Professional hockey player Rob D'Amico is confused when he's chosen to take part in a reading program for inner-city students. While athletes are role models, he tends toward the gregarious and playful side, rather than a studious bent.
Despite the lack of funding plaguing her inner-city district, every day, kindergarten teacher Alaina Rossa ensures her students learn something to prepare them for life. At first, she's unsure how a hockey player will help her achieve that goal.
When Rob visits Alaina's class for the first time, the kids welcome him with open arms, despite the lack of even the basic supplies for their education. He takes it upon himself to get the students what they need, sweeping Alaina up in the excitement.
As time goes by and she learns more about Rob, Alaina finds her heart opening to him. Is it possible her soul mate could be found in a world so different from her own? As for Rob, the last person he thought he'd find love with was an elementary school teacher wearing clothes permanently stained with finger paint. But when you're playing for keeps, sometimes you have to get a little dirty.
©2013, 2014 Cassandra Carr (P)2014 Cassandra Carr
The narrators were awesome! I love dual narration, especially when the man does all the male voices and the woman plays all the female roles.
I think it was Rob because I already liked him from the first book in the series, "Should've Known Better."
They don't just read the book aloud. They act out their parts and put emotion into the reading.
Yes, the part when Rob got hurt.
This was a fun listen.
Absolutely would its hot and romantic !!
The shopping trip to get supplies for the kindergarten class and the christmas tree scenes were among the top scenes that had me hooked!
Kai and wen have a chemistry unlike any other and that really showed through when they were narrating!!
Once again the author wrote another great hockey romance story and the two narrators did a terrific job depicting the story and the characters. I love how the cast of characters just come to life with their performances and everything just flow seamlessly. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book and found myself chuckling and smiling throughout the story. I would recommend this to sports romance lovers.
I believe audio is better because the voices bring life to the character.
Everything. I love the characters and the dynamic between Rob and Alaina
Yes I absolutely loved this book and wanted to listen to it all in one sitting.
Underneath It All by Cassandra Carr was another great book in the series. I fell in love with Rob's character in the first two books of the series. Rob was a character that you want the best for and you want him to be happy. I loved seeing Rob take part in a reading program for inner-city schools. Rob met Alaina, a kindergarten teacher, and you could see the sparks flying. I loved this story and seeing how generous of a man Rob is. I can't wait to read more by the author. This is a must read.
I would say in the middle.
I loved Rob's generous heart and how he got other hockey players involved in giving back.
Wen and Kai have a way of pulling the listener into the book. Love to listen to books narrated by them!
Yes. I wanted to know if Rob got past Alaina's defenses and her to realize he was much more than just a hockey player.
I enjoyed this story from beginning to ending! I loved Rob! He is just an awesome character! I enjoyed having Sarah and Sebastian from book one in the story as they have fantastic camaraderie! Alaina was more reserved at first but her character bloomed in the story. Fantastic job done by both narrators!!! I love the effort they put into their characters!!
I have not read the print version so unable to compare.
yes i hope there is more to come with the Storm series....
I love that Wen and Kai both take on the characters personalities to make them so believable so you don't even feel that it is a narrated book
yes but unfortunately as usual I have to ADULT so I am unable to listen in one sitting :)
Awesome narration again Kai and Wen, I dont think I will ever get tired of listening to you narrations.
I loved this store as much as the first. A lot of heart warming moments in this story that brought tears to my eyes. Rob is an amazing character with a huge heart. Lots of steamy moments that are scorching hot! I'm in love with the storm hockey team and hoping that we hear more from them!
Yes :) It was a very enjoyable listen and this series is really good! I am sure I will relisten when the mood strikes.
Rob was my fave because he refused to give up no matter what he was facing! It was nice to see a male character who didn't feel the need to push back when the female character was being unreasonable due to issues he couldn't begin to understand. He was patient and waited for her to explain what was wrong instead of lashing out. It was awesome!
Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott have brought get another story to amazing life! I really enjoy the way they play off each other and make each and every character unique! And I adore the way they stay true to each character's original persona and voice from book to book. It is an amazing feat of their talents to stay so consistent after what I have to believe has to be quite a while between projects! Bravo :)
No! But only because my tum hurt from laughing so much and needed a break :)
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. The first book is Should've Known Better. This is the second book. I can't wait to listen to Scorin' on the Fourth of July!
Finding out he has been "volunteered" to participate in an early intervention reading program kind of annoys Rob. What about him says "reading to little kids sounds fun" ?! There is no getting out of it though so he decides not to fight the inevitable. Arriving at the school and having the most gorgeous woman snarling at him and being all Mama Bear over her charges though? That is intriguing! He is drawn to her like he never has been to any other woman EVER... So he decides to make the most of his time at the school. Who knows, maybe he can impress her and she just might agree to go on a date with him! Can he win Elena over? Will she ever agree to go out on a date with him? Will she ever take him seriously? Or will he always be the rich entitled pro athlete bad boy in her eyes?
Elena believes wholeheartedly that reading is important for her student. She doesn't see how pro athletes could possibly help her kids to learn to read better. How can this possibly be a good idea?! And why is she so drawn to the one who is there to read to her class? Why does he seem interested? How could a gorgeous man like him even be remotely interested in a frumpy school teacher like her? Is she just some new conquest for him? Or should she give him a real chance?
***This chicklit contemporary sports romances series is suitable for adult readers who enjoy some drama, uncertainty and misconceptions and quite a bit of humor before the requisite HEA :)
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I loved when Rob took Alaina shopping to buy supplies for her kindergarten class.
I loved the Christmas tree scene.
I loved the fundraiser part of the book. It was really great the team had a fundraiser to raise money for the disadvantaged schools.
I loved this book. Kia Kennicot and Wen Ross did a great job as usual. They have such great chemistry together and make the story that much more enjoyable.
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