Pilots Hockey #3
Pilots Hockey #3
By: Sophia Henry
Releasing June 7, 2016
“Sophia Henry tackles real issues that tug at your heartstrings,” raves bestselling author Rachel Harris. Now, in this sweet, sensual Pilots Hockey novel, a young single mom falls for a damaged coach pulling double-duty as a cop.
Linden Meadows doesn’t back down from anyone, especially if her family’s involved. So when her little brother’s new hockey coach benches him in the middle of a game, Linden lets him have it. She also notices that the coach is way hotter than she expects, but Linden won’t let herself get burned by another athlete. Been there, done that—and had a kid at seventeen to show for it.
When Jason Taylor isn’t taking abuse from hockey moms, he’s patrolling the streets as a member of the Bridgeland PD. After Jason pulls Linden over for speeding, he begins to see that there’s more to her than a big mouth . . . or a lead foot. Their chemistry leads to good company, intense conversation, and an intimacy that pushes beyond the boundaries of friendship. And yet Linden’s decision to keep her now three-year-old son, Holden, is a painful reminder to Jason that his own mother gave him up for adoption.
Linden’s sure she’s found the man to round out their family. But when Holden’s deadbeat dad forces his way back into the picture, Jason starts to back off. He needs time—to heal, to grow, and to love with all his heart.
Indie (Linden) Meadows has had a tough day! First, her ex was late to pick up their child. Then secondly, she was late to work…because her ex was late and the final straw was her brothers coach swearing at her brother and she just let all her frustrations out on him…well it wasn't quite swearing, but still she was on edge. But when a few days later she was pulled over for speeding, who does it turn out to be, but her brothers hockey coach Jason Taylor or Officer Jacka** as she soon dubs him. And even when he lets her off with just a warning and escorts her home, that still doesn't improve her opinion of him…but she does get to look at his fine figure.
Jason Taylor had many hats! Ex-hockey player, coach, police officer, adopted son and brother. But that doesn't stop him from noticing Indie. When he finally gets up the courage to ask her out, he is just waiting for her to say no, but she surprises him by saying yes.
He surprised her with their first date and she surprised him by revealing she had a son. But that didn't deter him and they forged ahead. That is till Indie's ex causes trouble and Jason feels guilty and thinks he is doing the right thing by leaving and so he walks away…but is that the end of the story?
I love hockey romances, but Interference goes beyond just a simple hockey romance! It is about real life! A young mom whom is raising her child without the father, but she is making it work with the help of her family! I love the way that the author has written about Indie and her experience with her ex and finding new love! I love the way that she wrote about Jason's adopted family and his struggle with his biological sister and their mothers death. The fact that this story touches upon my own life as a child of a young single mother, it really made me realize just how much she sacrificed for me.
So let's get on to the basics; The story was well written; the plot eye opening and the characters were realistic and quite honestly, they found a place in my heart! So much so that I think I will read this book again and again!
I give Interference 5 stars.
After my verbal altercation with Damien’s coach, I trudged up the stands to the seat Mom had saved for me. Tonight’s was the first game I’d been able to attend since a new coach took over my brother’s hockey team. In all honesty, I don’t know much about hockey, but I know people. And that pretty boy behind the bench had “cocky idiot” written all over him.
“Mama!” Holden, my three-year-old son, jumped into my arms from his spot standing on the bench next to my mom.
“Hello, my sweet boy!” I hugged his warm little body to me, sniffing his silky, brown curls as I squeezed. “I missed you today.”
“I miss you, Mama,” he responded.
“Bad day at work?” Mom asked as she scooted over to give me room.
“Nothing crazy. Why?” I set Holden down and sat next to Mom, close enough to press the outside of my thigh against hers. I hadn’t had time to change after work, and the cold air of the arena had the bare skin not covered by my skirt popping with goose bumps.
“You just walked in the building and you’re already up in arms.” Mom threw her arm around my shoulders and squeezed me. “I’ve been here the entire game. You don’t hear me making a fuss.”
“You don’t care that he’s swearing at D?” I said, defending myself.
“You tell Damien to get his ass off the couch all the time.” Mom reached across me to pull the sleeves of her fleece jacket over her fingers. “How is this any different?”
“I’m his sister.” I shrugged. As Damien’s older sister, swearing at him was my birthright.
“He’s a good coach. Don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong.” Mom coughed, the throaty rumble and deep hack of a thirty-year smoker. Then she stood up and grabbed Holden’s hand. “Come on, sweetheart.”
My entire body shivered, protesting the loss of heat when she left my side.
“Mama. I pease go with Gramma?” Holden pleaded with huge, brown eyes.
“Sure, sweet boy.” I reached out and ruffled his hair.
Holden tugged at my mother’s arm. “I get popcorn, Gramma?”
“No one gets anything asking like that,” I called out as Mom led him down the steps slowly.
“Pease,” he added. “Pease, Gramma?”
Holden had my mom wrapped around his finger, but I never stopped trying to instill manners in him. Technically, he had me wrapped around his finger, too. That happens when your family is your entire life. And my son, my mom, and my brother were my entire life.
Once Holden and Mom turned the corner toward the snack bar, I shifted my eyes back to the new hockey coach. I couldn’t stop myself. I hadn’t expected him to be so young.
Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to North Carolina, where she spends her time writing books featuring hockey-playing heroes, chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings, and rocking out at concerts with her husband.
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