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(San Francisco Thunder #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  850 ratings  ·  139 reviews
He's used to winning, but now he's playing with his heart.

Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That's how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn't have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn't have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he's with a different woman every night.
ebook, 368 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Forever
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳Second chances at finding the one and only are beyond rare to find, but Victoria Denault introduces not only the impossible but also the rare opportunity to falling in love with her characters such as Jude and Zoey…

➳Knowing each other from the early years of childhood, Jude and Zoey have once again rekindled in this new epic love story. Not only is the ability of finding love for the second time, and somewhat never loosing it is a message sent by Victoria, but she has also brought her comfo
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This is one of those books that grew on me over time.

Score was my first book by Victoria Denault, and I was positive, at the start, that this was a spin-off from another series. Now that I'm finished, I'm not so sure, but the way the story starts off seems like there is a backstory there that readers should have prior knowledge of.

It is pretty strange how this whole weird side story about a love triangle is just placed into the story, like we should know what happened in the past, and I almost
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
This was definitely an impulse read. I found an ARC of this at a local bookstore a long, long time ago. I must admit that I only got the ARC because of the cover. Anywho, I decided that this had sat on my shelf for long enough so I finally read this.

Honestly, it was less scandalous than two-years-ago-me expected it to be. I literally hid this in my closet because I thought it'd be super scandalous and innapropriate

But nope! It was just a classic steamy sports romance.

This second chance romance
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Review added:

Score was the first book in the San Francisco Thunder series by Victoria Denault and focused on the local NHL franchise. I'm a Denault fan through her Hometown Players series.

Jude Braddock was the gorgeous, arrogant, and confident NHL hockey star. He was loyal to family, friends and his team. Not so loyal to women.

Zoey Quinlin was the beautiful childhood friend to Jude and his three sisters. She is in the middle of a bad divorce and she's starting over. She's feisty and strong.

1-Click Addict Support Group
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hockey, heart, love and sexy….

I love this author’s stories. L-O-V-E them. They usually have a lot to do with hockey which immediately catches my attention but the characters, they always capture my heart. Their capacity to make mistakes and recover. Their ability to be human – compassionate, loving, angry, cranky, bitter, funny, sarcastic - and everything in between. Real people with problems of the heart, AND hockey? Well, just set up the IV because I don’t want it to stop…

Jude and Zoey’s story
5 Jude and Zoey Stars

I really enjoyed this second chance romance featuring a hot hockey NHL player and a very sweet heroine who I adored from the first page.

Jude and Zoey are both 28 but they have known each other since they were teenagers. She was the rebellious girl who babysat his little sisters and he was the starry eyed love struck boy who crushed hard on the Preacher's pretty red headed daughter. They nearly get it together but it's not to be and they part ways and lose touch but each has
book bruin
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this second chance sports romance! There was the perfect amount of swoon, angst, humor, and sexy times. This is the first book in the author's San Francisco Thunder series and is told from the points of views of both the hero and heroine, Jude and Zoey.

I will be completely honest. The reformed manwhore is my least favorite hero. I don't expect my heroes to be saints or anything, but having close to or over a thousand sexual partners is a tough pill to swallow for me. I just always have a
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Score by Victoria Denault was a sweet, fun, steamy and very entertaining read.
A great start to the San Francisco Thunder series.


The storyline was well written, Jude and Zoey were likable, relatable and endearing characters that touched my heart with their story.
Score was a great read and a very good start to the San Francisco Thunder series.

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Jessica Alcazar
This book ticked off quite a few positives for me:

second chance romance
sports theme
reformed playboy
strong female lead

The chemistry between Jude and Zoey was palpable from the start. You felt it in the prose of the book. It sizzled even when they were pushing at each other. LOVE! These two are going to get on your last nerve at the same time as your heart is singing. You will root for them even when Jude is not such a likeable guy. Because believe me when I say .... there are time you will NO
Jenny Jo Weir
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ok-read
Pleasant, fun and enjoyable read. Cute but not incredibly memorable as I read it just a few short days ago and seriously struggled remembering the plot and ending; though that might say more about my memory retention than the book itself…the world might never find out. Haha.
After serious concentration on my part, I was able to recall things I very much liked about it, such as his 3 sisters and the whole dynamics between them all. I also liked there wasn’t too much drama nor a huge reveal; it was
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it

Score is book one of Victoria Denault's San Francisco Thunder series. Although it is a first book it really felt like this was a spinoff or had a novella before it. The whole backstory of Jude and his best friend and ex-girlfriend was, to me, kind of annoying and made the the whole story predictable. The characters were good, Jude is my favorite kind of reformed manwhore. He started before the beginning of the book and once he saw Zoey again he didn't see anyone else. Zoey is in the m
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Score
Series: San Francisco Thunder #1
Author: Victoria Denault
Publisher: Forever
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance
Page Count: 368 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That's how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn't have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn't have that problem anymore, though.
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

ARC received via publisher for an honest review

Hockey hottie? Check!

Second chance? Check!

It is no secret that I am a sucker for a hockey player story, but throw in a blast from the past/second chance romance and you had me at hello.

I am not always a fan of the reformed manwhore story, however Score definitely had a different feel to it than that. His history with Zoey is a big part of that feel. The way Ms Denault has written his story is another big part.

