Recommended By Marissa

Recommended By Marissa

Brenda wrote such a sweet, kind, thoughtful and in-it-for-the-long-game man. I loved how Anton fell in love with Mia a couple of years ago and never thought he’d have a chance with her. He did help her find a new family to love, take back control of her life and be a friend first. This slow-burn romance will seem fast-paced as you are sucked into the story, and I hope we get Anton’s teammates’ stories because Brenda has me so intrigued after meeting them.


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I've already seen and touched every inch of Mia's body. She's a mystery I'm slowly figuring out, my reward her moans and gasps of pleasure.

I'm pretty sure I've died and gone to pussy heaven. I could spend hours bringing her to the edge and back if she keeps moaning and bucking her hips like that.

Her eyes flood with years. "I'm broken. So imperfect, but still here and still fighting. And for me, love means letting you see those imperfections. Thank you for accepting them."

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He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.

Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.

A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.


My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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