Drew was forced to retire from the NHL because of a bum knee. He’s wallowing in self pity, drinking a lot and wondering what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. One day he gets approached by a woman, Sarah, who says he is the father of her child from a one night stand they had in college. Even though he was skeptical, he sits down and talks to her and was surprised to learn that she isn’t out to rip him off, she has terminal cancer, and wants to give her daughter the chance to know her father. At first Drew doesn’t handle this news very well either, scared to death about being a father to an 11 yr old girl. After DNA results, because yes, he’s not going to believe her word for it, he decides he’ll talk to her again about meeting his daughter.. At that meeting, he meets Sarah’s sister Peyton. It is Peyton who is the love interest in this story, not Sarah. That was my first surprise. The second surprise was that this novel had depth and a ton of emotion! Drew meets his daughter for the first time when he is down, and doesn’t have direction, but through their tragedy, he finds a core of strength and because of that strength, the reader (me) falls for him hook, line and sinker.
This was a three hanky novel, and I really enjoyed being put through the wringer. If there was a weak link, it was actually the sex scenes. I was so wrapped up in the drama of the story and Drew falling for his daughter and Peyton, that the sex scenes seemed to be delivered without emotion (insert here, eff yeah that feels good, blah blah) and that lack made it stand out, and not in a good way. My suggestion would be to read this one for the story, and skim the sex scenes. They are pretty irrelevant. That sounds weird, but thats how I felt.
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