REVIEW- STAY (WAGs #2) by Ellen Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

SYNOPSIS

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch—an anonymous virtual assistant service—is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting… until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth—that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!

 

Hailey Taylor Emery is a 29 yr. old woman who married her childhood best friend, & then recently divorced. They had known each other their whole lives and were well suited, but had no spark. Hailey and her ex started a business called Fetch, Inc. It’s Toronto’s premier virtual assistant company that’s open 24/7 & often caters to a wealthy customer base. They offer their clients the option to stay anonymous & have whatever they desire hassle free.

 

Hailey has been a bit too focused & obsessed with one of her clients. Sniper87 is her favorite client. They chat often since she does so much work for him. She’s developed quite the active fantasy life involving him, & thinks she may have figured out his identity. She’s pretty convinced her mystery customer is the hot forward for Toronto’s professional hockey team, Matt Eriksson. He’s her long-time celebrity crush. She’s dying to know if it’s Matt, but can’t cross that line professionally.

 

Matt Eriksson is a hockey star who got divorced last summer after his wife left him. His life now is focused around playing hockey & spending time with his four-year-old twin daughters. Since he divorced women were no longer a priority. He’s not interested in one night stands or anything serious, so he’s just not dating. The only person in his life that seems to understand him lately is a woman he’s never met. A woman from Fetch that he’s been chatting with for almost a year. While she’s catering to his every need he enjoys some harmless flirting. Recently his curiosity has taken over, & he’s dying to get a glimpse of her in person. He knows she’s a huge hockey fan, & he decides to offer her hockey seats to a game so he can finally see her.

 

-He makes my body light up in ways so foreign to me that it’s clear I’ve been doing something wrong my whole life.

-I want him all the time.

 

Matt & Hailey finally meet. They both are no stranger to heartbreak & find they have a lot in common. They begin spending time together and Hailey is a ball of nerves. She can’t look at the delicious body that’s starred in all her fantasies without wanting to touch him. Things soon heat up, & Hailey has never experienced the kind of all consuming passion Matt delivers. Feelings start to develop, but can they get over their past relationship hang ups long enough to have a future together?

I really enjoyed this book! Matt Eriksson was sizzling hot & super swoony!

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

Matt takes e so far out of my comfort zone that our first date caused me a week of shallow breathing and a loss of focus. I’ve never been so shaken by anyone.

 

 

I can’t get enough of the WAGs series! There’s just something about Hockey players that makes them so much sexier than any other type of athlete. Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen have successfully created another series filled with lovable Heroines and the sexiest and rugged group of professional hockey players who are sure to steal a reader’s heart. I found it impossible to put this book down and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it, but it was so worth the lack of sleep!

Hailey Taylor co-owns an online personal assistant service with her ex-husband. She and Jackson were childhood friends who eventually became romantically involved in high school and were married fairly young. Their relationship was always more of a friendship and lacking any passion. When Jackson asked for a divorce it broke Hailey’s heart but deep down she also felt relieved and their split was amicable. For over the past year, Hailey has been fantasizing about one of her clients, SNIPER87, who she has been communicating with via instant message. Her company protects the identity of their high profile clients and for that reason, she has never tried to look at his profile to find out who he is, but she has a gut feeling that she knows who he is. All clues point to him being one of Toronto’s sexiest Hockey players, Matt Eriksson. Hailey is a HUGE fan of Matt’s and so the highlight of her days are the instant messages she shares with him.

At thirty-years-old, Matt is one of the oldest players on the team. The days of having sex with a different puck bunny every night have long lost their appeal to him. Matt’s wife filed for a divorce over a year ago. Although their marriage was far from perfect and the love was practically non-existent, he was still shocked when his Ex declared that she wanted out of their relationship. They have four-year-old twin daughters, who are Matt’s world and not being able to live under the same roof with them has been a devastating blow. His ex was not thrilled with his career in hockey and blamed it for ruining their marriage. Since his divorce, Matt hasn’t been with a woman and he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to be in another committed relationship again.

Hailey and Matt have never met face-to-face, and Matt also fantasizes about Hailey. He saw a picture of a woman on her company’s website that he assumed was her and since then he’s harbored a little crush on her. Matt thinks of a way he can confirm if Hailey is the woman in the picture–he asks her to come to his place to walk his dog while he’s away for the weekend. Security camera footage in his condo gives him the proof that he needed. Once he sees the beautiful woman on his camera feeds, Matt decides they must meet in person.

Hailey is a complete mess whenever she is in the same room with Matt and he finds it super adorable. Eventually, he gets her to go out with him and while she jumps at the chance, Hailey also thinks Matt is way out of her league and that maybe the first guy she dates after her divorce shouldn’t be someone as sexy and amazing as Matt. Even as they start to spend an enormous amount of time together and Hailey becomes close with all of the WAGs, there’s still a little voice in her head that warns her not to get comfortable and that eventually, Matt will let her go.

While Matt is starting to have serious feelings for Hailey, he’s not sure if he can promise her a forever. His history with his ex has convinced Matt that he is not relationship material and that eventually, he’ll only end up disappointing Hailey.

Will Matt and Hailey be able to work through their baggage from the past?

STAY releases on June 20th! Make sure you add this to your Kindle libraries!!

➜ Amazon: http://geni.us/stayamazon
➜ iBooks: http://geni.us/stayibooks
➜ Kobo: http://geni.us/staykobo
➜ B&N: http://geni.us/staybandn

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