REVIEW: Anton by Brenda Rothert
Series: Chicago Blaze
Author: Brenda Rothert
Genre: Romance, Sports
Publication Date: January 29 2019
He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.
Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.
A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.
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First and foremost, that COVER !!!!! It was what caught my eye and I immediately wanted to read this book. I've read and enjoyed several of Ms Rothert's stories so I didn't hesitate to sign up for this one. As soon as this book hit my kindle I dove right in. I'm a sucker for a good hockey romance and this one was so sweet and when it comes to stand up guys, Anton tops the list. He is what we call a keeper. Now there is the fact that he's got it bad for his teammates wife and most would think WTF dude, not cool. It's a sticky situation for sure but he's refused to act on those feelings and to me that's commendable. Now Mia, she's married to what we call a DBAG of epic proportions and I will tell you I wanted to kick his behind six ways to Sunday. He was Vile !!! And complete scum. This is one of those stories that will make you angry and will make you swoon all at the same time. It's sweet and sad but also has some characters that you will find yourself loving. It's a fantastic start to a series that I for one am looking forward to reading.
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.