Body Checked (After the Buzzer) is getting great reviews! See for yourself why folks are talking about Matt and Maddy!
- “I really enjoyed this book! I liked the fact that Matt and Maddie became friends before anything else, and how supportive they were of each other. A professional hockey career can be rough and when a player starts to see the end of his career in sight way too early, the consequences to his ego can be brutal. I also felt both the characters were realistic, and enjoyed watching them acknowledge their real feelings for each other. In addition, most hockey stories revolve around the hockey player’s getting a spot on an NHL team and his rise to the top. It was heartbreaking to read the other side to a professional career. But best of all was the very satisfying ending, because after the year he had been through, Matt deserved to have happiness and love in his life!”
- “I love hockey and love hockey romance stories. This author did a great job of describing plays during a hockey game and making me feel like I was right there watching it. What is different about this hockey romance is the fact that Matt isn’t young and starting out on his professional hockey career but at the end of it. His body just can’t take much more pounding the boards and he is the team enforcer which involves lots of hitting and fights. There are lots of ups and downs he is going through during the past year. He has gone through a divorce, sent down to the minors for rehab and getting less ice time. Enter into his life Madison. She is the bright light that has become not only helping him through professional massages but becomes his friend. From friends the relationship changes into something more but Madison hasn’t told Matt everything from her past and that might just stop the relationship in its tracks. Matt has to deal with his career ending the love he has for hockey. Can they get past these issues and be together? Is there life after hockey for Matt? I loved the story more and more as I read through the book. First time reading this author and enjoyed her style of writing. Will read more of her books and recommend this book.”
- “I loved it and I loved that Matt got a second chance at love. I think she handled the problem of Matts drinking in a realistic way, not just in a “I’ll quit for you baby” “thank you” and he does…
I could identify with Maddie’s fear of what happens when someone drinks and getting a reaction to the smell of beer.
The author has really brought these characters to life and made them into someone you feel you could be friends with, Just like we are already friends with the rest of the team.“
- “Loved the story of Maddy and MattMatt has some nagging injuries that are just getting worse the more he plays. Maddy is his massage therapist and his friend.. They have known each other for a year now and she has helped him to get through his divorce and his nagging injuries.. When feelings start to change they each feel like they are not enough for the other one. As Matt sees his career coming to and end the only light is Maddy but one night she sees a side of Matt that scares her.. Can they get past this?
It was very refreshing to read a story that was so realistic for a hockey player.. There are injuries and things that bring them down and they find many ways of coping with not all good..”