I’m a huge fan of Sarina Bowen books. She writes my kind of romances and she’s one of my top authors across the board. I have loved everything that I’ve read by her in some way and this book was no different. Patrick O’Doul snuck up on me and that’s why he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday.
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…
As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…
To quote my review of this book…
“I’ll admit that when I first heard that Patrick was getting his story told next, I wasn’t all that excited. I’m not sure why that was since I didn’t hate Patrick, I just didn’t really think much about him.
Well…I love him now. Ha!”
Like, I said. Patrick snuck up on me. He was the enforcer for his team and he took care of them any way that he could on the ice. The amount of work that went into those short 60-90 second fights was starting to take its toll on his body and I loved seeing Patrick to find a way to stay relevant and protect his teammates. I also loved seeing him fall in love with the team massage therapist, Ari.
“You’re everything that I want, and everything I need. You already have my heart, and I don’t want it back. Understand?”
He was the bomb hero and if you haven’t met him yet…I strongly urge you to fix that. He’s great.
Here’s who I pictured when reading about Patrick O’Doul.
Hot, huh? That’s Patrick for you.
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Until next week…enjoy!