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Welcome also to Steamy Saturday!
This is the day of the week where I post a book that is on the steamier side of romance. You all know how fond I am of those little Blaze books! Here’s another one. I hope you enjoy my thoughts on this steamy little book! Frankly, all you need to do is to look at the cover and you’ll be able to tell this is a great book 🙂
Her Man Advantage by Joanne Rock
Release: May 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Source: I purchased this book to read and review
Full body contact never felt this good…
By rights they should have hated each other.
Filmmaker Jennifer Hudson doesn’t want to make a hockey documentary any more than hockey defenseman Axel Rankin wants to star in one. But neither of them anticipated the molten rush of pure lust for each other and they can’t help but give in, on and off camera…
The last thing Axel needs is a camera shoved in his face, probing into his life and his rocky past. Especially if the woman calling the shots is a mouthy, assertive, drop dead sexy redhead–who makes him want to do things that definitely require an adults-only rating!
His favorite game just got a whole new set of rules.
Axel Rankin is a man determined to be the best hockey player he can be. What he doesn’t need is some woman trying to film a documentary in the middle of his team’s run for the playoffs. He needs all the concentration he can muster. Is a stubborn, hot-tempered redhead is the last thing he needs or just the ticket to a win?
Her Man Advantage is in the Double Overtime series recently released by Harlequin, but this book is sort of a continuation from One Man Rush also by Joanne Rock. Axel is the foster brother of Kyle Murphy, the hero in that book. Axel grew up in Finland, but was raised by Kyle’s family from a relatively early age. As we find out, he has a history in Finland which the publicity of this film that Jennifer wants to do will bring back to haunt him. Regardless of the risks, Axel finds himself drawn to Jennifer and unwilling to give her the space that he knows is prudent.
I like the characters in this book. Jennifer is a feisty redhead that is determined to make a name for herself in filming documentaries. She isn’t going to let anything get in her way; certainly not a huge smelly, sweaty, mountain of a hockey player fresh from practice! Axel provides just the foil for her assertive characteristics.
This is a great hot little read. The sex sizzles and the story races along. The book is small enough to fit in a purse, and short enough to be consumed in a few hours. Highly recommend!