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Dn t there was a lack of realism with Paul s character As for Katieshe pissed me off a lot She was very self focused to the point that it was annoying And there was the whole issue with her weight that is mentioned a lot but never really dealt withOverall like I said it s a cute story and good if you want some light reading but if you want something deeper I wouldn t recommend Martin s books I tend to read them only because they involve hockey players I have absolutely been obsessed with hockey romance lately the latest being the New York Blades series by Deirdre Martin Unfortunately This book nearly ended that streak I ve written a lot of Gushing reviews lately Talking about how I love the big bad hockey players and the conflict both on and off the ice But this one This review is one of those I hate to writeThis book Didn t do it for me And I m going to tell you why All the painful stuff even talking sock puppets I wish I was jokingI wanted to love Paul van Dorn I hated him when he started talking smack to Michael Dante in Fair Play but I just assumed by the time his book rolled around we d love him Unfortunately Even after spending 352 pages with him I don t know him This seems to be a weakness with Deirdre Martin s writing there s always one character who is incredibly nderdeveloped Apparently he s best friends with Michael Dante although we only get a few small mentions of him so we don t know that story at all He s retired lives in his hometown and is generally miserable But that s all we know We don t know who he is where he comes from etc We know he likes to have sex with Katie We know he dated a bitch in high school But that s it SeriouslyThis book was about Katie s relationship with her nephew Tuck than anything And it was a sort of touching story poor kid But there was no chemistry between Paul and Katie they just sort of fell into bed together then broke Ricky up after a really bizarre scene where Katiesed Paul s socks as sock puppets to rip him to shreds yes I wish I was joking It was painful and awkwardAnd Katie Wow trainwreck She was whiny She complained about her hometown don t we all and not having a Starbucks Seriously WAY too much complaining She complained about the mean girls from high school UGH and she complained about having to go to Fat Fighters I m guessing weight watchers meetings Seriously not even her corny humor could come close to saving this oneI wanted to love this book I want to love Deirdre Martin But I ll be honest it was hard to read this one It was hard Well this book didn t get great reviews on GR either but I actually liked itbetter than the last one It s about Paul who you got to know a bit in a previous book and honestly he seemed like a real prick It was interesting to see his personality after his hot shot career as a hockey players endedreally not such an ass I actually liked him pretty Instant Healing: Gain Inner Strength, Empower Yourself, and Create Your Destiny uickly even though he acted like a man whore by sleeping with that bitch Liz at the beginning which made me want to throwpOur heroine in this book Katie is a sociologist that seriously needs to have her own head examined While she s so busy psycho analyzing and criticizing Paul she should take a look at herself Although she made me crazy I also felt for herthe burden of always feeling like the fat girl the girl that always had to be good and the girl that felt that she had to prove to the townies that she was better than them really plays a toll on her which in the end effects her ability to tell Paul how she really feels about him Thankfully she DOES finally get her head out of her ass but MAN Deirdre Martin makes you wait Orange Terrace until the VERY LAST MINUTE to give you the HEA and even thenshe lefts hanging just a bitThere were tons of laugh out loud moments in this book and honestly there was emotional burden in this one which kept me reading because I really wanted these to two to get rid of their demons and be togetherHere are a reading because I really wanted these to two to get rid of their demons and be togetherHere are a good momentsKatie He looked How to Be an Even Better Listener up at her woozily What are you doing hereThat was my bumper you tried to kissPaul chuckled then grimaced clearly laughing hurt Getting revenge for high school huhActually I thought you were trying to end it allBelieve me if that was the case there are a lot pleasant ways to go about itSuch as A hotel room two hookers some downers and a bottle of Jack DanielsNice to see you ve put some thought into it Katie said drylyLying beside her Paul propped himselfp on one elbow while the fingers of his free hand brushed easily over her right hip He slid down her body kissing the spot he d just caressed What are these he asked innocentlyKatie lifted her head peering down the length of her body as Paul