Winning It All (Hometown Players Series) by Victoria Denault
Overview by Publisher:
All’s fair in love and hockey. . .
As his team’s enforcer on the ice, Sebastian Deveau is America’s favorite fighting Frenchman. But he’s just as likely to get into trouble off the ice–especially when it comes to women.
Shayne Beckford is so over hockey. It ruined her parents’ marriage. It spoiled her brother’s dreams. And let’s not even talk about her college boyfriend . . . So when Sebastian Deveau walks into her brother’s gym, she has no idea who he is. All she knows is that he’s one gorgeous man with the sexiest accent she’s ever heard. And since she never has to see him again, she lets him give her the best orgasm of her life right on top of the gym’s dryer.
But Sebastian isn’t going to let this one-night stand get away so easily. He fights for what he wants, even if it takes fighting a little dirty . . .
When I grew up I dated a hockey player. He was a defenseman and he was always fighting. For those few years that we dated, I was at every game, every tournament, every team party and basically lived the hockey life/
So when I read this book about Shayne and her experience with hockey, I could relate. Hockey can take over your life when you are involved with a player – whether parent or partner or child. I loved that Sebastian was such forbidden fruit for Shayne. She lusts after him, but can’t stand the thought of being with a hockey player. Thanks to her father, Shayne has a very clear understanding of what a professional hockey player’s life is like and doesn’t want anything to do with it. I can’t say that I blame Shayne as her father is disgusting and a stereotype.
What makes this story so great is the love story between the two. Sebastian is a great guy and I loved reading about him. He is ready for a relationship and wants to settle down with a great girl. He gets a rough deal from Shayne and I couldn’t help but feel bad for him. The fact that he is a great hockey player and amazing in bed help to make his character even more fantastic. Since they have a one night stand the moment they meet, it is safe to say that this story features some outstanding bedroom action. Sebastian is a beast in the bed and Shayne is one lucky lady!
There is something so great about a French Canadian hockey player. I am so glad that Victoria Denault chose to highlight our Canadian treasures. We Canadians are happy to be the inspiration of such a fantastic character as Sebastian!