Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry
My rating: 3/5
Pilots Hockey #1
ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Expected publication date: September 1, 2015
Genre: New Adult Sport Romance
She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.
Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.
Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.
After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change. (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Delayed Penalty was enjoyable, easy to read and cute. There wasn’t’ much hockey on this “hockey romance”, but it was a cute romance.
I didn’t really get Auden. She was kind of bitchy to the grandparents that raised her, she was clueless about what happened to her parents and her parents in general and she kept turning down a wicked hot Russian hockey player because she was an idiot. Alexsandr was just plain cool. He knew when he met Auden that she was on the one for him. I actually was more into Jason. Who knows, maybe him and KK??
I didn’t really feel their chemistry. I don’t know why Sasha tried so hard to win her over. She jumped to conclusions over every little situation and she never really trusted him. I think it had great potential and just need a little bit more. I liked it enough to read the next installment in the series…good work!!