I say this with every installment but I think Emilia and Smith are my favorite couple of Teagan Hunter’s Carolina Comets series. Sin Bin is a Hockey, Age Gap, and forbidden romance that is sprinkled with Teagan’s signature wit. Honestly, you are in for the best treat to beat this summer heat.
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 21st 2022
I should stay away.
Emilia Anderson is the team’s social media manager, and there are strict rules about not fraternizing with the staff. It doesn’t matter that we already accidentally broke them—we can’t let it happen again.
Besides, my time in the NHL is winding down, and this is my last shot at winning the Cup. I need to focus on the game, not some girl I have no business chasing.
She’s ten years younger than me.
She’s the assistant coach’s niece.
And she works for the team.
She’s off-limits…and too hard to resist.
I know better than to play this game…
But it looks like I’m heading to the sin bin.
ARC provided by Author in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
“I didn’t realize I was missing something so important in my life until you…I didn’t realize that I wanted more out of life than hockey until you. But I do. I want it all. A future”
I feel like a broken record at this point, but oh my god Teagan Hunter did the damn thing once again. Sin Bin was everything I could have hoped for and more. An age gap romance sprinkled in with a bit of forbidden grumpy/sunshine romance and Teagan Hunter had me HOOKED. I was engrossed from the beginning of the story and I couldn’t take my eyes and heart away from these two.
Emilia and Smith have had this insane chemistry from the first time they met and had this world’s most mind blowing one night stand to date. But unlucky for them, they quickly find out that they work together as Emilia is the newest Social Media Manager for the Carolina Comets and Smith is one of their players. Que in the office romance and tension! Two and a half years later they are still toeing around and denying their attraction all but until Emilia is presented with the chance of becoming the head director of the department–the catch? She has to do a player profile segment on Smith.
The pining in this story is probably the best I’ve seen Hunter do yet in all her books (and I’ve read almost all of them), Smith is head over heels for this girl and I loved watching him slowly break down and really go for wanting her. The amount of times I swooned was unsurmountable. I loved just how independent our main characters were and also just how similar they were in their personal struggles. They felt honest and real–which in turn made everything that much more satisfying to read.
All in all, this was a laugh out loud hockey romcom that will go down easily as one of my favorite Teagan Hunter books. Low angst but high in the sexual tension, Smith and Emilia will get you hooked if you aren’t already! Can’t wait to see what all happens next with Miller’s story!
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Huge thank you to the author for sending me an ARC for my honest review! Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication.