Winning It All

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 6, 2016 - Fiction - 308 pages
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From the bestselling author of the San Francisco Thunder series comes a sexy forbidden romance between a determined hockey player and the woman he won't let get away.
As his team's enforcer on the ice, Sebastian Deveau is America's favorite fighting Frenchman. But he's just as likely to get into trouble off the ice -- especially when it comes to women.
Shayne Beckford is so over hockey. It ruined her parents' marriage. It spoiled her brother's dreams. And let's not even talk about her college boyfriend . . . So when Sebastian Deveau walks into her brother's gym, she has no idea who he is. All she knows is that he's one gorgeous man with the sexiest accent she's ever heard. And since she never has to see him again, she lets him give her the best orgasm of her life right on top of the gym's dryer.
But Sebastian isn't going to let this one-night stand get away so easily. He fights for what he wants, even if it takes fighting a little dirty . . .
More in the Hometown Players series:
One More Shot
Making a Play
The Final Move

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OHHHHH Myyyy. That accent. That face. That body. That oooooooooooogasim. All in on package before you. I gotta say Sebastian Deveau has moved up very, very high on my book boyfriend listing. He can be ... Read full review

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Instant attraction hockey romance that turns into something more, despite glaringly different perspectives of hockey players
Winning It All is a sports romance about a hockey player and a yoga
instructor who fall for each other, despite personal differences about hockey players, after an instant attraction in what is supposed to only be a one night stand. This was my first time reading a book by Victoria Denault and I definitely enjoyed it being a sports romance fan and having been drawn in by the blurb. This book is part of a series and other characters previously obviously pop up but I personally haven’t read any other books in the series and followed along no problem, allowing this to be read as a true standalone read.
Told from dual points of views, the two main characters, Sebastian and Shayne, have a more than obvious attraction that instantly has you supporting this couple, despite their glaringly obvious different views towards hockey. The chemistry that continues to build between the two is definitely steamy, yet also continues to maintain sweet elements that fit in with the characters’ true selves where they can’t resist the chemistry between them. While Sebastian and Shayne appear as strong unique characters, we do also get to see their more vulnerable sides at times with very real emotion, giving both characters a very realistic feel to them as they deal with facing tough choices, especially in dealing in trusting in their budding relationship that builds at a steady pace. The secondary characters also helped add another dimension to these characters, building more developed characters and emotions.
Winning It All is a well written book that is steadily paced with a good flow with the alternating chapter view points. The book had a good balance with enough drama and tension that bubbles along throughout without being drawn out unnecessarily and plenty of steamy scenes. I’m not a hockey fan so I can’t comment on that aspect of this sports romance and it’s accuracies but as a novice I could follow along with the sports side of things easily enough. The epilogue and HEA gave this story a well rounded finish, which tied up any remaining questions left.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book, especially to any sports romance fans out there.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in LA but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

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