Book 18, Portland Storm
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series.
Can you fall in love when you’ve never loved yourself?
Universally misjudged, Blake Kozlow doesn’t let society get under his skin. After all, those misunderstandings have never affected his career. As a center for the Portland Storm, he’s lived his life as a Free Agent—particularly with women. But when he meets a gorgeous, curvy special education teacher, Blake realizes he’s finally met the one person who truly understands him.
Beatriz Castillo knows exactly what she wants—to teach her students that nothing can hold them back. A few years ago, her health was spiraling out of control, but Bea took her life back. Now, she uses her vivacious personality to prove to everyone, especially her students, that anything is possible.
Perpetually impulsive and spontaneous, Blake turns on the charm. But Bea’s unprepared to be on the receiving end of such brazen attention. As they grow closer and their attraction intensifies, their inner demons threaten everything. They’ve both always lived on the fringes of life. But moving forward will require Bea and Blake to step into the spotlight—together.
The Portland Storm series
2) On the Fly
3) Taking a Shot
4) Light the Lamp
5) Delay of Game
6) Double Major
7) In the Zone
8) Holiday Hat Trick
10) Dropping Gloves
11) Home Ice
12) Mistletoe Misconduct
13) Losing an Edge
14) Game Breaker
15) Defensive Zone - coming soon
16) Power Play - coming soon
17) Neutral Zone - coming soon
18) Free Agent - coming soon
Redemption, Gayle’s newest Portland Storm book is all about overcoming hurdles and fixing how the public sees us, or how we view ourselves. This is the journey of Blake Kozlow and Bea Castillo.
We all make mistakes, most of us don’t screw up quite as grandly as Koz, Blake Kozlow. If you’ve read any of the Portland Storm series (and I sincerely hope you have) you’ve undoubtedly read some cringe worthy comment or scene involving Koz. He’s a self proclaimed douchecanoe, he has a constant case of foot in mouth disease. Can he be redeemed? Can Catherine Gayle take this annoying, immature character and make him sweet and lovable? Oh yes she can!
We’ve met a Bea before, she’s Dani’s quiet, used to be fat friend and client. She sees herself as a DUFF not a beautiful mature woman worthy of love. Her redemption is internal, can she see herself the way others see her, will she finally believe herself to be desirable?
The budding relationship is full of sweetness, frustration and several laugh out loud moments. You’ll be excited to hear from some old Storm favorites, and meet a few new characters as well.
This book is a welcome trip back into the fictional Portland Storm universe, and it’s a beautiful journey you’ll be glad you experienced.
Another good read in this series
This was another great story in this series. I adored Koz and how he knew he didn't communicate things right, but was trying the only way he knew how. Bea has her own issues and her own opinion of Koz. When he turns to her for help, she sees things about Koz she never would have expected.
I loved watching these two open up to each other. Koz was alone in the world besides his grandma, and Bea really was, too, since her family did not support her choices at all. I loved watching these two find their way and conquer the obstacles in front of them. Another solid read in this series.
Wow! Catherine Gayle definitely does a lot of research for her books and really helps your knowledge of certain subjects to grow so you are not left wondering what something is or why it needs to be done. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Koz after reading about him in some of the other books but I did. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Koz and Bea. I loved this book and think you will also.
*I received an ARC of this book but I also plan on buying it.*