continued to gaze curiously at the intricate netting of pearly white lines crisscrossing her hipsThose are stretchmarks she said ietly moving to turn away from him From when I was fatPaul pulled her back toward him pressing his mouth to the marks and letting his lips linger I think they re beautifulKatie snorted My God you can sling the bullPaul lifted his eyes to hers I m not bullshitting you Katie They re hieroglyphics I read them and I can see where you ve been and how hard you ve worked to get to where you are now They re part of you so they re beautiful He kissed her right hip again before spreading the afghan over the two of them and settling back down with Katie nestled in his armsCare to tell me what s really going on hereThat IS what s really going onFine whatever you say But I m not hiding this relationship forever It s ridiculous And insulting If you don t want me hiding this relationship forever It s ridiculous And insulting If you don t want me know plenty of women who doLike Liz Flaherty Katie snappedPaul chuckled JealousOf the she wolf of the SS Hardly No I just happend to know from Bitsy who heard from Frank she glared at Paul that Liz was here angling for a ride on your joystickPaul looked amused And that bothers youOf course it bothers me You you re she was painting herself into a cornerI m what Katie Paul raised a estioning eyebrow I m yoursYes Katie mutteredAh So let me make sure I m getting this straight I m yours but no one can know I m yours Or "no one can know I m your ntil YOU want them to know I m yoursIt sounds awful when you "one can know I m your ntil YOU want them to know I m yoursIt sounds awful when you it that wayThat s because it IS awful Professor He put his arm back around her kissing her hair It s awful and mean and cruelIt felt strange inviting Paul over to her mother s house when she wasn t around Traditionally Mina was the one who brought guys home in the middle of the day Until now the only man Katie had eve rendezvoused with covertly at this house was the Lucky Charms leprechaunKatieKatie sprang Little Egypt up clutching the bed sheet to her chest What the hell was her mother doing home She was supposed to be away all day with the church ladies Why was it that Mina could do half the high school football team on her lunch hour and no one was event he wiser So much for the good girl being badOh Katie her mother soundedpset What happenedI don t know Katie sniffed Actually I do I fucked The Red Couch upLanguage dear her mother tut tuttedFuck fuck fuck Katie chanted defiantly If I want to say it I ll say itYou re right honey You fuck away all you wantKatie lifted her head catching her mother s eye They both began laughing before Katie dissolved back into tearsPaul sighed heavily I suppose you want me to kiss youI suppose you want me to beg youThatsually comes laterKatie nipped his lower lip SnotWitchHis lips brushed over hers slowly Oncetwicethree times each time lingering a little than the time beforeI bet you think you re torturing me Katie Off and matching p in ways than one Katie's lost the pounds added some self confidence and become a drop dead gorgeous sociology professorAnd since a series of concussions put an end to Paul's pro hockey career his star has dimmed Now he hits the ice as I found The Penalty Box abandoned in a nused hospital room and decided to take a chance on itEverything about this book is predictable and Mary Sue but the writing s good and there is some genuinely funny moments and dialogue that made me like this book than I probably would otherwise I love a book that brings on the funny and this one definitely delivers so I can t complain Well this book didn t get great reviews on GR either but I actually liked itbetter than the last one It s about Paul who you got to know a bit in a previous book and honestly he seemed like a real prick It was interesting to see his personality after his hot shot career as a hockey players endedreally not such an ass I actually liked him pretty Managing Policy Reform uickly even though he acted like a man whore by sleeping with that bitch Liz at the beginning which made me want to throwpOur heroine in this book Katie is a sociologist that seriously needs to have her own head examined While she s so busy psycho analyzing and criticizing Paul she should take a look at herself Although she made me crazy I also felt for herthe burden of always feeling like the fat girl the girl that always had to be good and the girl that felt that she had to prove to the townies that she was better than them really plays a toll on her which in the end effects her ability to tell Paul how she really feels about him Thankfully she DOES finally get her head out of her ass but MAN Deirdre Martin makes you wait Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico until the VERY LAST MINUTE to give you the HEA and even thenshe lefts hanging just a bitThere were tons of