Author: Brenda Rothbert
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Hockey star Jake Birch realizes his dress shirt is missing from his hotel room. When he questions the spunky maid Miranda Carr, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Jake is handsome, rich, and cocky. Miranda is sarcastic, hard-working, and beautiful. They’re a match made in romance heaven.
What I liked: I really liked both main characters and the emotional depth Rothbert delivers. On the surface you have a hot, rich athlete who falls for a struggling, but head-strong maid. Initially, I thought “been there; done that”, but there is much more to this story. Rothbert does a phenomenal job building a strong connection between our MCs. There’s more to the story than just a sizzling romance. While I’m not typically a fan of the slow burn technique, it works well here. The writing is superb. There’s a lot of witty banter between Miranda and Jake and I loved every minute of it. Again, the main characters are amazing – Miranda is bold, sarcastic, down to earth and hard-working. Jake is hot, rich, sometimes enigmatic, and cocky, but not in an OTT way. What more can you ask in a hero? It was great experiencing these two great characters come together.
What didn’t work for me: I take all the blame for a couple of my issues with this book, but I couldn’t figure out why Miranda’s sister doesn’t seem as hard up as she is. Why does she have a car and why is Miranda always having to borrow her clothes? I know I’m crazy for even noticing that, but they should be equally “broke” in my opinion. My sister wouldn’t have it any other way LOL. I also not a huge a fan of the psycho, whiny, stalker antagonist, but it didn’t detract much from my enjoyment of this book.
Overall, this a great emotional read. The book is well-written, both main characters are likable, and there is a lot of emotional depth.
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*Advance copy provided via NetGalley