I’d wanted her from the first moment I’d seen her.
But Billie Rose hadn’t liked me.
Not that I could blame her—I’d just been another of the annoying hockey players seemingly out to ruin her town.
Thankfully, I’d finally gotten her to see me. To want me.
But Billie was the most together person I’d ever met, and she regularly took on fixer-uppers of both the human and inanimate variety.
I didn’t want her to see me as a project. I wanted her to see me as me.
As the man she wanted.
As the man she loved.
*This is book 2 in Joel and Billie Rose's story
4 out of 5 (very good)
ALL'S FAIR IN PUCKS AND WAR is the second book in Rosie and Joel's story. You really do need to have read book one to understand even the first page, so I highly recommend you read it! As for this one...
My head is still whirling from everything that has happened! Maybe the town is classed as quiet, but Rosie and Joel's lives certainly aren't. Not only are they trying to forge a relationship but they have so much extra cr&p thrown at them, it's a wonder they even know what day it is.
There are epiphanies in here - on both sides - that make it so realistic. I loved them. Willow though? Sob story or not, I still don't like her and can't wait to see just how deeply she is involved. As for the rest of it... I can't comment! No, seriously, I just can't. Not without giving something away and I refuse to do that. Let's just say the ending is a complete cliffhanger (again) but this one didn't come as a surprise. I'm just left on tenterhooks wanting to see how it all ties in.
So much going on and yet so much still left unanswered! Can't wait for book 3.
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Jun 6, 2023
USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at www.elisefaber.com.