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The Sweet Talker

(Boston Hawks Hockey #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  920 ratings  ·  133 reviews
I’ve sworn off hockey players. Until the pregnancy test turns pink.

Noah Scotch is revered in Boston, a veritable god on the ice. I’m a nerdy, newly minted college professor who would rather color code my planner than hit the club scene. Noah shouldn’t look at me twice but when he does, I falter.

Who can blame me?

The sweet talker with the deliciously chiseled abs and sinfu
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published January 21st 2021 by Three Cities Publishing LLC
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Apr 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Aww such a sweet sports novel.

I’m usually up for some alpha/macho/dominating/grumpy/probably an a-hole Hero but not on this one.

Noah was such a cute and sweet softie, I’m not surprised Indy crushed on him when she was a teenager, and Indy was a sweet and intelligent woman . They both had their own trust issues and were not ready to commit, but this was a good story.

Not too much drama, not too complicated, a good old hockey sports romance, exactly what I was expecting ❤️
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Indy has recently returned to Chicago. She is a College professor, very career focused and doesn’t make socialising a priority. Her bestie Claire convinces her to come along to her brother’s hockey team drinks at a local bar. He plays for the Boston Hawks and she knows there will be plenty of eye candy for them both.

Noah plays in the same team and has known Indy for years but they haven’t seen each other in a while. She has definitely grown into a gorgeous woman and it’s refreshing to hang out
Erin Lewis
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review The Sweet Talker (Boston Hawks Hockey #1) by Gina Azzi
Gina Azzi is a relatively new author to me and I have no idea why that is the case. The Sweet Talker was an entertaining book that I was fully invested in from the start.
Agreeing to go out with her cousin Claire, Indy has no idea how that one decision will change her life and not only her life, but that of Noah, a player for the Boston Hawks hockey team.

Indy has been focused on her career as a college professor for a long tim
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars ⭐️

The Sweet Talker by Gina Azzi, is Book 1 of her Boston Hawks Hockey series and was my first read by this author. Not gonna lie, she had me at hockey and kept me with her smart and sexy heroine and the hockey player who owned her heart.

Indy and Noah are acquainted. She’s the daughter of hockey royalty and the cousin of his team’s captain. He’s a close family friend and her first teenage crush. Indy and Noah are complete opposites. She’s a studious bookworm and new university profess
Amanda Farrow
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the frist book I've read of Gina's and I really enjoyed it.
Indy and Noah are couple goals even when they are being pig headed and not being honest with each other but lucky for them everything worked out for them 😊
diann bryan
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listening-to
What a way to start a series! Way to go Gina!

Taking a quote from this series opener-

“The best surprises in life are the ones you don’t see coming, the ones you don’t wait around for, the ones that happen with those who matter most”

Noah & Indy took each other by surprise in so many ways but that was half the fun !
I Loved these two, and how intense their casual connection was!
The rest of the characters were the icing on cake and it makes you excited about their potential stories but in the end th
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 stars. Indy Merrick is trying to let loose with life a little bit more since she’s been so career focused and gun shy about dating again. She moved to Boston several months ago and is an assistant professor who makes being intelligent and a bookworm seem very alluring and sexy to Noah Scotch. He plays ice hockey for the Hawks and is concentrating on his team this season. He’s had a bit of upheaval in his life recently but finds it so easy and natural to hang around Indy. He and his brother a ...more
It’s always so exciting when a favorite author starts a new characters, new experiences, so much potential and that’s exactly what Gina Azzi gives us in the first book of the Boston Hawks Hockey series! And it’s about hockey players! Yum! This first one is a friends to lovers, surprise pregnancy gem. We have Indy, the daughter of a professional hockey player who had her heartbroken by her ex-boyfriend who is guessed it...a professional hockey player. She is totally anti dati ...more
Becky Claxon
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love hockey stories, and this one is so good. I loved Indy and her family. Indy is an only child, but her cousin Claire is like her sister. Claire’s older brother Austin plays hockey in Boston with Noah. I was glad that Noah and his brother Easton had Austin’s family while they were growing up. Noah is so surprised how Indy has grown into such a beautiful woman. I can tell Indy has not let herself have a lot of fun as she got older because she is so smart and has focused her life on getting he ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
-Marie, ☆☆☆☆☆

I absolutely loved this book!! It’s one of those books that has you cheering for the couple and praying they have a happy ending.

