Sophie Fournier is the first woman drafted into the North American Hockey League. Playing hockey is something she’s done all her life, but she faces new challenges as she finds her place on the struggling Concord Condors. She has to prove herself better than her rival-turned-teammate, Michael Hayes, and her rival-turned-friend, Dmitri Ivanov, and she has to do it all with a smile.
If she’s successful then she opens the door to other women being drafted. She can’t afford to think about what happens if she fails. All she knows is this: if she’s not the best then she doesn’t get to play.
No pressure, though.
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Category: Literary/Genre Fiction
Word Count: 82100
Book Length: Novel
Sex Content: N/A
Orientation: Bisexual, Demisexual
This was so interesting! Especially with the NWHL shutting down I am stoked to see women at the professional level playing hockey. Even if it’s fiction – that’s one step towards reality.
This is a series – so the romance doesn’t happen. There is a woman who is introduced at the end who looks to be a likely candidate but we don’t get to meet her yet or even identify Sophie as a sexual person.
On the one hand – as a lover of hockey – I appreciated this as a piece of fiction. On the other hand – as a lover of romance – I was very disappointed. At the very least I wanted the other MC to be part of the story even if they don’t get together til another book down the line.
This is really interesting to hockey fans but I’m not sure anyone else would find the same appeal as I did.
4 of 5 stars