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Published by Macmillan on 2015-05-19
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Fiction, Hockey, Love & Romance, Marriage & Divorce, Romance, Social Issues, Sports & Recreation, Young Adult
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, underage drinking, sexual situations, and crazy squirrels. It may cause you to become a fan of hockey - or at least hot hockey players.The hometown hockey hero won't know what hit him...Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother's death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers - her dad and his perfect, shiny new family - and there doesn't seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.But Karen isn't interested in starting something with a player. And that's all she keeps hearing about Tyler.Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler's the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey - except Karen. Now they've managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps...
Every once in awhile I have a book that I pick up and I can’t put down, and once it’s over? There’s a void so big that nothing I read next seems to hold my attention. Cate Cameron’s Center Ice is that book.
I have had this one on my kindle for awhile – I have to admit that I got burned out on hockey books for awhile, since it’s all I seemed to read! But when the puck dropped on the 2015 season I knew I needed to make my way back to my old favorite genre! So I pulled up Center Ice and jumped in. And holy cow, am I glad I did!!
Center Ice was my first adventure with Cate Cameron’s writing, and I can’t wait to get going on the rest of her books. Written from dualing viewpoints, I was in love with this book from page one. Karen’s story is so incredibly heart breaking, and I couldn’t help but cheer for her to finally get something going her way!
And Tyler is the perfect bad-boy on his way to reform!! Sure, there’s about a zillion cliches in this, but something about the story is so unique and so entirely it’s own. The writing style is phenomenal, I felt like I was pulled into this world and everything was so vivid and so real. I was so connected and invested in these characters that I really didn’t want the book to end.
I can’t wait for Winslow’s story, which has a hopeful publication of 2016! Until then? I’ll just have to survive by grabbing Cate Cameron’s other books!