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.
This was my second Natasha Madison book. I really enjoyed Tempt the Boss so I thought I’d give this one a try. This book is quite a bit different while it was still funny, not quite as much as the previous I read, her humor is still present, but this book has a serious side to it.
I really enjoyed the characters more then anything in this book. Karrie is no pushover heroine in this book. She’s strong even in the midst of a caveman like Matthew. She knows what she wants and doesn’t want. She’s young and now her job is to babysit her dads new hockey sensation, and potential media nightmare Matthew. She won’t be taken for a fool and she will not allow one thing to go wrong. But when Matthew moves into her home, his irroestiable charm and cocky confidence is going to be a true test of will for her.
Matthew has something to prove. He is a hockey star, and his reputation needs to be cleaned up and now! He’s down to his last chance to make his name mean something in the NHL and he’s not going to let down his family this time. Only problem is that his new babysitter is sexy and irroestiable, and she’s also the team owners daughter!
The push and pull between these two and the sincerity of Matthews feelings for Karrie are so evident throughout every minute of this book. She centers him like nothing ever has. He will stop at nothing to prove himself worth of not only this chance at and NHL career, but her as well.
There were a few things that I really loved and a few things that I didn’t. My biggest issue was the choppiness in the sentences and the writing. It didn’t seem to flow as well as her last book did, at least for me. While that bothered me at times, I also felt it had a few slight timeline issues that confused me. But even with those little editing issues, I really enjoyed the characters in this one. I really loved Matthew and how sweet and serious he was about his relationship, his family and his career. I loved Karrie’s sassy and sarcastic side, and I did love her totally inappropriate best friend as well! Overall this was a good read that I did enjoy. I cannot wait to see what Natasha comes up with next!