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Portland Storm: The First Period Audiobook

Portland Storm: The First Period: Portland Storm, Books 1-3

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Publisher's Summary

Breakaway

She's reaching for a breakaway pass.

Dana Campbell has spent the past seven years in self-imposed isolation for a crime she didn't commit. The danger is well in the past, but her panic attacks make it impossible to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Even her counselor has given up on her. She has to find someone she trusts to help her fight through the panic, or her seven-year ordeal will become a lifetime sentence. There's only one man she feels safe enough to ask.

On the Fly

Injury after injury has put Brenden Campbell's NHL career on hold for years. Now he's playing for the Portland Storm and determined to make it stick. Few things in life drive him more than being told he can't have something he wants, and what he wants most is to prove he belongs. Brenden also wants Rachel Shaw, the cute, little redhead who just got hired as the general manager's new assistant. But then she went and made herself off-limits, telling him: "I don't date." Those three words pretty much guarantee that he'll do everything he can to change her mind.

Taking a Shot

Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father's pro hockey team, the Portland Storm, as an 18-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can't bear to go to senior prom...until Jamie intervenes.

Light the Lamp

Life's been rough lately for Noelle Payne, but she's not one to let negativity rule. So, she lost her job? She'll find another one. The bank foreclosed on the house? Well, she can live out of her car for a while. There's always an upside to be found...but now Noelle needs to find something to give her life meaning. She owes it to the universe to figure it out, too, because a stranger just saved her life.

©2013 Catherine Gayle (P)2016 Catherine Gayle

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    Susan 02-18-16
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    "Realistic Characters, and Yes! the Hockey's Right"

    Happy to find some modern romance with realistic characters who are facing real life issues. I enjoyed that the same characters are woven throughout and you get to know more about them as the series goes on. As a hockey player, NHL fan and hockey girlfriend, I was unexpectedly delighted on how spot on the author is about the chemistry and character of hockey players in general. It's still a romance novel, of course, so it's more warm and fuzzy than reality... But the team-is-your-family feeling of our community is oh so true to life, and I rarely see it written about so well!

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    Debbie Haupt-The Reading Frenzy Portage des Sioux, MO United States 06-06-16
    Debbie Haupt-The Reading Frenzy Portage des Sioux, MO United States 06-06-16

    Reader, blogger, reviewer, on-line book club moderator

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    "Fantastic first period in Gayle's series"
    If you could sum up Portland Storm: The First Period in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, emotional, heartwarming


    What did you like best about this story?

    meeting the team and their girls


    What does Angel Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the emotions


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the end


    Any additional comments?

    Angel Clark really grasps the emotions of this poignant series debut, does a fabulous job on the characters, switching from female to male roles effortlessly, giving listeners a wonderfully compelling 360º novel experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joy 04-28-16
    Joy 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sounds like a story for teenagers,"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if the friend was young or like simple love stories.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Gayle before, how does this one compare?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration made the story even worse.


    Did Portland Storm: The First Period inspire you to do anything?

    no


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    "William Shatner's sister narrates?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Too much trauma and too little drama?? Maybe if you aren't looking for hockey romance as much as overcoming traumatic pasts.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The hockey and the romance were the best. The traumatic pasts were less appealing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angel Clark’s performances?

    No, the women's voices were more believable if too halting (or robotic??) but it wasn't easy to tell who was talking...and the halting...what was that about...drove me crazy. Think William Shatner style halting speech.


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    Vero 03-21-16
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    "I loved the stories of the Portland Storm team!"
    What made the experience of listening to Portland Storm: The First Period the most enjoyable?

    This was the first time I have listen or read anything by Catherine Gayle and I was positively surprised.The characters are real, the rhythm is fantastic and as i read it while commuting I didn't want to arrive to work so I could listen a little more!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to reading the next three stories cause I am sure I will love them as much as this ones!!!

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