On the Surface
Erin Collier is a pediatric nurse who's never seen a hockey game, but gets in line for Tim's aut ...more
Not good, not bad. You see a theme here?
Setting / Time / Genre: Current, San Diego
Length: 272 pages
Sexy times: Yes, I forget how descriptive or not descriptive they were. They did use the more common nomenclature ie rooster and kitty.
Plan on reading more by the author: Maybe
Synopsis: Hero is a hockey player traded to a San Diego based team. Heroine is a nurse. They meet at an autograph signing. Hockey player is among the older members of his team so has a fe ...more
Blog rating: A
His lips turned upward, but his eyes narrowed. “Sweetheart, this is not foreplay. I’ll show you foreplay. I’ll foreplay you all the way into tomorrow.”
Tim meets Erin at fan event when she gets in line for his autograph to give to a doctor that she has a crush on at the hospital where she works as a pediatric nurse. She has no idea who Tim is and doesn’t understand anything about hockey, but her doctor-crush loves hoc ...more
The story itself is cute. Nurse is trying to get an autograph from a hockey player, fan gets rough with her, NHL player defends her, they start dating, etc. I liked both characters, e ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was simply a fun, entertaining contemporary romance with the added benefit of a sports/hockey setting which I loved.
Tim is a pro NHL player coming close to the end of his career and starting out at a new team in San Diego. He's been one of the greats over his career and I liked that this book wasn't about him being washed up. In fact, he has a great year overall with his playing.
Erin is a nurse in the pediatric wing of the local hospital. She's not a hoc ...more
It's really refreshing to read about adults, handling themselves in adult ways. The way Erin and Tim (can I also say I liked that they had regular names?) met was really clever and adorable.
Tim Hollander was part of the team that just won the Stanley Cup but he was traded to the San Diego Barracudas to make a PR nightmare go away. He is fortunate he is now on a team with his two best friends; together they have committed to starting training camp in the best shape ever. They are not the young hot shots anymore, they need to play some great hockey and stay out of trouble. That was exactly what Tim planned on doing until a rowdy autograph seeker gets out of control. He is sure ...more
Erin tries to score an autograph for her crush, who is also her boss. When she gets into a fight with a guy in the queue waiting for an autograph of Tim, Tim jumps in and rescues her, to ease off the attention of the media after this new incident, Erin agrees to stay and explain the situation to the press along with hi ...more
I have to confess that I've read this book in five days? Maybe.
I was in a really blurry state of mind where I was studying my ass off and I NEEDED TO READ SOMETHING FOR PLEASURE.
Everything was so cute and perfect that it was meh.
Too much perfection.
At one point I was like, wait a minute, where are we going and what's the problem here. WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?
If something showed up like Tim getting hit, everything evolved in le ...more
I was wondering how this would hold up on re read. I really enjoyed it! Again.
4.5 stars. What a sweet romance! Tim could not have been sweeter. Slightly damaged from a terrible tragedy. Did not feel like I got to know Erin beyond the surface, but she was a solid heroine. Their relationship was totally driven by Tim, which I liked. And there was no real heart wrenching drama. It was a fun, light read. Just what I needed after a couple of dark ones!
safety gang (vi ...more
4.5 Sweet STARS
“I know. It’s fast. I just don’t see any reason to waste time playing games. I know how I feel about you.”
Told in 3rd person POV.
Tim Hollander, NFL player who has won two Stanley Cups, has been traded to the San Diego Barracudas after the “Bottlegate” incident when a fan trash talked about him and said something way too close to home (relating to the loss of his daughter). At age 33, he is not as young and fast as some of the new players so he works extra hard to impress the co ...more
That wasn't a huge problem. The bigger problem was that I didn't ...more
This is the first installment in the In the Zone series and I absolutely loved it. It was a story that sucked me in from the very beginning and I couldn’t it down. I enjoyed all of the characters especially Tim and Erin. There were couple of times that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud because of the situation. I loved when Tim took Erin ice skating and how the author describes the other kid skaters and how fast they were going around her. T ...more
I adore my hockey books, and while I’ve enjoyed many that I’ve read in the past, Willoughby absolutely blew me away with this one. This may be my new favorite hockey romance, or at least it’s in the top 3!
Tim loves playing professional hockey. It was always his dream, and one incident with a fan almost ruined his career. He let his temper get the best of him, and now he is paying the price by being traded to a new team. Tim i ...more
I had this book on my radar when it first came out and then quite frankly forgot all about it. It was recommended in a group I'm on Facebook and since I was feeling a need for a sports romance I gave it a go. And I'm so glad I did!
Fans of Jaci Burton's Play by Play should definitely check this series out. Revolving around one team of hot hockey players, ON THE SURFACE kicks off with a good dose of steam, and a side helping of sweet. This romance between one of the best players in the team and a
I'm not a lover of this particular cover as the model I just don't see as Tim. I do like the background colour though.
I really enjoyed reading this book but there was moments when I thought something huge would happen but it never happened the way I thought it would. I don't usually mind that I book isn't predictable but in this case I think it would have added more to the story because at times it was a littl ...more
The story follows a seasoned hockey player (Tim) as he works to remake his image in the league. He happens to meet a local nurse (Erin) by accident at a signing event, and the story unfolds. I don’t wa ...more
- The hero's past was Bottlegate, that fan was just and old plain asshole, and it's just wrong how the media crucify him on the smallest wrong, when he's such a nice guy.
- I liked his honesty as well, how right from the start he told the heroine he was interested, and kept up his pursuit not pushing or pressuring her.
- I ...more
That's it! I am a huge fan of Hockey Romance! It was a little slow starting but Tim just melts your heart. From the first encounter with him and Erin I was hooked!! They make such a good match and the things that Tim does....swoon! This story was really personal to me because I lost a baby sister very young so I know how heartbreaking that can be.
Fantastic job on pulling the emotions out. I was so sad to see it end but I thought it was wrapped up beautifully and I'm anxious to r ...more
I enjoyed the flow of this book, from all characters' perspectives. I found myself getting deeply involved with everything that was happening in their lives, even the ones that weren't the main focus. I could feel the emotion from every character. Loved this book! Now on to book 2!