I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Bottom Line by Aven Ellis
Also by this author: Connectivity, Waiting For Prince Harry, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, Survivng the Rachel
Also in this series: The Aubrey Rules, Trivial Pursuits, Save the Date
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on 17th October 2018
Source: an ARC
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After landing her dream job as an assistant buyer for a luxury fashion retailer in Minneapolis, Taylor Hartigan’s life becomes a nightmare. Performing mundane tasks and catering to the ridiculous whims of the boss from hell, she sees no opportunity for advancement. Though she’s never quit anything in her life, Taylor walks out and heads home to Chicago, the city that holds her heart. With her confidence shaken and no job on the horizon, she knows she has to find herself again.
Once she arrives, she’s shocked to learn hockey player Hunter Riley has been traded to the Chicago Buffaloes. Taylor met Hunter the previous season when his hard-hitting play broke the glass in front of her. Meeting him after the game, something passed between them—and has stayed with her ever since. Since she’s followed his career, she knows he’s coming off a disastrous season in Houston and must rediscover his game in Chicago—or face losing his hockey dream.
The timing couldn’t be worse for the pair to become involved since they’re both at a crossroads but the chemistry between them can’t be denied. Taylor worries that their budding relationship won’t survive the challenges of rebuilding two broken careers. Can the new versions of themselves fit together? Or tear them apart?
Or will love be the bottom line, after all?
Thank you to Aven for my copy of this book. I’m a huge fan of Aven’s writing and I have been eagerly awaiting this book since the scene with these two in Save the Date.
Taylor and Hunter are both lost career wise. Taylor worked hard to get to her dream job and then the dream and the reality didn’t exactly match up. I was immensely proud of Taylor for quitting her job. It was extremely brave. I instantly liked Taylor. She’s determined, independent and driven. Hunter played an awesome game in San Francisco but when he was traded to Houston things fell apart. The team didn’t suit his style and his game was poor, leading him to be traded to the Buffaloes. While Hunter may be a Riley hockey doesn’t come easy to him like it does for his older brother and Captain of the Buffaloes. I fell for Hunter the moment he broke that Plexiglas more than a year before this book and with every page I fell harder and harder.
I love Aven’s writing style and she really hit the nail on the head with this one. She not only wrote sweet and compelling characters that are perfect for each other, she also wrote characters that are inspiring. They pulled themselves up. They worked hard and they believed in each other, supported each other. there were also a lot of funny moments throughout.
I’m already missing my Aven fix and cannot wait for the next book.
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