An Irresistible Force by Melanie Ting
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Melanie Ting scores with An Irresistible Force the second book in the Vancouver Vice Series. After the President/GM of the Vancouver Vice AHL hockey team temporarily steps down, Amanda Richardson returns home to help run the family business. The Vancouver Millionaires NHL hockey team offer the Vice the assistance recently retired hockey star, Chris Luczak, to help with their operations. It just so happens, that Chris was Amanda’s teenage crush. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.
Amanda is an admiral character. She moves back home from Toronto to temporarily help with the family business. I love that Amanda is down to Earth despite coming from a family with a lot of money. She is a protective and strong individual who does what she feels is right, even if she needs to go against a family member to do it. I respect that she takes on a difficult task. I like Chris. His entire life has been about hockey. An injury forced him to retire early. He is struggling to find a new path. He is a good man. He truly wanted to help hockey operations with the Vice. I love that Amanda had a crush on Chris when she was younger. The two have great chemistry. I like how their relationship progressed throughout the novel.
I love that April Cho from the Hockey is my Boyfriend Series made an appearance in this story. It was clever how she was tied into the narrative.
I enjoyed the plot. It was an interesting look at AHL/NHL hockey operation relationships. The story also held meaningful incites on work culture and the need to change non-healthy environments. I like that Amanda and Chris went to some of the games. The hockey scenes were expertly described. The story was very believable and relevant. The characters were likeable and well-developed. The writing was exceptional and flowed well. An Irresistible Force is an excellent addition to the Vancouver Vice Series. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. This is a wonderful series for anyone the enjoys sports romances that actually contain sports passages and not just romance.
Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Published July 22nd 2016
Edition Language: English
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