Title: Hard Hit
Series: St. Louis Mavericks Book 5
Authors: Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera
Release Day: March 21, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Michael Boone has just one goal: to get traded to his hometown team so he can be closer to his family. But when a runaway bride who happens to be his coach’s daughter jumps into his car to escape Mr. Wrong, the heat is on … in more ways than one.
I’m supposed to be a guest at my coach’s daughter’s wedding to a player from another team, but instead I find myself helping her escape it. The timing couldn’t be worse—I have to stay in Coach’s good graces to secure the trade I need. But when the sexy, newly single redhead with legs for days shows up in my life again, I can’t say no.
After escaping marriage to a man who made me feel like I was never enough, I plan to focus entirely on completing my dissertation. Science has never let me down—I can avoid emotional entanglements by focusing on cold, hard data. But when I’m powerfully drawn to a man who is warm and, okay, I’ll admit it—also hard—all bets are off. Mr. Right Now is exactly what I need, until both of us find ourselves wanting the one thing we can’t have—more.
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Hard Hit : A St. Louis Mavericks Hockey Romance by Brenda Rothert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book had me at “runaway bride and coach’s daughter” LOL and it did not disappoint. I’m not sure I’ve ever read that combination, and even if I have, it would have been long enough that this just sounded fresh and unique, and I couldn’t wait to dive in! :) Not that I wouldn’t have read a book written by these ladies any which way lol I’m not crazy :) But I digress …
The thing I love most about this story, and quite frankly just about anything Kat Mizera writes, is that no matter the circumstances in the story, they’re never heavy with that circumstances. They’re well written stories that are realistic and relatable and make you feel like you could be part of the world she’s created with just the right amount of emotion. They’re easy to read and easy to love.
Hard Hit might just be my favorite St Louis Mavericks story. Boone and Jolie both were characters you can’t help but root for from the very beginning. The meet-cute/beginning will grab you and you won’t want to stop reading. The story never drags and the characters are never repetitive or full of inner monologue (there’s nothing more I dislike than this lol); it is constantly moving forward. It’s a story full of entertainment and also heart. SO MUCH HEART! Again, possibly my favorite in this series!
MEET THE AUTHORS
Brenda Rothert was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From hot hockey romance to steamy romantic suspense, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.
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USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.
A typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max), Kat can usually be found scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible.
Kat’s been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.
As you can guess from her Las Vegas Sidewinders series, Kat loves hockey and occasionally writes articles about her favorite team, the Florida Panthers. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…
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