laugh out loud moments in this book and honestly there was emotional burden in this one which kept me reading because I really wanted these to two to get rid of their demons and be togetherHere are a few good momentsKatie He looked The Dark Son up at her woozily What are you doing hereThat was my bumper you tried to kissPaul chuckled then grimaced clearly laughing hurt Getting revenge for high school huhActually I thought you were trying to end it allBelieve me if that was the case there are a lot pleasant ways to go about itSuch as A hotel room two hookers some downers and a bottle of Jack DanielsNice to see you ve put some thought into it Katie said drylyLying beside her Paul propped himselfp on one elbow while the fingers of his free hand brushed easily over her right hip He slid down her body kissing the spot he d just caressed What are these he asked innocentlyKatie lifted her head peering down the length of her body as Paul continued to gaze curiously at the intricate netting of pearly white lines crisscrossing her hipsThose are stretchmarks she said The Messenger of Magnolia Street uietly moving to turn away from him From when I was fatPaul pulled her back toward him pressing his mouth to the marks and letting his lips linger I think they re beautifulKatie snorted My God you can sling the bullPaul lifted his eyes to hers I m not bullshitting you Katie They re hieroglyphics I read them and I can see where you ve been and how hard you ve worked to get to where you are now They re part of you so they re beautiful He kissed her right hip again before spreading the afghan over the two of them and settling back down with Katie nestled in his armsCare to tell me what s really going on hereThat IS what s really going onFine whatever you say But I m not hiding this relationship forever It s ridiculous And insulting If you don t want me I know plenty of women who doLike Liz Flaherty Katie snappedPaul chuckled JealousOf the she wolf of the SS Hardly No I just happend to know from Bitsy who heard from Frank she glared at Paul that Liz was here angling for a ride on your joystickPaul looked amused And that bothers youOf course it bothers me You you re she was painting herself into a cornerI m what Katie Paul raised aestioning eyebrow I m yoursYes Katie mutteredAh So let me make sure I m getting this straight I m yours but no one can know I m make sure I m getting this straight I m yours but
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one can know I m no one can know I m your Famous Paintings In Cross Stitch until YOU want them to know I m yoursIt sounds awful when you put it that wayThat s because it IS awful Professor He put his arm back around her kissing her hair It s awful and mean and cruelIt felt strange inviting Paul over to her mother s house when she wasn t around Traditionally Mina was the one who brought guys home in the middle of the day Until now the only man Katie had eve rendezvoused with covertly at this house was the Lucky Charms leprechaunKatieKatie sprangp clutching the bed sheet to her chest What the hell was her mother doing home She was supposed to be away all day with the church ladies Why was it that Mina could do half the high school football team on her lunch hour and no one was event he wiser So much for the good girl being badOh Katie her mother sounded Hands-On Functional Programming in Rust: Build modular and reactive applications with functional programming techniques in Rust 2018 upset What happenedI don t know Katie sniffed Actually I do I fuckedpLanguage dear her mother tut tuttedFuck fuck fuck Katie chanted defiantly If I want to say it I ll say itYou re right honey You fuck away all you wantKatie lifted her head catching her mother s eye They both began laughing before Katie dissolved back into tearsPaul sighed heavily I suppose you want me to kiss youI suppose you want me to beg youThat Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition: Explore the methods and tools of ethical hacking with Kali Linux usually comes laterKatie nipped his lower lip SnotWitchHis lips brushed over hers slowly Oncetwicethree times each time lingering a little than the time beforeI bet you think you re torturing me Katie murmured as her body stirred to lifeI bet you like itI bet you re right I ll go out on a limb here and assert that romance does not mix well with professional sports I know I know there s this manly thing associated with beatingp people in the rink but that s about sex appeal than love Maybe I m old fashioned but I like a romance that has personality than lust in it That s not to say it s impossible to do a good romance on the ice I thought The Cutting Edge was great but the main characters have to have something in commonAnyway The Penalty Box follows the adventures of Katie and Paul who knew each other slightly during high school Katie has returned to her hometown after ten years away to help look