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Series: Tulsa Thunderbirds #1
Published by Night Shift Publishing on July 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports & Recreation
Source: the Author
He was poised to be an elite goalie for a contending team.
Hunter Fielding has long since proven himself to be one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. The problem? His former team had another (slightly better) backstop. They left Hunter out to dry, the upstart Tulsa Thunderbirds claimed him in the expansion draft, and he made a few stupid comments about backasswards Oklahomans. Now the T-Birds say the only way he can redeem himself is to make nice for the media with some local goody two shoes who’s made some mistakes of her own.
Oklahoma’s sweetheart could do no wrong until she could do no right.
Tallulah Belle Roth was the reigning Miss Oklahoma USA until a night of out-of-control drinking, a naked foray in a hot tub with very bad boy, and a bunch of lowlights on TMZ. Now she’s been stripped of her crown and is facing the censure of the same people who made her out to be Little Miss Perfect. Tallie won’t ever get her title back, but her life is another matter—and the only way the public will allow her to do that is if she presents herself as happily settled with someone else under Oklahoma’s eye.
The marriage is to be in name only—one year of sickeningly-sweet lovey-dovey PDA, all to get their detractors to bury the hatchet. Those kisses and tender moments for the cameras take an emotional toll, though. Can in name only be enough?
Catherine Gayle is one of those authors that I know I need to set aside a good amount of time to read one of her books because once I start, I won’t be able to put it down! Bury the Hatchet is no exception to that rule.
One thing I love about Catherine Gayle and her books is that she isn’t afraid to tackle “tough topics”! From book one in her Portland Storm series, we’ve seen that to be true. And she does it in a way that I think most authors would shy away from. And I think I have cried at all but one of these books – and I don’t cry easily at books! Bury the Hatchet hits a topic close to home for me – Addiction. And I love how she handled it. She was true to the effects, no tip-toeing!
Hunter is one of the characters that we briefly met in the Portland Storm series, but didn’t have much of a chance to get to know yet, so I wasn’t really sure what I thought of him. But I was excited that he was opening the franchise in Tulsa. (Owned by a televangelist and his wife, no less!)
I was sure my hangup would be Tallie – I mean a pageant queen? ICK!! But I was shocked at how much I loved her. She’s strong-willed and forging her own ground! (And she handles the twists that are thrown at her beautifully!)
If you’re a fan of contemporary romance? This book is for you! It’ll hook you from page one and leave you turning the pages until you’re done!