Broken Hearts: A Hate-to-Love Hockey Player and Figure Skating Romance (Campus Nights Book 3)
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She's a college athlete about to skate for the last time, and nothing is going to throw her off course. Omg I absolutely loved this book, Rhett has always intrigued me, not appearing as much in previous books as other characters did. This is a well written story which is sweet, and with witty banter, emotions, fantastic, engaging, and relatable characters, and is a humorous and addictive page turner. From the beginning of this series Carrie was over the top and I liked that it didn’t stop cold turkey just because they were broken up.
And brilliantly so far this is the only couple who don’t already have some sort of connection to one another- somehow the characters with the least foundation have their connection challenged the most, and that makes it feel rewarding and makes their connection feel more unbreakable. When I first started reading, I kinda thought this could be a fun read because the scene with Rhett hooking up with a girl he fell asleep on, plus his and Sienna's first meeting was pretty funny. He may be a big, tough hockey player, but he’s also a sweet, vulnerable man and I really enjoyed that side of Rhett.Broken hearts is the third book in the series, but can still be read as a standalone which I did this time because I couldn't tone down the excitement over the hockey player/figure skater trope (! I can’t get enough of her storytelling and the entire Campus Nights crew- my favorite series yet from an author I can’t get enough of! There are some heavy moments in this story that Rhett and Sienna go through, but I love how they navigate things together and with the help of their crew rooting for them together and as individuals. Rhett and Sienna journey was an emotional rollercoaster as we follow them through their first not so friendly encounter on the ice (what a better place for a figure skater and a hockey player), to the blossom of a deeper feeling, to their insecurities and fears, to the hardest hurdle that life puts on their way, till their well deserved happy ending. A warning though, towards the end the story takes a sharp turn and gets quite heavy so be aware of that before you dive into the story.
The characters from the books before play a great role in this book as well, which made me really happy, as I’m totally in love with all of them! She’s the epitome of strong and independant, forced to keep to herself because of her heart condition.
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. One thing I love about Jenshak's books is that they all aren't just revolving around one sport, but several. Not her worries about finding a job after college, not the whispers of last year’s accident on the ice, and not the cute hockey player who keeps asking her out. I mean, in my crazy fantasy I thought that trope would mean, I don't know, fights about ice time and hatred of each other sports for taking practice time? Broken Hearts is truly a perfect addition to this series, but also a really good book read as a standalone.
Well actually it turned into something big, but I cared so little and it didn't seem to matter much since throughout the whole book Rhett kept complaining about her. This was an amazing experience, I recommend to read it and I'm sure these characters will steal your heart. This book has so much going on and a lot of emotions being spread around as it’s most of the guy's senior year.I would have liked it to create more tension into the romance, but in the end I realized it was perfect as it was. Sierra - let me tell you about Sierra, this character is hands down my favorite character that Jenshak as written. When she isn’t writing, you can find her attending local sporting events, hanging out with family and friends, or with her nose buried in a book. Both Sierra and Rhett are supportive of each other’s sport and understand the physicality of what it takes to be a collegiate athlete. I've read almost every single one of Rebecca's sports romance novels and loved them all, including Rhett and Sienna's book.
I was so excited at the end of the previous book where single Rhett finally came out and seeing him in this novel was so great. Sienna barely resisted him, and her worries about him being a player who would hurt her felt very forced and also didn't amount to anything. And Rebecca handles a heavier story with such aplomb- keeping the sweet lightness I love about her stories while also making space for more angst and the more complicated emotional components to this story. He lost his way a bit as he struggled through the events in the story but he got himself back on track at the end. End of the previous book, they broke up, so it was time to see how a guy who had never really been single would deal with dating.After their initial inauspicious meeting and Sienna’s misconception about Rhett’s character, they form a tentative friendship that’s sizzling with chemistry. Even though my favourite sports to read about are hockey (like this series is) or football, I do crave different settings and new things to learn about from time to time. Initially, she has the wrong idea about him, so she keeps putting him off, but soon realises that he really is a nice guy – not just nice, but super-hot, too! It had a lot of depth and emotion to it and some unexpected twists that kept me fully engrossed the whole story. As much as I love a possessive or jealous hero, I actually really enjoyed Rhett in this book and how secure he was with Sienna.