spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover
why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and
Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult
childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just
might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in
the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest
guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen
gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.
Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl
he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t
resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by
pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns
intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.
Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a
slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s
ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can
bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.
When I found out, Pasha was getting his own book, I was sooo excited. I wasn’t disappointed at all. From the very first page I was hooked! I loved the setting. It wasn’t a hockey rink but a single’s cruise. Pasha has agreed to accompany his friend who has recently divorced. Kristen is on the cruise as a gift from her parents. They want her to settle down and find a good Greek husband, but Kristen wants more than that. She loves her parents, but she wants to live her life to the fullest. When she runs into Pasha, I do mean she literally runs into him, both of their lives will change. As they spend more time together, what starts off as lust may turn into the real thing except for one little thing….both aren’t being honest with each other. They aren’t who they have depicted themselves to be. Once the truth comes to light and their time is up on the cruise, can they really let one another go or is this the real thing?
Pasha was one of those characters I took an instant dislike to at the beginning of the series, but in Henry’s capable hands, as the series went on, I began to understand him and slowly not only liked him but loved him. I knew he had secrets, and Henry did a great job of unraveling those, and I somewhat understood what made him the person he was. Kristen is a very different character. She deals with a condition that might cause others to live their lives cautiously but not her! She is determined to live her life to the fullest, but yet the only thing allowing her to truly do that is loving someone. But, it will have to be someone she can trust completely, and she hasn’t found that someone yet. Who knew Pasha might be that guy!!!! He totally surprised me! I just loved their story!!!!
I was fortunate enough to discover Sophia Henry about a year ago, and I knew from her very first book she would be one of my favorite authors. I was right. I count down the days until she has something new out. She knows how to strike the perfect balance between sexy and sweet, and has a special way of endearing her characters to me, even ones like Pasha, whom I didn’t like in the beginning of the series. He’s now one of my favorite characters! So…I guess I will now have to wait impatiently for the next book!
reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did
not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with a BS in English
from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for
the remainder of her winters.
She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing
heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons,
watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her