Feb 3, 2019

Anton by Brenda Rothert Review

Chicago Blaze #1
By Brenda Rothert
Release Date: January 29th, 2019
Silver Sky Publishing, Inc
Tour Host: InkSlinger PR 
Source: ARC provided by the author

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.

Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.

A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Sports romance is not one of my favorite sub-genres, but I do have a really big soft spot for hockey romances, but Anton by Brenda Rothert has quickly become my favorite hockey romance of all time. 

Anton Petrov has many rolls, captain of the NHL team the Chicago Blaze, the main challenger to his fraternal twin brother Alexei goal shooting record, reluctant carer of his obnoxious uncle Dix and in love with the one women he can’t have, earning himself the nickname of Father Anton. But when he finds Mia working in a bar, hiding from her extremely abusive husband, he would do anything to help her, if she trusts him enough to let him. 

My goodness, this book brought out all of the feels tonight, from crying because of what Mia suffered though, pride in Anton, humor at Uncle Dix peeing of the balcony, to horror and anger of the final attack, this book will 100% spark an emotion, and it won’t be a story you will easily forget. 

Anton is a book that I’m going to read again and again! Which is why I give it 5 stars! 

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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