Thursday, 23 February 2017

Going For The Goal - Sara Rider - Review

Perfect Play #3
by Sara Rider

Release Date: February 13, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance, hockey

Sara Rider returns with the third book in the Perfect Play series—a fast-paced, icy hot romance featuring a sports agent fighting an attraction to the NHL’s bad boy…and his ability to melt her heart.

In this perfect book for romance and sports fans, professional sports agent Jillian Nichols knows how to play the game to get what she wants. But admitting to what she needs has always been a challenge. Will she ever let her guard down long enough to let someone in? Or will the bad boy hockey player Nick “the Punisher” Salinger have to fight harder than ever for a chance to win her heart?

Going For The Goal, is the third title in the Perfect Play Series, but can be read as a standalone.  Told in a dual point of view, this story revolves around Jillian Nichols and Nick Salinger. 

This pair of characters are complex, and have much in common they are both extremely stubborn, hard headed and neither likes to give in.  Nick is an NHL enforcer, and Jillian is a sports agent, they are both incredibly hard working, driven and love their roles within sport, even with the challenges they face. 

The love scenes between this pair are hot and steamy yet quite intimate and intense. Their chemistry is intense and the sparks fly with this pair both between the sheets and outside the bedroom. 

This story has elements of a second chance romance, and also a forbidden romance due to their chosen career paths. 

Both these characters are quite realistic and like-able, their faults and all, and their shared dynamic is quite intriguing.  Nick is a brooding, alpha hero, who has a hidden heart of gold, and when this tough hero shows his moments of sweetness, it's completely swoon worthy. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between this pair, it's both fun and flirty. 

Overall Going For The Goal, is a fun, engaging and entertaining sports romance.  I thoroughly recommend this book to lovers of the sports romance genre or contemporary romance. 

More information on The Perfect Play Series can be found here 

Sara Rider writes contemporary romances full of heart and heat about strong heroines and the men who can’t resist them. Growing up, Sara dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. When that dream was squashed by her extreme dislike of running, she decided to do the next best thing: write about professional soccer players. By day, Sara spends her time working in the field of research ethics and daydreams about plotlines and character arcs. She spends far too much time at public libraries and never leaves the house without a paperback or an e-reader stuffed into her purse.