Friday, January 7, 2022

The Hustler by Gina Azzi


Title: The Hustler
Series: Boston Hawks Hockey #8
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2022


Theodore Edward Sims was supposed to be my hot summer hook-up, a stranger I slept with in Hawaii. Now, he's my stepbrother's new hockey teammate.

When we met, Theo was a sexy surfer in Maui, riding waves by day and rocking my world at night. After being played for a fool by my ex-fiancé, Theo proved to be a source of instant gratification.

He was refreshingly honest, engaging, and incredibly charming. Theo built me up when it felt like my world was crumbling down.

Turns out, he's just like my ex. A liar.

To avoid the gossip of my failed engagement, I hightail it to Boston, where I'm forced to cross paths with a new version of Theo, aka Eddie Sims, Boston Hawks right wing. Here, he isn't the well-connected, alluring surfer but a determined, angry hockey hunk with something to prove. Especially to me.

Except I've written him off. Once a liar, always a liar.

But Theo isn't backing down. Instead, he's hustling for my forgiveness. If I give him another chance, will he live up to his apologies? Or am I just lying to myself?

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Sophie uprooted her life for her fiancé, moving across country for his job. But when he discovers that she has been keeping a secret about her father, he drops her quicker than a hot potato. Unfortunately as she works for his family business she loses her job as well. When she meets Theo he is just what she needs to distract her but when she discovers that Theo is in fact Eddie, hockey player with a reputation she quickly leaves as she can't abide liars.

Their paths cross again when Sophie moves with her step-brother when he joins the Boston Hawks, Theo is determined to not let her slip through his fingers again and steps up his efforts. Not having the best reputation in the previous book of this series, it would take a lot to redeem him but it turns out that he is an incredible man. He just took a wrong turn but is back on the right path now. He is compassionate, funny, kind, generous, loving, patient, and determined. This is just what Sophie needs as she has been through a huge amount in her life and she is about to face some more challenges. 

This was another great read and Gina Azzi did a fantastic job of changing the narrative on Theo.






Releasing March 3



Gina Azzi writes emotional and captivating contemporary romance novels with heart-warming happily-ever-afters. She is the author of Boston Hawks Hockey, Second Chance Chicago Series, The Kane Brothers Series, Finding Love in Scotland Series, The College Pact Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones.

A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She's a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Say hey to her on social media or through


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