Making a Play (Hometown Players, #2) by Victoria Denault

Making a Play (Hometown Players, #2)

He'll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It's the perfect plan... until he reconnects with Rose. Rose C...

Details Making a Play (Hometown Players, #2)

TitleMaking a Play (Hometown Players, #2)
Release DateSep 8th, 2015
PublisherForever Yours
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Hockey, Contemporary

Reviews Making a Play (Hometown Players, #2)

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4 Stars Your life will be beautiful because you, Flower, are beautiful. And you will find someone who will love you for it." When I first read One More Shot earlier this year, I was hooked on this series. Hot hockey players, angst, and steam, what else could I possibly ask for? Now if you haven't read One More Shot yet, I highly recommend you do, because it'll give you a much better background on the Caplan sisters and the dynamic they have bet...
  • Geri Reads
    Luc "The French Disaster" Richard grew up with the Garrison boys and by default, grew up with the Caplan girls, too. Rosie Caplan has been in love with Luc since they were young but he never noticed her in that way. Coming off a string of bad publicity, Luc is trying to rebuild his image as a hockey player while Rose is finally realizing that the only way to get a shot at Luc was to make him notice. Making a Play is my first Victoria Denault book...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - "If only my nuts were numb." Stars! It's Live The second book in Victoria Denault’s Hometown Players series, takes off from where its predecessor One More Shot left off. Jordan and Jessie have sorted out their issues and are very much ’living the dream’ together. Making a Play brings the focus round to Rose, Jessie's younger sister, and her not-so-secret love for Ice Hockey player; Luc Richard, you are given a few hints as to how deep t...
  • Melissa Rob
    Another great story by Victoria Denault. I'm really enjoying reading this series and can't wait to move onto Devin and Callie's book. I love Callie's attitude, she might be my favorite of the three girls!
  • Angie Elle
    Thank you to GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.4.5 starsAdmittedly, I didn’t have good luck with the first book in this series. But I liked enough about it to stick with it, and I am so glad I did! Making a Play was a sweet, and at times intense, read. Rose (or Fleur, as Luc likes to call her,) was the opposite of her sister, Jessie. She was endearing with a touch of naivet...
  • Tina
    4.5 Stars Hotness Rating 3 out of 5 I loved this book! Making a Play was everything I need to make a sports romance not just good, but great in my opinion. The story was fast paced (although, the relationship wasn't so much), there was enough drama to keep my heart racing, but not so much as to get on my nerves, I totally related to the characters and was fully invested in their story. I wanted so much for this couple to get their happy ever afte...
  • Tara | Slow Readers Blog
    Sexy and sweet. The author brings to life characters that you can’t help but love!I just have to say that I am so impressed by Victoria Denault. She comes in here, all fresh-faced new author and just owns it! Her books are so easy to read! They just flow well, feel organic, and keep you intrigued and invested from start to finish.I love her characters. They’re all likeable and engaging and their relationships feel natural and not forced. They...
  • Ann
    There needs to be degrees of 3 star reads. The writing is not a problem with this one; it’s that the story was just w-a-y to whiney for me. Long time childhood friends Luc and Rose, French hockey player Luc flirts and teases, wants Rose but afraid to have her and just keeps things as friends. Rose has always wanted Luc but thinks she can’t have him and is relegated to the friend zone. Moping/wanting/whining ensues. They finally go for it but ...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    Not only sweet nothings… but French sweet nothings….Luc Richard is home for the summer and trying to keep things very low key. His ex-girlfriend has undermined his career in the NHL and he needs to build back his reputation both on and off the ice. Rose Caplan has been his friend since they were kids and enjoyed the sense of family that their shared friends, the Garrison clan, provided them. Luc was determined to stay focused and out of the t...
  • Alexis
    So, I am still a bit in lust over the first book in the series Make a Shot, but dear Lord, Victoria seriously stepped up her game with Making a Play. I knew that Luc and Rosie’s story was going to be great…but I wasn’t expecting it to be this fabulous.Luc is dubbed as the “French Disaster”. He is not related to the Garrison brothers by blood by might as well be. He lived with them for years and the Caplan girls are just as important to ...
  • Jennifer
