On the Line by Victoria Denault
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Contemporary Romance
He had total control of his game--until she changed all the rules . . . As one of the best players in the NHL and the "golden boy" of the league, Avery Westwood knows he has to keep his cool--on and off the ice. His whole life is a carefully constructed image of perfection for the media and his brand sponsors. Of course, that means he can never let his true feelings show. But when it comes to the sexy sister of his former teammate, Avery might be willing to make an exception . . . even if it means breaking all his own rules. As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can't resist. Something's happening between them--it's intense, a little (a lot) out of control, and real. Only Avery doesn't know everything about Stephanie's past. And the one exception to his rule might just be the one girl who could destroy his career.
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Let me start off by just saying how much I love this series. It just gets better as it goes on. I'm fairly sure this was my favorite one out of all of them. Avery has to be my all time new favorite hockey man.
Avery Westwood was never one of my favorite characters when he made his appearance in some of the other books. He always seemed to put off this jerk aspect side of hims after getting to know him more in book 4, I saw the ice thawing. This book? He totally redeemed himself. He has his moments where I wanted to smack him for being a jerk, but overall I can say I loved who he was. The decision behind the reason he picked the team he did had me swooning and loving him even more.
Jess, sweet sweet girl that she is. I loved for small appearances we saw of her in book 4 had me liking her character, but having her get her own story made it even better. She hasn't had it easy. She's had a rough life due to choices she's made in the past, but the changes she has made to better herself made me love her. I loved her attraction to Avery. I loved how they got together and how they fit.
I absolutely love this series and I can't wait for book 6 and the new series Victoria has coming out next year.
About the Author
Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. Before focusing on writing novels, Victoria was a journalist and a stand-up comic. She's also an avid hockey fan who cheers more than one team and has a thing for play-off beards. Victoria grew up in Montreal, Canada but has lived in many major cities across North America. She spent her childhood summers in Maine and adult summers in Spain. She’s now happily settled in Los Angeles with her husband and their two chubby Chihuahuas.