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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Home Ice (Portland Storm #7.5) by Catherine Gayle Review

Home Ice (Portland Storm, #7.5)Home Ice by Catherine Gayle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Head coach, Mattias Bergstrom, attends a Portland Storm charity event where he meets a young girl with Down’s syndrome, Sophie Calhoun. The girl reminds him of his sister in Sweden, and he instantly wants to supply her with a memory she will not forget. Then he meets the girl’s mother, Paige Calhoun, and cannot deny his attraction to her.

Catherine Gayle created yet another uplifting story with real-life issues that made my heart melt.

I love Mattias. He is an ex-defense man turned hockey coach who seems to be tough but has a softer side. He loves his sister and would do anything for her. When he meets Sophie, he is instantly smitten. He understands her condition and is supportive. I appreciate that he seeks out challenges and strives to overcome them, especially where Sophie is concerned. He is patient and persistent. He is caring and a noble man. I like that he lives modestly and helps provide for his sister.

I really like Paige. It would not be easy to be a divorced mother with four daughters, the youngest having Down’s syndrome. She is a good mother. She puts her girls’ needs above her own and would do anything for them. I am glad she gives Mattias a chance. She deserves some happiness for herself, and he is the perfect man for her and her family. They both give each other something they have been missing.

I appreciated learning more about Down syndrome. I do not know anyone with the condition so my knowledge was limited. I loved that when Mattias was working on his project for Sophie that other coaches and his team were so supportive, especially, Levi Babcock. I love their "do not give up" attitude.

The plot was inspiring and sweet. The characters are believable ad likeable. Home Ice is an inspiring book that moved me. This series just keeps getting better.

Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Published August 13th 2015 by Night Shift Publishing
ISBN: 139781942177081
series: Portland Storm #7.5

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