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Here’s another first read for me of Sophia Henry – “Delayed Penalty”, a Pilots Hockey Novel. It took me a bit longer than normal to finish it, not because it doesn’t hold your interest, but rather it kind starts of a little slow, but sure picks up pace.

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Auden Berezin is thankful for getting a gig as a Russian translator for one of the star players of the Pilots. Having lost her soccer scholarship to college funds, she latches on to this life saving temporary job to pay for her college education. She’s smart, intelligent and hardworking and wants to move out of her grandparent’s protective wings and put a painful past behind her.

Aleksandr Varenkov knows pain and scars that plague a person. Channeling his anger and desperation into his passion for hockey makes him a great player, yet his playboy image needs a makeover. As Auden works as his PR translator, he finds himself falling for her, with all her insecurities and pain.

Two people with painful pasts, two kindred souls brought together by fate to help each other heal, “Delayed Penalty” is a good one time read. Sophia Henry does a pretty good job giving Auden and Aleksandr strong personalities with human flaws. As much as the story is captivating, it was a tad bit longer and felt certain parts seemed drawn too long. Will I re-visit her? Maybe……

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group Loveswept via NetGalley for an honest review.

Talk about an interesting and different story! Co-written by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock, “The Wedding Audition” (Runaway Bride Series 2), is easy on the mind, charming to read and warm to the heart.

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Runaway reality star and soon-to-be-ex-bride Annamae Jessup leaves behind a cable network show and takes a road trip to visit her roots. Her trip lands her in the apple orchards of Wynn Rafferty, a cop in a witness protection program. Annamae brings the gossip and tabloids in her wake, and Wynn tries to save her and himself from the threat of a Mafia lord.

With felines and canines for company, Annamae discovers more than she bargained for, and in the process rediscovers herself and what she really wants to make of her life. Attraction and desire spark lust and love, and Wynn and Annamae succumb to the fire of passion.

Witty dialogues and a sassy Grandma make this story even more fun to read. I have always loved Catherine Mann, and now Joanne Rock is a first time read, and this combo created a pretty magnetic story for the readers. Annamae is just hilarious and a bundle of surprises and Wynn is the ever magnetic and sweet guy who falls head over heels his raw harvest skills for the reality star.

Enjoyable and romantic, “The Wedding Auction” definitely spreads smiles.

Received an ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review

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