Thank you to Helena Hunting, Montlake Romance, SocialButterflyPR, and Netgalley for the advance reader copy of A Favor for a Favor, the second standalone novel in the All In series.
Who doesn’t love more hockey romance from the Canadian Hockey Goddess herself Helena Hunting? This All In series started strong with, A Lie for a Lie and this strength continues into A Favor for a Favor.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…
“From the New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and A Lie for a Lie, a new stand-alone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love.
When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?
Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.
So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Stevie and Bishop are the dual point of views that Helena provides in this wonderful story. Stevie is the little sister of RJ, who was the male love interest of the first standalone in the series. Stevie has lived her entire life in the limelight of her brother and she is sick of it. Despite her drive for independence and making her own choices, you do see the cracks in her facade of a baby sister who just wanted the love of her bigger brother and the rest of her family. Bishop is RJ’s teammate and due to confusing circumstances comes across as an asshole at the beginning of the story, but he is really a big softie.
- Setting: Seattle is the setting as we have switched to focusing on the new Seattle franchise that was beginning to be established back in the Pucked series. I am a PNWesterner so I love Seattle dearly so I love focusing the story here. I just hope in the third standalone it features the city itself just a bit more.
- Pacing: This was paced quite well, a bit slow to the action but it allowed for a wonderful slow burn and lots of sexual tension.
- Romance: Talk about two people who needed each other dearly. People burned by love, loss, and life in non-average ways. Watching them give in to their desires for each other and their larger in life love was absolutely joyous.
A Favor for a Favor receives five out of five stars.
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