Published December 1st 2016 by S.R. Grey Publications, 316 pages
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
The first book in S.R. Grey’s new series “Boys of Winter” is a light and sweet romcom, with an enemies to lovers trope that I enjoyed very much. The characters are well-developed and engaging and, in my opinion, this series has got a lot of potential, with the great cast of secondary characters. The hero, Brent Oliver can be a bit of a jerk, cocky and obstinate but he has a good heart. Due to his drinking and partying habits, he has lost his drive, his commitment to winning. And as captain of the Last Vegas Wolves hockey team, he feels responsible for his team’s bad results.
Aubrey Shelburne is a professional life coach hired to get his life straightened out and monitor his drinking and training. Obviously, no mean feat! Although Aubrey is a sweet and friendly person, their first encounter is very awkward, Brent is convinced she is a crazy psycho and refuses to work with her. Aubrey and Brent’s verbal sparring was so much fun. Aubrey has no filter with Brent and he tends to drive her crazy! He fights her on just about everything but he likes that she calls him out on his bad behavior. She is determined, challenges him and is real with him. Their antics were hilarious. Their burgeoning chemistry was obvious and their banter becomes a form of foreplay. And even if they both know that a relationship between them could harm Aubrey’s professional reputation, they are not very good at hiding their feelings!
Overall, I enjoyed this charming, witty and heartwarming story. If you are looking for a fun and entertaining sports romance, this book is a great pick!
An advance copy of this book was provided by the author.