Review of Power Play (Pilots Hockey #2) by Sophia Henry

Power Play

Utter Sweetness


Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Hockey)

Book Length (Est.): 234 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In Sophia Henry’s blistering follow-up to Delayed Penalty, hailed as “sexy, fun, and full of angst” by L. P. Dover, a good girl and a hockey hunk face off against expectations—and this match is guaranteed to see plenty of action.

Beneath her innocent facade, Gabriella Bertucci has her reasons to be standoffish with guys. Especially guys like Landon Taylor, a star defenseman on the minor-league Detroit Pilots and the object of a serious crush since he first walked into her family’s market. But when Landon comes through for her in a moment of crisis, Gaby starts to wonder if there might be more to Landon than hard muscles and fast skates.

Landon isn’t afraid of telling Gaby that he’s got it for her bad. The problem is, she seems unwilling to believe it. And though Landon enjoys his reputation as a cool-headed athlete, he hates losing—both on the rink and off. It’s his competitiveness that makes him so damn good at what he does . . . but it also makes him just a little bit complicated.

One minute Gaby’s tempted to give in; the next, she’s getting cold feet. How can she trust a guy who’s destined for bigger and better things to stick around? Then again, when Landon pulls her close with those powerful arms, the only thing that matters is right now.




Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Gaby has had a thing for Landon since forever, but she’s never told him. Hell, she’s never really even spoken to him outside of work. She’s the quiet and reserved type who works in her family’s store. The kind who will admire from afar, or at least withing stuffed animal throwing range.

Landon is a hockey player and has had a thing for Gaby too, but it isn’t until an opportunity to be there for her does he begin to show her just how much he likes her. Now all he has to do is convince her he’s always had feelings for her, which is easier said than done.

Power Play is sweet. There’s no other word I can use to describe it. It’s two kids who have had crushes on each other all their lives who finally begin to realize if they do something about it that they could be more. It’s about being able to be yourself and share your secrets with the person who holds your heart. In every sense it’s completely NA sweetness.

My Favorite Moment: I like how Gaby’s family might seem a little much to her at times, but they always have her back. Especially her brother who does not want her dating a hockey player.

Jenn 3.5 Heart


Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Gabriella Bertucci has had a secret crush on Landon pretty much her entire life. After her run in with another hockey player not so long ago she has sworn off men like that. Her brother makes sure of that as well. Gaby helps her dad run a family business but feels as if she is at the bottom of the family inheritance of the business. The only thing to look forward to is Landon walking in.

Landon Taylor is a defenseman for the Detroit Pilots. He has been coming by Gaby’s family store for years just to see and talk to her. When a moment of need arises he is there for her and anything that she needs.

This was a sweet story about two lifelong crushes finally accepting that they like each other. Landon will do anything to make sure that Gaby is happy even if that means interfering with the family business. I found this to be a light read that is sweet and two loves coming together.

My Favorite Moment: I really liked when Gabby found Landon on the family farm and talked to her best friend about it. He only wanted to feed the kids.

Mindy 3.5 Star

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