Scoring Big (Making A Play by Victoria Denault)

*I received a ARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review*

This was my first experience reading a book by Victoria Denault. Making A PlayMaking A PlayMaking A Play by Victoria Denault
He’ll do whatever it takes to win–on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL–and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight–and from women–and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the perfect plan… until he reconnects with Rose. Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe...
Hometown Players Book 2
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Kindle Price: 3.99
is the second book in the Hometown Player series. It can be read as a stand alone but after reading it, I find myself wanting to read One More ShotOne More ShotOne More Shot by Victoria Denault
They say you only get one shot at making your dreams come true. Jordan is determined to take two. Drafted by the NHL at eighteen, Jordan Garrison was headed for fame, and there was only one person he wanted to share it with-Jessie Caplan. He was crazy in love with her, and had finally told her so. They shared an amazing night . . . and then everything fell apart. Jessie tries not to think about the night she gave herself to Jordan-or how he broke her heart. She tries not to think about ...
Hometown Players Book 1
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Kindle Price: 3.99
and I will most definitely read The Final MoveThe Final MoveThe Final Move by Victoria Denault
Hockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot. But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime. Sexy, rich, and one of the biggest stars in the NHL, Devin Garrison has always been the one who had it all. That is until his marriage falls apart and he realizes he has to start over. If he’s honest, there has only been one woman who ever really excited him-Callie Caplan. They shared a night that was hotter than the late-summer sun, but in an instant-Callie was gone, preten...
Hometown Players Book 3
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Kindle Price: 3.99
(See Review) when it releases later this year. I absolutely love sports romances featuring athletic men. Getting to see a buff guy being aggressive on the field, boxing ring, or hockey rink makes you think about what they have to offer in different areas, if you know what I mean. This story, with a devastatingly handsome hockey player and his special young woman, gives you all the aggression that you could need. We get to see all of his action along with his sensitive heart and his fears, which can make readers like me fall in love and adore him. Luc and Rose are so sweet and sexy that it blows me away. While reading this story I became fast friends with the Garrison boys and the Caplan girls, they have a bond that years, relationships, and distance have not altered. I laughed at the antics and sighed over all of their heartfelt moments. Making a Play was humorous, heart wrenching, and super steamy and I am not referring to the locker room either. Although now that I think about it with the Luc and the Garrison boys around, I can bet the locker room is steamier than usual.

“I will make it okay,” I vow, my voice dropping an octave. “I will always have your back.”


“Because you’ve always had mine.”

Luc aka “French Disaster” has had a thing for his friend Rose Caplan for quite some time. Being raised by an alcoholic mother, the Garrisons and Caplans were the closest to family he that had. This makes Rose sacred and untouchable. If only he can keep himself away from doing the touching. But with her dreams of finding her prince charming, he knows that he will not be the one to fulfill those dreams or shatter them. He fears that if he lets her in on the fact that her crush is reciprocated that he will break her heart. He’ll do anything not to hurt his special flower (or “fleur” as he calls her). Instead he plans on keeping her in the “friend zone” and there will be no scoring with her.
Unfortunately for Luc, his career as a professional hockey player is floundering due to both bad moves in the rink and his personal life with a superficial supermodel. To lay low, He returns back home for the summer, single, and plans on getting his head out of the bedroom and back in the game. Little does he know that his little innocent Rose is not so innocent and has plans of her own this summer and they include him!

“I knew she was looking for someone to touch her and suddenly I couldn’t control the need: I had to be the one who did.”

Rose Caplan just knows that Luc could be her Prince Charming and is still pining for her fairy tale romance. She knows what she wants and she plans on going for it but is not sure if she is the type of girl that Luc would want. She is not flashy, is sexually inexperienced, and is not sure that she can be a part of his future… but would sure love to be. Often thought of as “miss goody two shoes”, she plans on making a play for Luc, stealing his heart, and making the goal. It is time to start living life on her own terms and show Luc that she is not some little girl to be protected but someone who is capable of just as much passion as he is.

“He looked at me like I was something new he hadn’t seen before. Something special. Something desirable.”

This book had everything it needed to make it a heartfelt, off the charts sexy, and a funny read. All of the characters were well developed, likable, and easy to fall in love with. The story line was intriguing, entertaining, and Victoria has already teased us with glimpses of characters that will be a part of the story in the next book. I highly recommend if you enjoy sports romances with dominating men both in and out of the game, along with the special women that ensnare them. Luc and Rose are sure not to disappoint as well as the other characters that add so much to the story. Making A Play scored big with me as I am sure it will do with you.

Making A Play teaser


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