Book 14, Portland Storm
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series.
He’s becoming a Game Breaker on the ice.
With the playoffs right around the corner, Nate “Ghost” Golston is focused on only one thing—getting the Portland Storm to the Finals so he can finally hoist the Cup. But when opposing teams’ fans start getting under his skin, he can’t ignore the ridicule that’s suddenly all over the Internet. With each degrading word slung over the boards, he strains to keep his focus on the ice. Now, everything he’s worked for is in jeopardy.
She’s facing off with the Game Makers.
Stunning sports reporter and aspiring filmmaker Anne Dennison is determined to use her smarts to get ahead in a male-dominated career. Producing a behind-the-scenes web series brings Anne up close and personal with skilled, sexy Nate. Sparks fly, putting her plans in danger. For Anne to succeed, she has to capitalize on Nate’s struggles.
Wanting to be together, they know they must bend for each other before one of them breaks. If they can’t, it’s Game Over.
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
Diversity, Friendship and Love
Intense read! Many topics covered that are considered off limits by society. Situation brought into play and discussed and lived that is currently affecting our nation. These two characters must face these issues. Will they face them together or choose to face them apart. Ghost has to face racism for the first time in his life. Anne being a mixed race female trying to make it in a mans world. Add in bigots, racist, sexiest , and ignorance mix it will a little alcohol and adrenaline makes for an interesting lesson. Great book to read. Catherine did well with this one.
**I received a ARC copy of this book, for my honest review.**
Wow! Loved this book! I cannot say that enough. This is the next addition in the Portland Storm series and it is a must read. This is the story of Anne and Nate "Ghost" Gholston, both are very successful in their field but also minorities in their chosen profession. Anne is producing a web-documentary in the life of the Portland Storm and Nate is just coming into his prime as an elite hockey player. This book touched on some sensitive social issues in an very tasteful way. It was very current as to the state of our County and World today and put some light on these issues through a different perspective.
I loved the interaction between the players and way that they truly came together like a family and had each other's back. I also loved Anne, she was strong and sure about herself professionally, but had insecurities about herself on a personal level. I liked seeing her evolve and face her issues head on.
I Was glad to get some updates on other players, the Web family as well as a sneak/peak into information that is important in the Tulsa Thunderbirds series.
I would highly recommend this book. It's a hockey romance with substance, but also will make you laugh out loud. Another win for Catherine Gayle!
Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm series is amazing! Game Breaker (Portland Storm #9) looks at the flirtatious relationship between the hockey speedster Nate & Anne, the producer of the team's newest behind-the-scenes web series. As a novel, Game Breaker really drove home the theme and sense of family within the fictional Portland Storm hockey organization.
I love Catherine Gayle's books, especially her hockey series, but this book takes very delicate look at the what it truly means to be defined by labels and how that affected both of the main characters in this novel. A lot of what Catherine writes about in this particular book rings true to the headlines that splash across the news in our society today. I thought the book was very well written and Catherine did well to cover these issues in a loving way. This book is wonderfully poignant and I felt optimistically hopeful after reading her words.
*I received a free Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest thoughts/opinions of the author's book.*