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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Light the Lamp (Portland Storm #3) by Catherine Gayle

Light the LampLight the Lamp by Catherine Gayle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NHL star Liam Kallen’s career took a downturn after his wife’s death. He was recently traded by the New York Islanders to the Portland Storm. On a drive back to his temporary home in his rental car, he saves the life of Noelle Payne and because of her Kallen’s life, and career starts to look brighter.

Let’s start out by saying wow; this story is amazing. I have now officially added Catherine Gayle to my favorite authors list. No seriously, I have a list of my favorite authors on my blog – I just added her. I have loved everything I have read by her. She is a talented writer who toughly engages you with her characters.

Noelle is a wonderful heroine. She has had a rough go of things but is always happy making others feel better about themselves. She is a giver who puts others before herself, to a fault.

My heart broke for Kallen. He truly loved his wife and felt responsible for her death even though he had nothing to do with it. He is a good man and compliment for Noelle. However, he doesn’t always get her, and that’s one of the things that makes the story interesting.

The hockey scenes are well done. I like that real NHL players, and teams are included in the stories. Being a hockey fan it makes it easy to recount to the games. Plus, I usually have an opinion about every real player she mentions so it makes the games more interesting.

If you enjoy contemporary sports romances and haven’t read the Portland Storm Series, you will want to give it a try. If you’re a Storm fan, you won’t want to miss Light the Lamp. Characters from previous books are included, and you’ll love the new additions. This is a heartwarming story that is hard to put down. I can’t wait for Sara and Cam’s story, Delay of Game.

Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

274 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by Night Shift Publishing (first published June 1st 2014)
series: Portland Storm #3

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