Genre: Contemporary (Sports) Romance
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Steam Level: 🔥🔥
After leaving her cheating ex and flying across the county, the night Stevie moves into her brother’s penthouse is not one of her finer moments. She’s disheveled, embarrassed, and frustrated. When she’s confronted by the half-naked beast of a man who lives across the hall, his attitude and general existence get under her skin immediately. When professional hockey player, Bishop pulls his groin on the ice he’s put on the bench and forced to watch from the sidelines as his team prepares for the season. When Stevie, a physical therapist, and brother to Bishop’s team captain, realizes she can help rehab Bishop and get experience with a professional athlete without using her brother’s connections to get ahead, the two put their differences aside and work together. Tensions (sexual and otherwise) run high but soon they fall into a routine and learn to appreciate and even like each other. But Bishop is grumpy and Stevie’s been hurt before, so the favors may have to stop before their feelings get the best of them.
Helena does it again! I always forget how much I love a good forced proximity trope. Add in enemies to lovers (my fave), and a sports romance, AND some cameos from my girl, Violet?? Yep, safe to say I LOVED this book! I loved Stevie’s sass and take no shit attitude just as much as Bishop’s surly and grumpy moods. It was so sweet to see how Bishop truly tried to change and work on himself as his feelings for Stevie developed and I love a couple who can can be playful and fun together.
This is the second book the the standalone All In series and comes out January 28th. Thanks so much to the author, Netgalley, and Montlake for the e-arc!