Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Offside (The Barker Triplets #1)
Author: Juliana Stone
Adult Book 18+
3 1/2 out of 5 Stars
When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie's talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their 'men's club.'
Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn't seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.
She's got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?
This was a cute romance story. The thing I like most is reading about women who are not afraid to go or do what they want. In this story, Billie is/was a pro hockey player who got hurt and had to retire. Coming back home all she wants to do is play hockey in the mens league but being the insecure jerks they are, they shun her and try to push her out. Well Billie doesn't take no as an answer and despite all the awful things they do and say to her, she keeps on going. There is so much hidden history about these sisters that one book just won't cover it. I look forward to reading the next book and seeing where the sisters go from here.