He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.
Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.
A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.
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I LOVED Anton. He’s so dreamy.💜 Anton Petrov is the team captain for the hockey team, the Chicago Blaze. He’s known for his strict regimen of healthy eating and working out. His teammates give him a hard time for abstaining from sex. But they don’t realize he is in love with someone he can’t have. Mia is married to a man she no longer wants to be with. She trying her best to get out from under his thumb and making it on her own. I loved Mia almost as much as I loved Anton. I admired her strength and determination. She did everything she could to make things right in her life and those close to her. Anton was amazing. He was a great friend to Mia when she needed one the most. And although he had pined for her for the last few years, he respected her wishes on taking things slow. Their relationship felt real and not rushed. I enjoyed both characters immensely and loved watching their relationship evolve. I definitely recommend this story to everyone. I promise you won’t regret reading it. 55
A great slow burn read. I enjoyed the friendship Anton and Mia developed, very sweet and caring that turns flirty and sexy. Anton is definitely a swoon worthy alpha! Their relationship is not without some struggle but love how they stayed true to themselves and each other. A fantastic way to start off a new series and can’t wait to read more. 45
Anton is known to look out for everyone else at work and in his family. Anton is living is dream playing hockey but there is something missing. Mia thought she was going to have the a great life but things happen that change that. Anton and Mia’s relationship starts out as friendship but you tell that they both want more but with current status things can’t move forward. Anton is determined to show Mia what it is like to be in a healthy relationship. What can I say about Anton and Mia? I loved their interactions with each other and how Anton always put everyone else first before himself. I felt that Mia and Anton’s relationship is just what they both needed. I cannot leave out Uncle Dix. He had me laughing throughout this whole book. I can’t wait to read more from this series!!! 55