Indy was always shy and a total book nerd. She was smart and wanted to accomplish great things. She didn’t mind being in the background of situations which was hard being that her Dad was a retired famous hockey player. Her first real boyfriend was a jerk and a hockey player. She had sworn off ever dating another one. That’s until she tries to keep it cas
Tanja OMGReads
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Indy and Noah were a great couple to get to know. They have some history together that makes their transition to lovers relatively smooth. They have great connection, sizzling chemistry and care deeply for each other even though they do not want to admit it. I loved all the side characters that made this story that much heartfelt and funnier. Throw in a surprise or two in the mix and this turn out to be quite easy to read, funny and all the feels kinda book for me.

Once again a new-to-me author
Lisa Anne
Jul 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Indy had a no-dating hockey players rule. She wants to focus on her career as a professor, and not sacrifice her career to that of a hockey-playing husband. Noah just got out of a bad relationship and isn't interested in anything serious. They hook up, and it becomes more.

There's a bit of drama because Indy is the cousin of the team captain. A couple of books are set up.
Marisela M. Chavez
Nov 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Indy and Noah story was a breath of fresh air. I absolutely enjoyed getting to know them. I just loved them for the very beginning. I was smiling and laughing throughout the whole book. I can’t wait to continue on with this incredible series. 💙
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great way to welcome in the hockey season back with this amazing new series! 5 hot hockey stars for this one!

Here we meet Noah, out for a team get together before the season starts when he see's her, Indy with her cousin. Wow, he's hooked right then and there. But his past is playing on repeat in his head, he won't commit to someone again. But after spending time with her, he's thinking of ways they can be together.
Indy had a crush on Noah when she was younger, now seeing him she has feelings c
Jul 16, 2021 marked it as to-read
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Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
A self proclaimed nerd professor and a NHL star take a one night stand to a HEA. She is the daughter of a hockey legend and the cousin of his team captain. So she is off limits. He just wants casual, and she does not date hockey players. They both are still feeling out of sorts after past relationship breakups. We fall for Noah and Indy from the Duck tour to the very end. After one night they went straight to friends who hang out. They fell into friendship with ease. It wasn’t easy to stay in th ...more
Kari Hansen
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Even though she was raised in a family where hockey ruled her first love was books. Indy has been hurt by a hockey player in the past so she is determined to not go down that road again and instead will focus on her career as a professor. When a night out with her best friend brings Noah back into her life it has her reconsidering her feelings both towards men and hockey players.

Noah is a professional hockey player and Indy’s cousin’s best friend, so they have known each other for years. His rom
Jeriann Fisher
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Indiana and Noah

A nice surprise baby story with a HFN ending. I liked 90% of the book. Slight disappointment in the HFN ending. It irks me when the ending focusses on an entirely different couple and sets up the next book in the series without really completely resolving the main couple.
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sweet Talker by Gina Azzi is my first by the author and also the first book in this hockey series. This was a sweet and fun read and I did it in one sitting! I liked both Indy and Noah, and felt that even though they made some misguided, frustrating decisions, in the end they came back together and I was a sucker for a happy ending. Indy's the daughter of a hockey legend, has been burned before by a hockey player she's dated, and now wants to focus on her career (as the youngest poli sci pro ...more
Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
What an unexpected sweet read! I have to say I was charmed by how well this story played out. I was delighted by both Indiana, Noah, and their families. The side cast of characters gave us brief peeks at the next two books in this series, and I am excited about those books, but it did not detract from the delectable story unfolding between Indiana (or Indy) and Noah.

