Review: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron

by Jac on July 28, 2016

Review: Playing Defense by Cate CameronPlaying Defense by Cate Cameron
Published by Macmillan on 2016-03-14
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Hockey, Love & Romance, Romance, Sports & Recreation, Young Adult
Pages: 232
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, swoon-worthy kisses, and sexy hockey players. It may cause you to watch a hockey game...or ten.Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she'll never fit in his world. After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?Each book in the Corrigan Falls Raiders series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Book #1 Center IceBook #2 Playing DefenseBook #3 Winging It

It’s the middle of summer, and I miss hockey. So of course, it’s time to play catch-up with all the amazing Hockey books I have on my Kindle!!

I love books like Playing Defense – the nerdy girl gets the hot bad-boy hockey player!! (I love them, because I’m the nerdy girl… So I relate, especially if we rewind back to my high school days!) And this one definitely did not disappoint!

(I do have to add two quick complaints. #1: Hockey seemed like a convenient drop in, and not actually part of the plot. So that bummed me out a little. #2: I really wanted Dia to stand up for herself a little more where her mom was concerned. But? Both of these are easily overlooked by the flow of this story and the chemistry between Dia and Chris!)

Let’s talk about Dia and Chris. I loved him. I loved her. And they work so so so well together!!! This was one of those books that I feel would make for an awesome tv show because it had the perfect amount of drama and chemistry! I just loved these two together!!


I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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