I loved this book...
The Sweet Talker by fellow Canadian girl Gina Azzi was a welcome treat. A sweet contemporary romance that got me hooked. This is book one in the Boston Hawks Hockey series, and I can't wait until the other books come out. Noah and Indiana have known each other for years but have never really seen each other. That all changes one night when they have what's supposed to be a one night stand. Deciding they want to keep seeing each other (let's face it, when the sex is that good, you don't turn away) - they agree to a friends with benefits sort of deal. Since Noah has recently ended a serious relationship, and since Indiana doesn't trust hockey players because she used to date a hockey douche, they agree to stay friends - but only friends - just with benefits. Of course, what they don't count on is feelings getting involved.
Seeing their romance blossom was so great and I must admit that I may have cried a bit during the angsty parts. Thankfully the book is told from dual perspective - I love getting to see what both characters are thinking. I'm so used to it now with contemporary romances that if a book doesn't have the guy's POV I'm missing it. One thing I will say is - and since it is told in the blurb I'm not spoiling anything - Indiana does end up pregnant. I like the surprise baby trope but in this case, I wish it hadn't been revealed in the blurb. It would have been better to find it out later as opposed to expecting it. In every sexy scene I kept checking if they were using birth control and my focus may not have been where it should have been, if you get my drift. That being said, I still loved this book and I loved Noah and Indiana. Easton, Noah's brother's story is next and I can't wait.
Thank you to the author and to CandiKanePR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I’ve sworn off hockey players. Until the pregnancy test turns pink.
Noah Scotch is revered in Boston, a veritable god on the ice. I’m a nerdy, newly minted college professor who would rather color code my planner than hit the club scene. Noah shouldn’t look at me twice but when he does, I falter.
Who can blame me?
The sweet talker with the deliciously chiseled abs and sinful chocolate eyes is a force. On and off the ice. One hot and intense night with Noah has me second guessing my lack of a dating life.
Friends with benefits? He offers, I dive in headfirst. Growing up in a hockey family, I know better than to get serious with a player.
But the more time I spend getting to know Noah, the more my intention to keep things casual rings false.
Now, I’ve got a hopeful heart and a baby on the way.
I just need to tell Noah. But when I do, will I end up with everything I never knew I wanted? Or on my own?
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About the Author:
I’m Gina Azzi, a book-obsessed, coffee-drinking, globetrotting, mama of three! I write sweet with a dash of spicy New Adult and Contemporary Romance full of good men putting in work to win the hearts of even better women.
A total Jersey girl at heart, I struggle with insatiable wanderlust and currently reside in Ontario, Canada with my family. When I’m not dreaming up storylines or writing all the words, you can find me hanging with my littles, attempting to bake, or planning my next adventure.
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