(Corrigan Falls Raiders #3)
by Cate Cameron
Natalie West and Toby Cooper were best friends growing up, on and off the ice. But when Toby’s hockey career took off, their friendship was left behind. Now Natalie has a crazy plan to land her crush—Toby’s biggest rival—and she needs Toby’s help to pull it off.
When Nat asks Toby to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t say no. Not when it means getting his best friend back. But Natalie is all grown up now, and spending time with her—even when it’s just playing hockey together—stirs up a lot of feelings, old and new. Suddenly pretending to be interested in her isn’t hard at all…if only she wanted him and not his enemy.
Hockey tore them apart. Can it put them back together?
Natalie West is crazy about Scott Dakins. But she knows she doesn’t have a chance at him. So she concocts a plan with her bestfriend, Toby Cooper, who happens to be Scott’s cousin.
Now, Scott is so full of himslf, he isn’t really into girls he doesn’t know. Until he learns that Nat is his cousin’s girlfriend. Now Scott must do everything to get all things that his cousin likes. Including Natalie.
Toby Cooper is an upcoming hockey player at Corrigan Falls, just like her former bestfriend Nat. But Toby hates his cousin; he thinks Scott already has everything. When Nat tells him they need to pretend as a couple, he can’t say no.. because deep inside, he feels something for her. The problem is, Nat doesn’t like him at all.
The plot may sound like a typical bestfriends with benefits story, with pretense feelings and a love triangle on the side. While we know that this is a predictable story, what I liked about the book is the sports, hockey. I’ve been reading books about hockey lately, I don’t know where my fascination came from. Err… who am I kidding? I like hockey because I knew Stephen Amell or Oliver Queen/Green Arrow is a big hockey fan, used to play the sports, and would soon be a hockey stick swinging masked hero in TMNT as Casey Jones! (hey, I need to get paid for this promo LOL
Anyway, I love to get to know more about pucks, deke, butt-ending, shaft (wait a minute, why do these terms sound nefarious? ugh) – in short, I am interested in the sports. Period.
Well, it also helps that most of the players/characters are good-looking and strong and feisty and driven. Yes, it’s all about the sports, baby.
Storywise, I liked Winging It. Tells about friends who had a falling out, and soon found themselves again playing the sports they both love, and discovering their feelings they didn’t know exist, until someone tried to break them apart. It was a cute story, I enjoyed reading it and left me smiling in the end. Perfect for friends-turned-to-lovers and lovestruck readers like me 🙂