Smokeshow: A Hockey Love Story by Raine Miller writing as Brit DeMille


SMOKESHOW: A Hockey Love Story
(Vegas Crush #5)
by Raine Miller Writing As Brit DeMille
Release Date: September 19th


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Be “just friends” with a smokeshow like her? That’s pretty much a p#cking impossible ask. —Tyler Lockhardt, VEGAS CRUSH

I’m just over here minding my business playing hockey for the Crush when the SMOKESHOW of my dreams turns up and seriously rocks my world.

For real.

Beautiful, smart, and so incredibly sweet I cannot help myself from wanting to get to know her a whole lot better.

But it’s not happening.

C*ck-blocked by her paranoid older brother (also my teammate) and her Feminazi sister, I’ve lost my game long before I ever had any.

It gets worse.

Zoya Kolochev has zero interest in dating hockey players and she is completely firm on that.

She would like to be my friend though. *facepalm*

I know I’m definitely not boyfriend material, but I don’t think I’m very good friend material either.

But it’s what she wants…so I guess I’ll have a new “friend” now.

A smokin’ hot, legs-for-days, sexy, gorgeous SMOKESHOW for my new friend.



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Smokeshow: A Hockey Love Story by Raine Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story made me happy. It was a 4 star #swoonfest from beginning to end.

#FunFact: The only other full-length novel I have read by this author was Puck Money and I liked it so much that I download the beginning of the series to binge read. That was back in March of this year and well … the world set itself on fire and I forgot *shrug* But then Smokeshow came across my emails and I was likeyes, please!!. I still haven’t been able to go back to the beginning, but October has #bingereading written all over it!!

Let’s talk about Smokeshow: A Hockey Love Story for a minute. Joy. That’s the single most word that ran thru my head while I was reading. Joy. The relationship development between Zoya and Tyler was a thing of beauty. It felt natural and real. The growth of both Zoya and Tyler as individuals folded into the story flawlessly. Even though I saw the family conflict coming a mile away and also how it played out, it didn’t matter because it’s the only conflict that wouldn’t seem ridiculous for these two so I loved it LOL There’s a plot point in the story I don’t want to give details about but I wasn’t fan because I don’t understand its purpose. I didn’t see it as an enhancement. I saw it as drama for drama’s sake and #twitchy so I can’t really give the story the 5 star rating I desperately want to give it *shrug* I will say that to counter that plot point was a plot point you don’t see happening every day and it was refreshing that the author wrote it the way she did. It made sense to me even though I was rooting for something else to happen, so props for that! If you’ve read the book, then all this vagueness shouldn’t be vague at all, but if you haven’t, I hope it intrigues you enough to find out what the heck I’m talking about because, joy.

“I Love you, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, my prince. My Prince Lockhardt”
And they lived happily ever after …

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I groan again, just as Zoya sits down beside me on the curb.

“Are you okay?” Her voice is so soft. It nearly calms me, the sound of her soft words.

“I’m fine.” I frown at the ground.

“Your body language seemed very tense while you were talking. I saw you from inside and now I can hear you are frustrated. It is unlike the way I have come to know you.”

“What way have you come to know me?” I am genuinely intrigued.

“Cocky. Not serious. Interested in only sex.”

“Well, I’m still those things too.”

“I do not think that is true. Or at least is not the whole truth.”

“Your English is really good.”

She gives me a look like, ??????. “You changed the subject. And yes, the English is good because I study every day, and I travel all the time to many places where English is a common tongue.”

“What does it say about me that the only word I heard just now was tongue?” I tilt my head and grin at her, trying to crack a joke, make things normal.

“You are trying to blow this off. I promise I am a good listener, Tyler. I think there is more to you than what you share with people, and I am offering for you to share with me.”

I bite the inside of my lip as I consider. I do ??? tell people about my family drama. Even Vik doesn’t know. As far as anyone who knows me goes, I’m an orphan from the system with no family to speak of. Do I want to share my crygasm with a woman who, twenty minutes ago, would barely speak to me?

Looking into her brown eyes flecked with gold, full of compassion and curiosity, I decide that I do.

What the hell.

Rip that motherf*cking Band-Aid right off and let my sob story flow.



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Meet The Author

Brit DeMille is Raine’s alter-ego in case you didn’t know.

And she is having an absolute blast writing books that are a little bit different from what Raine usually writes. Brit loves stories about sexy billionaires [millionaires make the cut too] who fall in instalove with young women who may or may not be virgins, and then go on to make adorable babies together. In addition to the billionaires, hot hockey players are at the top of her list of favorite heroes, along with royals and ex-military bodyguards.

The most important thing to Brit when she writes a story is a happily ever after. But during the actual writing of the story, the most important thing to Brit is a cup of hot tea with a splash of milk, and a stash of cherry Jolly Ranchers. A dog or two will likely be in between Brit and the chair at any given moment, which is very handy, because they are the ones who approve everything she writes.

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