#BookReview Liz Tomforde - Mile High (Windy City #1)
Chicago hockey isn't complete without me - everyone's favourite player to hate. I know my role, and I play it well. In fact, I thoroughly enjoy spending the majority of my game time in the penalty box before leaving the arena with a new girl on my arm each night.
What I don't like is the new flight attendant on our team's private plane. She works for me, not the other way around. But I'll be sure to remind her of that, and I can guarantee, by the end of the season, she'll be begging to quit her job.
But every road trip blurs the lines, and I can't quite figure out if I keep pushing that flight attendant call button in order to push her buttons, or if it's more than that.
I've been a flight attendant for years. I thought I'd seen it all, but when my new job lands me onboard working for the most egotistical and self-righteous diva in the NHL, I start to second guess everything. Including the promise I made to myself of never hooking up with an athlete again . . . no matter how annoyingly tempting he may be.
Evan Zanders is unfiltered, unapologetic, and too attractive for his own good. He loves his image, but I hate everything about it.
Everything but him.
I read this book in under 24h. For some reason, I couldn’t put it down. Zanders, the male MC, and I did get off on the wrong foot though. Within pages of meeting him, he introduces himself as a fckboy, claims this is “just an act”, all the while scrolling through his notes(!) on previous conquests, catalogued by the city they live in, feeling very proud of himself and his many options. And although I gave in and ended op swooning over him, I couldn’t shake the feeling of this being against my better judgement. Because even when we see him being ‘real’, the way he talks to Stevie or the words he uses to describe women or sex, just feel “ick”. “Lockerroom talk”, I guess? It didn’t do it for me. And I wasn’t fully convinced by the reasons why he thought he had to play a certain part for the media, on order for him to stay on the team.
Stevie, however, I loved from the get go. I found her the more real or believable. Definitely the more relatable character as well and seeing her grow in confidence was great. The relationships in this book, both friendships and family ties, were real and raw and I liked how prominent that part of the story was for both our MC’s, making this book a lot deeper and relevant than “just” an enemies to lover, spicy romance.
So red flags be damned, I was hooked and I have part #2 of the series ready to go!