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Blazed: Elise Faber

Blazed

Posted on January 23, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 2 Comments

Blazed by Elise Faber is book 8 in the Breakers Hockey series. At the time of selecting the title for review, I was not aware that it was the eighth book in s series. Not that it would have affected my decision to read it, as I am always reading books out of sequence. Unfortunately, this time around, it seems that it would have been best to have at least read the previous book. Assuming that the information needed to make the events of this instalment clearer was included in the previous book.

 

Blazed: Elise FaberTitle: Blazed
Author(s): Elise Faber
Series: Breakers Hockey #8
Published by Self Published on January 23, 2024
Pages: 270
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Walker Laine is a star forward for the Baltimore Breakers, and he’s only interested in three things—pucks, food, and ever-revolving door of women.Until Dommie.The woman is as smart as she is infuriating, and more stubborn than any person he has ever met. Her walls are thick and impenetrable and for the first time in his life, he wants to break through every barrier in his way and get to the heart of a woman.Because…he likes her.And he wants her.But how to convince her to let him keep her forever?

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From the moment I began reading, it felt as if a big chunk of the story was missing. The story in Blazed indicated that the main characters Walker and Dominique were in a relationship prior to the start of this instalment. However, for some reason, Walker ended their involvement, leaving Dominique devastated. Now he has returned wanting a second chance.

I wasn’t a big fan of Walker in the initial stages . I am all for one going after what they want. However, in Walker’s case, his pursuit of Dominique made him seem possessive. Also, the fact he refused to tell her the reason he pushed her away in the first place made him out to be a hypocrite. He wanted her to share her ups and downs, but he refused to open up to her. 

The romance was sweet and spicy. Walker’s softer and protective side came to light. It was interesting to see Walker trying to win Dominique back, although it didn’t take long for him to break down her walls. The reason for pushing her away came to light near the end of the story. I understand him not wanting her entangled in his mess.  However, he could have least told her what was happening and let her decide if she wanted to stick around. Also, the fact he was still hiding it from her indicated he didn’t trust her to stick around after hearing the truth.  I liked Dominique. She was a fighter and quite the overachiever. She didn’t have a great childhood, which forced her to grow up rather quickly. Furthermore, she was someone I could relate to, and I believe readers would gravitate towards her.

I am still trying to figure out how the incident involving Dominique’s professor fit into the narrative. I didn’t see where it had any bearing on the story, and it would seem it was included as filler. Overall, while an OK read, it serves one best to at least read book 7 prior to reading Blazed. 

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
4
Writing Style
3
Pacing
3
Cover
4
Enjoyment
3
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

About Elise Faber

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys. She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at elisefaberauthor@gmail.com.
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Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
4
Writing Style
3
Pacing
3
Cover
4
Enjoyment
3
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

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