Another catch up review for the Carolina Comets series! Teagan is coming in hot with her second installment, Blind Pass! A fake relationship, grumpy/sunshine, beauty/beast romance that had me all kinds of swooning, laughing, and wishing for my own Adrian Rhodes (a.k.a. Mr. Grumpbutt).
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 27th 2022
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there.
I would know. I’m coming home with a brand-new ring on my finger.
My wife? Ryan Bell.
We’re polar opposites.
She’s sunshine and happiness.
I’m grumpy and scarred—literally.
We could get it annulled and no one would be the wiser.
Only problem? We posted about it online, and it’s already making headlines.
I can’t afford to get that kind of attention and tank my career, and Ryan needs my help too.
We make a plan: stay married for one year, play our roles, and divorce amicably at the end. No harm, no foul.
Besides, there’s no way the beauty is going to fall for the beast…
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
“Be it. Be brave. Be brave for her. Be brave for yourself. Tell her how you feel. tell her what you want. And tell her so damn loudly she has no choice but to listen to you. Just be brave.”
We all know that I’m a sucker for a good fake dating/marriage of convenience story. What can I say? It’s my favorite form of catnip and Teagan Hunter delivered. Blind Pass is the much anticipated second installment to Hunter’s hockey series, Carolina Comets. It tells the delicious story of Ryan and Rhodes as one drunken night in Vegas leaves them with a pair of golden bands and a plan to fool the world in order to save face. Throw in Hunter’s signature flair for wit and romcom gold, and you are given the beauty that is Blind Pass.
I genuinely gobbled this entire story up in one sitting, and I think it’s safe to say that I loved this story more than Collin and Harpers (which is saying a lot because I thoroughly enjoyed myself with their story!). The banter and chemistry between Rhodes and Ryan was as hilarious as it was genuine. I loved watching them find their stride with each other and grow into that comforting domestication that the marriage of convenience trope so delectably gives us. The way that they both see past each others defenses and accepts them for who they are is what makes this book so entirely wonderful. I
Not only do we get that snarky/sassy banter, but we also are given some beautiful communication between Ryan and Rhodes and each respecting the others boundaries and emotions throughout. With glimpses and kernels of wisdom from characters we have fallen in love with in the past; Blind Pass has easily become a highlight of my 2022 and great way to start off my Winter Olympic/Sports Romance book binge!
If you haven’t already, go ahead and put the popcorn bucket down (momentarily!) and saddle over and get yourself a copy of this grumpy/sunshine, Fake Dating, Marriage of Convenience, Hockey romance. I promise you–you will not regret this good time!
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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.