All's fair in love and hockey. . .
As his team's enforcer on the ice, Sebastian Deveau is America's favorite fighting Frenchman. But he's just as likely to get into trouble off the ice--especially when it comes to women.
Shayne Beckford is so over hockey. It ruined her parents' marriage. It spoiled her brother's dreams. And let's not even talk about her college boyfriend . . . So when Sebastian Deveau walks into her brother's gym, she has no idea who he is. All she knows is that he's one gorgeous man with the sexiest accent she's ever heard. And since she never has to see him again, she lets him give her the best orgasm of her life right on top of the gym's dryer.
But Sebastian isn't going to let this one-night stand get away so easily. He fights for what he wants, even if it takes fighting a little dirty . . .
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I am a sucker for a hockey romance, so it was a no brainer to read Winning It All.
It is not much different from a lot of the famous-hockey-star-manwhore-player-meets-the-one-yay-HEA (phew!) stories out there.
But this time I liked that it was the guy wasn't the the bad guy. He wasn't the one always stuffing up. He wasn't the one having to do the grovelling.
Sebastian and Shayne (Shay)'s "relationship" began with a bang but for every 2 steps forward they moved one step back.
Shay frustrated me. Ugh, yes we get that things in the past made her twitchy when it came to relationships, but come on woman, wake up and smell the enforcer!
Sexy frenchman Sebastian - boy, he had me wanting someone whispering French sweet nothings into my ears - I was all for him right from the get go. In fact if I was him I would have told Shay forget it a long time ago!
I did love how he never really gave up though. I just wanted him to be enough. To be enough to break through those trust barriers that Shay had reinforced round her head and her heart.
There are great secondary characters (that I guess I will have to go back and read the previous books to learn more about!) along with some characters that I just wanted to junk punch for being such douchenuggets!
Winning It All is a well written, well paced, sweet story that held my attention from the first words to the last, and I look forward to what Ms Denault brings us next.
Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. Before focusing on writing novels, Victoria was a journalist and a stand-up comic. She's also an avid hockey fan who cheers more than one team and has a thing for play-off beards. Victoria grew up in Montreal, Canada but has lived in many major cities across North America. She spent her childhood summers in Maine and adult summers in Spain. She’s now happily settled in Los Angeles with her husband and their two chubby Chihuahuas.