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Love can be the best trophy and the sweetest consolation prize.
Dominic is flirty, swoon-worthy and tattooed. He's only ever truly loved one woman - Hailee - the one that got away. But that was a lifetime ago. She left a scar on his heart so deep that no bunny would ever fill it. No girl measured up to his Hailee – not that he wanted anyone to. If he was lucky enough to find her again, he wasn’t going to let her go so easily.
Hailee is stubborn, talented, tattooed, and not the kind of woman to let a man take care of her. She refuses to sit in the kitchen and bake pies for anyone. She is her own woman and plans to stay that way. That's why she had to leave Dominic all those years ago. Hailee kept herself hidden away in a hockey-free bubble, avoiding all aspects of the game and eliminating the possibility of running into him. Her heart missed Dominic, but her brain knew that she couldn’t be what he needed. It was just better this way. She had her own dreams and wasn’t about to give up on them, even if it meant giving him up.
When all things in her life finally start to fall neatly into place, one thing is still missing. Dominic.
Dominic was used to shutting out teams on the ice, but didn’t like being shutout by her. Hailee already had his heart, all she had to do was take down the walls she built, and stop playing games.
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Shutout is the 5th book in the Renegades series, but it can be read as a standalone. I haven't read any of the previous titles in the Renegades series, but look forward to going back and reading the other books in this series.
Shutout is a second chance romance, Dom and Hailee's story is both engaging and entertaining.
This pair of characters are endearing and goal orientated individuals. It's told from a dual point of view, so we get to see both Dom and Hailee's inner thoughts and motivations.
Dom is a sexy, tattooed bad boy player on an off the ice, one of my favorite types of hero's. He's also an absolute sweet heart under his tough tattooed exterior.
Hailee is stubborn, at times she's her own worst enemy and can be completely frustrating. She's one of those characters who you just want to slap up the backside of the head and yell at to get her head out of her ass.
This pair prove that first love is often the strongest, but love isn't enough if you can't communicate effectively.
I really enjoyed this book, and upon picking it up I didn't want to put it down. The characters and their story was unique and a great blend of romance, sport, heat and angst. I look forward to reading more of Melody's books in the future.
Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, and son. She’s a dog lover and recently losing her two 15yr old girls (dogs) they adopted a new puppy, in addition to a cat. After years of begging for a cat, she finally let her son adopt a kitten (even though she’s allergic!) The cat is definitely a “mama’s boy”. A house just isn’t a home without pets.
The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Having met some of the players has fueled her interest in writing about them and creating wonderful stories.
Melody has loved writing since she was young, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn't love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and just be a mom. During that time, she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.
She spends her spare time reading hockey romances. At holiday time she really enjoys any romance about Christmas, and Hallmark movies on tv. When it is the hockey off-season, she enjoys swimming and spending her days out in the sun with her family.
Basically if she’s not writing or reading, then she’s doing something that has to do with hockey!
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