Second Shot with #76 by Piper Rayne is now live!
My mom always said you don't get a second shot at making a first impression. I've remembered that my entire career. Especially since I'm one of the few black men who play professional hockey.
I'm calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I've never taken a risk... until her.
I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed.
After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other's city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over.
Then one night after practice I see her. She's here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that's not fate tell me what is.
I've never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she's determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.
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Cory and Ande's story began in TROPICAL HAT TRICK, but you do not have to read that story in order to read this one. They met while she was on vacation and he was at Ford and Lena's Destination Wedding while there they had a week-long fling. Since they lived in different parts of the country so they parted ways but Cory never forgot about Ande and when he comes face to face with her in the grocery store not far from where he lives he couldn't be happier. He's hoping to get a second chance with her but she's not so sure.
I liked this story but I didn't love it. There are a couple of reasons why and I guess the biggest one is that I just couldn't connect with either Ande or Cory and it's for different reasons.
I will say that I did not like the twist in the story, yes I did see it coming but that didn't have me warming up to it at all. I know that I am in the minority when I say that but it is what it is.
Is it steamy? Yes!
Is it a Hockey Second Chance Romance? Heck yeah it is!
Is it an Interracial Romance? YES! I don't know about you but I love when I start reading and realize it's an interracial couple.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes! Just because it wasn't my cup of tea doesn't mean it wouldn't be yours.
I would recommend this book to those that enjoy Steamy New Adult Romances, Hockey Romances, Second Chance Romances, or Interracial Romances.
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