after her poor nephew while Paul has ended Crystal Reports .NET Programming up running the titular bar after injuries ended his hockey career Both of them have a lot of baggage to overcome and neither seems able to move on from the past which is frankly sad The plot drags a bit as we wait for our heroes to have a grand epiphany that never comesThe real problem with the book is that it s impossible to imagine these two people ever passing the time of day let alone leaping into a loving relationship They share absolutely no common characteristics Their scenes together are mostly about business looking out for Tuck especially I honestly found the subplot involvng Tuck and Mina to be the most interesting part of the novel Okay and Snake was cool mostly because he was sonexpectedBlah Two stars for writing that was just good enough to get me to finish Like the other books of Martin s I ve read this one makes good light reading The book is amusing and cute but lacking in the depth that would make it a truly good book It s all just very superficial She skimps past the real issues never digging down to the true emotions and problems Martin doesn t do justice to the characters their pasts and their situationsPaul was introduced in at least one of her other books that I ve read In that book he was a total prick ntil near the end This was addressed with about two sentences in the current book It should have been talked about and dissected a bit Because she di. Can a jock and a nerd find true love togetherEveryone from Didsbury High remembers Katie Fisher as the dumpy brainiac from the poor side of townEveryone from Didsbury High remembers Paul van Dorn as the school hockey star and heartthrobBut now they're facing.
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Urmured as her body stirred to lifeI bet you like itI bet you re right This was my least favourite book in the series so far It really didn t do it for me Book 1 and 2 were good Book 3 wasn t nearly as good but this book gh it was so hard to force myself to keep reading I had many debated about deleting it from my eReader without finishingPaul is a character from previous books and one I did not like Honestly he had virtually no character development within the series What did we learn about him 1 He was a hockey superstar that had to retire after having too many concussions in a short period of time2 He sed to be an enemy of Michael Dante but now they are best friends Michael doesn t make an appearance although there is a short clip with his brother Anthony 3 He grew p wealthy and hates his parents We have no idea why though because it was never really explained The only thing said was that his dad was always pushing him too hard with hockey as he grew A Want of Kindness up I have no clue about his mom He can t stand her but I didn t see anything that said why4 He spends the entire book trying to hold onto whatever fame he has left now that his hockey career is over 5 He bought a house but nevernpacked He partially A Little Kinder unboxes stuff about 75% into the book but nothing really comes of that He never finishedThere was so much that could have been done to buildp this character I was JAPAN 1/1M3. unable to connect at all with him Half the time he was an ass and the other half he was a nice guy As for Katie omg she needs therapy She has the most coveted man in her bed and she wants to keep it a dirty secret When the secret came out she couldn t stop being embarrassed There was absolutely nothing to be ashamed about She was completely neuroticThey brokep about halfway through the book and literally did not get back together ntil the last page A lot of the second half of the book was them living their lives separately They cross paths now and then but not as much as you would expectThere was some interesting drama with a crazy girl in town but very little came of it Again there could have been This book just didn t mesh well for me but that s just my opinion Katie Fisher hated high school because she was bullied horribly and she associates the town of Didsbury with all of that pain So the only thing that would draw her back would be to help her mother take care of her nephew while her sister Mina is in rehab Her mother tricks her into going to her high school reunion which Katie doesn t want to do but she s pleased because she meets Paul van Dorn ex hockeyplayer current pee wee hockey coach and owner of the local bar The Penalty Box They spark p a romance but some other woman drama with the town biotch and trying to protect her nephew Tuck since he plays on Paul s hockey team as well as some insecurities and snobbery on their parts becomes a serious obstacle Then after breaking The Parisian Prowler up Katie turns her attention to Mina who has since returned from rehab becomes the central focus as Katie tries to help her and Tuck It s not like she and Paul had a future anywaynot when