Indy and Noah have known each other since they were kids. Noah noticed her when they were young, but young Indy always had her head
Renée Mitchell
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Sweet Talker by fellow Canadian girl Gina Azzi was a welcome treat. A sweet contemporary romance that got me hooked. This is book one in the Boston Hawks Hockey series, and I can't wait until the other books come out. Noah and Indiana have known each other for years but have never really seen each other. That all changes one night when they have what's supposed to be a one night stand. Deciding they want to keep seeing each other (let's face it, when the sex is that good, you don't turn away ...more
Jackie Wright
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Gina Azzi but it certainly won’t be the last because I loved everything about Indy and Noah’s story, and The Sweet Talker ( Boston Hawks Hockey #1) ticked all my boxes. Hockey romance is one of my favourite genres and I’m excited for the rest of this series, I also certainly need to check out other works by this very talented author.
Indy has recently moved to Boston to take up a job as a College professor, she comes from a close knit family but she is the od
~lil maso~
May 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Omg! Total loved this book, it's more than a surprise baby story. For me, it's a friends-to-lovers book as well. This was a no-nonsense romance, although they have problems because both parties are too frightened to speak their truth and just be honest. It wasn't angst-fueled, it was just missed communication.

I totally loved Noah and Indy. I feel they were always meant to be. The jealousy that Noah showed was funny to read. He was all alpha but being a bit of a divvy with it. Talk about cutting
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an arc for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hockey, Friends to Lovers, and fantastic side characters….YES PLEASE!

Indiana, aka Indy, Merrick may be the daughter of a Hockey legend. Still, she prefers to keep to the tight schedule of reading and studying. However, Indy can’t help it when she is in Noah’s room, and he makes her feel things she didn’t think she could handle. Not wanting to lose that feeling or the flow of their relationship, she decides to make a proposition o
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Sweet Talker
Boston Hawks Hockey bk 1
by Gina Azzi
Narrated by Craig Hart & Brooke Hoover, cameo by Tyler Darby

Noah and Indy. Love this couple! Indy is the sister of Noah's best friend. They have always know each other, They have definite chemistry, and when Noah suggests friends with benefits, Indy is all in! But it's not so easy for either of them. Their pull to each other, along with their history makes the perfect opportunity to fall in love. Neither is ready for it, but circumstances beyon
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
From the moment she met him she knew Noah Scotch could be hazardous for her heart. He's undeniably gorgeous, has a good heart, and is quite the charming devil. But he has one downfall... he's a hockey player, and those she doesn't do. After having her heart crushed by a hockey player she vowed to never let another one in. But she didn't count on Noah Scotch coming into her life...

The Sweet Talker is a mesmerizing little tale that is bound to steal your attention from the first page... the words
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A new series by Gina Azzi?!? Sign me up and I am so glad I did!

This is the first book in a new series based on the fictional Boston Hawks hockey team.  

This is the story of Noah and Indiana. 

Indiana is a gal with a plan. She has landed her dream job, moved to a new city and is looking for a fresh start. Her heart was broken in the past and she is even more focused on her career than anything else. I admire how she is trying hard to break out of the all work and no play bubble she finds herself i
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book/audiobook from Gina Azzi. I was not disappointed. I absolutely loved this audiobook! Indy is very focused on her career as a professor, while Noah is focused on his career as a professional hockey player with the Boston Hawks. The arrangement starts out simple. Two friends having some good ole fashioned grown up time. It’s not long before they realize what an amazing connection they have. How could Indy not fall in love with Noah?! He’s the absolute sweetest. Noah couldn’t ...more
Tammy Moldovan
Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Indy and Noah - all the swoony wonderfulness

I loved this swoony sweet sports romance. Indy is the only daughter of an NHL legend but after a disaster of a hockey cheating ex-boyfriend she does not date hockey players. Noah is a professional hockey player who does not do relationships after a cheating fiancée cancelled the wedding two weeks before the big day. Indy and Noah had a number of interactions when they were teenagers - Indy’s cousin is a good friend of Noah and his brother - but they w
Kathryn Linke
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
I love a hockey romance and was intrigued when I read the synopsis for The Sweet Talker. I haven’t previously read any of Gina Azzi’s work and was captivated by Noah and Indy’s story from the very first chapter.
This title is a friends to lovers, opposites attract, surprise pregnancy, sports romance set in the world of the Boston Hawks hockey team.
Indy is an intelligent and studious college professor, who is focused, driven and passionate. She was raised in the world of hockey as her
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Hi! I'm Gina and I write realistic, relatable, sweet New Adult and Contemporary Romance books. A NJ native, I have lived and worked abroad before settling in Canada with my husband and Littles. Although I can't iron (at all), I am a passionate reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker (recipes appreciated!). I love hearing from fellow readers so please connect!


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