About the Book:
Title: Desire or Defense
Series: DC Eagles Hockey #1
Author: Leah Brunner
Release Date: April 18th, 2023
Genre: Romantic Comedy
I’m not the hero in this story.
I’m the villain…
The notoriously angry, grouchy, D.C. Eagles defenseman that just can’t keep his temper in check. The temper that leads to a fifteen game suspension from the NHL.
As if that’s not bad enough, I’m forced into a short term youth-hockey coaching gig. Which my manager swears will “rebuild my image.”
But what I didn’t expect was for a gorgeous, spunky blonde to stomp onto the ice on day one and lecture me about being rude to her little brother.
Something about this spitfire of a woman, and the boy she’s so protective of, has my defenses melting.
And if I’m not careful, I’ll burst into flames, forever melting the ice I’ve carefully kept around my heart.(This is a closed-door romcom with mild language. Trigger warnings include: parental substance abuse & dealing with grief/loss of parents).
Ahhh! This was just a wonderful start to a new series. I am already invested in the characters. Desire or Defense is the first book in Leah Brunner’s Hooked on a Feeling. Okay, so Brunner is an excellent writer and I was super excited for this new series. It was just as good as I had hoped!
Andi was a lot of fun. I loved her spunk and how she cared for her brother, she was just trying her best. Andi was a strong character and it was fun to get to know her and see her match Mitch. It was hilarious to see that she didn’t know anything about hockey but how she would do anything for Noah.
Mitch was such a complicated character, but I loved his depth. He was struggling and he didn’t know how to deal with life. It was sweet to read about him connecting with Noah and then Andi. They broke down his walls. Mitch had to learn to fight for his future and hope for the best even when obstacles came.
Mitch and Andi were fun to read about. They had great chemistry and I loved seeing them fall in love. I loved how they connected over Noah and how they tried to be their best for him. The side characters were a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read the next books! I enjoyed reading about their interactions and how they stood by each other. The whole team needs their own books!
Desire or Defense is a must read! It is a closed-door hockey romantic comedy.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.