NHL Star, Aleksandr Volynsky, is traded to the Seattle Earthquakes expansion team. His high school sweetheart and current sports writer, Stephanie Hartwell, request an exclusive interview, reuniting them after eight years.
It has been a long time since a book made me cry. Considering I read three to four book a week that is saying a lot. Jennifer Loring’s Firebird is a believable and heartfelt story that I could not put down.
I loved Alex’s character. He is an incredible athlete but very lonely. He never loved anyone other than Stephanie. My heart really went out to him and everything he endures. He is a good person even though he does not believe that himself.
A couple of times I was a little ticked off at Stephanie. I felt she did not cut Alex enough slack. However, in all honesty, I would have probably acted similar to her. I liked that she also plays hockey, and that she stands up for herself at work.
I love that they quote Winnie the Pooh. As they say, he really is a very wise bear.
The hockey scenes are well-written. The characters are well developed. The title is perfect for the plot of the book. There is a lot that happens in this story that kept me captivated. Firebird keeps getting better the further you read it. It is a meaningful story with an intense plot. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.