Crossing the Line by Michele Shriver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nineteen-year-old rookie, Nikolai Brantov, left Russia to pursue his dream to play in the NHL on the San Antonio Generals. Against her father’s warning not to fraternize with the players, the owner’s daughter, Meryl Johnson, sets her sites on the hockey star.
You cannot help but like Nik. He is talented, yet humble. He is grateful for his opportunity to play in the NHL, and does not feel entitled.
I loved that Nik was so attentive to the twelve-year-old son of his host family. I have a godson who plays college hockey and has many friends in the AHL and NHL. Whenever my twelve-year-old hockey-playing son meets someone who plays the sport, they are always really nice to him, so this seems believable to me and struck my heartstrings.
A few times, I felt like Nik’s grammar was a little too good considering he was learning English. Although he did have a tutor who would probably teach him the proper way to talk.
Meryl is a bold heroine who initially comes off as being conniving. Ultimately, she is a good person who means well. She has some daddy issues, and misses her mother. I like that she is good at thinking on her feet, and that she is driven about the things she cares about.
Crossing the Line is a great addition to the Men of the Ice Series. It is a quick read with a great flow and plot.
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by SMC Publishing
edition language: English
series: Men of the Ice #2
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