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Series: Hockey on Tap #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Sports
Falling for Flynn is the first book in the new spin off series Hockey on Tap by Kate Willoughby and since I am a big fan of her In the Zone series I wanted to give Falling for Flynn a try. Falling for Flynn is a little different than her other series, the characters are in there mid to late forties which was a nice change and I can honestly say it’s been a while since I have read about a mature couple.
Tracy Duval is a successful obgyn and coaches girl’s hockey. She might not be in her 20’s anymore but she still has moves on the ice. When she feels that women are excluded from attending the Barracuda Fantasy Hockey camp she decides to give the guys a run for their money and sign up. Before the camp starts she meets her favorite player who now happens to be retired, Flynn Hammerstrom. Flynn and Tracy hit it off right away and start dating but can their new found romance survive all the attention that Tracy is stirring up?
I did like the premise for Falling for Flynn and thought Ms. Willoughby brought depth to her characters. I’m used to reading new adult or about couples in their late 20’s and early thirties so Falling for Flynn was a nice change of pace and I was pleased that Tracy was a strong, independent woman and could really hold her own. Flynn might be a retired NHL player but he had the good sense to become partial owner of a bar and brewery with two other retired teammates. He was no slouch and I did feel the chemistry brewing between them from the beginning.
The story did start off a little on the slow side which actually had me putting it down and picking it back up numerous times in the hopes it would start to really take off but sadly it didn’t until they started the hockey camp. After this I started to enjoy it more and loved seeing how effected Flynn was by Tracy and her skills on the ice. I mean he already knew she was incredible but he loved seeing her out there giving it all she had. Since both had the bond and love for hockey I thought that that’s what really tied them together but overall they gained so much more by dating and getting to know more about one another.
Overall Falling for Flynn was a good start to the Hockey on Tap series that you won’t want to miss, especially if you like silver foxes as much as I do. I am looking forward to reading the second book and learning more about Flynn’s former teammates and business partners.