Thursday, August 5, 2021

Release + Review - The Defender - Gina Azzi


As Boston's most eligible nanny, I'm nurturing, trustworthy, and professional. Until my one-night stand turns out to be my new boss. 

Hawks defenseman James Ryan is Boston's most eligible single-dad. He's solemn, gorgeous, and an incredible father. But I'm drawn to him for other reasons. 

James's eyes reflect the same grief and hurt I'm drowning in. His twins struggle with the same pain that once destroyed me. Living with the Ryan family and caring for James's twins are both a salve and a curse. 

Soon, what made us click one summer night over whiskey is wreaking havoc on our commitment to remain professional. Our friendship blossoms into something more. Something searching, healing, and unbelievably complicated. 

Falling in love with Milly and Mason Ryan is easy. Falling in love with their father is something I never saw coming.  

If I give my heart to James, will he put it back together? Or will I end up more shattered than I already am? 

The Defender is a deeply emotional, single dad romance, with sensitive subject matter.

Louise's Review 

The Defender is book 5 in the Boston Hawks Hockey, a story that can be read as a standalone which I have done.

James Ryan is living his life one day at a time, after the passing of his wife he is left a single father of twins and its about to get busy with Hockey season starting. When he finally gets a live-in nanny, he is surprised to see he already knows her; can they put the one night they had together behind them to focus on the job at hand?

I personally enjoyed this story, Azzi is a new to me author and I do love a single Dad romance. I am looking forward to going back and reading the rest of the series.

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

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Meet Gina Azzi:

I’m Gina Azzi, a book-obsessed, coffee-drinking, globetrotting, mama of soon-to-be three! I write sweet with a dash of spicy New Adult and Contemporary Romance full of good men putting in work to win the hearts of even better women.

A total Jersey girl at heart, I struggle with insatiable wanderlust and currently reside in Ontario, Canada with my family. 

When I’m not dreaming up storylines or writing all the words, you can find me hanging with my littles, attempting to bake, or planning my next adventure.

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