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Bennett James has built his career at being the best, on and off the ice, and now it's come back to bite him. The media has turned against him, and with a near career-ending injury, he needs to clean up his act and prove that he's serious about the game. For Bennett, working with his old coach at his alma mater feels like a step back, but it might be just what he needs.

Grace Wentworth has always been the good girl, and she's tired of that stigma. She wants to prove that she can get down and dirty with the best of them. The problem? She doesn't know how.

Bennett will teach the good girl how to be bad, if she pretends to be his goody-two-shoes girlfriend in front of the media. But what happens when the game becomes real?

©2016 Micalea Smeltzer (P)2016 Tantor

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  • mcgman
  • 02-05-2019

Great story until the last 55 minutes!

No spoilers here!

The Good!

The main characters mix well together, even with Rocky starts. The relationship between the two main characters develops over time and mutual respect is earned by both. Bennett grows up as his relationship progresses with Grace and he treats her with reverence and respect. He confides in her and works hard to earn her family's respect.

The bad!

When a report hits the news about Bennett, Grace drops him like a hot potato and believes everything she hears without giving Bennett a chance to defend himself. She completely shuts him out and treats him like dirt. During this time, she has angsty moments about missing Bennett but still won't give him the time of day!

The horrible!!

The resolution of the story has the wrong person apologizing... and that person did nothing wrong! WHAT? If a man does something wrong, he needs to apologize and work to earn respect. It needs to work the same way for women. In this case, Grace throws away a relationship without giving 'her boyfriend' the opportunity to say a word!

A note to the author... You took a likeable main character and made me hate her in minutes. She went over a month without communication which makes her wrong for the main male character!! If it were me, she would no longer be a part of my life. If a character immediately loses all trust for her significant other without giving him the opportunity to talk, then she does not deserve that person! Part of a true relationship is faith and she had none.

If the first 85% wasn't so good, this would have been a one star book.

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  • janelee torres
  • 10-04-2020

Cute Book

I was in a funk to listen to audiobooks and this was a nice story to help me out of that funk! This is a funny, romantic story that I'd definitely reread. I didn't give it 5 stars only because I felt Grace agreed too quickly but everything else was great. Also I laughed everytime the Male Narrator read because his impersonation for the women was a little odd but I get it he's a man.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 10-09-2019

Ok

This was just an ok story for me. The h was immature, the H was sweet and people judge him fast, but he remained the nice, forgiving guy. I hate being mean about a story or leaving a bad review. I just felt there was something missing.

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  • Nicole Gumbs
  • 21-12-2018

cute

super cute story! I loved the female voice, but not the male voice so much.

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  • Yesenia Mendoza
  • 13-11-2018

Great story

I like the story it was good. I just hate the last part of the book. I hated that she did not trust him that she believe the lies. I will hate that he will forgive her. I would like that she would of stand with him

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  • Heather
  • 06-08-2018

A different kind of love story....

This was a great story. The characters are lovable and you pull for them right away. Wish there was more to the story....

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  • AudioBookHoe
  • 17-03-2018

Loved

Loved all the tropes(there were so many, enough to keep my interests up) and the chemistry was fire! The only thing I wasn't feeling was how rushed the ending felt but those looking for a HFN will get their wish!

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  • Anita
  • 05-01-2017

Loved it up until...

I loved this book all the way up until the last 30 minutes. It ended rather quickly. Was hoping for something a little more at the end, but over all it's a great read.

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