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Yesterday we met a sexy soldier and today I’m really excited to bring you a yummy hockey player.  Introducing Carter Phlynn, captain of the Sinners!

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17338006Jacey Vaughn has a newly minted MBA when her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her his NHL team. Well-versed in business but not so much in hockey, Jacey navigates this new world with a few stumbles. She definitely doesn’t plan on falling for the team captain. At the first hint of scandal, a local Las Vegas reporter latches on, and Jacey finds herself in the newspaper with headlines that hurt instead of help. Jacey’s determined to keep her father’s legacy alive and make the team successful, but while she has no problem denying her feelings to the media, she can’t lie to herself.

Carter Phlynn has known nothing but hockey his entire life. Drafted into the NHL at age eighteen, winning the Stanley Cup is all he’s ever wanted. Nothing has ever disrupted his focus. Not until he meets his new boss. Jacey gets under his skin like no one else, and while dating the team owner would be a disaster for his career and reputation, he can’t get her out of his head. Carter has never had a relationship last more than a month, but the more he’s around Jacey, the more he can’t picture his future without her.

I love a good sports romance – there is just something about a big, strong man falling in love that just gets me every time.  And Kenyhercz delivers a fantastic hero with Carter.  There is just something sexy about a man who is comfortable enough to know how he feels and own up to it.  Carter quickly realizes what he feels and is willing to take that chance on it turning into something special. 

In a bit of a change, it’s actually Jacey who has a problem with the relationship.  She feels it too but she’s been burned recently.  Add in the stress of her new job and she’s not quite as brave as he his.  It’s not totally new for the heroine to have issues with commitment but it doesn’t happen as often as the other way around.  With their working relationship and Jacey’s trust issues, the romance isn’t going to be smooth. 

Jacey and Carter kept me glued to the pages as they faced their attraction and a ton of complications – every time I had to put the book down I couldn’t wait until I could pick it up again.  With masterful storytelling and engaging characters, Kenyhercz delivers an amazing start to her series.  

I think one of my favorite parts about sports romances based on a team sport is that there are unlimited possibilities for new stories with the supporting characters.  And with the Sinners it is no different.  Between Jacey’s brother and Carter’s teammates I’m sure we’re going to have fun for lots more books to come.  And if they are anything like On The Fly they are going to be winners. 

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