on January 1st 1970
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JAKE “You want to know why I train? It’s because it’s the only time I’m not thinking about Tyler and the fact that I killed him.”
Jake Pennington is a hockey super star. Hot. Rich. Gorgeous. And super talented. But when a personal tragedy rocks his world, Jake’s life is ripped apart as he is brought to his knees. Broken and completely devastated, he retreats to his family cabin in Canada desperate to forget the world and something he once knew as happiness.
MACKENZIE “My therapist would say it was me trying to reclaim my life back. To recapture the girl I had once been—frightened of nothing and living life on a whim.”
Mackenzie Eden is battling her own demons. After a horrific incident in college, Mackenzie throws herself into her job as a means to outrun her pain and her litany of phobias. When her path crosses with Jake Pennington she sees a way to bring them both out of the darkness and back into the light.
Come Undone is a story of two people finding each other in the darkness. A sports romance, it will make you laugh, cry and fall head over heels in love with two very broken and stubborn people.
Come Undone is a standalone sports romance, unrelated to any other book by this author.
Jake Pennington knows he is skating on thin ice. A super successful Ice Hockey player, he has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since his world fell apart a year ago. If he is to remain at the top of his game then he must stay away from the women, drink and parties because they aren’t doing him any favours. He doesn’t think his life could get any worse… until it does in the most awful way. Turning his back on the sport he loves and the life of privilege he leads is his punishment, but not punishment enough as far as he’s concerned.
Mackenzie Eden is out to prove herself. Working for one of the biggest Sports/Entertainment agencies owned and run by her father, she needs to make sure that people know she has the job because she is damn good at it; and not because of who she is. When she finds herself battling her cousin and best friend for the newest signing, she makes a bet. She knows nothing about Ice Hockey, but she knows that she can convince former NHL Superstar Jake Pennington back on the ice. In fact she is so confidant, she decides not only will she get him on the Ice, but she will get on a Texan team lying in the doldrums. Now all she has to do is find Jake Pennington.
I am a huge fan of Sports Romance, particularly when it relates to Ice-Hockey. Often though they can be overly technical on the sport itself and being British, it can take a bit getting my head around the NHL terms. What was wonderful about this book was that for me it had the perfect balance. Yes, it is set in the world of Ice-Hockey, but this book is so much more than that. It really is a great love story and I struggled to put it down.
I don’t want to go too much into the storyline, but I can say that Jake isn’t the only one fighting demons. They may have had different experiences, but these characters really do fit so well because they have experiences that effect the decisions they make and the way they lead their lives. They become a real balm to one another, providing light and optimism even if they try and fight it.
Penny Dee is a new author to me, but I will definitely be reading more of her work. I loved the chemistry she created, the storyline, but most of all I loved that she threw the massive OMG moment into the prologue. It is pure genius really, because it suckered me in after punching me hard in the gut first.
A great story with great characters. If you are new to Sports Romance then this would be a great place to start. If you want high emotion and laughs and you want your heart to swoon, this book needs to be added to your TBR today.