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‘Off the Ice’ by L.P. Dover

‘Off the Ice’ is the 4th book of the Breakaway series. I’ve been looking forward to Justin’s story since finishing the last book in the series, Playmaker and it is bittersweet for me that this is the last book of the series. I was really hoping to get more books 😦

Justin Davis plays hockey for Charlotte Strikers. His retirement plan is to become an actor. In line with his plan, he agrees to take his teammate and brothers-in-law, Dallas’s place on popular reality TV show, Rich and Single. What he didn’t see coming is ending up with a fake fiancée for a year. Once the year is up, which was the day Charlotte Strikers won the Stanley Cup, Justin dumbs the fiancée from hell, Miranda, on live TV. Sorry NOT sorry. Yeah, I know this might sound like a do*chebag move but she certainly deserved it. After dropping the bomb, Justin decides it is best to stay off the radar for a while and decides to spend his summer in a remote ranch in Wyoming, he recently purchased.

Meghan Taylor is a teacher, who is a widow and has a 8-year old daughter named Ellie. She is beautiful, funny and down to earth. Meghan leaves Ellie with her parents so that she can fix her ranch during summer break. What she didn’t expect was bumping to  the America’s sexiest bachelor, Justin Davis, the moment she arrives to Wyoming. When she realizes that Justin wants to stay anonymous, she acts like she didn’t recognize him. Justin is not the kind of man; Megan wants to get involved with. The entire media circus going around Justin is something Meghan doesn’t want to drag Ellie into. However, the attraction between them is instant so they decide why not have a summer fling. They start spending a lot of time together since their ranches are next to each other and Justin is helping Meghan to fix her ranch. Meghan realizes that Justin is not the guy, she assumed. He might be famous, sexy, rich athlete but down to core he is just a regular guy, who adores his family and friends. Justin and Meghan are both amazing characters and I loved the banter between them. However, my favorite character in the book is Ellie. She is just ADORABLE. Their road to HEA will not be easy but I was happy to see them overcome all the difficulties.

Off the Ice by L.P. Dover is sweet, sexy, heartwarming, and so much more. You can easily read it in one siting. I’m sad to see this series end but excited to read new books from L.P. Dover. I already have two books from her that I will be reading ‘Going for the Hole’ and ‘Love, Again’. If you like hockey and romance, I would highly recommend the Breakaway series. All the books can be read as standalone but if I were you, I would read them all 🙂

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Yes.
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

P.S. I was looking forward to read Braeden and Sophia’s story and I didn’t expected Braeden retiring and going back to med school. I am heartbroken 😦

P.S.S. Also what about Cliff???? I want to know what happens with him. Can’t he at least get a novella???

If you want to check out my reviews for the first three books in the series, here are the links 🙂

  1. Hard Stick
  2. Blocked
  3. Playmaker

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e-ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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