Book Review: In the Penalty Box by, Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount

Attention winter sports lovers! If you are looking for a fun, YA romance to keep you warm look no further than In the Penalty Box by, Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount.

The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush.

Figure skating was supposed to be my whole world. But one unlucky injury and now I’m down…but I’m definitely not out. I just need to rehab—a boatload of rehab—and who’d have thought I could do it on the boys’ hockey team?

Of course, the infuriatingly hot captain of the team seems to think I’m nothing but sequins and twirls. What’s a girl to do but put him in his place? Game on.

Hockey is my whole world. I’ve worked my tail off getting my team in a position to win the championships—hopefully in front of major college scouts, too—so what’s a guy to do when a figure skater ends up as our new goalie?

Of course, the distractingly sexy skater thinks I’m nothing but a testosterone-laced competitive streak. And surely she’s only biding her time to heal, then she’s gone. Game over. 

Thank you to Entangled Teen for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

In the Penalty Box by, Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush is exactly what you expect when the book description says “The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights.” A quick read, this is a sweet story of two athletes who are trying to juggle high school, sports, family and, of course, romance.

Especially in the beginning of the book, there is a lot of description of the skating and hockey playing, which is fine but felt like it could have been cut back just a bit. But the characters are fun, and these descriptions of their activities do add to getting to know them better so it all works out in the end.

I think if I was a bit younger, the rating would have been a bit higher. The teenage girls who this book was intended for are going to love it!

I give this book 3 Sips!

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