Thursday, March 10, 2016

review || KILLIAN { blog tour } by Brenda Rothert

Silver Sky Publishing, Inc | February 24, 2016 | Sport Romance
On the Line, book 1


Killian Bosch knows he’s his own worst enemy – he just doesn’t give a damn. The star forward of a minor league hockey team, he’s unstoppable on the ice. His reckless behavior, devil-may-care attitude and complete disregard for consequences have made him a major source of headaches for the Fenway Flyers’ brass.

But the new Flyers owner is more steel than brass. Sidney Stahl is a disciplined woman who parlayed earnings from a college job into a real estate empire. She’s determined to transform the Flyers from marketing nightmare to hockey powerhouse. Once she gets Killian in line, she knows the rest of the team will follow his lead.

The seduction of his sexy new team owner is a challenge too forbidden for Killian to resist. Sidney plays into his attraction as a means of controlling him, but soon finds that she’s the one surrendering. It’s all on the line as Killian and Sidney are forced to choose - business or pleasure?
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{ about brenda rothert } .

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

{ review } .

This was my first Brenda Rothert title and while I can say I enjoyed her writing style and this hockey team... I'm a bit pickier when it comes to hockey romances. I like super strong characters, super strong plot lines, and let's be honest, these boys have stamina, so I want good sex scenes. The style and characterizations are certainly strong here, but the story itself was just slightly underwhelming for me -- it didn't grab me as much as I hoped it would, being a hockey romance and all.

Like I said, though, the characterizations were fantastic. I absolutely enjoyed reading as Killian fought for the Flyers, but having to also battle his public image and what it was doing to the team. And for such a hard-headed hero, it was great to see him paired up with an equally hard-headed female. Sidney didn't get to her position in the sport world by being the dainty delicate thing people assume her for, simply because she's a woman. She's independent and strong, but at the same time, had her feminine moments that really helped accentuate Killian's finer alpha moments.

I will still be waiting to read Bennett, simply because a) I like hockey romances, and b) I want to give Ms. Rothert another try! Maybe I just didn't connect with these characters. Like I stated, her writing itself is solid; there were just points that I personally didn't connect with.

{ ...and next ! }

Bennett (On the Line, #2)
Coming March 15! Pre-order now!

Read chapter one of Bennett HERE


Bennett Morse devotes his time to chasing two things: an NHL career and women. He’s the easygoing member of his three-man line on the Fenway Flyers, content to play the game he loves and soak up the female attention it brings – as long as it’s from a different woman each time. He learned the hard way that choosing only one leads to heartache.

Newly single attorney Charlotte Holloway finds just what she needs in Bennett – a sweet, sexy man to ease the burn of her recent breakup. One night is all she wants from the left winger who seems to have all the right moves. Soon circumstance draws her back to Bennett, and the sparks between them become a fiery blaze. But with the stakes high, will they risk it all and put their hearts on the line?

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