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(San Francisco Thunder #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  687 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Not every goalie plays it safe...
As a publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, Dixie Braddock is too busy rescuing the players from trouble to get into any of her own. Except, of course, when it comes to the super hot new goalie. Because when a guy's kiss curls your toes and sets your heart on fire, how the hell do you just walk away? But if anyone ever ca
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Forever
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

Oh my gosh. This book. I loved this book! When this book made its way to my house, I really hadn't heard much about it. One look at that yummy cover and I bumped it close to the top of my reading schedule. I took another look at the cover and noticed the hockey stick and was completely sold so I decided to forget about reading schedules and just started reading this book. And I didn't want to stop. I fell completely in love with this
book bruin
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forever
Slammed is officially my favorite book by Victoria Denault! This book was pure perfection from start to finish and I didn't want it to end! Slammed is book 2 in the San Francisco Thunder series, but can be read as a stand alone. I do recommend reading the first book, however, since Score is fantastic and several of the characters, including the hero and heroine, appear in both books.

I loved Eli and Dixie right from the beginning and couldn't get enough of them! Their initial meeting was equal pa
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Slammed was the second book in the San Francisco Thunder series by Victoria Denault.

Elijah “Eli” Casco was the younger brother to the Thunder team captain, Levi. Eli was a goalie and started out in the minors but was called up to the NHL on several occasions until he got his big break. On one of those occasions he met Dixie Wynn, a Thunder PR rep, and the sister to one of the star players, Jude Braddock. Eli and Dixie didn’t know the other’s background and they shared an unforgettable kiss but t
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you HBG Canada for sending me this ARC of Slammed by Victoria Denault!!

So unfortunately I haven't read the first book yet about Jude and Zoey but I have it ordered and I'm going to read it as soon as possible!

I love love love hockey romance novels! I think it's because I'm into hockey and I actually enjoy watching it so reading some novels about it is always a huge plus!

Dixie and Eli are the focus of this book! Dixie is Jude Braddock's youngest sister and PR person for the NHL team he pl
Samantha (WLABB)
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I L-O-V-E-D this book! I am generally a big fan of hockey romances, and I have enjoyed the books I read in Denault's Hometown Players series, but this book just had the perfect combination of all my favorite elements.

Dixie Braddock, publicist for the San Francisco Thunder and kid sister of their star player, who is trying to keep the sister thing under wraps as she makes her way through the PR ranks of the Thunder's organization.
Eli Casco, an up and coming goalie, who came
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***

4.5 Stars

So many forbidden romances aren't really forbidden and end up resolving with none of the drama that the characters expected, so in a way, I really enjoyed this one. Eli is a goalie and Dixie is in the PR department for the San Francicso Thunder hockey team. A relationship is forbidden, and termination for the PR person in the relationship is a guarantee.

So, this becomes about 2 people who want to be together, and who can't, bec
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
It was strongly suggested I read Slammed, so I went against my policy of starting a series from the beginning and picked this one up. I'm so happy that I did. It was a really fun book. Eli and Dixie had the most amazing chemistry from the beginning to the end and I didn't get that romance reading anxiety from the break-up that almost always comes. Because of how the story was written I wasn't anxious for the dreaded moment and I really appreciated
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
I can’t put my finger on what exactly made it so, but this book felt deeply romantic to me. Like, I can’t even tell you how many times I sighed and swooned, and generally bubbled over with happy-hearted satisfaction. Slammed somehow managed to be adorable, sexy, giggle out loud funny, and full of whatever that magic it is that puts butterflies in my belly and giant blissed-out smiles on my face. To put it simply: I loved it. L-O-V-E-D it.

Eli Casco. Lord, y’all. This guy. I could not have adored
Jenny Jo Weir
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ok-read, swoon-worthy
Meh. It was fun and easy. Not much to it. Cute continuation of the series. I am enjoying the sisters and each ones dynamic personality. My favorite thing about this series is the family ties and vibe between the siblings. It’s what has me hooked. The personal love stories aren’t horrible either, just OK.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dixie has the job of her dreams and has worked hard to get to where she is at in PR for the Thunder hockey team. Nobody she works with knows she is Jude’s sister and she plans to keep it that way. One unexpected meeting in an elevator changes everything for Dixie. She meets Eli Casco, Levi’s brother who plays for the Storm team.

Eli has issues and needs to get through them if he wants any chance at playing for the Thunder team. Something awful happened to him on the ice that almost cost him his
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Our flame was extinguished before it even got to glow. But damn, I can still feel its warmth, and it’s nice to know he can too.

Guys, guys, guys. You need to be reading this series from Victoria Denault. Slammed is only the second book of hers I have read and yet, I am already addicted to her style of writing. There’s just something about it, about this book. I don’t know that I can quite explain it, but it’s tangible and it’s real and it just maybe doesn’t have a name. Except for WOW. This book
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley and voluntarily left a review

Something about the heat that Victoria's fictional hockey heroes demonstrate both and an off the ice, keep me addicted and waiting impatiently for the next book. So every time I have a chance to crack open a new read by the talented Victoria Denault and catch another glimpse at love with these muscled book boyfriends, I am over the moon with excitement. This go around Victoria gives us a delicious goalie and a stubborn and sassy PR r
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am here for the sassy banter! I mean, HOLY CRAP! These two characters are the most fun. Dixie is smart, driven, and hilarious. Eli's lines will make you literally laugh out loud. But the best part is that both of these characters are dealing with some very real and very deep shit. It's just so realistic. Bad things happen, life throws us some real curveballs, but we have to keep going. The humor makes it all the more bearable.

