is the number one goalie for the San Diego Scorpions. Most people describe him
as willful and stubborn—sometimes even difficult to control. More often than
not, words fly out of his mouth without the benefit of passing through his
brain first. And women love him.
little sister of the former enforcer for the Scorpions, lives in Canada, where
she works with special needs children. After losing her job to downsizing, she
makes an extended visit to San Diego, forming a friendship with the errant
reminders that they are friends without benefits, Karen struggles to keep their
relationship platonic, but the more she shuts him down, the more he wants her.
Karen to slip under the sheets with him, or is he destined to be firmly
entrapped in the friend zone?
This was my first book from Nikki Worrell, and I love hot athletes stories.
We have the story of Cage Booker and Karen LaGrange. He’s the number one goalie for the San Diego Scorpions, she’s the little sis of a former enforcer.
So as you might immediately guess, the two of them connected. Fireworks and definitely an awesome chemistry. Karen doesn’t want to be another random woman and only offers friendship. Interesting isn’t it? Surprisingly, Cage felt confortable around Karen and becomes very quickly his friend … flirting a lot with a woman who doesn’t want to be involved with him.
Lines are blurred from the beginning between the hot-tempered guy, man-whore, who seems to get it all but so lonely and the selfless and brave woman.
Karen is off-limits but Cage can stay away from her. The more she was rejecting his advances, the more he wanted her, again heavy sexual tension!!! And the poor guy tried but she was so stubborn. Until the moment he hoped she would surrender, he accepted what she offered. And it worked. They created a strong bond and strangely acting like a couple without really being one. All goes naturally. I really appreciated this, both trying to fight their attraction, afraid to ruin their friendship.
The hot steamy atmosphere was intense and I couldn’t wait to read the moment when the bubble would explode. All I can say, the author didn’t disappoint.
This book is number 3 of the series and we have some characters from the first ones make their appearance, you have to memorize a lot of people, and I think you should read the first two books. Family and friends are also an important part of the story and it was quite well melting into it.
What was bothering me a little, is all the lashing out about Cage (he’s not an angel for sure), but with all the warning about how she can’t be with him, was a little bit repetitive; the fight between her brother and Cage was at first entertaining and hilarious but it was too much sometimes. Reading also about how people was not having his back, only Karen who was always here for him.
This book was slow to build up the passion. and it takes too long for them to get together, the friend part was expanded too much. I get the point that it was important for the plot but I wished they became an item sooner. The background characters was solid and heartbreaking, the plot kinda solid but it was going on and on. Hot player who finally redeem himself, I really enjoyed how the author put the main characters together.
Sweet story with a heavy sexual tension.
*** My rating : ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 💫***
book! ~Amazon Customer
Cage? Will Jody finally relent and accept Cage’s interest in his sister? I
really enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more from this author.
the Scorpion series and I have to say, it is now my favorite! When I first met
Cage, I didn’t like him at all. What I love about this author is how she writes
people how we see them in real life ~ Mary
and I think this is her best book of their series so far!
hard not to fall in love with Dalton “Cage” Booker and Karen
together. The love between them, it’s not your typical storyline. And I
honestly couldn’t put it down once I started. Absolutely loved it and highly
recommend this read. ~ Jackie Ugal
things…and hockey. Give me a hockey game and I’m set! During intermission, I
read. Reading has always been a love of mine since I was a little girl. The
books have gotten a bit spicier though. I also like moonlit walks on the beach,
strawberries and champagne (ok, dirty martinis actually), and a strong man to
hold me…etc., etc., etc. 😉
It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.
in Philadelphia. The only thing left to say is….GO FLYERS!
(NHL Scorpions 2)