Off the Ice (Breakaway #4) by L.P. Dover
He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a fun, sweet romance that really hits you in the feelings! I love sports romance, and this whole series has been great! This book, unlike a lot of sports romance, doesn’t throw out a lot of technical terms, trying to impress the reader with their sports knowledge. It focuses more on the romance between the characters, one of whom just happens to be a hot shot hockey player!
Justin is in hot water! His life has skidded off the rails, and he has to lay low for a while! He decides to spend some time at his ranch, in Wyoming. He loves his life, but just wants to be himself for a while. On the way to the ranch, he meets Meghan, who treats him like a normal person, befriending him, but still keeping him at arms length. Meghan has a good life, but she has fought hard for her happiness. Getting involved with someone like Justin, who drama seems to follow, doesn’t seem like a good idea.
I loved this story. The connection between Justin and Meghan was magical, even when it seemed hopeless, and that they’d never be able to be more than friends. Even with all of the crazy in this story (and maybe because of it!) this story was a fun read, and fits in wonderfully with the other books in the series. I’d definitely recommend this story (as well as all the others) if you want a something that is going to make you smile! This is definitely that book!