In the Zone

If you've read my blog for very long you would know I am a huge fan of author Catherine Gayle. Her Portland Storm Hockey series is one of my favorite sport romances and on my auto-buy list.  Her newest release, In the Zone, is another great addition to this series.  Check out the blurb:

22665636It was supposed to be a single night of fake names, half-truths, and anonymous sex. Neither of them was prepared for it to become more. Keith Burns, star defenseman for the NHL’s Portland Storm, was just looking for a way to pass the time and ease the loneliness of his lavish lifestyle. Brianna Hayden wanted to find herself—and maybe learn to love herself again—after health issues changed everything. Anonymity is the name of their game; the rules were laid down at the outset. But when a chance encounter brings them back together long after the game should have ended, all their initial rules get thrown out the window.

It isn’t long before partial truths and dancing around the pain of the past gets complicated. Their physical chemistry is off the charts, but it isn’t enough. They both want a future, but Keith has an unspeakable history involving his two brothers that he just can’t share with anyone, not even Brie. She needs the truth if they are going to have any chance at moving forward. If he can’t give it to her, it might land him a permanent spot in her penalty box. If Keith can get In the Zone, he’ll be on the forecheck—but Brie’s heart is the goal he’s seeking.

One of my favorite things about Catherine's hockey series, is that while a good part of the book is about hockey, the stories that play out off the ice are unique and deep.  Her stories contain real emotion and broken people; people that sometimes stay a little broken.  While people can heal, those breaks still leave behind scars that remind us of what we have been through and I think that is what Catherine wants to portray in her characters. Burnzie has been broken in a way that many of us will never experience and Brie's breaks are a little more common but still significant and painful.  I don't want to give much of the story away because I want you as the reader to experience all of it in it's full glory.  Trust me on this, you want to experience this story.  Catherine is a master at developing her characters and these two characters touched my heart and left me in tears quite a few times along their path to happily ever after.  If you like sports romance, please give Catherine's Portland Storm series a try and I think you'll become a fan. While all of Catherine's books contain steam, this one is a little steamier, and a tad more risqué.

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