Victor: A Chicago Blaze Hockey Romance by Brenda Rothert
He’s a hockey star with a headboard full of notches. She’s a shy NHL concession worker at who’s never been kissed.
They don’t call me Belinda Boring for nothing. It’s my name, after all. And for a 23-year-old with plain brown hair who still lives at home and gets tongue tied over nothing, it’s a fitting one. I’m not even one of those quiet girls with a hidden talent, unless making a mean order of nachos at the NHL arena I work at counts. My life consists of working, reading and harboring a secret crush on a hockey player who doesn’t know I exist. At least, until we accidentally meet and become unlikely friends.
I’m living the dream. A poor kid who worked his way into the NHL, I’ll never forget where I came from, though I try to. My past follows me, a nagging reminder that I’ll never be what everyone thinks I am. As the threat of my secret being exposed looms closer, my game slips, leaving me in danger of being cut from my team–the only family I have. I’m losing my hold on everything when a new friend helps me find hope. She’s nothing like the women I’m used to, but by the time I figure out that’s exactly why she’s right for me, I’ve lost my chance with her. Somehow, I have to convince a woman who thinks she’s invisible that she’s the only one I see.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was as fun as it was serious. There were parts I wanted to cry, parts that brought out anger, and parts where I laughed until I had tears. I just plain enjoyed this story. It reminded me of a fairy tale. About hockey! How can it get better than that?!?
Lindy is just a girl, who works concessions for the Blaze organization. A Chicago girl, born and bred, she was raised by her father, to love sports of all kinds. But she’s got a special spot for Victor, of the Chicago Blaze. Victor, on the other hand, didn’t have such a happy childhood. And now the horrors of his childhood have come back to haunt his current life, and it’s affecting his game. He’s got to step it up or loose his spot. When his eyes land on Lindy, he can’t get her out of his mind, even though he thinks he just wants friendship.
I loved how perfect Lindy and Victor fit together. And while there were some tears, and some sadness, the story had an overall feeling of hope. This latest story in the Chicago Blaze world was fun, and I couldn’t read it fast enough! This was a definite must read for hockey lovers!