By: Cait Marie
Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
I love a good hockey romance, so when I stumbled across this audiobook on Scribd, I had to add it to my list. It sounded cute and was a short-ish read, so I figured I’d give it a try.
And I loved it!
This book needs more hype. I haven’t seen or heard about it anywhere (probably because it released 6 years ago before I was really involved in the book community), but it’s so good. It’s a sweet YA romance that pulls on all the heartstrings. The characters felt real, their interactions were natural, and it was great seeing them slowly become friends both in real life and online. There was plenty of tension and chemistry building up too.
Both characters had strong plot lines around their families, and they were woven into the story really well. I do wish the book had been fleshed out just a little bit more, mainly because I wish it had been longer, and that we’d been able to learn more about their friends and see them in school more. The story wasn’t missing anything, and it felt complete, I’m just greedy and didn’t want the book to be over.
HOWEVER, I just found out there’s a second book about Pierce’s friend, so that’s going to happen right away!
I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy YA romance. It was a quick and easy read that was well written, with real relatable characters and a fun enemies-to-lovers romance.