Fair Trade by Katie Kenyhercz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Recently divorced and wanting a fresh start, Olivia Parker accepts a new job and relocates to become a physician for the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team. The last thing she wants is to have her ethics questioned by dating a patient. After a career with another team and announcing his retirement after the season, Grayson Gunn is traded to the Sinners in hopes of winning the Stanley Cup. After an injury, he meets the new doctor whom he cannot stop thinking about.
Katie Kenyhercz scores with Fair Trade! It is about second chances and compromises. It is a believable and heartfelt story that I could not put down. Fair Trade has become my favorite book in the Las Vegas Sinners Series.
I loved that Olivia is a team doctor. The sinners are a progressive organization. For them to have a female doctor is a great fit. Coming from the AHL, she knows her hockey players. I love when she asks the players on a scale from 1-10 how much does it hurt, that she always assumes that it is actually worse than they say. After all, hockey players are tough and will play through many crazy conditions, they do not want to risk being benched. I like that Olivia is very focused and hard working.
Greyson is a great character. He played with Oilers, his hometown team, for his entire career. The organization wants to give him a shot at the cup, so they trade him to the Sinners. I love that his old organization cared about him so much to give him that opportunity. I also, can understand how hard that would be for him and the feeling of guilt that would come with leaving his first team. Things like this actually happen in professional sports; it was interesting reading about the emotions Gunn experienced.
Being in my forties, I appreciated reading about older characters that have been in the field for a while.
Katie Kenyhercz does a great job writing the hockey scenes. She makes it easy to visualize every play. I love the sled hockey segment. She also does a great job relaying the team unity, portraying the group as a family. I enjoyed the plot. The story has a great flow and is well-written. There were some unexpected twists. The story is believable and has a well resolved conclusion. Fair Trade can be followed as a standalone, but if you enjoy hockey romances, I would read them all. You have more of an appreciation for the support characters.
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Published December 7th 2015 by Crimson Romance
ISBN 144058415X (ISBN13: 9781440584152)
edition language: English
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