Title: Any Way You Slice It
Author: Kristine Carlson Asselin
Format: ebook from Netgalley
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Sports
A lucky shot on the ice, the hot hockey player who melts it, and her dad’s ban on all things rink related could mean the chance of a lifetime for Penelope…or land her in the penalty box.
Penelope Spaulding just can’t catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents’ plans for her future, it’s hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, everything slips away. . .
Racing around the rink allows her to blow off steam after yet another fight with her dad about going to culinary school. So when Jake Gomes, the bad boy who lives down the street, dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her father and his expectations.
The more she plays, the easier it is to keep lying, and soon Pen finds it impossible to come clean. She’s sneaking out to practice—and loving every minute of it. It doesn’t take long for her to fall in love with hockey . . . and Jake’s not half bad either. But she knows it can’t last. As soon as her dad finds out, she’ll be benched. For good.
She’s absolutely not going to tell her parents until she’s sure it will be worth the inevitable fight. Not only is she skipping shifts at Slice Pizza while a foodie reality show is on the horizon, but her lies are starting to take their toll on her game. It’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart.
With the team counting on her and with her relationship with Jake on the line, will she have to sacrifice the thing she wants most for the people she loves? Or can she step up and take her best shot?
– There is just so much to love about this book. A female trying to make it in a man’s sport always excites me. She goes after what she loves., even if her parents don’t agree.
– Penelope wants to play hockey instead of following in her father’s footsteps. of slinging pizzas but her parents have a different idea. Her father forces her into the reality life with their pizza shop. She is living a double life. One playing hockey and the other to please her family. When the two worlds are ready to collide, she must decide. If her unique band of characters, she ultimately gets to make the right choice.
– This book has all the elements of a great book. A good plot line, great characters, A strong female lead and a romantic arc!