Oh Zoey, how I adore you. T
Diane Lynch
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Score (San Francisco Thunder #1) by Victoria Denault Victoria Denault’s SCORE is the perfect start and name to the San Francisco Thunder Series.  Hockey star, Jude Braddock, is given a second chance with his childhood crush, Zoey Quinlin.  This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.  I love Victoria Denault’s Hometown Players series.  I was thrilled when I discovered she was coming out with another hockey romance series.  I was not disappointed. I loved this book. 
The char
Bookgasms Book Blog
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
Sometimes I sit down to write a review and the only thing I can come up with is: SQUEE!!!!!

This is one of those times. I am just completely crazy about Jude and Zoey's love story. This was my first book by Victoria Denault so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was an engaging, witty, heartfelt and damn sexy story that kept me glued to my kindle and shooting off messages to my friends about the fantastic hockey romance I was currently devouring.

I think that second chance romance is one of
patrick Lorelli
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-sports
This was a very good book about two childhood friends, who grew up together both skating one hockey and the other figure skating. When as teens Jude Braddock leaves for hockey school and Zoey Quinlin leaves foe Nationals and a shot at the Olympics. Now years later only Jude’s dream has come true playing hockey and by some people standards he is at the top of his game. For Zoey her dreams ended with allegations of bribes, cheating, and not wanting to show her face in public. Now working for an ar ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hi okay wow.

This was so great..... LIKE SO GREAT. I loved Zoey and her maturity in this story. I loved Jude and how he smartened the hell up as soon as Zoey was back in the picture. I loved that their fall out didn't take up majority of the book's plot.

Victoria Denault is a new author for me and one I will gladly and DEFINITELY revisit for the rest of the series and whatever comes before/after it. Her writing style is totally up my alley and one that I effortlessly fell in line with. I didn't w
Susan Trewick
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this author, I've read all her books and jumped at the chance of reading this book, I wasn't disappointed. I devoured this book in a few hours, it's my favourite book by this author so far! It's a sweet, sexy, funny, second chance romance read. I loved Jude, hes unapologetic about his manwhore ways and doesn't really care what people think about him. I loved how he was in a relationship and didn't even realise! Zoey, although going through a rough divorce, doesn't let that stop her from g ...more
Holy crap! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book. Victoria Denault has been on my radar and TBR for about a year now, but I never got some time in my reading schedule until now. And honestly, I could just kick myself for not making time for her sooner. Victoria's writing style is amazing. She likes to describe her writing style as a cross between Christina Lauren and Nicholas Sparks. And while I agree with that description wholeheartedly, I think she is all that and more. She reminds me a lot ...more
J. Haney
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
First and foremost I love Second Chance Romances. Then we add in a sports theme and strong female lead. My first book by Denault and let me tell you she doesn't disappoint. Zoey and Jude's chemistry was so intense from the very beginning. What do you expect with a strong female lead and a man whore? Nothing but the best that's what and with Denault you got it. I'm so ready for book two!
May 18, 2017 added it
won from a giveaway. came on the ups truck this afternoon. I just love winning books.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh here’s a new hockey series and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Jude is a hockey player for the San Francisco Thunder. He’s a player and hates relationships. Apparently he loves hook ups a bit too much since he has randoms showing up at his doorstep in the middle of the night. Jude has 3 fun and sassy sisters that love to egg him on. Dixie lives close by and also works for the San Francisco Thunder. When Dixie runs into an old childhood friend who used to babysit her one day, they make plans to g ...more
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was just going to be fun. A distraction, a blast from the past, a final shot at a long-lost conquest. But I didn’t conquer anything. I surrendered.

I'm not entirely sure how Score came to be my first read from Victoria Denault, but let me start by assuring you it will not be my last. After all, I am a sucker for a good hockey romance, and for an excellent second chance romance, and this one has those two things stitched up. It has the right mix of swoon, sex, humor and heartache—n
Sarah  (sarahandherbookshelves)
It took me a little bit to get into this book. But once I got into it I really enjoyed it. I loved Zoey. She was an awesome heroine. I also loved Jude's family. I thought the author got the brother/sister vibe right and I loved how they where so close. The ending was also amazing and me me sooo happy <3.
I cant wait till I picked up Slammed and get to learn more about Dixie!
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
4.5 Stars

Everyone knows how much I love Victoria's Hometown Players series (#TeamDevin), so when I found out she was doing a spin-off hockey series I was ecstatic!!

Let me start this review by talking about Jude. Honestly, he's not a very likeable guy at first. He's a cheater and kind of a pig when he talks about women. It seems as though his number one goal, outside of winning at hockey, is to sleep with as many women as possible. He doesn't do relationships. He tried once, and failed miserably,
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by Forever via NetGalley***

There were a lot of things about this title that I really enjoyed. I liked Zoey and Jude together, and I liked that this relationship felt different for both of them, that they both stated that they had never had another relationship like this. That is what you want in a romance, to know that the characters are all in, and you believe that.

I like that Jude was reformed, or working on being reformed, and that you see that his actions and the way they hav
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Chelsea | WithHerBooks
Jude Braddock, ah! I mean he's frustratingly swoon-worthy, not to mention a total stud and lovable to the core. Book boyfriend approved.

While, Zoey Quinlin is the epitome of a strong, independent woman that handles what life throws at her, head on. What an adventure with these two, and that ending !!

I hope to see glimpses of them in the future San Francisco Thunder novels. Next up is Dixie & Eli's story in Slammed, December 5, 2017 - CAN'T WAIT 👏🏼
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