Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Falling For Flynn by Kate Willoughby

Title: Falling for Flynn
Author: Kate Willoughby
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Series: Hockey on Tap #1
Main Characters: Tracy and Flynn
Release Date: October 2016
Publisher: Kiwi Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Tracy Duval has spent her life proving women can play hockey. From leading her college team to coaching little girls, she’s been a champion of the sport. But when a sexist ad for the Barracuda Fantasy Hockey Camp seems to exclude women, she signs up to teach the boys a lesson. 

Retired NHL player Flynn Hammerstrom meets Tracy at the local ice rink and is immediately intrigued. She’s mature, confident, sexy—and hello, she plays hockey. He’s ready to settle down again and, after his tumultuous marriage, he’s looking for a woman who is high on fun and low on drama. 

Unfortunately, even though he’s nuts about her, the drama he desperately wants to avoid flares up at the fantasy camp. 

And Tracy is smack dab in the middle of the fire. 
My Review:
Okay, I've been a fan of Kate Willoughby's hockey series books since she started writing them. But now she's taken on writing about the retired players...heroes my age. Yes! I'm liking this idea...a LOT! And not only is this book about a more mature hockey player hero, but we also have a woman hockey player...YES! I love everything about this premise.

The premise for the series is three retired hockey players now own a bar and brewery. For this particular book the three have decided they will go out for a Fantasy Camp as the talent for the Barracudas. But the camp in its third year has some issues.

Tracy played hockey in college and although she's now an OB/GYN, she still has a hand in hockey as a coach for a female midget team. She's also a huge fan of the Barracudas, although Flynn was her all-time favorite player. With her friend's encouragement, Tracy decides to go out for the fantasy camp...and ends up taking a stand about the female discrimination that's being put out in the advertising about the camp and just some of the Barracuda methods in general. It's not something that Tracy set out to make a stand about, but she owes it to her girls that she coaches to ensure their rights are upheld for their future in hockey. 

I liked the book. It's not a super long book...at all...but Tracy and Flynn have the bond of hockey that ties them together. I liked watching their relationship develop and evolve. It was fun to read a book with a couple of more mature MC's. It's even better when the two of them get on the ice...and I loved how watching Tracy play affected Flynn. I liked the bits of hockey we got to see and that even Holly made an appearance in this book. For fans of the normal Barracudas series, this is fun to see a different side to the franchise. 

My one complaint and it's a minor one because it's still all kinds of gorgeous...the cover. *sigh* If you're going to make a book with a more mature lead, can't you at least *try* to make the cover model look more mature than 22? The cover is gorgeous and all that, but... that guy is not in his late 40s.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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