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- Print Length: 146 pages
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- Publisher: Susan Scott Shelley (September 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075R3S65C
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Taking His Shot (Buffalo Bedlam Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Dylan and Blair, who tell the book through dual point of view, are friends as well as player and trainer on a professional hockey team. However, the chemistry between them can’t be kept at bay for much longer as things steadily heat up between them, their friendship adding a great depth and foundation to the characters. While Dylan is stubborn as a result of his passion for his sport, Blair is a great match up for him in challenging him out of care. Watching the warring emotions of both characters will tug at you as a reader, a credit to the author for capturing easily the range of emotions the characters feel.
As with the previous books, this can be read as a standalone. And for those who aren’t sure about a sports romance, I’m not a hockey fan so I can’t comment on any accuracies, but as a novice I could follow along with the sports side of things easily enough. There is a cute ending that tied up everything for a sweet HEA for Dylan and Blair .
If you enjoy hockey or friends to lovers romances, definitely consider giving this quick read a try!
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Blair is the assistant trainer with the team and she is well aware of the danger of multiple concussions as her father is a walking example and she doesn’t want the same thing to happen to Dylan.
Working together to help him recover from the first two concussions has evolved their relationship from friends to much more. Will their relationship be strong enough to withstand her need for him to stop playing hockey before his injuries are permanent and his desire to win the Cup regardless of the consequences?
I loved both these characters as Blair handles the situation with her father with dignity and grace and only wants to ensure others don’t suffer the same consequences while Dylan is determined and loyal and doesn’t want to give up on his dream when it is so close. As well the entire Fraser clan is awesome and I like how supportive they are of each other. The author has handled a serious problem facing all athletes in a realistic way. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
This is the third story in the Buffalo Bedlam series focusing on Dylan and Blair. As with the other stories in this series, you don't have to be a big hockey fan to enjoy this!
Again with this story, the plot evolves more around the characters and their circumstances rather than "just" the game itself. Having said that, everyone can identify with the pressure a professional athlete feels when they're the captain (or leader) of their team and their team is trying to win the highest honor in their sport - which in this case is the Cup. This is the kind of pressure Dylan Fraser feels, being the captain of the Buffalo Bedlams. The pressure in achieving this goal is a central part of the story, but there's more to it that that.
Having been sidelined for multiple concussions, Dylan is anxious to get back into the game. Even though he knows the detrimental effects concussions can have on the brain, at 31 he believes this is his last shot at earning his place on the most hallowed trophy in hockey history — like his dad, like his brother — and he’ll do whatever it takes to get back in the game.
Blair Proch is an assistant athletic trainer who treats all of the players before, during and after the games with any injuries they sustain. She is well aware of the injuries Dylan has sustained and, although she has kept her emotional distance in the past, she has become to care for Dylan more than any other player. Unfortunately, his repeated concussions echo the pattern of injuries her father suffered as a hockey player years ago with the residual effect on him being a diminished mental capacity. Blair is haunted by the fact that the man she has now become involved with is seemingly following the same road her father did.
Dylan, however, does not feel he's going to suffer the same fate as Blair's father. Without giving more of the story away, there are reasons he feels that way which impact choices he makes. Blair also makes choices in her relationship with Dylan based on what she sees happening to her dad plus the medical knowledge she has.
How will Dylan's choices effect his relationship with Blair? Conversely, how will Blair's actions effect Dylan?
I enjoyed this story overall again due to the strong female main character, Blair. She's compassionate yet intelligent. She's worked hard to garnish her own reputation in a predominantly male field working as an assistant athletic trainer. I applaud Susan Scott Shelley for writing stories where it is not just the male main character who is capable and intelligent!
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book, however, this is my honest opinion.
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