The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️🤬🥵😘🥰
The heroine: Lainey (a.k.a. Alaska Girl) – the youngest of seven kids, she grew up on a farm and was homeschooled. Since then she has gotten 3 PHD’s and is on her way to Alaska to study whales and dolphins. Her mother worries about her and she suffers from anxiety attacks.
The Hero(s): R.J. (a.k.a Rook) – NHL standout and team captain. When he was a rookie, he went through a period where he was a playboy and took full advantage of all the puck bunnies following after his team. He now sees how empty that life is and isn’t looking for anything like that.
The Story: Lainey and R.J. meet on the plane to Alaska. He is in the off season and is going on a yearly fishing trip he took with his father and brother. Though his father died and his brother can’t make it this year so he is taking the trip alone. Lainey literally falls into his lap on the plane and he helps her through some anxiety along the way.
This series was an offshoot of the Pucked Series and I was happy to see Rook’s teammates were the guys we know from that series. This book was a bit more serious than the Pucked books but was just as good. I was glad that though the book was centered around a Lie, it didn’t go over the top like some books.
Sometimes characters in books seem to kind of make a mountain out of a mole hill when it comes to lies. Sure being honest and being able to trust someone is important but everyone lies, and one lie doesn’t necessarily make a dishonest person. Especially when the reasons behind the lie can be easily explained and understood.
The narration was done by Jason Clarke and Stella Bloom and they did a bang up job. I really enjoy Jason Clarke as the Hero and Stella Bloom sounded age appropriate for Lainey. Helena Hunting does very well with the Sports Romance trope and I could read her books every day!
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