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One accident - a freaking car crash. That’s all it took to send my life into a tailspin. Little did I know that out of the wreckage, everything would fall into place. I would get everything I had ever worked for.
Little did I know that I would find the woman who would cross check my life, flipping everything upside down.
Even though she's melting the ice that surrounds my heart, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will I ever be able to find my footing or am I destined to stay pinned against the boards?Note: Cross Checked is the second book in the Shots On Goal Series. It can be read as a standalone, has a happily ever after, and does not have a cliffhanger. There are character crossovers from Hat Trick (book one in the series) which is also a standalone with a HEA and no cliffhanger.
I’m a huge hockey fan. I fell in love with the sport with the Mighty Ducks movies and then even more when I attended my first WHL game. So I’m always up for a hockey book even though I often complain that sports books are the bane of my reading existence. Cross Checked is the second in Mazzola’s series about the New York Otters. It can easily be read as a standalone. Now I had high hopes for this book but it ended up falling flat for me.
Now I do love the characters. Braden is caring, charming and determined. He sees what he wants and pursues it. Karla is his perfect match—she’s sweet, kind and compassionate. They are good together. And while their relationship is a bit of a slow burn their chemistry is anything but. I just had a hard time connecting with them. I wanted to see more of how Braden dealt with the accident. It felt skimmed over…brushed under the rug. And the situation with Karla’s ex felt a little out of the blue. I did like seeing Gavin and Myla again. There’s a scene with Gavin’s family that had me in stitches.
It was somewhat hard to keep on track—the pace was slow and it feels a bit rushed. There’s no depth to it. I was left feeling like I wanted more. There was no drama beyond the first couple of chapters. And that’s all stuff from their past. Overall, it’s a light and fluffy read. Not the worst way to spend a couple of hours. I will probably read more from KHM in the future. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
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About the Author:I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world. Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know. A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.