Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.
For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than just my arms wrapped around her.
Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.
I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.
Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?
Only one way to find out…
“She challenged and frustrated me to no end. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Maya is a new to me author but she has a new reader here! This was great and was definitely a romance that I needed. I haven’t read a hate to love romance in a while and Declan and Mak made me want to read them all!
There is a prequel to this book and I recommend reading it first because of the backstory it gives you about these two. It just makes the angst and tension just so much better! They both judged each other in high school and took those judgments with them to college. When they are paired together for a class, they learn that neither is what they think. I loved the banter between these two and their chemistry was off the charts!
I really need the next book to be about Emmett and Avery! I know that one is probably going break me and put me back together again.
This book comes out on June 26th and I highly recommend it! Especially if you are a fan of hate to love romances!
**I received an ARC via the author.
The quote was taken from an ARC and is subject to change upon publication.
About the Author
Maya Hughes is a Jersey girl, no not that kind! And she also thinks it’s super weird to talk about herself in third person 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, the music I listen to, and the people I know to create stories that sparkle and shine.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.