Review: Penalty Play (Power Play #3) by Lynda Aicher

August 29, 2015 Review 0

Review: Penalty Play  (Power Play #3) by Lynda Aicher

Minnesota Glaciers’ starting defenseman Henrik Grenick is good at two things: hockey and sex. He’s got it all—the career, the biceps, the babes. But the steady parade of women through his bedroom just leaves him wanting more, hunting for the next distraction. Until he meets Jacqui, who awakens a hunger he never knew he craved.

Fiercely independent Jacqui Polson has no time for the seductive hockey player demanding her attention. More band geek than bimbo, she’s in an entirely different league, and growing up with four hockey-crazed brothers left her with no interest in that world. But damn, Henrik’s hot. And when it comes to sex, Jacqui knows exactly what she wants.

As their relationship moves beyond games, Henrik needs more—not just of Jacqui’s touch, but of her. Jacqui discovers there's more to Henrik than just the gruff facade. But after a lifetime of fighting their own battles, neither has ever let anyone get so close. As they soon find out, needing someone isn’t a weakness, it’s the only thing that matters…

Title: Penalty Play
Author: Lynda Aicher
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bonds of Denial, Champagne Kisses, The Harder He Falls, The Deeper He Hurts
Series: Power Play #3
Published by Carina Press
Source: Publisher
Published: August 10th 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romance, Sports Theme
Pages: 250 npages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Penalty Play is the third book in Lynda Aicher’s Power Play series focusing on the Minnesota Glacier’s hockey team. This is Henrik, the starting defensemen’s, story. Henrik looks like your typical huge, hunky, babes always around, kind of hockey player. Except, he’s not really. Kind of a total contradiction. He’s super sweet but can’t be alone-always needs a girl on his arm, and unfortunately, they seemed to be the wrong ones. What gives? This guy is smart isn’t he? Can’t he figure it out?? You don’t regularly think of a defensemen being soft, so I loved learning about what makes this guy who he is and how hockey fit in life.

Jacqui has her own baggage. She’s a commitment-phobe based on how she’s been wronged before. She just doesn’t want to put herself out there again and get hurt. On paper Jacqui seems like a tough cookie-maybe so, but I had a real hard time connecting to her. I understand not wanting to get hurt but her past didn’t tug at me, so maybe that’s why. She just wasn’t captivating me. It didn’t hamper my like of the story though.

I love hockey so reading Penalty Play was a no-brainer! I would’ve liked a bit more hockey in it though, as it seemed mostly in the background to the story. Maybe if it wasn’t on the sidelines, I would’ve felt more depth for the characters and their roles. Henrik was the star here anyway, and he’s what kept me interested.

Being that this is a series, I will continue to read about Lynda Aicher’s Glacier’s and see what they have all been up to in the next books!

 

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