but for reader benefit, it is better to be read in the order intended.
Luc Richard and Rose Caplan have been friends for so long. Luc always has her back, since she had his at a crucial time. Now years later, she wants to be more than friends.
Rose is sick of being considered the good one. The reliable one. For just once, she wishes to be "The One." She wants Luc to notice her as a woman and not a friend.
Luc has always been attracted to Rose. He just never wanted to overstep his bounds and ruin their friendship. He chose to be her buddy over a one night stand. Now he is thinking naughty thoughts about her and cannot seem to stop.
Rose has always wanted Luc. She hates that even when mad at him her body reacts to his. She starts to do things out of the ordinary to get his attention. So far, it is working.
I really enjoy reading this series! The characters have so much to them. The rich and sincere stories just make you have the feels. The other characters we love from the first book are here too.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Loving this series!
Luc and Rose are awesome! Fun, just enough drama and enough interaction with previous characters to make the series flow.