Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BLOG TOUR& Reviews by Jackie & Erin: Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola

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One accident - a freaking car crash.
That’s all it took to send my brother’s and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn’t ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for him. Thankfully, he was still drafted to his dream hockey team. The same one dad played for when we were growing up.
It took time, but I started to get better, started to open up, started skating and even dating again. I even thought I found the perfect guy for me.
Isn’t it funny how guys hit on you when they know you’re not available, but when you’re single they won’t give you the freaking time of day? I guess the game is more fun that way. And for the captain of my brother’s team, that’s exactly what I was. A hat trick is three goals in hockey. Some say three is a crowd and they might be right.
I was Gavin Hayes' unobtainable goal.
*A No Cheating Standalone*

Happy couple on the couch in the morning

This is a new author to me and I'm wondering why I haven't read her before. Hockey romance is one of my favourite reads and this book did not disappoint.
The story is told in 3 POV,  Myla, her brother Brayden and Gavin who is the love interest, Myla and Brayden haven't had an easy life their father was an alcoholic who ended up in jail and their mother died in a car accident that Myla was also involved in. Myla meets Gavin when she is giving ice skating lessons but Brayden is having none of it after all Gavin is the bad boy on the Otters hockey team that they both play for. Myla deserves better but sometimes you need to look deeper to see the real person behind the mask and that is exactly what you need to do with Gavin because bad boys can change there ways when they meet the girl of their dreams.
The more I read the more I loved this book and I hope there is more to come from the Otters Hockey Team.

This was a new author to me and I have to say I have no idea why. I really enjoyed this book, although it took me a while to get my head around it being told in 3 POV’s. It is told from the point of view of Gavin and Myla, as well as Brayden (Myla’s brother) and I did get a tad confused a couple of times.
Initially I thought Gavin was a jerk and at times I thought the same thing about Brayden. Myla is still coming to terms with the tragic accident which left her dream to compete in the Olympics in ruin.
When Gavin and Myla got together their relationship was sweet and Gavin seemed very different from earlier in the book. The animosity that Gavin and Brayden share as team mates on the Otter’s Ice Hockey team was a bit distracting.
Will Myla and Gavin get their happily ever after? Or with their families keep them apart? Will Gavin be happy with the sweet and fairly innocent Myla, or will he go back to his partying ways?
I think perhaps I would have been more “satisfied” if the book had been longer as I felt that, although well written, the storylines could have been developed further and I was left with the feeling that the ending was a tad rushed.
However having said that I did enjoy the book and will look forward to reading more from Ms. Mazzola

Kristen has an amazing Teespring campaign going on RIGHT NOW where 100% of the profits are going to support The Marcie Mazzola Foundation


About the Author:
I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world. Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know. A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
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