Definition of an Empty Net: When a team pulls the goalie for an extra attacker, desperately seeking a goal.
Audrey Parker was in a horrible place.
She hated her job, her sister was getting married and moving out, but worst of all, she was in love with a total jerk. No matter what she did, every guy she met hurt her. All she wanted was her happily ever after. Her Prince Charming. Her Lucas Brooks! She didn’t know how to change her life but she knew she needed too.
Feeling like she was about to hit rock bottom, Audrey wakes up next to Tate Odder.
Tate Odder had lost everything.
After being brought up from the Assassins’ farm team, the Florida Rays to the Nashville Assassins, Tate hopes he’ll forget everything he has lost. He doesn’t. Each day gets harder to live in a place he doesn’t know. Even being the first rookie goalie to shut out an opposing team three times during the Lord Stanley Cup Finals, he still felt empty. With the loss of his parents and sister still heavy on his heart, Tate isn’t sure how to live like everything is okay.
But when he wakes up beside Audrey Parker, things start to change. She turns his life upside down with her kooky sense of humor and her bright clothing. She is intelligent and beautiful, and for once, he doesn’t feel empty.
Will Audrey be the person to fill the holes in Tate’s heart, making him whole again?
Or will another player ruin everything, leaving him feeling forever like an empty net?
Mandy I Read Indie again did not disappoint when she told me this was the best of the series (thus far).
Again, there is adult content in this book.
Best part of the book: Tate Oooooodder. Yes, oh yes, Mr. Sweden is beyond perfect for Audrey. I love every interaction, word and "moves" that Tate does throughout this book! I love how (even though he is 21) he is very mature. My heart broke for him when I learned about his past and cheered for him when he was on the ice! I loved Audrey. Even with all her insecurities and doubts she was really "grew" throughout this book. I loved it!
Not so great about book: I was warned that I would need tissues while reading this book. (Everyone knows I am a crier). Even though I did shed tears throughout this book, both happy and sad, this was nothing that was wrong with this book! I will be rereading this again and again!
I cannot wait for what is in store from Toni Aleo. Trust me I will be reading more of her books!