Title: The Hustler
Series: Boston Hawks Hockey #8
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2022
Theodore Edward Sims was supposed to be my hot summer hook-up, a stranger I slept with in Hawaii. Now, he’s my stepbrother’s new hockey teammate.
When we met, Theo was a sexy surfer in Maui, riding waves by day and rocking my world at night. After being played for a fool by my ex-fiancé, Theo proved to be a source of instant gratification.
He was refreshingly honest, engaging, and incredibly charming. Theo built me up when it felt like my world was crumbling down.
Turns out, he’s just like my ex. A liar.
To avoid the gossip of my failed engagement, I hightail it to Boston, where I’m forced to cross paths with a new version of Theo, aka Eddie Sims, Boston Hawks right wing. Here, he isn’t the well-connected, alluring surfer but a determined, angry hockey hunk with something to prove. Especially to me.
Except I’ve written him off. Once a liar, always a liar.
But Theo isn’t backing down. Instead, he’s hustling for my forgiveness. If I give him another chance, will he live up to his apologies? Or am I just lying to myself?
Review by Nancy VanSpunky
This story really turned it around for Eddie Sims. I’ve got to say he was probably my least favorite player on the team up until this book. Eddie (Theo) redeems himself in a big way in this story. Sofia is recovering from a broken heart and starting over. A chance encounter in Maui turns into a crazy coincidence in Boston. Can I tell you how much I love this hockey family that Azzi has created? I love how the other wives and girlfriends draw Sofia in and welcome her to the group. Theo is so patient and so amazing with Sofia. He’s in it for the long haul. This book made me cry and steamed up the pages. It’s about love, life, and living each moment to its fullest. Fabulous story! Don’t miss it! 4.5 stars!
Releasing March 3
Gina Azzi writes emotional and captivating contemporary romance novels with heart-warming happily-ever-afters. She is the author of Boston Hawks Hockey, Second Chance Chicago Series, The Kane Brothers Series, Finding Love in Scotland Series, The College Pact Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones.
A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She’s a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Say hey to her on social media or through www.ginaazzi.com.

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