I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Hustler by Gina Azzi
Series: Boston Hawks Hockey #8
on January 6, 2022
Genres: Adult Sports Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
Theodore Edward Sims was supposed to be my hot summer hook-up, a stranger I slept with in Hawaii. Now, he’s my stepbrother’s new hockey teammate.
When we met, Theo was a sexy surfer in Maui, riding waves by day and rocking my world at night. After being played for a fool by my ex-fiancé, Theo proved to be a source of instant gratification.
He was refreshingly honest, engaging, and incredibly charming. Theo built me up when it felt like my world was crumbling down.
Turns out, he’s just like my ex. A liar.
To avoid the gossip of my failed engagement, I hightail it to Boston, where I’m forced to cross paths with a new version of Theo, aka Eddie Sims, Boston Hawks right wing. Here, he isn’t the well-connected, alluring surfer but a determined, angry hockey hunk with something to prove. Especially to me.
Except I’ve written him off. Once a liar, always a liar.
But Theo isn’t backing down. Instead, he’s hustling for my forgiveness.
If I give him another chance, will he live up to his apologies?Or am I just lying to myself?
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This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it! While for the most part the steamy scenes were kind of fade to black, we did get at least one full scene, and part of the others as well. The beginning was really a good start. It grabbed me and totally made me feel for Sofia. And then Eddie, or Theo as we learn is his real name, well I get why she wasn’t sure when she found out what she did, but really he wasn’t as bad as the little white lie or omission was. And truly, if they were just having a quick, fun fling during the wedding, she really might have overreacted a little. Although it does sound like she at least got a night of fun out of it before she found out.
There was a hint of something about Theo’s parents and their hospital and I kind of got where it would probably be going later in the book. But one thing that really made me like the book was how his parents reacted when it was kind of discovered or revealed. What it shows is that they were the good people that they had seemed to be when Sofia first met them. And Sofia’s family as well was really great. I liked that we had such good people and all of them got together and were able to get along and become friends.
As I mentioned I haven’t read any other books by this author, but I think I would love to read the earlier ones in this series as well as future books. Another new author on my radar to start off 2022!
About the Author:
I’m Gina Azzi, a book-obsessed, coffee-drinking, globetrotting, mama of soon-to-be three! I write sweet with a dash of spicy New Adult and Contemporary Romance full of good men putting in work to win the hearts of even better women.
A total Jersey girl at heart, I struggle with insatiable wanderlust and currently reside in Ontario, Canada with my family.
When I’m not dreaming up storylines or writing all the words, you can find me hanging with my littles, attempting to bake, or planning my next adventure.
Connect with me on social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
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