|Annie is a physical therapist who meets Alec when he visits the hospital for the children. She looks a little like his late wife. She makes poor choices when it comes to men and he is not looking for a commitment. But they keep seeing each other and her mother keeps undermining her confidence until it comes to a head between them. They have to decide what is best for them.
I liked these characters. Annie needs to learn to communicate and tell Alec what she is thinking instead of making assumptions based on what her mother says. I like Alec's teammates. They are regular Cupids.
I plan on reading the other stories in this series.
This is a great box set and fun read.
FLIRTING ON ICE (ATLANTIC CITY HUSTLERS #1)
Flirting on Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan S. Shelley is an incredible start to the Atlantic City Hustlers Series. Professional hockey player Zac Elliott career is at a high as he is entering a contract negotiation. The last thing he should do is jeopardize it pursuing a relationship with the team owner's daughter, Heather Ryan. This 100-page novella is an exciting and fast paced read that I finished in one sitting.
I really enjoyed Flirting on Ice. I like how the story starts out with the characters bumping into each other outside the work environment. Both Zac and Heather are likable characters. They undergo some interesting obstacles in this story. The plot is very realistic and convincing. The story had a nice Christmas ending.
SIMMERING ICE (ATLANTIC CITY HUSTLERS #2)
Hockey player Alec O'Meara has not been interested in dating years after the death of his wife. That is until physical therapist, Annie Davidson, catches his eye.
I like Annie. She is smart and athletic. She is self-sacrificing, living in less than optimal conditions to help out her older landlord. She is a bit insecure, but who isn’t at some point or another. Considering the lack of support she gets from her mother, she turned out to be a wonderful person. My heart went out to Alec for losing his wife. He is a good guy and leader. He is a likeable character. He has great friends.
I like how his team mates get involved in helping match-make, especially Mikael. I swear they are worse than a bunch of girls. Simmering Ice is well-written and has a delightful plot. There were some unexpected twists, and the entire book was interesting. I could not put this book down.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.