Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Scoring off the Ice by Stacey Lynn Blog Tour


Sometimes scoring off the ice leads to the greatest rewards.

I’ve had only one goal in life since I first strapped on a pair of skates—make America’s pro hockey league.

I left Denmark. I made it to the top. Now, I’m determined to be the best. No distractions. I eat, sleep, and breathe hockey.

Until my birthday when my teammates convince me to live a little.
But living a little takes on a whole new meaning when less than a year later I’m confronted with a crying baby on my doorstep, drooling on a note that declares he’s mine.

Suddenly, I'm a single dad in way over my head.
There is no playbook for situations like this.

Luckily, I have Paisley.
My gorgeous neighbor, my long-time crush, and now—my savior.
She’s there any time I need her.
Helping. Guiding. Gazing at me with those green eyes that make me feel capable of this after all.

With her at my side, I’m quickly learning there’s more to life than winning a hockey game.

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Book 2
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“Who are you?” I don’t like calling her the woman. I’ve wondered her name for months since she started appearing in that doorway so close to mine.

She turns to me and in her arms is the baby. She’s holding a bottle and the baby is drinking. Quiet little sounds come from it and she grins down at the baby in her arms before tilting her head at me.

“What?”

“You. What is your name?”

“Paisley. Are you Mikah?”

She must want money if she knows my name. Perhaps she’s a fan. A puck bunny—that’s what my teammates call the girls who follow players and only want one thing from them.

“How did you know?” I wish she wasn’t so pretty. Sometimes it hurts to talk when all I want to do is look at her.

She points to an envelope on the table. The note.

“It’s on the outside. I didn’t know if it was your name or the baby’s, so I took a guess. Are you... are you okay?”

“A stranger shows up at my door with a baby in her arms, saying it’s mine. How okay am I supposed to be?” I wander to the table while I ask.

I’m surprised by her gentle laugh.

“I suppose this isn’t your typical Friday night.”

She is funny. If I didn’t think I might throw up, I might laugh. No. This is not my typical Friday night. Mine are for resting. Not life-changing drama.

I say nothing and grab the envelope. I stare at it for a moment. Perhaps if I do not open it, I can pretend this didn’t happen. My fingers shake as I tear it open.

The envelope is larger than normal and thick and I’m careful as I pull out several folded papers.

The top one is the most important though as I instantly see my name, written in scrolling black ink.


MIKAH,

His name is Angelo.





Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in the series, and whilst there are clearly team dynamics which mean that reading them in order is advisable but is not essential. I love hockey romances, and this one is a good mix of hockey camaraderie and romance, but there isn't a lot of on ice time. In fact, Paisley is completely ignorant of the sport (all sport really), which is both cute and funny.

Paisley is living in her absent uncle's lovely apartment whilst she completes her master’s studies. One evening she hears a baby crying outside her door and goes to investigate...

Mikah is a very young, talented Danish hockey player who had (his first ever) one weekend of passion just under a year ago, but he never expects to find his neighbour holding a screaming baby at his door. He is 23, single, and his life has been all about ice hockey since he was five.

Baby Angelo gives the two of them a chance to get to know each other better, as Mikah's baby knowledge is seriously lacking and Paisley is more than happy to help. The road is not entirely smooth but makes for a great story. I enjoyed the team times, when there are some intriguing signposts of potential future storylines, as well as showing that the Ice Kings is made up of a generally great group of guys. This support is vital as things get rough, but also gives us some fun insight into the level of innocent that Mikah was just a year ago!

Very sweet, fun romance to add to the series. I look forward to the next installment.




Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Scoring off the Ice (Ice Kings #2) by Stacey Lynn to read and review for this tour.

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