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Face Off: Emile

Nashville Sound, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author Alicia Hunter Pace launches a brand-new sports romance series, Nashville Sound, featuring some fan favorites finding true love.

Emile Giroux has vowed he will be everything his stepfather is not: cultured, charming, sophisticated, and - above all else - a rich, successful NHL star. One of the top goalies in the league, the French Canadian strives for more, still haunted by his troubled childhood.

Amy Callahan was a freelance professional organizer until an ambitious, domineering boyfriend took over her life and cleaned out her bank account. Once indispensable to the stars, Amy now finds herself with no money, no house, no phone, and nowhere to go.

When Emile finds Amy literally kicked to the curb, he seizes his latest chance to rescue a damsel in distress - only Amy doesn’t want to play that game. In fact, she’s determined to put men on ice in her life permanently. Can they find a way to let love win?

Sensuality level: sensual.

©2017 Alicia Hunter Pace (P)2018 Insatiable Press

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Adorable!

This is a warm and delightful story of a Prince Charming in a goalie mask and a Cinderella with a purse full of multi-colored pens. There's even a somewhat grizzled fairy godmother, with mystical powers of intuition and empathy. Cinderella's suddenly penniless, deserted by the man she hoped to marry, alone with no one to turn to. The prince, complete with a delicious French-Canadian accent, takes her in and helps her start to get back on her feet.

Naturally, romance ensues!

I adored this story; the characters were charming, the hockey environment was realistic, and the plot was sweet without being cloying. And if you don't fall in love with Emile you're made of much tougher stuff than I am! The conflict was a bit contrived, imo, but it worked fine.

I've read quite a few sports romances over the last year or so, and this is one of my favorites so far. I am very much looking forward to more books in this series, as there were many members of the hockey team that deserve stories of their own. The narration by Andrew Eiden (aka Teddy Hamilton) was wonderful, it's the best I've heard from him so far. I do not speak French, but the French passages were very smooth and authentic sounding, and Eiden's English language passages were heartfelt and very conversational. This is not a traditional dual POV book, nothing is in first person. The entire book is written in third person with a great deal of inner dialogue from our two main characters. This is my preferred reading format, so it worked beautifully for me.

If you're looking for a lovely, sexy romance, with a heroine who does some growing up, a hero who learns to listen, complete with an HEA, here's your next listen!

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Yummy...Yummy!!!! 💓💓

This is such a wonderful book. And Andrew Eiden aka Teddy Hamilton was awesome, as usual. Great series so far. I'm ready to skip to Thor's story (lol) but I won't. On to Book 2. If you like more heavy angst and hotness then you might not like. But This is a sweet, funny, and romantic love story with the typical HEA. I like listening to these type books sometimes. Emile with his french accent was refreshing. Great narration by Andrew and thanks to the author.