One accident – a freaking car crash.
That’s all it took to send my brother’s and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn’t ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for him. Thankfully, he was still drafted to his dream hockey team. The same one dad played for when we were growing up.
It took time, but I started to get better, started to open up, started skating and even dating again. I even thought I found the perfect guy for me.
Isn’t it funny how guys hit on you when they know you’re not available, but when you’re single they won’t give you the freaking time of day? I guess the game is more fun that way. And for the captain of my brother’s team, that’s exactly what I was. A hat trick is three goals in hockey. Some say three is a crowd and they might be right.
I was Gavin Hayes’ unobtainable goal.
*A No Cheating Standalone*
I absolutely loved this book! It is not your typical romance with all the angst. In fact, it’s more than a year before Myla and Gavin even meet for the first time and longer still for them to discover one another. This story is about the lives of three people—Myla, our heroine, Brayden, her brother, and Gavin, the hero and teammate. In Hat Trick, we are witness to their struggles through personal tragedy and with family dynamics, growth in their sense of self, and, of course, finding happiness and love. I walked away from this book with so much joy and the biggest grin.
In terms of the characters, I loved Myla’s strength. She had to endure so much tragedy in her young life and lost everything but her brother. However, she didn’t let negativity get to her. When she was faced with more heartbreak, she stood her ground when others might have broken down and given up. Myla is definitely a fighter, perfect for the rough an tumble hockey players in her life. I also loved the men and how much love and support they showed her. Brayden was there to help Myla put her life back together and give her the little pushes that she needed to move forward. We also see how his life changes as he becomes part of the team, dealing with the locker room tension and his own anger. I only wish we would have gotten more from him in terms of his journey to love. Then there’s Gavin. He’s been fighting his entire life to live up to his father’s/coach’s expectations and please his mother. It takes meeting Myla and having her strength behind him to be the man that he’s always wanted to be.
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I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
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