Kelly Brothers Series Book Two
By: Crista McHugh
Releasing February 3rd, 2014
The first time Ben and Hailey met – there was already a powerful connection and attraction. They didn’t waste each other’s time – they instantly hit it off, doing things none of them would imagine they’d be doing in a normal day. Ben wasn’t and never has been a player, and Hailey is not the type to give in on the first date. But meeting, looking into each other’s eyes, and tasting each other’s kiss was enough for them to set aside their personal norms.
That was nine years ago –
Now, hockey superstar Ben Kelly is recovering from a serious, almost career-ending knee injury and is questioning his future with the NHL. What he didn’t expect during his hiatus is to come across a very familiar face from his past. The woman who left him a note he kept with him all these years – the one who got away.
Despite all these years, you can still feel the connection.
I always wanted to remember you and that night, but I also wanted a reminder to act when I felt the urge and not let something special slip through my grasp again.
Hailey had dreamed of becoming one of the members of the Hockey Olympic team until an accidental pregnancy had halted it. Furthermore, her life was broken when her son died and the father, whom she thought was a good man, didn’t really care about any of them. Now, motivated by a promise to her dead son of making it into the Olympic team, she will do anything for that dream. Until Ben Kelly strutted into their town, and asking her for another chance. When the love returns, and the secrets are uncovered, will their love be enough to keep their relationship afloat?
He’d been given a second chance with the one woman he could never forget. Maybe if he was persistent, he’d get lucky in more than one way.
I enjoyed reading this, not just because it contains my favorite plot, but because it has interesting characters, most especially Hailey who’s love and passion for hockey rivals Ben. She’s an amazing mom to her kid, and I just fell heartbroken for her when she lost the kid – but she tries to live for him by fulfilling her promise. As to Ben, he might not have known the kid, but in his own, small way, he had made it up to Hailey. Which had probably made all the difference after the stunt he put. The ending was pretty great, and not to mention timely. I couldn’t think of a better ending for this book. Certainly I’m sure I’ll be reading another work from this author.
For readers who would love to read something short, and sweet, with a little spice about love and second chances – here’s a wonderful book for you all.
Crista McHugh is a multiple award-winning author of fantasy romance and paranormal romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.