The Penalty Box (Deirdre Martin)

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The Penalty Box (Deirdre Martin)
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Mon, 03-27-2006 - 6:31am

I really love this series of books. All the male lead characters are current or former hockey players. The female leads are strong career oriented women. I read the others last year as part of my quest to read 100 books in 2005.


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In this fun, fast rinkside contemporary romance from Martin (Total Rush), down-on-his-luck hockey jock Paul van Dorn and formerly overweight overachiever Katie Fisher answer the age-old question: can you ever live down high school? Reintroduced at their 10-year reunion, Paul is stunned to find the girl he dubbed “Bubble Butt” grown into a sexy sociology professor. Recently forced to retire from the NHL, Paul has returned to their hometown, tiny Didsbury, Conn., where he stews in post-pro blues at his bar, the Penalty Box. Katie, on a yearlong book sabbatical, has moved home with her mother and nephew Tuck, whose own mom is stuck in rehab. Despite Paul’s past cruelty, Katie falls for him after he gives a revealing interview for her project on sports and male identity. What begins as an undercover affair blossoms into a life-changing relationship as the pair discover that living in the present beats living in the past. Martin scores with this witty blend of romance and family dynamics


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Tue, 03-28-2006 - 7:38am

Goal! Game on!

~Linda

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Tue, 03-28-2006 - 9:01am
Thanks for the review :-)

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Registered: 02-25-2006
Wed, 03-29-2006 - 10:02am

I found two!


Penalty Box & Total Rush.


LOL Jen, here I go again, collecting another author.

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~Linda

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Mon, 04-17-2006 - 7:30am

They don't need to be read in order, but it helps if you do, only because Michael Dante's character is mentioned in the 2nd and 3rd book, and the first one is about him.


Enjoy.



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Tue, 04-18-2006 - 3:48am
Hmmm, those are the only two I have been able to find.

~Linda