After a couple of pretty hardcore Scandi-noir books it was a pleasure to pick up Breakaway by Sophia Henry. Although it is book number five in the Pilots Hockey series it wouldn’t be a problem to read this as a standalone novel.
Luke Daniels, the former star forward for the NHL’s Charlotte Aviators, has spent close to a year rehabbing a career-threatening injury. Coping with the loss of his career is hitting him hard and he has been taking his pleasures wherever he can.
Brianna Collins is new in town. Desperately needing to break away from her overbearing family, a six-month nursing assignment at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the perfect escape. Bree comes from a Hockey family and her parents expect her to be able to “fix” her brother after a series of concussions derailed his hockey career. Unfortunately, no doctor will give him clearance to play, and Bree needs to escape the guilt of not being able to help.
When Luke and Bree get together sparks begin to fly and although Luke only wanted a one night stand he finds himself trying to persuade Bree that they might have a future together.
When you pick up a Sophia Henry hockey novel you know you are getting a bit of class. Henry writes passionately and intelligently about the game and the characters involved and you get a red hot romance to see you through the dark winter nights!
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UK Publication Date: Sept 5 2017. 245 pages.
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