Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2013-05-08
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Lacey Benoit is in need of a fresh start. Her best friend, Dr. Zoe Millis, has been begging her to make the move from Maine to California. Taking a leap of faith, Lacey does just that. Living in San Diego definitely has its perks, such as, sunshine and beaches. The best part of moving to the west coast, however, is that Steven is still on the east coast. Catching your almost husband having sex with one of your bridesmaids on your wedding day would make even the strongest woman jaded. Therefore, Lacey has sworn off men for a while, especially men who travel a lot that have easy access to loose women.When Lacey meets the new enforcer for the San Diego Scorpions, she thinks she might be in trouble. But she is determined to fight her attraction to the sexy NHL hunk. And she is successful...for about a day.
I’m in the middle of a Game of Thrones read through, and I was having a rotten day so I knew I needed to curl up with a fluffy, sweet read! So I asked in one of my street teams for recommendations for sports themed romance (my absolute favorite!) and I was disappointed to admit that I had already read everything mentioned. (Have I mentioned I have an obsession?) When Nikki Worrell’s name finally came up, I hadn’t read any of her books – so I quickly headed to Amazon and downloaded The Enforcer. It was everything I was looking for!!
Lacey is trying to put her life back together after an absolutely horrible (worst-nightmare kind of horrible) break up, so she moves across the country to live with her best friend, Zoe, and take her dream job in HR for the San Diego Scorpions NHL team! Her first day in San Diego she meets Jody, the enforcer for the Scorpions – and it’s lust at first site!
What I love about this one? Love takes quite awhile to develop. Sure, Jody is serious faster than Lacey – but they both build up to it! And it’s fantastic. And Jody drove me a little nuts with his alpha-male stuff, but I got it – it works, and it makes sense.
If I had one complaint? It’s the flip-flop style of the third-person narration. It was hard at times to know just whose head I was in at the moment. (Like mid chapter switches, with no real notation. One paragraph of Jody, three of Lacey and then one of Zoe, all on the same page!)
All-in-all? This is an awesome story, hooked me early and was filled with all the sweet, sexy things I love about Romance and all the hot, sweaty, glove-dropping awesomeness of Hockey!! I’ve already downloaded book two, Goalie Interface! (I hope Vlad, Jody’s Best Friend, gets his HEA!!)