32: Refuse to Lose
Trevor Winski is known for his easy attitude off-ice. Everyone’s best friend, he’s pseudo-uncle to his teammates’ kids and welcome at every family party. For whatever reason, though, he can’t keep a girlfriend to save his life. The women he’s dated in the past want the rough-on-ice hockey player, both in and out of bed, but he was raised better than that. He’s ready to give up on the idea of a family of his own—until a certain pretty blonde crosses paths with him.
Callie MacTavish is the black sheep of her family. After growing up around money, living in luxurious homes and spending much of her youth going on extravagant vacations, she’s chosen to live among the ‘regular’ population, donating money she doesn’t need and volunteering for missions that need an extra set of hands. A pediatric nurse, she thrives on helping others—but she still has the travel bug. Meeting a man nearly ten years her senior isn’t in her plans.
But he makes her laugh.
He makes her feel like she belongs somewhere.
Trevor makes her want forever and ever, with firm roots in the ground. Too bad she’s already put plans in motion to move again.
For the first time, Trevor is prepared to take his fight off the ice.
After all, he’s always refused to lose.
Tera’s 3 Blush Review
I want to preface this by stating that I have not read the Prescott Series by Mignon Mykel. Enforcers of San Diego is a spin-off sports romance series from the Prescott books and so many of those same characters make an appearance in this series. I read 27: Dropping the Gloves where we meet Jordan, Marlo, Rori and Trevor. 32: Refuse to Lose takes place simultaneously and then pushes even further into the future and it is Trevor and Callie’s story.
The premise of the story really had potential. But much like the first book, there are a LOT of sub characters and mentions of people and I sometimes found it hard to follow, and I will attribute that to the fact that, again, I didn’t read the Prescott books. However, once the introductions are made, it does stand alone very well.
This book is incredibly fast-paced. Trevor and Callie very much have an insta-love relationship and the timeline in the story really does jump forward without really letting the reader keep up. Again, it’s not a bad story, I just would have liked a lot more. I would like to “feel” more from these characters. I’d like the anger in the characters to make me feel upset and I’d like to feel compassion for a character who has difficulty decisions, but it just didn’t do that.
The writing is decent and if you’re looking for a fast-paced, very sexy sports romance, look no further.
About the Author:
Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O’Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.