Sarah Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an advisor for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job.
Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready.
When Sarah and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed and neither can ignore the growing attraction, but a relationship is out of the question - Sarah's an influential staff member and Sebastian's a player, not to mention 10 years her junior.
But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?
Now includes the short story "Moving Day", Storm Series 1.5
©2013, 2014 Cassandra Carr (P)2014 Cassandra Carr
I would I really enjoyed the book.
I have, this is another amazing performance by Kai and Wen.
Should've Known Better by Cassandra Carr was a great read. I loved reading Sara and Sebastian's story. Sara was recently hired as an advisor for an NHL hockey team. Sebastian is a rookie player. When they meet sparks fly and they can barely control themselves. I wasn't sure if I was going to like a book with hockey in it but I loved it. I can't wait to read more by Cassandra Carr.
Should've Known Better ranks in the top 20
I loved Sebastain. I seriously cant get over the fact that Wen can do the many voices he does the Canadian accent was too cute
Kai and Wen are my go to audio book narrators
they never disappoint it feels like a new person narrating everytime
it was unfortunately i was unable to but I did listen at every chance...
I’m not into sports or hockey, but I really enjoyed this setting. I got a kick out of the team members’ interaction and the pranks they played on each other. I loved the pairing of a math geek with a sports celebrity. Both Sebastian and Sarah are wonderful characters that were brought to life by Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott. Seb is such a sweetheart. I fell in love with him.
Ross and Kennicott are awesome narrators. I just love listening to them. They really nailed the emotional aspects of the story, which involves date rape and its after effects.
This is definitely worth a credit, and I can’t wait to listen to Rob’s story in Underneath It All.
The accent was amazing and the badly pronounced French was endearing as well as amusing :) I probably shouldn't have... But I LOVED it! I know... I'm mean. But it kept the listening experience a bit light even when dealing with extremely difficult subject matter.
I loved how it dealt with serious issues that most people gloss over or ignore or deny. Hopefully it will help more people realize there is no fault in being a victim and that no matter who you are it can happen to you. Acceptance and understanding are the first steps to true healing.
Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performances are always stellar. This book was way more intense than most of the books I have listened to by them, but I am pretty sure that has something to do with the serious nature of some of the subject matter. I wish there were After School Specials like this when I was growing up! It was amazing and uplifting even when the worst things happened, due in a large part, to the true emotions conveyed by both actors as well as the great writing of the characters. I truly believe this book would not have been something I would have enjoyed even half as much without their performance. I hope the continue on in the series as they are a perfect fit!
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to listen to Underneath It All!
Sara is so excited to start her new job as a Statistical Analysis for The Storm. Hockey has always been her favorite sport. She (and the NHL) believe she can really make a difference in the way the team plays leading to more goals, better playing, and winning more games. She expects a bit of flak especially because she is a woman... And because she doesn't think anyone will understand exactly what she is doing. Hopefully she can make a difference and get to keep her Dream Job! What she didn't expect was a rookie hockey player to take an instant shine to her... And refuse to give up no matter how hard she tried to dissuade him. Is she ready for a relationship? Or even a big of fun? Is it worth risking both of their careers over? Can she resist him? Should she even try?
***This chicklit contemporary sports romances series is suitable for adult readers who enjoy some drama, horror and heartache and quite a bit of humor before the requisite HEA :)
Should've Known Better is one of my favorites because I really enjoyed this hockey romance written by the author and the narrators brought the story and characters to life for me. I found myself smiling and chuckling as I was listening and I cannot wait to listen to more audio books from them.
The book reminded me a bit of Rocked: Lost in Oblivion because the narrators also performed this story. The heroine in both had similar personalities to me and had the same humor which I loved,
I have listened to Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross's performance before and they are two of my favorite narrators. I love the different emotions they put into the characters especially the humor in the scenes.
When Sarah came rushing to Sebastian's side after learning of his ordeal and confessed about their secret relationship to everyone without thought of the consequences to herself. Throughout the whole story, she was hesitant about divulging for fear of losing her job the hockey team.
A really good sports romance! Sarah's a math nerd and hockey fan and he's a rookie hockey player. They have issues and obstacles to overcome to keep their dream careers and their love together.
I enjoyed reading Sara and Sebastian's story! I definitely will be recommending this to anyone and everyone! Incredible author talent combined with an incredible narration team I couldnlisten to them all day!
Can't fight love
The best thing I like about this book is the way the author had a way of making you feel the struggle that Sarah and Sebastian were having with their attraction, giving into the attraction, their jobs and future
There is just something magic and Kai/Wen duo performances. I always seen to get more out of a book when it's them narrating it. They just have a way of making it more 'realistic'
Risking It All
This is a great book and looks to be a great series as well.
I loved how this was a story of a Math Geek older woman getting a younger and hotter man. Granted she didn't make it easy for him, but getting there is half the fun!
Kai and Wen always do fantastic work and have spoiled me when it comes to listening to other audio books. I have even gotten where when I read an ebook, it's their voices I sometimes hear for the characters. I don't know if it's because I've listened to so many that they have done now, or they are just that good. Probably both :)
This was a great book for when I was walking on the treadmill. It kept me wanting to continue to walk so I could find out what was going to happen next. I wouldn't let myself listen to this to this unless I was on my treadmill. Great motivator!!
The story line itself was great. Had a few hehehe moments. Awesome characters, good descriptions to details and loved the dialogue banter between the characters. Can not wait to start listening to book 2 next. Already downloaded and read to go.
Would I recommend this book? Yes!
Would I read/listen to more from this author? Yes!
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this story not being a hockey fan myself but I truly enjoyed it! I found myself not wanting to stop listening to it!! The characters were very enjoyable and relatable. Sarah and Sebastian had wonderful chemistry that the narrators brought to life. This story made my laugh, made me cry and even sparked my anger. Fantastic story!
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