When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’
Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.
She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?
What an amazing beginning to a very promising series! I got this book for free on Amazon and now, can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Juliana Stone is a new to me author, but I will soon be reading more of her work. She really pulls you into the characters. I was a jock in high school and could totally relate to how Billie felt. Basketball was my life. Ms. Stone had you feeling all the emotions she felt and had you wanting what she wanted as well. I couldn’t wait to see how this story turned out. I couldn’t put it down.
Logan was the epitome of a commitment phobe. Never date the same girl for over six months, they get to clingy. That all changed though when the ONE came along. He just didn’t know that was all he needed.
I couldn’t wait to see how Billie’s secret came out and oh my could it have been worse. The feelings, the way the author brought you in so you felt the betrayal. It’s really rare to find an author that draws you in and gets you so invested in the characters that you can’t wait for the next book to see how they are doing. I will be reading Collide very soon! Thank you Ms. Stone for an amazing romance novel.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky