Score: Men of Hidden Creek

Series: Men of Hidden Creek #1
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Score specifically is one of my favorites in this series. I've read some AE Wasp before and I definitely enjoyed reading more! Entertaining blend of sweet and sexy, great balance of happy and drama. I enjoy the hockey connection and realism. In this book particularly I absolutely fell in love with both main characters and just want to hug all the kiddos too! I have to say I love how each child was developed as a character, I could picture them and see their personalities (i love 'making a family' books...but I hate when the kids seem like afterthoughts-they definitely aren't here!) I am hopeful we see more of this family and perhaps even oldest child Sean in a future story of his own.

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Yes, Author Amy Wasp has produced, created, cooked up another wonderful story. By now, I believe that this is a sure thing when I see this author's name in a new book. I loved her military series and this hockey series is even better. SCORE is one of those stories that is so smooth, so beautifully written that I think I have about 30 underlined excerpts. This is by far not a comedy and there are some serious topics but underneath it all there is a flavor of humor that persists in floating to the top!

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Blurb:

Home is where you make it.

Beau Hopper is good at goodbyes. A minor-league hockey player, he goes where the league tells him. Single and estranged from his family, Beau drifts without connections or commitments. He makes a living, not a life.

Former Marine Connor Casey’s life revolves around his siblings. After Hurricane Harvey took their home and a car-crash claimed their parents, Connor is determined to rebuild their house and their lives.

When Beau learns Connor might lose custody of his siblings if he can’t finish the rebuild in time, he volunteers to help in exchange for a place to stay, and it isn’t long before he finds himself in Connor’s bed. It takes more than passion and plywood to build a home, so when the league comes calling after Beau, Connor can’t ask him to stay... but how can he ever let him go?

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains eye-rolling teenagers, stolen kisses, and fewer noogies than you’d expect.

 

A little boy in a suit opened the front door at Beau’s knock. “Are you here for the wedding?” he asked.

“Wedding?” Driving up to the two-story plantation-style house, Beau hadn’t been sure he was at the right place.

Now he really wasn’t sure. He’d been expecting Connor, the hot mechanic from the auto shop, not a midget undertaker. Who was this kid?

“Yeah,” the boy said, turning and walking away from the open door. “Mac and Cheese are getting married. That’s why I’m wearing the suit. My name’s Benji. I’m six.” Despite sporting a miniature version of Connor’s haircut, the hair on the top of his head stuck up in the most accurately-named cowlick Beau had ever seen. And he’d seen a lot of people get licked by cattle.

“I’m looking for Connor? Connor Casey?” Beau said to Benji’s retreating back.

“He’s my brother,” Benji said. The kid kept talking as he walked down the hall. “We have a different last name, though, because he had a different dad. “Mine’s Bennett.”

Oh. Well, maybe Connor was babysitting. Beau hesitated, not sure if he should follow. He’d put the odds of Connor calling him for something besides the van repairs at fifty-fifty. He’d given a booty call the best odds, then coffee, then an actual date. Taking Beau up on his offer to help with his house in exchange for room and board was the dark horse in the betting pool.

But call he had, and that very same night. Beau had played it off like it didn’t matter to him either way, but the way his pulse had jumped at the sound of Connor’s voice said otherwise.

“Micah, I refuse to superglue a hat to a guinea pig’s head,” he heard Connor say with a hint of exasperation. “I am sure the ASPCA would have something to say about that.”

"Connor,” Benji yelled, “there’s a man with cool blue hair here for you.”

Beau rounded the corner, then stopped suddenly as his brain tried—and failed—to make sense of the tableau in front of him. Maybe he had fallen down some rabbit hole after all.

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