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Series: Rough Riders #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Sports
Reviews are about honest opinions so here it goes, I actually passed on reading Hot Puck the first time because of the amount of pages. For some reason I always feel that the less amount of pages will leave the story would missing something but when I came across Hot Puck again I decided to take a leap of faith and I’m so glad I did. Skye Jordan is a new author to me and I can happily say not only did I love Hot Puck but devoured it in one sitting that’s, how much I loved it.
Beckett Cross is the defenseman and captain of the Rough Riders. While he enjoys playing and his teammates there is one special woman in his life which is his daughter, Lily. After getting knocked around during the game one night his team doctor insists he go to the hospital to get properly checked out but, the stubborn man that he is, he resists until he passes out and wakes up to a beautiful EMT holding him down. Beckett is fine with one night stands but with the feelings Eden is bringing out in him he isn’t sure the impact it will have on Lily and until he knows for sure what is really going on between them he wants to keep that part secret, but will not telling Eden the truth now damage their future?
Eden moved from California to the East Coast to start over and while working as an EMT she is also taking classes to become a paramedic. She hasn’t had the best past and knows nothing about hockey so when Beckett asks her out she doesn’t take him seriously. Eden has been stuck existing and not really living, scared of what could happen until she decides it’s time for a change and while she might not be ready for a relationship yet she could try to be bold and have some fun between the sheets. She never expected Beckett to be totally different than when she first met him which is making her fall for him hard. But when Beckett’s past comes to light she starts to doubt their relationship and wonder if she made the right choice this time.
Did I already say I loved Hot Puck, because I really did. While there was a little drama here and there it didn’t take up the entire book and Ms. Jordan really did focus on their blooming relationship. Sure they both had pasts but it Eden’s that really broke my heart but I loved how Beckett just knew, although he didn’t know all the details yet he was really reading her and her reactions to everything.
Beckett hasn’t had a special someone in his life in such a long time but I loved how addicted he was to Eden. While his first priority was his daughter, Eden was second which just showed how serious he was about her. I really liked these two and thought that they had fabulous chemistry in and out of the bedroom. Eden turned out to be strong even though she didn’t think she was and Beckett was truly swoon worthy.
Ms. Jordan brought a different light to hockey romance and for that reason I will be sticking with the Rough Riders series. I loved Hot Puck so much I am actually starting book one as soon as I can. The best part of Hot Puck is that you don’t have to be a fan of hockey to love this story. Already I am looking forward to seeing where this series will go and which hockey hottie will be the next to take the big fall off the ice.