NHL defenseman, Antony Laurent, meets, esthetician, Maxine Nicholls, who is on the rebound after catching her fiancé cheating on her. This sports romance takes place in Toronto and Florida. It is suitable for adult audience.
I felt bad for Max. Her ex-fiancé, Johnny, really messed with her self-confidence. Anthony is much better for her. I love that he likes her the way she is. I like Anthony. He feels guilty for his brother’s accident. He’s worried about being sent down to the minors. He pushes himself hard to take care of his family. I appreciate that Max and Anthony both have issues they overcome in this novel.
They have interesting friends and family. I like Carmine. He gave Max good advice and was a sweet man. I like how the characters evolved in the story, especially Marc toward the end of the novel.
It took me a little while to get into this story. I enjoyed it more as I kept reading it. I like the nail polish names and their significance throughout the book. I also thought the name Max considered for her business clever. I enjoyed the ending. It made the story feel well concluded. I would like to see a sequel with Marc and Kayla. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.