on September 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
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 . . .
I’ve been a fan of Victoria Denault’s Hometown Players series since the first one. Winning it All can definitely be read as a standalone as the author does a great job providing the backdrop of the series without adding too many details.
You may remember Sebastian from the other books as he plays a minor character but now we are treated to a whole book for this sexy French-speaking hockey player.
I really liked the beginning of this one, it had all the makings of a read that I typically devour. One-night stand with sexy hockey player. Chance encounter were their friends secretly try to get them together. The push and pull of, I don’t want him and I do want him even though I shouldn’t. The sexiness that goes hand in hand with Victoria Denault’s other books. The alpha-swoonworthy male hero that has you eating out of his hand. But sadly this one didn’t quite hit the mark all the way for me.
Along the way, Shayne made me want to scream. A lot. She was so wishy-washy and at one point I literally thought that Sebastian could do better than her. She had a truck-load of father issues and other trust issues that kept her from wanting to be in a relationship with not just Sebastian but any hockey player in general. Fine, I get it to a point. But it became too much and a bit repetitive. Thankfully Sebastian was such a great character that I fell in love with him and so desperately wanted him to have his HEA. He showed her at every turn, obstacle, freak-out that he is not her father or anyone else that she has lumped him with. Seriously he was so sexy, yummy, *insert every other wonderful word here*.
This may all be my musings and other people may not feel the same way. This was still a very well-written novel and I think any hockey player-loving gal will eat up Sebastian in a heartbeat.