Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Review: Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry

Unsportsmanlike Conduct
(Pilots Hockey #4)
by Sophia Henry

About the book: Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.
 
Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate,  fueled by something much deeper than lust.
 
Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.


Review: I wanted to get lost in a romance that took me out of every day life and someplace magical. Unsportsmanlike Conduct delivered. It was hard to put down and a lot of fun to read. Don't tell my boss, but I snuck in a few pages at work with I could. ;)

Kristen is a fantastic character. She's incredibly upbeat and fun-loving. When we discover why Kristen is the way she is, it's like a hammer over your head. You know something's up, just not that. I really loved her character.

Pasha's amazing. There's a darkness always lurking under his surface and I liked that about him. I loved his emotional rollercoaster and his internal battles. 

This was my first Pilots Hockey novel, but it was a standalone so I wasn't lost at all. I do need to go back and read the other three though. 

Recommended for anyone who loves a feel good romance and wants to get lost in a story. 

*ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

About the author: 
Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with a BS in English from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.
She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, reading, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her husband. 

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