Review: DANCING IN THE RAIN
Dancing in the Rain
Published April 11th 2017 by Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary, Sports
A retired athlete meets the daughter he never knew—along with the woman who reignites his passions—in this powerful standalone romance from the bestselling author of Hot Shot and the Heller Brothers series.
Drew Sellers is drowning in broken dreams and empty beer bottles. Hockey was his world, until a bum knee reduced him from superstar to has-been. Then he learns that, thanks to a one-night-stand back in college, he’s the father of a preteen girl with major issues. Her protective aunt sees right through Drew’s BS, but “Auntie P” is no stereotypical spinster. With her slender curves, toned legs, and luscious lips, she has Drew indulging in fantasies that aren’t exactly family-friendly.
At another point in her life, Peyton Watt would have been all over a cocky alpha male who pushes all her buttons like Drew. Right now, though, she needs to focus on taking care of her niece during her sister’s health crisis, all while holding down a job and keeping her own head above water. Besides, Drew’s clearly no father of the year. He’s unemployed. He drinks too much. And he’s living in the past. But after Peyton gets a glimpse of the genuine man behind his tough-guy façade, she’s hooked—and there’s no going back.
“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport
I am a huge fan of Kelly Jamieson's sports romance books. This book is not one of those. Our hero Drew may have been a hockey star, but the bulk of the book is just about life. Bring all your tissues for this one folks. Just heart wrenching at times.
Peyton is doing the best she can supporting her niece and her sick sister. Drew, doesn't start out as the best of guys. Certainly not father material. What I enjoyed was his evolution over the book. Once he decided he was all in to the life of his new found daughter, he reveals his caring side. Drew will make you melt a bit and have hope for the good in all book heroes.
The story is somewhat predictable but what saves it from being ho-hum is the writing. Jamieson puts a bit of spunk into Drew and Payton and it made me want to follow through on this journey with them. The push pull of enemies to lovers and the building of trust helped the story flow for me.
Great book with all the feels. Bundle up with some hot tea and read this one straight through.
*Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
Catch these other titles by this author!
The Aces Hockey series: MAJOR MISCONDUCT | OFF LIMITS | ICING | TOP SHELF | BACK CHECK
The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK (Coming Soon!)
And don’t miss her Last Shot series: BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT