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The First Intermission

(Indianapolis Eagles #6)

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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  49 reviews
The core group of friends who found their happy endings are back, still loving hockey almost as much as their women. Now, four years later, the Eagles find themselves in the finals, with home ice advantage and on the cusp of winning the Stanley Cup once again.

It all started with a second chance, for Becca to just say yes to forever.

And is Kinley still living the dream afte
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published May 30th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published May 19th 2019)
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Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great read
Lisa Hemming
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Indianapolis Eagles Series is one of my favorites and I always wondered what the future held for the fun couples. Samantha Lind has answered my question with her latest book “The First Intermission”, which takes place four years after the last installment. Time has passed, their lives are different but the love between the couples has grown stronger and their friendships are everlasting.

Becca and Scott are still very much in love and she needs to support him as he makes an important decision
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Paulette
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books where we get to look back into the lives of characters we met and fell in love with in previous stories. Well in this book we get to reacquaint ourselves with several couples we met in the Eagles Hockey series.
What’s fascinating it’s 4 years later and all these individuals have been living their lives and have extremely interesting developments. To me it’s like visiting with friends you haven’t seen in a few years but have continued to keep in touch with. Just because you haven’t s
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Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
I received a review copy of the book First Intermission before release for an honest review.

This was a very fun story for fan of this series. It is titled Book 6 in the series but its really 5.5 as it connects between book 5 and book 7 which will be out in the Fall of 2019. You must read books 1-5 or you will be so lost in this story.
Even though I have read all the books at times I had to remind myself which story they came from. This story features all the characters 4 years after Reese and Aus
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Bibliophile  Chloe
Oh how I loved this idea! A book solely dedicated to the past characters in the Indianapolis Eagles series!

I have loved every one of these characters and to see what the future holds for them is fantastic!

Ms. Lind has a talent to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary! When you read this you will see what I mean!

From kids and marriage, to love and friendship, you get it all in this!

Oh and let me not forget to tell you, you get heat, you get smexy times and come on, hot hockey players wit
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Christi Fowler
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: The First Intermission
Author: Samantha Lind
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romance-sports (hockey)
Standalone: Not really
Part of a Series: book 6 of the Indianapolis Eagles series
POV: multiple
Steam Level: quite toasty at times
5/5

The First Intermission takes place four years after Austin and Reese's book Against the Board. It's basically an extended epilogue for all the couples we've already met and fell in love with in the earlier books. The First Intermission allows us to catch up with the coupl
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
The First Intermission is book six in the Indianapolis Eagles series and while the series books can be read as a standalone (if this is what you chose to do), this book cannot and should be read after you read the series. It’s like we won the Stanley Cup this time! Haha. In this book we get to see all our favorite characters with a “Where are they now?” and “Where are they heading from a team aspect?” I loved how the author made it into one story with all characters.
You will fall in love with t
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Renee Entress
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, series, hockey, read-2019
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, updates, and sweet love.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading them first:
Just Say Yes (Indianapolis Eagles Series #1)
Scoring the Player (Indianapolis Eagles #2)
Playing for Keeps (Indianapolis Eagles)
Protecting Her Heart (Indianapolis Eagles #4)
Against the Boards (Indianapolis Eagles, #5)

This is a little about all the couples. You get updates on them all. What they have been up to since their stories and all the ne
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Melena Torretta
May 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, 2019
The First Intermission features couples and characters from the first five books in Samantha Lind's Indianapolis eagle series.

As with her previous books this is told in first person POV, and in this case the narrator changes from chapter the chapter. This was a little confusing when the narrator became someone who did not appear at all in the series before or was not one of the couples in previous books.

I think I would have liked it better if each couple had a short story instead of alternating
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Jennifer Copeland
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The First Intermission by Samantha Lind is a fantastic book! This is the 6th book in her popular Indianapolis Eagles series. I am enjoying reading this series so much! I am also learning about hockey and I am not a person that loves sports. Make sure that you read the first five books in the series before you read The First Intermission.
The First Intermission by Samantha Lind, she gives us an update on all of the characters from the previous books. It was fantastic reading about what has been go
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Shelly Reynolds
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"I turn toward the voice that has haunted my dreams since I first heard it all those weeks ago. The one I've dreamed of many nights. The one girl I can never touch because of who she is."

Wow! This book is packed with love, new changes, choices, new additions, heartbreak and struggle, and of course some steamy sheet time!!

In this book, we get updates on all of our beloved couples, even some from other books that have ties to our couples, and we get a glimpse of a new hockey hottie that you'll be
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Sunny Shelly Reads
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of Samantha Lind’s Indianapolis Eagles series from the start, so I LOVED the idea of a catch-all book that shows the couple’s five years later. Who is having babies? Who is expanding their family? Who is retiring? This was a great look at these characters years down the road.

We also got to meet a few new couples, like the Eagles’ goalie coach and his wife, and their daughter, who is a physical therapist. Sparks fly between Julia and new Eagles player Beckett when she does her
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NovelMomma
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Fans of the Indianapolis Eagles will absolutely love this book! While the rest of the series can be read as standalones, this should be read after books 1-5 are complete as it contains spoilers and will be best appreciated by fans who have already fallen in love with these characters.

I'm a greedy reader. It's part of why I love a great series so much. I want to know everything about the characters I fall in love with, and I love glimpses of their happily-ever-afters. This book did a great job of
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Kari Hansen
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story takes place four years after Against the Boards and we get to reconnect with all the characters we know and love from the Indianapolis Eagles. These four years have brought a lot of changes but the relationships between the characters are stronger than ever whether it is the friendships with the other couples or the deep love that the couples share with each other.

