He’s the hotter than sin bad boy of hockey, on and off the ice, but right now Sam Stone is in trouble so deep, it’ll take a miracle to save his career.
A miracle like getting town sweetheart, and everybody’s go-to girl, Elizabeth Rogers to help him polish his tarnished reputation.
Problem is, Elizabeth and Sam grew up together, and she’s not even a little impressed by Sam. But she’s also the girl who—try as she might—can’t say no…
If Elizabeth and Sam can learn to play nice with each other, what will happen to all those sparks?
Roughing is an enemy to lovers hockey romance and one that I over all enjoyed. I love these types of books, so I was excited to start Roughing. I was pulled into the story quickly and it did not lose my attention throughout, which is something that some books I have read recently haven’t been able to do. Roughing had laugh out loud moments, the sexiness that I craved as well as some emotional family moments, I only had an issue with Elizabeth, or Lizzy as Sam loved to call her just to annoy her. I just couldn’t connect with her character fully, but I did love the interaction between her and Sam, my problem was how she allowed others to treat her.
Sam needed to shape up or his hockey career was going to be over, I loved how Lizzy would push his buttons and he would do the same to her as well. Sam was a better person when he was with Lizzy and you got to see the softer side to him that people didn’t see. In the end Sam made Lizzy better, stronger, and see her true potential in herself.
I am excited to read more about the other hockey players from Sam’s team, I have the feeling that this book whore has found another hockey romance series to read and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.
Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Ottawa, Canada, filling her empty nest with fur babies. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.