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Product Details

  • Series: The Kelly Brothers
  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Crista McHugh (January 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940559928
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940559926
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,438,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.

Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she's had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she's also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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I can't wait to read Ben's brother, Caleb's story next!!
Hotcha
The books make for a quick read, definitely have some heat between the characters, and overall leave you happy at the end.
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The characters are deep and real and as with all her books the story is well written.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ruby Reads on February 5, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The story starts nine years earlier when at age nineteen, Ben Kelly, had a one-night stand with the woman of his dreams. Ever since he has regretted not getting her phone number and last name. Now an NHL Goalie, he goes to the ski town of Cascade, BC, to recuperate from a potential career ending knee injury. While there he is reunited with the woman he let get away but doen’t recognize her right away because she no longer has blue hair and is hostile to him.
Hailey Eriksson was left pregnant after their one-night stand and couldn’t get through Ben’s team’s office to let him know of the pregnancy or later when her son, Zack became terminally ill. Because of this she had to put off her dream at a chance to make the Canadian Women’s Olympian Hockey Team. Before his death, Hailey promised Zack she would make the 2014 Olympic Team in Sochi.
This is a timely story with the Olympics starting this week but it doesn’t take place at the Olympics except at the very end. Ben and Hailey’s story is a lesson in regrets, secrets, living with loss, and second chances and is a realistic and well developed story. Crista McHugh did a wonderful job in developing two very sympathetic characters with very real situations.
This is one of those books, where you say “I’m going to finish this chapter and then I’ll go to bed.” I just couldn’t do it and ended the book at 2 AM.
***I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.***
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Book Goddess on February 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
3.5 Stars
So when I read the synopsis, I thought I was getting a hockey book and a romance...what I feel I got was a drama, with a side of romance and there is some hockey happening. I very much enjoyed how the story opened...straight in to a steamy scene, that sets the tone for the instant chemistry between Hailey and Ben. I even enjoyed the chance encounter 9 years later, after Ben's knee injury. Where the story started to loose me, was the whole Zach storyline. There was no need to throw that in...I just didn't feel that it enhanced the story. I also felt that every time Hailey's character channeled her righteous anger, it was misdirected. She said several times that she couldn't trust him because he left her alone and pregnant. Did we all read the same story???? She left the hotel room while he was sleeping and left no phone number or last name. How was he supposed to find her and why would he assume she got pregnant? He didn't LEAVE her...she left him and an unfortunate situation developed. I also understand her frustration at receiving the letter...but again, if you have something that big to tell someone, did she ever think to hire a lawyer, bet she would've gotten through to him then. That part just really didn't sit right with me. However, I did enjoy Ben and wish there had been more of him and his journey and less of crazy Hailey. In the end, I feel the story worked out, though with some unrealistic bumps along the way. I would've liked more romance and hockey and less sad drama. I will say that the next story in the series sounds amusing and fun and look forward to reading it.

I received this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shirleen on May 30, 2014
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Second in the series had me crying at parts. As a parent and grandparent this book had a heart wrenching plot. It is a good book, great characters, emotion, family love and a beautiful conclusion. Except for one thing, did the Canadian Women's hockey team win the gold in the book?.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Lee Minter on May 28, 2014
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Truly a wonderful story of love and sadness. Makes you laugh and cry at the same time. Recommend this as a good read! Happy Reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moon on April 23, 2014
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I loved it!! Well written, with an amazing story and very sweet characters that book broke my heart with how sad Zach's story is and made me smile with the opportunity of second chances!!! I loved, loved it!! Again Crista McHugh Two Thumbs Up!!!
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Ben Kelly was one vulnerable man. He was hiding from his injury, but when it came to Hailey, he was willing to come out and face his fears. It took a bit of coaxing, but because he was so determined, Ben was able to impress Hailey and perform baby steps toward a speedy recovery.

Hailey couldn't deny the attraction with Ben. However, something happened in the past that made her feel spite against him. Fortunately for Ben, their stars were aligned and they couldn't stay away from each other. Forget about the past and the heartache and hardship Hailey went through; she needed to relive their first night together!

These two were hot and bothered even when Hailey was trying to keep Ben at arm's length. The misunderstanding caused sad memories. I was surprised Ben kept a level head almost the entire time. Even when he confronted the person who caused all the confusion, he didn't lose his cool. He really was the pacifist among his brothers ;)

I definitely recommend this series. If you are hesitant because the author is indie, I promise you will not be disappointed :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ysar on April 5, 2014
Format: Paperback
Ben Kelly has never forgotten the woman he spent one night with before he was famous. Sure, her blue hair was pretty unforgettable, but so was everything else about her. Unfortunately, he can’t go back in time and ask for her phone number before falling asleep, before waking up and finding her gone. But when he spots her playing hockey in Cascade, he’s hell bent on getting a second chance. If only she didn’t hate him on sight.

Hailey Eriksson hasn’t forgotten about Ben, either, but not just because the had one amazing night together. Despite using protection, she had returned home pregnant, and though she’d tried to reach out to him over the years, her letters had gotten her nowhere. Not even when she wrote to tell him their son was dying. And now he’s here, a year too late to meet the boy who changed her life but just in time to turn everything upside down.

But...
There were a few places in the story where things wrapped up just a little too easily. I mean, I’m glad there wasn’t prolonged angst — it wouldn’t have fit with the overall mood. But even though I know it’s fiction, I expected the conflict to be more… well, more of a conflict than an almost instant resolution.

Take the moment Ben found out about his late son, or rather what prevented him from ever knowing about Zach. Surely anger would have been an appropriate reaction. Instead, there was just a strange resignation. He was more upset when he realized the truth about Zach than when he faced the true reason he’d been left in the dark for so long. And at the end, when everything was finally worked out… Is a heartfelt apology really all it takes to resolve emotions to the point that happily ever after is just guaranteed? I’m not so sure.

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