Not only do we get an update on the existing characters, but we are also introduced to Julia, a physical therapist, and Be
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Nicole Smith
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance
If you've fallen in love with characters through this series then you are going so appreciate this book so much. This unique because this takes place four years after book five and gives us updates on all the couples. Some are retiring to start the next chapter in life, some are just starting families, and others are adding to their families. Plus we get a set up of the next couple getting their book. I gobbled this up real quick. I'm a reader that loves epilogues so for me this was a buffet of ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I've volunteered to review this book for United Indie Book Blog. I love reading Samantha Lind's books. This is the next book in the Indianapolis Eagles series. The Indianapolis Eagles Series is one of my favorites. In this book it's all about catching up with each characters from the team. I just loved catching up with everyone and see how their lives have progressed. Lots of babies and loving couples. We also get a glimpse of a new hockey hottie that you'll be eager to know more about. If ...more
Chantelle Bouffanie
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I've volunteered to review this book for United Indie Book Blog. I love reading Samantha Lind's books. This is the next book in the Indianapolis Eagles series. The Indianapolis Eagles Series is one of my favorites. In this book it's all about catching up with each characters from the team. I just loved catching up with everyone and see how their lives have progressed. Lots of babies and loving couples. We also get a glimpse of a new hockey hottie that you'll be eager to know more about. If ...more
Britt The Hatters
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t love going back to reread their favorite couples? Now imagine doing that, but it’s all new that’s what you get with The First Intermission. This was such a joy filled read for me. Samatha Lind’s books are some of my go to favorites when I need feel good sweetness and having an entire book of that while visiting characters I’ve already loved for a while had me sitting here smiling nonstop.
Old favorites aren’t all that are in this one, there’s new love you can feel building right along
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Jillian Kerr
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The First Intermission catches us up on all of our favorite couples from the Eagles series! Samantha Lind knows how to write fun, real life characters with the sweetest couples! It was so great going back into thier world and finding out what they have been up to. This book is set 4 years after Reese and Austin's book and told from several POV. My only complaint is that some characters got to say more than others and some couples were in the spot light more than others. This book also helped set ...more
Melissa
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing


This is Book #6 in the Indianapolis Eagles series. I have read the first 5 books in the series prior to this one. I love coming back to this series and reading about a new couple and the rest of the team. I love how we got to read about the players and their wives and finding out where they are now.

Can't wait to read about the next book about Beckett and Julia.


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I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa
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Ashley
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The follow up to all your favorites! Ashley @ Carolina Chic’s Read

A great look at all the couples that I have fallen in love with. Samantha gives us a great wrap up of our favorite hockey couples and what they are doing 4 years after the last book. I love seeing all the big burly hockey guys and their wives and how they have grown in to wonderful husbands. I always want to know what is going to happen next with all of them. Samantha also has me chomping at the bit for the newest Eagle story can
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Lauren
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better ... Mrs. Lind has a gift and she does not disappoint. So we get to go back and see where all the olf players are in life and I gotta say it didn't disappoint. Its like having a big ole family reunion after years of quiet. As we are meeting Bridget and Matt who have been married forever and there daughter who is a physical therapist. You can see the sparks fly between Bridget and Matt but there book is actually book 7. You get too see so much it do ...more
Jessica Alcazar
This is it. The end of my series binge in anticipation of book 7 coming in just a couple weeks!

This was fan-tas-tic!!

I loved everything about this book. It’s an extended epilogue of sorts to our couples and it was just great fun! Even the couples I was not previously wow’d with added outstanding pleasure to this read! If you’re a fan of this series, this book is a must!!

It goes without saying that if you haven’t read any of this series, your enjoyment of this book is probable not going to
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love it when we get to see how our favorite characters in the future. We get all our Indianapolis Eagles again, seeing how theyve grown and manage to handle it all.
Becca and Scott and their five year old son and the big decisions they have to make.
Kinley and Brian still being adorable aling with their daughter but trying for a boy.
This book just keeps going. I love this so much so mant grwat characters comi g together to let ys see how thier lives are now.
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 6th book in this awesome series, and is a catch up of all of the couples in the previous novels. This progression is 4 years later and the couples love has all grown stronger; there are babies, everlasting friendships, heartbreak and retirements. This is a beautifully written tale which had me totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner, and I cannot recommend this gifted authors’ work highly enough for all sports romance stories! Bravo Samantha!!
Julie
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome book! I loved getting a "where they are now" look into the characters' lives from the previous Eagles books. It's amazing to see where they are all at now. And BABIES every where. Samantha Lind does a great job of intermingling all the stories and even starts the build up for one to come! ...more
Messy Bun Book Blog
EEP! Officially my favorite book in this series! You HAVE to read the rest of the series before reading this one or it won't make much sense. I LOVED that we were able to see how all of our favorite couples from the first five books were doing! Just perfect for me! Also, I am so excited for our newest Eagles couple - I CANNOT WAIT!! ...more
Alison Davis
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was so much fun to catch up with the whole gang (a few new ones too) and see how they are doing. This is an amazing series with the most amazing characters!! I loved every single book in this series and read each book from start to finish in one setting. I hope this series never ends. If you haven't read any of these books, what are you waiting for?? ...more
Becca Stanfield Vernon
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read! This book we get to bring a wonderful series to a close, but this author sure knows how to keep us wanting more. I loved reading more about each of the characters, the close family they have become & all the amazing well written characters this fantastic series introduced us to. The glimpse into the future was not what I was expecting! I didn’t want this all to come to an end. I highly recommend this book & series. Told in multiple POV.
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
A nice follow up story to multiple books in this series. A good chance to check in with your favorite couples and see how people are doing. There was also an intriguing intro to a new possible couple. This did feel more like an extended epilogue than a story, but either way, this is a great addition to the series.

Reviewed by: Lauren L.
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