By: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Published: April 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Content: M/F, Oral Sex
Heat Level: Spicy
Date: July 9, 2014
Painfully shy Liz Argon probably shouldn`t be dreaming of Veikko Aho, star goalie for the Philadelphia Wildcats. As she works side by side with 'The Count of the Crease' on his memoirs, she finds herself falling for the handsome goaltender. His tender ways with her and her mentally fragile mother are slowly claiming her heart. If only Veikko wasn`t already engaged to a woman far better suited to move in to 'The Count`s' world. In book two of the To Love a Wildcat series, we`ll see if a glass slipper can survive in the rough and tumble world of professional ice hockey.
I think A Most Unlikely Countess can be summarized as a sweet sigh.
We met Liz briefly in book one, Pink Pucks and Power Plays. She is the quiet obituary writer for the same newspaper that Viviana worked for. You could tell from her small part that she was smitten with Veikko. But who wouldn’t be. He’s a talk blond drink of water but he totally scares her to death. Desperate times change all that. Now she has been hired to write his memoirs. Will she be able to make it a full month in the same house with her favorite erotic dream?
Veikko is well…oh my goodness the sweetest thing since honey. Though he is big and strong, he has a heart of gold. He loves his family and he has desires to start his own. How he got hooked up with his fiancée I’ll never know. Since you never get into Veikko’s head you never understand the how, why or what is going on with him. He obviously adores his fiancée, but what is causing his anger and disappointment?
A Most Unlikely Countess takes place for just over a month. We get to see how Liz and Veikko interact and how their friendship grows. I can’t say much more or I’ll give the plot away. Let’s just say, Liz opens up and blossoms and you also get to see what makes Veikko into the man he is, through her eyes.
I love the slow sensual feel of the book. While Pink Pucks and Power Plays had me up in arms at times, A Most Unlikely Countess was smooth like fine whiskey. There was very little drama and that is a surprise considering the love triangle implications. This was such a great read and I’m not even sure if I’m missing the hockey in these hockey based books. Even though I say this book is sigh-worthy, the sex content is not. It is just perfect without being explicit. It is just the right mixture of heat, descriptions and passion to get you all excited.
I really enjoyed this story. I was hopeful that their story will be told and I couldn’t’ be happier. It is such sweet story. I’m not sure if you could actually label them as opposites, but I will say that they are most definitely two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. Ms. Locey did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to read the next in the series, O Captain! My Captain!
Check out my review of the first in the series!