by Mignon Mykel
Prescott Family #1
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Hockey’s most eligible bachelor must run interference to get the one girl he can’t have.
I’d never even heard of Caleb Prescott, God’s gift to hockey. Who watches hockey anyways? Not me, I’m too busy with college and work. My part-time just for fun job has now asked me to recruit this player for a new dating show. Sounds easy enough. . .until he insists I become part of the show.
I only agreed to compete on the dating show to get closer to Sydney—the redhead pixie I’d do anything to see again. But unlike the women competing for my affection, or the puck bunnies desperate for my attention, Sydney isn’t impressed by my hockey skills. I never miss a shot, I don’t care if she calls interference, I’ll do anything to win her heart.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I have to admit Interference caught my eye with two words in its synopsis: hockey player. I cannot resist a romance with a hockey player as one of the main characters. Hockey romances are one of my favorites! That’s pretty funny considering I don’t even follow hockey, but there’s just something about them.
Interference was different from other hockey romances I’ve read. Instead of revolving around a college or professional hockey season setting, it took place in the off-season. There weren’t really any game scenes. The book mostly took place on a cruise ship. I’ve only read a couple of other books taking place on a cruise ship and Interference was by far my favorite. I think that was because of another super fun aspect of the book — the reality TV show.
Caleb, a famous hockey player, was approached by casting assistant Sydney to star in a new reality dating T.V. show. Caleb’s not really interested in participating or finding the perfect mate, but he finds himself unable to say no to Sydney. There’s something about the petite redhead that does something to him.
The more Caleb gets to know Sydney, the more he doesn’t want to do the reality show. But with no other choice, he’s forced to “date” all of the women Sydney chose for him that are supposed to be “his type”.
I absolutely loved the reality show aspect of this book and how it shaped Sydney and Caleb’s relationship. It added a humorous aspect and I loved how it painted the world of reality dating shows. I could imagine this whole scenario taking place in real life. There were so many barriers to them having a long-term relationship. I loved all the drama that came with the reality dating show.
Caleb was a fun male love interest. Not only was he a sexy hockey star, but he was a good guy. He was nice and respectful. I loved his close family dynamic. It totally cemented his good guy status. Sydney was also a great character. She was a career driven women who was both smart and beautiful.
Caleb and Sydney’s relationship was so much fun to watch unfold.The only thing that bugged me a bit about their romance was the amount of insta-love in the beginning. It was a little hard to believe that Caleb and Sydney would be so connected to each other after a week. The author tried to dispel my disbelief of the situation with a great point by Caleb’s dad, but it still seemed a little out there to me.
Interference was a really fun contemporary romance. It had three things I love in a love story: a hockey player, a cute romance and an interesting plot. I would highly recommend it to contemporary romance readers. It would be a great book to end your summer vacation with.
**I received an ARC from IndieSage PR in exchange for an unbiased review.
As she was about to rush into explaining when I would board the cruise-liner, as if I had agreed to it, I held up my hand. “Miss Meadows.” God that sounded too formal for a woman like her. “Sydney,” I tried again, definitely preferring the taste of it on my tongue. “How about we meet over coffee or something tomorrow? Ten?”
Her eyes widened slightly, just briefly, before she nodded with a fixed smile in place. “Of course. Yes, that will give you more time to let it sink in. So long as you agree to—”
I cut her off with a grin. While yes, this show was against everything I had ever thought for myself, I had a feeling that sitting with Sydney and talking to her about the show, as if I were agreeing to it, would be the only time I’d see this gorgeous redhead again. I didn’t quite know what was drawing me to this short pixie of a woman, but I definitely wanted to see her again. Tomorrow I’d have no time constraints and she could talk all she wanted.
But before I realized the words were out of my mouth though, I said, “I’ll do it,” agreeing to her pitch.
The smile filling her face wasn’t one I was about to take away, and her amber eyes danced, lightening just slightly to bring out fiery red specks. “We can discuss contestants tomorrow then. Wonderful. Oh, great!”
I had to swallow a chuckle at her obvious excitement. We agreed on a place to meet and I watched her leave out of the corner of my eye while heading toward the ice.
Like I said, I liked her ass.
DON’T MISS WHERE IT ALL STARTED…FROM THE BEGINNING, BOOK #0.5 IN THE PRESCOTT SERIES!
Synopsis: Before the Prescott name became big in the hockey world, there was just Noah Prescott, fighting for a spot on an NHL roster. Never did he imagine a simple note from a shy fan would speed up his world.
Ryleigh Scott had an issue talking to men, but she knew she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to Noah — potentially negative labels, be damned. Never did she imagine a simple note would start what could only be described as the beginning of the rest of her life.
This is Noah and Ryleigh — before the NHL contract, before the kids, before going back home.
This is Noah and Ryleigh from the beginning.
ABOUT MIGNON MYKEL
Mignon is a twenty-something (…getting awfully close to thirty-something) who resides in Wisconsin. An avid reader since her preschool days, she ‘blames’ her mother for teaching her to read during that all-important time during a forming brain. Some of her earlier memories of reading include her mother buying her a book at the mall — and finishing the book before they even returned home.
Writing happened soon after the reading started. Her first writing piece can be found in a box of other important papers from growing up. It’s about an apple who was her friend, but she had to eat.
The first series Mignon started to write was about a close family of one brother and his three younger sisters. She started writing this family and their friends in 2005, but as soon as the Prescott family took over her mind, the Ashbys fell silent. Maybe someday we’ll all hear from the Ashbys, but those Prescotts…. The Prescotts are excited to have their stories told.