Series: Pilots Hockey #5
on September 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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In a standalone hockey romance that tugs at readers’ heartstrings, a broken ex-pro learns to live and love again—all thanks to the complicated, wonderful nurse who gives him a second chance.
Brianna Collins needs to break away from her overbearing family. Her parents expect her to “fix” her brother after a series of concussions derailed his hockey career. Unfortunately, no doctor will give him clearance to play, and she’s finished with being the person they rely on to perform a miracle that will never happen. For Bree, a six-month nursing assignment at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the perfect escape.
Luke Daniels, former forward for the NHL’s Charlotte Aviators, has spent close to a year rehabbing a career-threatening injury—and distracting himself however he can. Worlds collide when Luke realizes that the girl from his latest one-night-stand happens to be the new nurse at the hospital where he volunteers in the pediatric unit. What’s more, Bree’s the only person who makes him excited about life again.
Despite her initial reservations, Luke can’t help pursuing sweet, beautiful Bree. Then he realizes it was her brother whose career he ended with an accidental hit, and he falls back on the thing that’s always helped suppress his demons: alcohol. But if Luke doesn’t kick his old habits, he just may lose the one thing he loves more than hockey.
I love hockey romance books and Sophia Henry’s Pilots series came highly recommended to me. Breakaway is the first book that I’ve read and although it’s a part of a series, I found I didn’t have any trouble reading this as a standalone.
Breakaway centers around Charlotte Pilots forward Luke and Bree. Bree is a spirited young women who is emboldened by the physical distance she has from her family. In Charlotte on a short term nursing assignment, she falls into a small group of friends that are a part of the franchise. Luke and Bree have one electric connection and it doesn’t take long for them to becoming intimately acquainted. We get the story from dual perspectives and quickly learn about Luke’s upbringing and how that drives his ambition in the hockey world. Bree too has a history and backstory with hockey which makes the bond they begin to form all the more interesting. As much as it provides something to bind with, it challenges them as well.
The obstacles are not insurmountable making for a low drama read. I really enjoyed them as a couple and could see how they would be good for each other. I’m certainly interested in reading for of the “Pilots” stories. 4 stars and recommendation.
Don’t miss any of Sophia Henry’s exhilarating Pilots Hockey novels:
DELAYED PENALTY | POWER PLAY | INTERFERENCE | UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT | BREAKAWAY
Praise for Sophia Henry
“Sophia Henry’s hockey novels are fun and flirty, warm and sweet, with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy hockey heroes. They’ll bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson
Award-Winning Author, Sophia Henry, is a proud Detroit native who fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.
She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings, and rocking out at concerts.
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