Release Date: February 15, 2021
SYNOPSIS: What if Romeo wore hockey skates, and Juliet was raised on a farm next door?
As a life-long Vermonter, there are three beliefs I’ve always held true:
1. Our family farm is everything
2. Hockey is a close second
3. The Todds next door are our sworn enemies
But this season will test everything I stand for. I have an illicit side job that could cost me my hockey scholarship. And now Maggie Todd knows my secret. She’s waiting for the right moment to use it against me. But every time I face off against her, I learn things I shouldn’t want to know. Like how deeply her competitive streak runs, and how sexy that is. And how easy it is to make her blush… everywhere. An Adler and a Todd cannot be lovers. Breaking that rule is like pulling a pin on a grenade–everything in my life could blow up. Can we surrender to these feelings… or will our families’ feud make us its next casualty?
This is book 1 in the new Moo U series that takes place
in Sarina Bowen’s True North World!
REVIEW: I first discovered Victoria Denault from her San Francisco Thunder Series which I sincerely loved. I’ve also read almost every Sarina Bowen book including the True North series, which is the world where this book takes place. Obviously when I saw that Victoria Denault was writing in this world, I knew I had to have it. Were my expectations super high for this one? Yes! Did I completely and utterly hype this book up in my head? Yes, again. Did this book meet all of those expectations and all the hype? You better believe it!
This enemies-to-lovers, Romeo and Juliet type story hit the spot. I loved every moment, from seeing Magnolia and Tate interact as enemies in the beginning, as well as falling for each other throughout the story. While falling, they’re also questioning the family feud that started before they were even born. There are so many layers to what’s going on, because it’s not just them and their relationship. It’s college, their families, and the success of their farms. This book touches on what the next generation can bring when the older generation is willing to work with them. It touches on some really valid biases that people in the older generation can carry and how that impacts progress. I really enjoyed seeing Magnolia and her sister Daisy work together to figure out what they could do to help the farm that wasn’t doing so well. Overall, I just really love this book. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the other authors do with the other hockey players that were Tate’s friends in this world!
Thank you to Heart Eyes Press and Victoria Denault for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Victoria’s love of books began at 12 when she picked up her first Sweet Valley High and grew from there. Her favorite childhood gift remains the 1930s typewriter her parents found at a garage sale which actually wasn’t a gift for her. It was meant to be a display piece in their front hall but Victoria snuck it into her bedroom and it was on that typewriter she first began pounding out her own stories.
When not writing books Victoria can usually be found on a beach somewhere. Her favorite beaches are La Concha in San Sebastian, Spain, Zuma Beach in Malibu California and Ocean Park, Maine.
Check out my reviews of some other Victoria Denault hockey romances!