Drafted first round pick when I was seventeen, playing first line at eighteen, branded NHL’s bad boy at nineteen. At twenty-three I was cut from the team and living back home with my parents. A knock on the door brought an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. All I had to do was prove I learned from my mistakes, so no way would I fall for a chick with a pouty mouth even if I wanted to spend all day devouring it.
When my father gave me a job, I had no idea it would be to babysit some washed up NHL player. He wanted me to be his chaperone, his overpaid babysitter. I thought it was a joke. Then I met him, Matthew Grant. I wasn’t prepared for this particular bad boy. He’s not only hot but he’s arrogant and kinda sweet in a ‘you make me crazy’ kind of way.
Basically now that he’s finished screwing up his life, he’s decided to turn mine upside down.
She’s the first thing I’ve ever wanted more than hockey.
He’s the guy I know I should stay away from.
But what if this thing that started out so wrong turns into something so perfect?
I nod at him. It isn’t as bad as I thought and maybe me and my roommate will be each other’s wing man. “Your chaperone will be at your side each time you go out. Especially, game day and traveling. Of course you will each have your own room when traveling, but it will be connecting.”
“If you mess up even once, your contract is null and void,” Doug says, sitting down just as the door opens and I turn my head to stare at the person who just walked in.
“You?” I stand up, looking back at the other people at the table. The chick from the gym walks in, this time wearing black tight pants and a white button-down shirt, rolled up at the wrists. “Is this a joke?”
“I can assure you I had the same reaction when I was asked,” she says sternly. “I don’t want this any more than you do, but it is what it is.”
“She tried to pick me up yesterday.” I put my hands on my hips, telling the table.
“Are you insane?” she huffs out, her voice rising. “You and your anatomy landed on me.” She looks at Doug. “Right in my back.”
I roll my eyes at her.
“Karrie,” Doug says, looking at her.
“What?” She shrugs at him. “He couldn’t even contain himself, and he thinks I tried to pick him up.” She looks at me. “You wish.”
I pfft out. “Please, one word and you would have come home with me.” I look at the men in front of me. “You guys can’t be serious.” I then look back at Karrie. “Besides, how old is she? Twelve?”
“Pervert. I would have pulled the fire alarm and kicked you in the nuts.” She crosses her arms over her chest, making her tits strain against the buttons. “Either way you would have ended up in the same place. Alone. With bruised nuts.”
Robert slaps the table. “That’s enough, you two.” He looks at both of us. “Now, you two have a lot of catching up to do. I will forward you both the travel schedule.” He stands up, grabbing the papers, and slapping me on the shoulder. “Good to have you.”
Coach Dan gets up also, smirking at me while I stand here speechless that they allow a girl to chaperone me. Not just any girl, the hottest fucking girl I’ve ever set eyes on. I had to take care of myself three times since I stumbled on her.
“You two try not to kill each other.” Dan looks at Karrie. “Be good, sweetheart.” And he kisses her cheek.
“Really?” I throw my hands in the air. “Does no one think this is a ridiculous idea?” I look around the room and the only one left is Doug, who gets up.
“I think it’s the best thing to ever happen to you.” He walks over to squeeze my shoulder. “But if you make my little girl cry”—he leans in, whispering—“they won’t find your body.”
My mouth opens and closes, and then opens again, not a sound coming out.
*ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review
This book is everything so perfect. It has all the great qualities to complete a sports romance novel. There’s flirting, banter, love and sex. I’m usually not one for sports romance books as I don’t enjoy sports myself, so I could care less about reading them. But, there’s something different about hockey books. All hockey players are buff alpha’s and are sexy as hell.
Matthew Grant is a well-known hockey player and a bit of a wild boy. He’s been kicked off teams for causing too much drama, always in the news for something different. He’s been picked up by New York, but it comes with stipulations. He needs to have a chaperone accompany him to all games and events.
Karrie is the boss’s daughter. Having been in the hockey world since a child, she’s been selected by her dad to be Matthew’s chaperone. Matthew must live in her house and she will go with him basically anywhere he goes hockey related. But, that also means going to the bar with him for after game drinks so he’s not picking up loads of women. Karrie is not really impressed with the whole ordeal, but she agrees for her father’s sake.
The chemistry between Matthew and Karrie is great from the start. They flirt, they bicker, but they’re both attracted to each other as well. Matthew is bossy, he tells Karrie what he wants and how things will go and that makes Karrie mad. She is a strong independent woman and won’t have some hot-head tell her what to do.
There wouldn’t be a sports novel complete without a little drama. I knew something would happen to make things interesting, but I wasn’t expecting what did happen. It puts things into perspective that these things happen all the time. Scandals in sports are quite common and quite unnecessary as well, if you ask me. Part of the lifestyle of being popular, wanted and jealous of.
This is the first Natasha Madison novel I’ve read. I actually just got my first signed book by her at a book signing event a few moths back, but I’ve not had the time to read it yet. After reading this book, I will jump into it soon. I really enjoy her writing style. Funny, sexy and romantic are all qualities to keep me interested. And, when the characters have chemistry, there’s a good storyline and a happily ever after, I’m all for it.
With strong language and sexual scenes throughout, Something So Perfect shouldn’t be read by young readers.