Friday, January 19, 2018

Review - Slammed by Victoria Denault @BooksbyVictoria @ForeverRomance

Slammed by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #2
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Date Read: January 12, 2018
Length:  336 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
Not every goalie plays it safe...

As a publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, Dixie Braddock is too busy rescuing the players from trouble to get into any of her own. Except, of course, when it comes to the super hot new goalie. Because when a guy's kiss curls your toes and sets your heart on fire, how the hell do you just walk away? But if anyone ever catches them together, she'll lose her job faster than any slapshot.

Eli Casco is on the brink of having everything he ever wanted. He's finally been called up from the minor leagues to play on a championship team. And he just had the most mind-blowing night with the woman of his dreams. But now that he's an official Thunder player, Dixie is determined to keep her distance. None of the fame and fortune means anything to him without her to share it. If he truly wants Dixie in his life, it's time to throw down his gloves and put everything on the line.
My Review

Oh my gosh.  This book.  I loved this book!  When this book made its way to my house, I really hadn't heard much about it.  One look at that yummy cover and I bumped it close to the top of my reading schedule.  I took another look at the cover and noticed the hockey stick and was completely sold so I decided to forget about reading schedules and just started reading this book.  And I didn't want to stop.  I fell completely in love with this book and am so happy that it made its way into my hands. 

This story focuses on Dixie and Elijah.  Dixie works in the PR department at the San Francisco Thunder hockey team.  Her brother is a star player on the team but Dixie is keeping that little piece of information under wraps.  Elijah, or Eli, is an up and coming hockey player.  His brother is the captain of the San Francisco Thunder and Eli is a goalie for their minor league team. 

Dixie and Eli are fantastic together from the very start.  I could almost feel their chemistry dripping off of the pages before I even finished the prologue.  I wanted to see these two figure out how to be together from the very start.  Dixie works for the Thunder and is very dedicated to her job which happens to have rules about employees dating players.  Eli doesn't play for the Thunder so a little flirting couldn't hurt.  Oh boy, how these two flirt!  Their flirting was a lot of fun.  It was sexy at times and often funny.  They pass cheesy lines back and forth which I found completely amusing. 

There is some drama in the story but I loved how there was never any doubt as to what Dixie and Eli felt for each other.  Eli has some issues to deal with from his past which kept things interesting while Dixie had some serious family issues to handle.  Dixie and Eli had things going on in their life but they always wanted each other.  They just had to figure out a way to make that happen.

I would highly recommend this book to others.  It had the perfect mix of romance, heat, and humor to really keep the pages turning.  This is the second book in the San Francisco Thunder series but I read it as a stand alone with absolutely no problem.  This was the first time that I have read Victoria Denault's work but I am looking forward to reading more from her in the near future.

I received an advanced reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing).
About the Author

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in L.A. but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

22 comments:

  1. Haha, as soon as I see a hockey stick I kinda go crazy as well ;P Aaaand I believe we have a winner to add to my always growing TBR pile! What can I say? I love when a book has that perfect mix of romance, heat, and humor :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one if you get the chance to read it, Silvia! It was such a great story.

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  2. That is a pretty great cover! ☺ Having humor and romance blended together sounds great to me too!

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    1. Everything fell into place just right with this book.

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  3. I love your enthousiasm for this one and I confess that I'm curious as well now!

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  4. This actually sounds like a book which would be right up my alley! I am actually reading a football romance at the moment and this one sounds like it would similar. I love how happy you are with having read it :D

    My recent post: http://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/01/6-reasons-you-need-new-cool-socks/

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    1. I don't know if I have read a football romance yet but I love a good hockey romance.

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  5. I've heard nothing about this one but I'm definitely intrigued! I love a hockey player romance and this one sounds really good!

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  6. I loved all the family connections in this one. Denault does that so well (The Hometown Players series has a lot of family in it too). Great review!

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    1. I did love Dixie's family. I can't wait to read more about them.

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  7. You have peaked my curiosity.I love sports romance and this sounds right up my alley. Great review.

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    1. I think you would like this one, Nadene!

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  8. San Francisco! One of my favorite cities. :-) I love the sound of this. The mix of romance and humor are definite winners for me. I am glad you liked this one, Carole.

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    1. This was just a great sports romance. I am so glad that I had the chance to read this one.

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  9. Mmm love wen chemistry flows like that. I've been so tempted by hers. Good to know they're fun reads!

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    1. I think you would really like her writing, Anna!

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