Monday, 8 May 2017

Score - Victoria Denault - Release Blitz & Review

Title: SCORE
Author: Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder, #1
On Sale: May 9, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD

He's used to winning, but now he's playing with his heart.

Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That's how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn't have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn't have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he's with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude's cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist.

Jude knows he isn't built for long-term relationships. But he's getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it's like fate has given him a second chance. He'll do anything to make her happy again. Is this what love looks like? He has no idea. All he knows for sure is that this time, he's playing for keeps.




4 Stars

Score is the first title in the San Francisco Thunder series and a second chance romance.

Jude and Zoey have a shared past, they both consider the other the one that got away.  Jude isn't known for his ability to commit and has a reputation as a ladies man, and player on and off the ice.  

This pair of characters are endearing and complex.   They have an obvious attraction and their chemistry is undeniable and oozes with heat and sexual tension.  I thoroughly enjoyed the development of their relationship, and found their story to be well written and flow really well. 

The dialogue and banter between the characters is fun, flirty and engaging and quite humorous at times.  I adored the side characters, in particular Jude's sisters and found that they really captivated my interest.  I hope we get their stories in the future.

Overall Score is an engaging and entertaining hockey/sports romance and a wonderful blend of heart, heat and humor and I look forward to reading more of Victoria's work in the future. 

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in L.A. but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.