Series: The Firebird Trilogy Book 1
Author: Jennifer Loring
Genre: Contemporary Romance (erotic elements)
Published: October 20, 2015 Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Stephanie Hartwell is a journalist chasing the story of her career…
When superstar hockey player and notorious bad boy Aleksandr Volynsky is traded to the Seattle Earthquakes in a blockbuster deal, Stephanie demands the opportunity to prove herself by scoring an exclusive interview with a man with no love for the media…the same man she once thought, as a naïve teenager, she’d someday marry.
An Olympian and Stanley Cup Champion, Aleksandr has achieved every goal he’s ever set…
Now expected to carry a failing team on his shoulders, Aleksandr’s troubles deepen when he encounters Stephanie after a season-opening loss. His lifestyle of drinking and random hookups has been a futile attempt to forget the beautiful tomboy who stole his heart nine years ago. And worse, fame and fortune have made it impossible for him to trust anyone—especially Stephanie, who is engaged to another man.
Romance rekindles, but tragedy reveals Aleksandr’s dark side…
Being with Aleksandr in the first place jeopardizes Stephanie’s journalistic integrity and threatens her career, and when he spirals out of control, it reawakens fears from her own history, making her unable to commit to a future with him.
When Aleksandr discovers the truth behind his self-destructive behavior, will his newfound self-awareness be enough to convince Stephanie to give him one last chance…
Or will his revelation drive her away for good?
Allison's 3.5 star review!
This is my first Jennifer Loring, and it won't be my last. I actually really liked this story, there were some weak moments- but i feel like each novel i read has some.
Stephanie Hartwell is the heroine and she is a journalist, and the story she wants so badly, will make or break her, and that is if she can pull it off. Stephanie wants to score an exclusive interview with Hockey player and all around bad boy, Aleksandr Volynsky. They have known each other for a long time, but have not seen each other in nine years. When Stephanie was a teenager, she thought for sure she would marry him- and that changed.
Aleksandr is expected to carry a failing team to win a Stanley Cup. That's a joke- but he has to clean up his act- and what happens when the girl from his past comes back. How can he trust again, he has become so jaded. And Stephanie is= GASP engaged to another man.
I enjoyed this book and i can't wait to see where this series goes!
Jennifer Loring's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, webzines, and anthologies. In 2013, she won Crystal Lake Publishing's inaugural Tales from the Lake writing competition; in 2014, DarkFuse published her novella Conduits, and in May 2015, Omnium Gatherum released her debut novel, Those of My Kind. She recently signed a deal for a contemporary romance trilogy with Limitless Publishing; the first book, Firebird, was published on October 20, 2015. Jennifer lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, their turtle, and two basset hounds. She is currently at work on the second book in the Firebird Trilogy as well as a paranormal romance.