by Mignon Mykel
Prescott Family #1
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Hockey’s most eligible bachelor must run interference to get the one girl he can’t have.
I’d never even heard of Caleb Prescott, God’s gift to hockey. Who watches hockey anyways? Not me, I’m too busy with college and work. My part-time just for fun job has now asked me to recruit this player for a new dating show. Sounds easy enough. . .until he insists I become part of the show.
I only agreed to compete on the dating show to get closer to Sydney—the redhead pixie I’d do anything to see again. But unlike the women competing for my affection, or the puck bunnies desperate for my attention, Sydney isn’t impressed by my hockey skills. I never miss a shot, I don’t care if she calls interference, I’ll do anything to win her heart.
In the interest of full disclosure, I DNF From the Beginning when it was offered to me as an ARC for review. I tried. Like REALLY tried. Made it up to Chapter 11 and just could go no further. Honestly. I just wanted to poke my eyes out with an ice pick … For personal reasons, I did not sit down and list off every single thing I felt was wrong with the book. I knew it was Mignon Mykel‘s first novel and I also knew that it was years in the making. And that it had been thoroughly revised from its original version. Put all that together and I wasn’t about to chop it to pieces. Because the story had potential. It had a solid foundation, but ….. anyways, it didn’t deliver in any way for me.
When Interference came up for blog tour review, I REALLY had to think thru whether I wanted to put myself thru this again. But I figured … second book, maybe learn some new things, better work. SO, I jumped in. I’m really glad that I did
This story begins a second generation of Prescott’s. For lack of a better phrase, it’s the baby born from From the Beginning (Prescott Family, #0.5). Caleb Prescott is not your ordinary celebrity sports player. He doesn’t have a bad image and he doesn’t go around screwing his way thru every puck-bunny in sight. He truly is the nicest of nice guys. That had me a little worried for him. He fell hard for Sydney and was all in from the beginning but Sydney was having none of that LOL This turn of the tables was very refreshing. Sydney was career orientated and focused solely on that … but a girl can only hold back for so long before her girlie parts take over 🙂 And boy did these two have chemistry! The dual POV helps tremendously in understanding both Caleb and Sydney. They are young. They have insecurities (well, Sydney does … a lot!) and there’s a lot of back and forth that may or may not annoy you but stick with it because in the end, you get a feel good romance with next to no angst and sugary sweetness!
Overall, this is was a HUGE improvement from Book 1 for me but some of the issues I had are still there. Both Sydney and Caleb spent WAY too much time in their heads rather than talking to each other. That causes frustration in a reader because it breaks down communication between the leads and it makes it where the reader knows more than the leads themselves. That definitely is very prominent in this story. However, that’s just a dislike on my part. It by no means made the story badly written. I just prefer my characters to talk TO each other then to themselves.
Copy provided for blog tour review
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DON’T MISS WHERE IT ALL STARTED…FROM THE BEGINNING, BOOK #0.5 IN THE PRESCOTT SERIES!
Synopsis: Before the Prescott name became big in the hockey world, there was just Noah Prescott, fighting for a spot on an NHL roster. Never did he imagine a simple note from a shy fan would speed up his world.
Ryleigh Scott had an issue talking to men, but she knew she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to Noah — potentially negative labels, be damned. Never did she imagine a simple note would start what could only be described as the beginning of the rest of her life.
This is Noah and Ryleigh — before the NHL contract, before the kids, before going back home.
This is Noah and Ryleigh from the beginning.
ABOUT MIGNON MYKEL
Mignon is a twenty-something (…getting awfully close to thirty-something) who resides in Wisconsin. An avid reader since her preschool days, she ‘blames’ her mother for teaching her to read during that all-important time during a forming brain. Some of her earlier memories of reading include her mother buying her a book at the mall — and finishing the book before they even returned home.
Writing happened soon after the reading started. Her first writing piece can be found in a box of other important papers from growing up. It’s about an apple who was her friend, but she had to eat.
The first series Mignon started to write was about a close family of one brother and his three younger sisters. She started writing this family and their friends in 2005, but as soon as the Prescott family took over her mind, the Ashbys fell silent. Maybe someday we’ll all hear from the Ashbys, but those Prescotts…. The Prescotts are excited to have their stories told.