she was leaving town again soon anyway right To the author s credit you get a serious sense of who these characters are within the first chapter for sure Katie who has lost all the weight from high school and is super successful is tricked into going to the high school reunion and the entire time she s focused on what everyone else thinks of her She s seeking acceptance from all the people who d bullied her years before Paul in the meantime is so caughtp in his hockey glory daysso he regales everyone with tales of his time in the NHL gets drunk and has a one night stand with the town biotch who he Cross My Heart and Hope to Die used to date in high school Reliving the glory days and bitterness that they re over sums himp I didn t love these characters Paul does at least eventually come to terms with his not playing hockey again and realizes that he s not happy with his life and determines to find what will make him happy All of this the insecurities and Paul sleeping with his ex cause issues for the romance And so by the 60% mark the two of them have broken Travels of an Ordinary Man Australia up And the focus switches to Katie trying to help Mina and her nephew Tuck But in all of that the relationship between Katie and Paul just fizzles It practically disappears Neither of them are really all thatpset at being apart from each other and I began to wonder if they were just not gonna get back together because they seemed just fine without each other They spend 40% of the book being broken A Cidade e as Serras up about 8 months Katie even moves out of town permanently and leaves Paul behind in Didsbury for months without talking to each other And then suddenly Paul showsp on her doorstep and is all I love you and I m ready to have a relationship I was over them by that point Their chemistry and romance had gone and I didn t care This story ended Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life up being about Tuck and Mina which was pretty tragic really But my bigestion without an epilogue is what happens when Mina finishes rehab this time Tuck is beyond pissed with his mother and has no interest in living with her and Mina is going to get out of rehab in a year and come get her son who has adapted and normalized his life and the shit is gonna hit the fan again Interesting nobody thought that far ahead So the HEA was a bit ncertain for me Isis already wrote a great review on this one and I agree whole heartedly with what she had to say so I won t bother with a full fledged opinion Paul a former hockey player was sort of a jerk at first The heroine can t even recall her name at the moment was annoying and had deep "Issues It Started Grating "It started grating my nerves every single time she whined about the lack of a Starbucks in her small town Even her visits to Fat Fighters and the way she obsessed with her weight became obnoxious Be forewarned this is one of those romances that had a kid as part of the focus There was no real depth to the characters or the romance it was fun and they had cute moments but it was also fluff Not a lot to be said as far as the hotness level between paul and what s hotness level between Paul and what s name eitherIn essence The Penalty Box was just another bad cliche and I put the book down feeling like I needed something Does anyone have a good sports romance recommendation I ve read the SEP Chicago Stars series and golf series loved them I tried a few of Rachel Gibson s they were okay IMO I would love to read a sports romance where the hero isn t an injured former professional sports jock and the heroine doesn t an injured former professional sports jock and the heroine doesn t the TSTL profile 3 stars Contemporary RomanceThis contemporary romance about an ex nerdfat girl turned knockout and esteemed Sociology professorwriter who goes back to her small hometown for a year to look after her nephew and has a fling with her high school crush an ex hockey star turned local bar owner has some humorous parts but the characters are all rather annoying The HH both have self esteem and identity issues masked with big egos and the sexual banter and constant bickering is exhausting and dull instead of entertaining And although there are some steamy moments the romance just falls a bit flat Overall it s an okayaverage read with a few funny lines like the scene belowKatie pondering her screw p sister Mina s naming of her nephew Tuck There was no way she was going to tell him he got his name because of Mina s adolescent fixation with the Marshall Tucker Band Good thing I didn t have a kid when I was in my teens Katie thought His name would have been Ring Ding. Coach But he's still got the hometown crowd behind him as the owner of a bar called The Penalty BoxPaul is reliving his glory days Katie wishes she could put those years behind her And the battle of wills that ensues just might knock love right out of the ga. .