After a bum knee ended her soccer days, Alexandra – Allie – Kallen has dedicated her life to helping injured athletes cope and get back in the game. As the new team sports psychologist of the Las Vegas Sinners, she starts out with just one player, but he’s a handful. Goalies are stubborn, and she would know. She’s determined to figure him out and return him to the net good as new, especially after she sent her last patient back to the ice too soon. The problem is, she sees so much of herself in Shane, and their chemistry is off the charts. Falling for him isn’t in the plan. Is love worth losing her career?
Shane Reese’s entire identity has been wrapped up in being a goalie since he was five years old. When he gets a high ankle sprain right before playoffs, he doesn’t exactly take it well. After putting his fist through the physical therapy room wall and hitting a few joking teammates, he’s ordered to see the new shrink. All he has to do is convince her he’s seen the light, and he can get back to defending his team as soon as his ankle heals. The problem is, she sees through him like no one he’s ever met, and the more time he spends with her, the less hot he is to get back to the ice. Could something mean more than hockey?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
I LOVE THE SINNERS! I was contacted by the author to read this book because I read the first one and LOVED it. I am not a huge hockey fan but this team is under my skin.
Reese is a goalie. Plain and simple, that is the life he has known. When an injury puts him on the bench and talks of trading start abounding, he struggles with his anger and resentment. When he is told that he has to see the new team shrink, he knows he will say and do anything to get the doctor to release him.
Allie knows how an injury can change an athlete’s life and she will do all she can to help Reese. She just didn’t expect the punch to the gut that she gets at the sight of the sexy goalie. Being a team shrink is not easy and I liked how she stepped outside of the box and took on patients who weren’t necessarily on the team. It shows she has a heart and empathy.
This is an awesome series and if you haven’t read On the Fly (Crimson Romance)the first book in the series, click the link and meet The Sinners!