Review: Offside

Reviewed by Shelly 

Suffering from one too many concussions while playing overseas, 25 year old hockey player Billie-Jo Barker decides to return home to both recover and decide what she’s going to do with the rest of her life. When she gets back home, she runs into no other than Logan Forest, her childhood crush who she’s still carrying a bit of a torch for.

Billie is restless because for the first time she neither has a schedule to train by nor a game in her foreseeable future. Along with that, she’s quite unsure of her future because not only can she no longer competitively play the sport that she loves, but she doesn’t know how to do anything but play hockey. To solve part of her quandry, Billie joins the local hockey league. Fortunately for her, there are no rules that say males only so she decides to give it a go.

Also on the team is Logan, who’s quite the successful businessman and resident hotmaleness. Logan and Billie have a little bit of history in that Billie was totally and completely in love with Logan, but he only had eyes for Betty-Jo, one of the Barker triplets. After seeing each other again, sharing a hockey bench and after-the-game drinks, Billie and Logan form a hot and heavy ‘don’t tell anyone’ affair. But Billie has a long held secret that she’s keeping from Logan that will seriously rock their budding relationship.

While trying to stay safe on the ice, Billie’s dealing with her father’s early stages of dementia, her other sister Bobbi-Jo’s hostile attitude, Shane – recent parolee and ex-boyfriend of Bobbi, Gerald – Bobbi’s fiancee, Betty’s total asshat attitude, and a serious (downright criminal) case of hazing.

With the smokin’ hot between the sheets moments between Billie and Logan, it all makes for a fun and very entertaining read. I’m exicted to see whose story is going to be the next one out. I’m thinking Betty-Jo because I have no idea who her HEA will be with. But I know when Shane’s turn comes, it’s going to be just as good or maybe even more awesome – because shhhh don’t tell anyone– but he’s a badboy and you know how those badboys can make a girl lose her right mind.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: B

*ARC provided by author for review

Click to purchase: Amazon
Offside
by Juliana Stone
Release Date: October 1, 2012

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