Off the Ice: A Breakaway Novel
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He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I go back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.
Review: Breakaway 4: Off The Ice
Off The Ice by L.P. Dover is the fourth book in her Breakaway series. A surprisingly emotional series of wonderful and unique men and women intertwined in the fictional Charlotte Strikers NHL team. This is the story of Justin Davis and of a new to us character, Meghan Taylor.
After a grueling 12 months pretending to be with his on-screen Fiancée, Justin is done. He needs to take a break. Hockey season is over, the Stanley Cup is won, and he is heading to his newly purchased ranch in Wyoming. What he least expects on his incognito getaway is a beautiful next-door neighbor that is taking his fame in stride.
Meghan is back home for the summer. Her daughter still with her parents in Nags Head. The reason for the separation, much needed work to do on the ranch. What Meghan doesn't expect is a super hot and super famous next door neighbor that is doing everything he can to help her and spend time with her with no expectations in return.
The backstories are touching, the transformations of the characters are heartwarming, and the glimpse of some of the past series characters is precious. I really enjoyed this book in the series. Enjoy!
Coming off a year obligation with his fake fiancee, Justin wins the Stanley Cup and then ends his engagement on live TV. Needing to get away from the craziness that was Rich and Single, Justin decides to hide away at his new ranch in Wyoming. When he meets Meghan at the airport he's taken with her beauty, her personality, and the fact that she seems to not know who he is. Meghan has been a widow and single mom for the past eight years. When she literally runs into Justin at the airport, she suppresses her inner fangirl and offers him a ride home. What follows is the development of a fantastic friendship that grows with every passing day.
I loved the relationship between Justin and Meghan. Even though you would think that there wouldn't be much in common between a teacher and a hockey and reality star, these two fit together perfectly. I am sad to see this series come to an end. I wanted to see so many of the characters see their own stories but I am looking forward to whatever comes next from this author!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Justin has a lot of baggage. He has made some bad choices. Meghan is a single mother with her own baggage. They make for a fun easy going couple. But there not sure where hey fit into each other’s lives. Loved this series. This was my favorite book out of the series. Could not wait to see where the story would go.