“A book that tells a story … a beautifully brilliant, powerful story about love and pain; trauma and forgiveness and discovering your truth while finding your place in the world.” ~Denise, Shh Mom’s Reading®
Bitter Sweet Heart, a forbidden hockey romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is now available!
From the outside looking in, I live a charmed life: hockey legend for a father, my own promising future in the league, a great family, awesome friends. It’s not untrue, but it’s not quite that simple either.
My dad’s advice has always been to make hockey my number-one priority—at least until I make it to the pros. So, going into my senior year of college, I have a plan. I’ll put in the effort required to pass my classes, play hockey like my life depends on it, and avoid relationships. All I have to do is stay focused on the end game, and I’ll walk away with a degree and into a career in the NHL.
It should be easy.
But when a woman literally floats into my dock, just before summer ends and my senior year begins, I can’t resist one last hookup. What harm could a one-night stand do? It’s not like we even exchanged numbers.
Everything is fine until I run into her on campus.
It’s a big school. I should be able to avoid her.
Except she happens to be in my class.
And she’s not a student.
She’s my professor.
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Favorite quote: “He wears the guilt like a crown of thorns.”
After loving Little Lies by H. Hunting I was excited to read the next in the series which follows Maverick who is Lavender’s older brother. While I still love Kodiak and Lavender’s story more I still enjoyed my time with Maverick and Clover. Maverick meets Clover at the end of summer and after a one night stand he goes onto to start his last year of college before hopefully being called up to a training camp with the NHL. A few weeks into the semester Clover gets a teaching job subbing for a professor and becomes Maverick’s writing professor. The two try to stay away from each other but circumstances keep bringing them back together and hard as they try they can’t deny their chemistry. While trying to deal with their feelings for each other Clover is trying to get a divorce from a controlling ex who won’t take no for an answer. Maverick, while trying to finish school and keep up his hockey status is also plagued with nightmares that are left over from the trauma of an event from his childhood (read Little Lies for more on this). I really liked the age gap in this one as it felt believable and also appreciated how the two maintained there distance until he was no longer her student.
At times I did feel like the story was just a series of events that kept showing us the two together but it wasn’t always believable and felt very contrived at times. Also being in the head of a 21 year old man was sometimes a bit much with his inner thoughts on sex and it would kind of take me out of the moment. But even with these few criticism I still recommend this book and I will for sure picking up the next in the series. I love all the brothers and cousins who keep showing up in the books and I would love to get a story on River or BJ but Im not sure who she will focus on next. Can’t recommend this series enough if you love angsty new adult romances that also deal with some pretty heavy topics. Trigger warnings aplenty in this one so if you need them I would look into them! Thank you Social Butterfly PR for my gifted copy for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
About H. Hunting
NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting, writing as H. Hunting, lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She started her writing career with new adult angsty romance and branched out in sports romance and romantic comedies that will make you laugh and swoon. But sometimes she likes to serve up a little heartache on the way to the happily ever after.
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