Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry Blog Tour!

Pilots Hockey #1
Sophia Henry
Releasing Sept 1st, 2015

She closed her heart long ago. He
just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the
debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team
full of complicated men who fight for love.

Auden Berezin is used to losing
people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just
when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses
something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college.
Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for
a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same
dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.

Equal parts muscle and scar tissue,
Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He
also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions:
first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the
instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as
a hard check on the ice.

After everything she’s been through,
Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey
with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long
enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.


There were some laughs in this book as well as romance, and pain. Delayed Penalty includes it all. One thing that I really enjoyed was the descriptions. They were detailed enough to give you the setting and characters but not detailed enough to become overly much or boring.

The character building and relationship building was interesting to watch. Auden never let anyone including Aleksandr walk all over her and Aleksandr had his sweet moments while also being a big pain in the butt at times.

The plot followed along at a decent pace and I enjoyed the little conversations that were slipped in as well as learning what made each character tick.

The ending was very beautiful and I really enjoyed both Sophia Henry's writing style and the plot and characters of Delayed Penalty.

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Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit
native, fell in love with reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a
teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating
with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to North
Carolina, where she spends her time writing books featuring hockey-playing
heroes, chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red
Wings, and rocking out at concerts with her husband.


  1. Thank you for hosting DELAYED PENALTY!

  2. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing DELAYED PENALTY! I truly appreciate your kind words and the shout out on your blog! <3


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