I read this series out of order, which was totally okay, but man I w
The Book Lover
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this is the best book ever written by this author!!! This was romantic, sweet, funny and amazing wrapped up in one amazing story!!’ Thank you for writing a wounded hero with a quirky and sassy heroine!! It was the perfect combination!!!
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Victoria's books and devour them - cant wait for the next one!

I just loved Eli & Dixie and did not want it to end!!!
Miranda Kenneally
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really good!
1-Click Addict Support Group
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Family, feels, heat and hockey – be still my heart….

I couldn’t wait to dive into this second in the series as Dixie and Eli’s non-affair sizzled, simmered and exploded! This series is all about relationships – between lovers, siblings, brothers and sisters of the heart as well as blood and hockey family. They get along, they argue, they rejoice and they grieve and their lives are the sound-bite for real life. Hunky hockey players and kick-butt women live and breathe that life with so much heart
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is only the third book of Ms. Denault's that I've read but she's very quickly becoming one of my go to authors. I'm a huge fan of Hockey (I am Canadian...It's kinda in my blood 😉) and an even bigger fan of romance novels. Combine the two and you've got the perfect read for me. And this book has so much more than just hockey and romance. I loved the connection that formed between Dixie and Eli which quickly developed into an emotional and amazing relationship. I'm hoping we get more in this ...more
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
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San Francisco Thunder, Book #2
By Victoria Denault
ISBN# 9781455597680
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

They met in an elevator. An elevator that broke down with them inside, making her late for an introduction to her idol, the only female hockey franchise owner in the league. He had just been called up from the Thunder’s farm team for a game. His pick-up lines were corny, but his kiss was smoking hot
Happily Mary After
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Victoria Denault’s hockey romances, and Slammed is another winner. Eli and Dixie fall for each other from when they first meet, but Dixie hesitates to act on her feelings when she discovers Eli plays for the for the minor league team of the one she works for. There’s a rule against coworkers dating, and Dixie is doesn’t want to jeopardize about her career. Eli is sexy and charming, and he convinces her to give him a shot, and they are utterly endearing together. Eli is attempting to move ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

Do you enjoy cheesy pickup lines and hot hockey players? If you answered yes, and why wouldn’t you, I suggest that you pick up Slammed by Victoria Denault.

Dixie Braddock is the publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, her job is to keep the players out of trouble. It is an absolute no-no for her to get involved with any of the players on the team, but the new goalie is hard to resist and soon has her hoping no one catches them. If
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it

It's no secret I love sports romances. Slammed is super fun. A quick read.
Was the chemistry flying off the page? No. But I could feel it.
A strong family dynamic is also a major plus.
Downward dog
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

This is the second book in the San Francisco Thunder series. I love reading Victoria Denault’s engaging and sexy stories about hot hockey players. This is a charming story with great dynamics between the characters and lots of scorching chemistry. The story has a good plot line is filled with sexual tension and the interactions between th
Despite only seeing one hockey game in my life, I’m actually a big fan of hockey romances. There’s something about the fast paced and physical game that makes for very attractive heroes. Minus the missing teeth of course. Victoria Denault has been a consistent favorite of mine in the hockey genre and I’m very sad that this is her last hockey book for a while. Slammed continues the San Francisco Thunder series. In the previous book, we were introduced to the heroine, Dixie, whose older brother, J ...more
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
This story was somehow both a light, easy read and a highly emotional one at the same time. It had an insta-love feel to it while simultaneously feeling like a slow-burning romance. This book is basically an enigma in the absolute best way.

I get so excited when I’m able to really fangirl over the heroine as easily as I swoon for the Hero. Dixie was strong, independent and basically just all around badass. She struggled with her feelings for Eli and her need to keep her distance for her career st
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The moment Dixie Braddock's eye's land on Elijah Casco she is completely taken with him, then he speaks to her, and the temperature in the tiny little elevator their sharing starts to rise...and her panties start to melt. The man is beyond gorgeous, tempting as hell, but also very off limits... the Thunder takes their no dating co-workers policy very seriously, and Dixie isn't about to lose her job over any man... no matter how hot he maybe!

Eli Casco is madly in love the moment he meets Dixie s
Lynn Brooks
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Flirting leads to more than they bargained for in the next San Francisco Thunder novel! Eli and Dixie grabbed my attention from the very start with their adorable flirtiness of semi-forbidden lust! As I got deeper into each of their back stories, it made me grow even fonder of each of them. He had a past trauma that haunted him no matter how much he tried to overcome it, she had a heartache happening that she had no control over ... each looking for comfort in their own way, but finding the stre ...more
patrick Lorelli
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-sports
The second book in this series and it was good as the first even though both were different. This one has Dixie Braddock as the teams Publicist and is working towards a goal for her five year plan. One of the rules of the team is no dating between employees especially the women with the players. If it is found out the female is let go nothing happens to the player of course. Now she meets a goalie from the minor league club named Eli Casco, whose brother plays for the team. Now with the club for ...more
Karen Voitik
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
>Book review – Slammed
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 2nd book in the San Francisco Thunder series and ends with an HEA. Jude’s sister, Dixie is the PR director for his team, the San Francisco Thunder. She uses a different last name so no one accuses her of nepotism. Eli is a minor league goalie, attracted to Dixie. He suffers some PTSD due to a horrific injury he survived. A no fraternization clause threatens the relationship between Dixie and Eli when Eli is called up to play.
Lisa Anne
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dixie works PR for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, which her brother also plays on. But she uses a different last name so no one knows that they’re siblings. She wants to succeed on her own merits. She’s very driven.

Then along comes Eli, the goalie for the Thunder’s farm team, the Storm. Elijah has hilarious, cheesy pick-up lines and he and Dixie have great chemistry. But the Thunder has a no fraternization policy. Except, Elinis on the Storm, not the Thunder. So Dixie and Eli get togethe
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