Blurb: Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.
Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.
Review: This came across as a pretty new and fresh take on a romance story from the start. I definitely got into it and believed the connection between the characters. It absolutely tugged at me from an emotional standpoint.
But… and I hate that there is a but because I did love the story… I felt a little let down at what ended up being a pretty standard break up/get back together ending. I felt that since this had such a different vibe from the standard that it should have a non-standard ending. The characters we see towards the end just don’t feel like the same amazing characters that I saw through the rest of the book. All the emotional momentum that was built up through the rest of the story kind of popped like a balloon and was just gone at the very end. There were so many possibilities for a unique ending with this story and we get the standard instead. *sigh*
Again, the story was really good until that point. Even though it was standard, it was still good, but I had really expected more.