is the number one goalie for the San Diego Scorpions. Most people describe him
as willful and stubborn—sometimes even difficult to control. More often than
not, words fly out of his mouth without the benefit of passing through his
brain first. And women love him.
little sister of the former enforcer for the Scorpions, lives in Canada, where
she works with special needs children. After losing her job to downsizing, she
makes an extended visit to San Diego, forming a friendship with the errant
reminders that they are friends without benefits, Karen struggles to keep their
relationship platonic, but the more she shuts him down, the more he wants her.
Karen to slip under the sheets with him, or is he destined to be firmly
entrapped in the friend zone?
Cage’s Misconduct ~ 4 Kink review
How do you survive the Friend Zone?
Dalton “Cage” Booker is your typical hot head, hot shot, sexy NHL hockey player who enjoys a different woman in his bed. That is, until he see the “devil in the blue dress” at a party. When he shares his appreciation of her ‘curvy” allure to his teammates, his night ends with an almost broken nose. Of all the women, its Jody’s baby sister. Jody knows exactly what kind of guy Cage is and he does not want him near his baby sister.
Cage wants Karen and he will have her sooner or later. He sees his next conquest but his desires are crashed and burned when she lands him in the frustrating FRIEND ZONE. He tries at every possible opportunity to remind her they should be friends with benefits. In his quest, he finds himself falling in love and becoming a true friend. He wants Karen to see him as more than a friend and to prove to her she is not his next “puck bunny”.
This book is a fun, sexy read. Cage is cocky and confident, however you can not help but root for the guy. He is just lonely and uses his temper as a coping mechanism to keep his teammates at a distance. Cage “in reality” is actually a loner, dog lover, faithful son and best friend to his little brother. This is the real Cage that Karen knows and tries desperately to keep in the friend zone.
The writing was excellent when portraying the dislike between Karen’s brother Jody and Cage. However, Karen and Cage’s back and forth flirt party is a little too platonic at times. I love it when Cage (correction finally ♥) is able to steal a kiss or an ass squeeze from Karen; irritates her brother at the same time. However, so much flirting and denial could really blow up in your face and it takes a toll on the person you least expects.
I enjoyed the witty banter, the sense of family between the players and Cage’s desire to wait for Karen as long as it takes. He’s a former manwhore transferred into a lover who sees something more important than hockey.
things…and hockey. Give me a hockey game and I’m set! During intermission, I
read. Reading has always been a love of mine since I was a little girl. The
books have gotten a bit spicier though. I also like moonlit walks on the beach,
strawberries and champagne (ok, dirty martinis actually), and a strong man to
hold me…etc., etc., etc. 😉
It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.
in Philadelphia. The only thing left to say is….GO FLYERS!
(NHL Scorpions 2)