Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.
After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.
There were times when I thought Auden was making a lot of unnecessary drama for herself taking on so many different projects but the author does a great job balancing everything and keeping the story going at a great pace. In addition, the author introduces us to a whole host of characters that this reader can't help but hope we hear more from in the future. I know I will definitely be grabbing book two!
If you enjoy sports romances with good chemistry and drama that make you laugh, you will enjoy Delayed Penalty!