Friday, March 6, 2015

Book Review- Killian (On the Line #1) by Brenda Rothert

Killian_CVR_MEDTitle: Killian (On the Line #1)
Author: Brenda Rothert
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Plot:  Killian Bosch knows he’s his own worst enemy – he just doesn’t give a damn. The star forward of a minor league hockey team, he’s unstoppable on the ice. His reckless behavior, devil-may-care attitude and complete disregard for consequences have made him a major source of headaches for the Fenway Flyers’ brass. But the new Flyers owner is more steel than brass. Sidney Stahl is a disciplined woman who parlayed earnings from a college job into a real estate empire. She’s determined to transform the Flyers from marketing nightmare to hockey powerhouse. Once she gets Killian in line, she knows the rest of the team will follow his lead.
The seduction of his sexy new team owner is a challenge too forbidden for Killian to resist. Sidney plays into his attraction as a means of controlling him, but soon finds that she’s the one surrendering. It’s all on the line as Killian and Sidney are forced to choose - business or pleasure?

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

“Face the unknown. I truly believe the only reason we fail is by not trying.”

I liked Killian, I did. I just wish that the two main character’s relationship started up more slowly, at a more reasonable, realistic pace is all. Everything just developed way too fast at a rapid pace that made it feel a tad amiss.

That said...on a more positive note...

While I do appreciate that their relationship is pretty easy-squeezy and not angst-ridden, I also enjoyed that there was also focus on Killian growing and expanding as a person and Sidney letting him do so since she was already at the place she needed to be.

Love is about sacrifice. And sometimes you need to let something, or someone, go in order to let them spread their wings and face the ever quenching question of "what if?".

Killian making a career leap into the big league, with Sidney’s encouragement and blessing; as well as, Killian and Sidney conquering the odds set against them, makes me wonder what author Brenda Rothert plans go next with bk2 of this series. I’m personally hoping that she will focus on Liam and Keri since I was always curious as to what was happening with them.

Anyway, I can’t wait!


My Rating:
My mind was jerked back to the present when I became aware the coach had moved on from his teaching lesson. “The new owner’s upstairs watching practice,” Orion announced, giving us the evil eye. We all looked up in the direction of the owner’s box, but I couldn’t see anyone standing inside.
Orion turned to Bruce, the Flyers assistant coach, and spoke in a voice loud enough that no one could miss what he was saying, “Bruce, did we not have a meeting with the new owner before practice this morning?”
Bruce nodded his agreement.
“Tell me if I remember this right, Bruce.” Orion continued. “Did she tell us this team will be undergoing some major changes? That we’ll be making cuts and bringing in new talent?”
“That’s right, Coach,” Bruce said in an even tone.
Sighs and shuffling from around me indicated nervousness. I had nothing to worry about. I was the captain of the team and probably the best player here, though Bennett was a very close second. But the idea of cutting the dead weight got my attention. I was as disgusted as Orion with the record of our team. It was f*#king embarrassing. He’d been brought in by the new ownership to turn things around and it sounded like that was about to happen.
“I’ve been here two weeks,” he said. “I’ve given all of you a chance to show me you want to be on this team. Starting today, there’ll be one on one meetings between some of you and the new owner. Later on, Bruce and I will talk to each of you individually to let you know who’s staying and who’s going. Now back to the fucking play, boys.”
As we turned to get back in line, Orion called Liam’s name. “You’re up first with the owner,” he said. “You know where her office is?”
My head swiveled to look at Orion. Her? The new owner was a woman? F*#king hell. A woman wouldn’t be able to make the tough decisions this team needed to recover from its place at the bottom of the league.
And what about Liam? He was a quiet, solid player on the first line. What the hell did the new ownership want with him? I wanted to go with him to that meeting, but that was never going to happen.
Liam skated over to the bench and I glanced back up at the owner’s box, glowering. Anybody who f*#ked with Liam was also f*#king with me. I had nothing to lose, and a man with nothing to lose was never someone you wanted to fu*#k with. Especially not by some woman who thought she could overhaul this team and turn things around. Others had tried and failed. She would be no different.

 About the Author 

Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.
These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres. She loves to hear from readers by email at

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