Alexander “Rush” Markov is a pro-hockey player for Seattle Sockeyes. He plays hard and parties harder. However, after winning Stanley Cup, he gets to a new high on his party boy persona. When his parting starts to get out of control, team management decides he needs an intervention. Now he has a choice he either packs his bags and takes a vacation in Madrona Islands or get ready for being traded.
There is not much to do in Madrona Islands and since he needs to lay low, he decides the best way to spend his time is to indulge his little secret. Annnnddd our sexy, alpha, bad boy hockey player’s little secret is… he is a closet bookworm 🙂 Lucky for him this small town has a bookstore. Rosalind Newcomb owns a bookstore. She is sassy, beautiful, smart and a true planner. She is also a part-time writer. Even though, all she wants to be doing is being a fulltime writer, she doesn’t want to let go of the bookstore. When Rush visits the bookstore, Rosalind caught his attention right away. Much to Rush’s surprise sassy bookstore owner doesn’t want to do anything to do with him; she even kicks him out 🙂 Of course Rush sees this as a challenge. Rosalind won’t even know what will hit her before her life turns upside down. Their chemistry is sizzling hot but it was fun to watch them fight. I really enjoyed the banter between Rosalind and Rush. It was amazing to see with the time they spent together, how Rosalind starts peeling Rush’s layers and start falling in love with the real person behind all the layers. Also, I loved Rosalind’s meddling parents 🙂
‘Deflected’ is a sweet, steamy and incredibly entertaining story, you won’t be able to put down. Also, I am looking forward to read Jasper ‘Caveman’ Flint’s story 🙂 I hope that will be next and maybe it will be him and Clarissa, who knows 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Yes.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.