Rating 4 Stars
What’s the book about?
When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?
Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.
So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check.
A Favor for a Favor was another fun read in the All In series by Helena Hunting. Following on from book one, A Lie for a Lie, this story follows Stevie (Rook’s sister) and Bishop (Rook’s despised new teammate) which in itself is basically a recipe for “forbidden” love and hilarity!
The hero and heroine do not hit it off initially and the sheer antagonism between the two was highly entertaining. Throw in the hero’s penchant for sassy commentary towards the heroine and ‘cooling himself down’ by perpetually walking around in nothing but his boxers which begins a battle of the underwear between the two and you just know this book is going to be full of laugh-out-loud moments.
Although the hero wasn’t my favourite of the series (that title is still held by King from book three), watching Shippy and Stevie balance each other out and learn to stop making assumptions about each other was fantastic. Also Shippy coming around to Stevie’s choice of pizza topping had me laughing out loud and her response to his taste buds? Was. Brilliant. The pizza topping is question: pineapple and olives? Yes please!
As previously mentioned in my other reviews of Helena Hunting, I love the author’s writing style. It’s fun, easy going and makes for a quick, relaxing read. I always enjoy the balance between sports romance and romantic comedy that Hunting provides and it leaves me wanting more. I cannot wait to see what else she writes in future.