Esa Saari, star player (and playboy) for the New York Blades becomes the sole guardian for his eight-year-old niece Nell after his sister dies in a plane crash. Hockey season is just around the corner, he has no experience with children and it is really crimping his lifestyle, he needs a nanny FAST!
Enter Michelle Beck, Michelle is an amazing nanny who recently gave up her position with a celebrity family. Hearing what Nell has gone through breaks her heart and she knows this little girl needs her.
Accepting the live-in nanny position she immediately bonds with Nell. She can relate to Nell because she too lost her mother at a young age, and has a take no prisoner’s attitude when it comes to making sure Esa does what is right for Nell.
Esa is not used to someone telling him what to do (especially when he is technically the boss), but he knows deep down that Michelle knows what is best for his niece. The more Michelle and Esa work together for Nell, the more sexual tension begins to build.
Will playboy Esa realize that his feelings for Michelle are real, and will Michelle cross the employer/employee line and give in to her feelings for Esa, especially since it could really be detrimental to Nell if it doesn’t work out?
Deirdre Martin did it again! I have loved all of her New York Blades books, so far, but this one is near the top of my favorites list. The chemistry between Esa and Michelle is electric, and let me tell you Ms. Martin knows how to make a love scene S-T-E-A-M-Y! Reading this also felt like attending a family reunion for me, revisiting with some of my other Blades favorites, Therese & Michael Dante, Rory & Erin Brady, Jason & Deililah Mitchell (and of course STANLEY!!!), Nutty Ulf, Lou… the list goes on.
Hip Check is currently available in Mass Market Paperback, or for Kindle and Nook from $7.99. Here is a link to purchase it on Amazon right now! Go get it!!!
pre-order their books as soon as the release dates are announced! Deirdre Martin is on the top of that list! If you love Sports Romance and haven’t read her books, I recommend starting with Body Check, the first in her Blades series, it was the first book I read by her and it hooked me before the end of the first chapter!
Here is a link to the authors website, follow the links under the NY Blades Tabs for a listing of all books in this series, they can be read stand alone, or in order, trust me once you start, you won't stop! http://www.deirdremartin.com/#