Waiting to Win | Evey Lyon
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Connor Spears is hockey royalty who most definitely never planned to accidentally marry his childhood irritation Hadley Crews.
Connor is smug, grew up destined for his hockey career, and he’s irritatingly good-looking. He was also my next-door neighbor growing up. He wouldn’t give me the time of day and made it clear he would never be friends with me, the ballerina and daughter of a baseball legend. Except for that one time. Years later, one hazy night, and now he’s apparently my husband according to the paper next to his bed in a Vegas hotel room. You would think we would have it annulled, but he needs to clean up his image, and I’m a sucker for his occasional glances.
So, we agree to stay married.
Rumor spreads fast in Lake Spark, and the responses of our parents, who are best friends, well, uh… they’re mixed. But the problem with marrying for convenience is that you discover secrets about each other. You learn things too, like how he is by far more protective of you than you thought, or how sharing a bed brings out his dominant side. The thing is, it turns out that I may mean more to Connor than he’ll ever admit. When life throws me another twist, I need a real husband to support me. And it turns out that Connor may have always been offside, waiting to win…
Connor and Hadley bring heartwarming steam to this marriage-of-convenience romance with a hint of enemies-to-lovers and a dash of unrequited love. Waiting to Win can be read as a complete standalone and is the second book in the interconnected Lake Spark Off-Season series which is a spin-off of the Lake Spark series that includes their parents’ stories. For lovers of small-town romance with a touch of hockey.
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When I realized we were going to get the next generation from Lake Spark, I knew Hadley and Connor’s story was going to be an absolute sensation. The banter between these two is smoking hot and checked off every attribute I desire in an enemies to lovers. I felt like Connor’s reason for pushing Hadley away and creating the environment for her to hate him was a little odd, but ultimately, I chalked it up to their immaturity at the time.
There are a lot of emotions in this book – especially if you’ve read the first-gen books and fallen in love with the Spears and Crews families. When the son of a hockey legend (and one in the making himself!) marries the daughter of a baseball legend, there are a lot of things that have to happen. I love how Connor’s teammates give him a hard time, yet play a crucial role in helping push him out from behind his protective walls. Hadley is great at giving it as good as she gets, often putting the egotistical young man in his place.
I highly recommend reading the parents’ books first so you’ll get a feel for the little glimpses of history we get with these two. It makes it even better of a read!
About the Author:
Evey writes heartwarming romances with steamy moments, often in small-town settings with an element of sports. An American from the Midwest, she now lives in a tiny country in Europe where it rains a lot. That is probably why she occupies her days typing away on her laptop with music on repeat and slow-roast coffee nearby. Oh, and she vows to never break up with cake.