Series: Juniper Falls, #1
on February 28th 2017
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Source: Chapter by Chapter
I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
All is fair in love and hockey…
Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.
Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.
It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.
For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.
In an Oyster Shell – A heartwarming YA romance that is worth cozying up and reading.
The Pearls – The story was really good. I have started to like sports romances. It helped that the story was told in two POV’s so you got more of the story. You get it from Tate and Claire’s POV. It is always helpful in a romance like this to see both sides it makes for a more fulfilling story.
I like the setting of the small town. Small town settings are so cozy and can be an epicenter of drama. This small town setting does not disappoint. Though this town has more secrets than most I think. The closeness between the townspeople keeps the secrets. Especially the closeness of Claire and Tate.
The romance was not clean but not too erotic. Just some steamy scenes. I liked the romance because it was Tate’s long-time crush to be with Claire. It’s a nice change that the guy gets the girl instead of the usual the girl gets the guy she’s been pining for. The romance was teased into existence and made for page turning frenzy.
The Sand – It was a good book