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Hat Trick

(Shots on Goal #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  166 reviews
One accident - a freaking car crash.

That’s all it took to send my brother’s and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn’t ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for
Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 3rd 2016 by Kristen Hope Mazzola
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Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story was a little hard for me to stay connected to. The beginning sucked me in right away & I loved where it was going. And then, it sorta derailed a bit (for me) & some of the details weren't what I wanted to read about.

What I liked
- We get 3 POV's: Myla, Gavin, & Myla's brother Brayden. Brayden's POV added a unique & interesting element to the voice of the overall story!
- Gavin & Myla together are SO sweet & fun & adorable!!
- Quirky dialogue. I SO enjoy the
Shelly hammett
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved this story!It was my first Hockey Romance book,but won't be my last!Can't wait to read more from stories from Khmazz!
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola is my first by her, and it is a quick and enjoyable read. The characters are likeable, the plot line is interesting, and the writing is good. It has all the markings of a quick and entertaining romance.

Myla and Gavin both come from dysfunctional families that plague who they are now, although they are very well adjusted adults. The two of them together have a very easy chemistry, and the affection and banter between them
Kristina at For The Love Of Books
Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola was a first for me from this author. I was one happy girl to finally find her. Loved the story although it did take some time to fall completely into the characters. The story is told in three POV. At first this was strange seeing how they were Myla the main girl, Brayden her brother and then Gavin the love interest and teammate to Brayden. I quickly found out you need all POV to get the whole story.

You have Brayden and Myla who have had a rough go of things los
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
HOLY HOCKEY HOTNESS! HELLO Gavin Hayes! I must start by saying that if anyone can write a fast, fun, instalove story, it's Kristen Hope Mazzola. Her books NEVER fail to pull me in, whisk me off and leave me well and truly satisfied.

Gavin and Myla are HOT! Like ice melting HAWT! I would have loved for them to have met earlier on in the book and begin their relationship sooner because Kristen writes two characters with such an intense, sizzling connection, I felt I wanted more. I needed more.

I l
AnessaRenee Reviews
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for a fast read? A scorching hot sports romance? I mean who doesn't like a hockey player. What about a sibling bond that's unbreakable? Teammate falls for the sister? This book has all of that and more. Myla finds herself in a situation that she never could have imagined. Her life was thrown into a complete tailspin. Can she regain her love for figure skating? Will she get over feeling like a burden to her older brother, Brayden? Gavin has his own issues he has to deal with also. ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book. And there were a lot of positives about it, but overall, it fell short for me.

I really liked the idea of the plot, and a hockey romance is right up my alley. I liked the dynamics of the main characters (Myla, Gavin, and Brayden) and how they were all related.

While the idea of the plot was good, I never felt like it was developed enough. The first 40% of the book gave a decent amount of background and built up the plot; however, the remainder of the book felt
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the story.
Anne Milne
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Kristen's work so this was a no brainer for me to read.
This is the story of Myla, Gavin and her brother Brayden. Myra was an aspiring Olympic skier until an accident stopped her dreams in their tracks. Gavin and Branden are hockey teammates who really don't get on.
I loved the closeness between Myla and Brayden, they support and love each other unconditionally really glad there was no sibling angst or rivalry.
Brayden is a bit of a player but when he shows an interest in Myla h
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
Hat Trick centers around two feuding hockey players and a sister. Hat Trick is also told from three different POV’s.

I loved each and every POV. Brayden is a fierce protector of his little sister Myla. Myla is trying to find a new path in life after a tragic car accident disrupts her previous path. Gavin is trying to make his dad (Coach) proud but is unable to. Then when the POV’s combine within each other, that’s when shit hits the fan. When Myla and Gavin meet for the first time an off the char
Kristen Mazzola
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

HAT TRICK, a standalone hockey romance!
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One accident - a freaking car crash.
That’s all it took to send my brother’s and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn’t ready to raise a younger sis
Renae McKenzie
I love me a good hockey based novel, so I was excited to get my hands on Hat Trick -- I may have also been swayed by the hockey hotness that is the cover... Sadly, this turned out to anything but a good hokey novel.

So I started with a sample off Amazon, and I was really impressed with story. So naturally I purchased the rest of the novel, and it was all down hill from there.

I can sum the whole book up in one word. Surface.

Everything is glossed over; time, relationships, backstory. There is littl
Diane Lynch
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: hockey-romance, ebook
Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola 3.5 of 5 Stars
Kristen Hope Mazzola is a heartwarming and fun read.  New York Otters hockey player Brayden Cox is left to raise his sister Myla, after a car accident kills their mother and injures Myla, fracturing Myla’s Olympic figure skating dreams. Otter’s captain, Gavin Hayes, doesn’t care for Branden Cox, his sister, on the other hand…This contemporary sports romance takes place in New York.  It is suitable for both new adult and adult audiences.
I enjoyed
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola is a hockey romance set in NYC. This story is told in three POV's: Gavin, Myla, her brother Brayden. Myla life is changed for ever from an accident at the age of 18. Brayden a professional hockey player stepped up to take care of his sister after losing their mother at a young age. Gavin, left by his fiance, at the alter a few years earlier won't let an woman close to him and treats them all like puck bunnies. This book to me felt really over edited. I felt lost ...more
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I wanted to so much to fall in love with this story. Myla, Brayden and Gavin were linked by the hockey playing fathers and probably could have had a very angsty, emotional story. Instead, this one fell flat to me with an unrealistic romance and storylines that left me hanging.

Myla and Gavin's romance was almost too easy, given everything else that was happening. They hide their romance from her brother. He's mad, but that seems to slip away
Erin Lewis
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 star Review Hat Trick by Kristin Hope Mazzola
This was a new author to me and I have to say I have no idea why. I really enjoyed this book, although it took me a while to get my head around it being told in 3 POV’s. It is told from the point of view of Gavin and Myla, as well as Brayden (Myla’s brother) and I did get a tad confused a couple of times.
Initially I thought Gavin was a jerk and at times I thought the same thing about Brayden. Myla is still coming to terms with the tragic accident w
Diane plourde
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is my first time reading a story written solely by this author and I enjoyed it very much. I read this in a matter of hours. This is a 5 star story.

ARC of Hat Trick written by Kristen Hope Mazzola willingly reviewed in exchange of an honest spoiler free review.

This is quite differently written, which I like different. There are 3 POV's, one from Myla, her brother Brayden and Gavin. At first I thought it was odd but quickly learned that it was important for the journey of these characters
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gavin has been made captain of the Otters Hockey team which his father is coach, and he earned it. He's worked hard through his life to get there, his father was hard on him emotionally and physically and his fiancé jilted him at the alter. So now his character tends to appear harsh and he's a bit of aa ass where women are concerned by treating them selfishly. A fellow player, Brayden: was left to look after his sister, Myla: when she and their mom were in a car accident and their mom unfortunat ...more
Sam Lewis
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review of Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola is for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog. It is a sweet sports romance. If you like hockey then this one is for you. I give it 5 Stars. I'm not huge on sports romances, but I have to say I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and definitely one-click worthy. Also, it was my very first Kristen Hope Mazzola book and I will definitely checking out her other ones. You should too if you haven't already.

Hat Trick is the story of Myla and Gavin. Ka
Theresa Alberts
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola is a light sports romance with a HEA. The story of the New York Otters was enjoyable, especially for a reader who is from NY. Myla and Brayden have been through a horrible tragedy, each affecting them in a different way. Brayden tries to move forward and take his anger and grief out on the ice while Myla hides away from the sport that once brought her happiness and dreams of Olympic Games. When Brayden finally get Myla to start living again, she meets Gavin the ...more
Oct 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Myla's life is turned upside down by a car accident that killed her mother and took away her chances of competing at the Olympics. She is left with her hockey playing brother to look after her. Falling for team captain is not in her plans.

There were parts of this story that I felt could have been explored more to provide a more complete read. It jumped through their story time wise quickly and it was told from Myla, Gavin and even her brother's POV. I felt as though I was dragged through the sto
Heather Pollock
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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QueenZany 3.5 STAR REVIEW
Hat Trick
Kristen Hope Mazzola

“Hat Trick” is an compelling yet endearing instalove romance!
Sweet story that flowed quickly. Plus I'm a sucker for instalove story. So it worked for me. Loved Myla and Gavin together they. They had that spark, charm and magic. I would only say the reason it was a 3.5 was since, I’m not keen on 3 pov’s. But that is just my opinion.

I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher" is sufficient for your disclaimer.

Becky Rendon
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved the idea behind this book. Play boy hockey player falls for team mate's sister.

I was disappointed though because it moves along so quickly. it has the potential to really stick but there's no depth. The dialogue becomes trite and sappy.

It was a quick read and it was fun. I wish the author had dug a little deeper. It's shallow and leaves a lot to be desired.

reviewed for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Anyone that knows me knows that I love Kristen Hope Mazzola's writing, and Hat Trick was no different for me. I loved the characters, the storyline, the banter and the friendships. The story itself was great, however, I did not enjoy the time gaps in the story, I felt I missed out on some major swoon worthy times. Maybe it's a sign of a second book? I guess we will see.

Do I recommend the book? Of course, the characters and storyline alone are worth the read.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

I received an ARC copy of Hat Trick in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity!

Review will be up on October 19th on my blog!

Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Want a quick sports read? This one is for you! This had 3 of my favorite things: hot men, hockey and romance. I read it in hours. It had 3 Pov's which made it into a different read but I enjoyed it. It started out sad but ended it in a good ol HEA! This won't be my last read from Kristen and I can't wait to read her next hockey book!
Dec 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book took me forever to read, it was very boring and the last 50% was so rushed it was pointless. Hope you have a better experience if you decide to read it!
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
The only reason I didn't give this one star is that it had potential. Everything was so rushed that I didn't connect with the characters.
Kathy Wideman
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Kristen and was excited to read this book. I wasn’t disappointed. Myla’s whole life was changed by a car accident. She was on her way to the Olympics as a figure skater. The car accident changed everything; she is lucky to be alive now. Myla’s brother Brayden is all she has now and he is happy to help her recover. Myla is happy that her accident didn’t derail her brother Brayden’s dreams as well. He is still drafted to his dream hockey team. Myla works on getting back to her old self and ...more
Sassy Southern
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book that I've read by Kristen and I really enjoyed it!! And it will not be my last and I have a couple on my to be read list now and I'm sure I'll add more as I go. I was very surprised and I'm not sure why but for an arc there was very little mistakes first off which usually I don't pay any attention to those anyway but I happened to notice that in this book and I wanted to put that out there. I also couldn't put this book down until I finished but it didn't take me long but ...more
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