    This was a very good follow up to book 1, One More Shot. Where One More Shot was riddled with editing errors, you can tell that the author has learned from this and did a much better job with book 2. I loved the storyline and it was much less angsty and flowed so much better. I was not a fan of middle sister Callie in book 1, but liked her so much better in Making a Play. This is a good thing because she's the main character in book 3, The Final ...
  • Sybil aka Lala
    I have no idea how to even start this review. I feel like nothing I say could ever do it justice.Luc and Rose grew up together. Both taken in by the Caplans and both with imperfect family situations, they form a deep friendship that lasts into adulthood. Rose has always been in love with Luc, but Luc sees her as something way too beautiful, special and sweet for the likes of him and so buries any romantic feelings he may have had towards her to r...
  • Red Cheeks Reads
    “Rose Caplan is sweet, smart and definitely beautiful, but she has all these fantastical ideas about love. She’s a romantic and she dreams of an epic love story with a Prince Charming and a happily ever after. She deserves nothing less, but I’m not at all interested in that.” WOW, this book took me by surprise, I expected a fast and fun hockey book but I got so much more. I started this book late one night expecting to read a bit then pic...
  • Amanda
    Overall, Making a Play is fairly standard protocol for any romance like this. What differentiates one romance from another is the particular minutia that fills out the story. Personally, I’m a total sucker for a friends to lover’s romance. There’s just something about these stories that gets me every time. Making a Play is a friends to lover’s romance set in the professional Hockey world. Our heroine Rose has been in love with her French-...
  • Irina
    8/15 – This could have been a very nice Friends-to-Lovers story, but it took a very, very strange turn at one point (view spoiler)[(half secret relationship) (hide spoiler)]and got more and more weird from there (view spoiler)[(drunken hook-up resp. almost hook-up with another girl) (hide spoiler)]. Both heroes were a little boring IMO, and especially Luc's actions were really odd and akward occasionally.
  • Julissa
    The first one was pretty good, but nothing memorable really. But this one I loved!!!! I think I seriously have a thing for stories where whore-ie guys become fumbling messes when they fall head over heals. So my expectations of that last book have totally sky rocketed!
  • Teri
    Book kind of ended abruptly. And how did Rose go from being so naive about sex, to having no shame?
  • Julia
    Sweet geebus, this was not the book for me. The only things keeping Luc and Rose apart are insecurity and contrivances, not a compelling plot.
  • Bookcrazy
    STORY:------Luc Richard a famous hockey player spends the off-season in his hometown. Because of the spotlight trouble with his ex and trouble with partying he takes some time out - which means no scandals and no women. Back home his childhood friend Rose Caplan who is still a friend of him, but who always fancied Luc, sees her chance with Luc separated from his model girlfriend.So Rose tries to be more sexy and Luc eyes seem to have problems loo...
  • Amy
    I picked up this audiobook because Mason Lloyd was the audiobook narrator. I really love listening Mr. Lloyd and decided to give this one a try. I had no issues following along even though this book was #2 in the series.
  • Moon Love
    4.5 stars!
  • ✎Stacey
    Left me hangingNo likely when authors do that
  • Fredrika
    Even though I read this series when it was hockey RPF online, this story was the one I couldn't remember as well, so I was naturally pretty excited to read it. Like the first book, I truly enjoyed it. There's enough storylines to make the book interesting, no matter how many pages you've read. 2 books out of this series have been read so far and I'm still enjoying it.
  • Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
    *I received a ARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review*This was my first experience reading a book by Victoria Denault. Making A Play is the second book in the Hometown Player series. it can be read as a stand alone but after reading, I find myself wanting to read One More Shot and I will most definitely read The Final Move when it releases later this year. I absolutely love sports romance, what's not to love? Getting to see a buff guy b...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    Copy received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest reviewThough I have not read the first book in this series, this in no way affected my enjoyment of this second book.I love a good book about hockey players, so I will take the chance on any I see come my way.Luc and Rose's relationship is not an easy one. They have grown up together, and Rose has been in love with Luc since forever. But being the clueless guy, Luc sees she has a crush but ...
  • Kimberly
    My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: love a good friends-to-lovers romance and I’m a sucker for a hockey player hero, so of course I snatched up Making a Play . Victoria Denault’s second Hometown Players story is a sultry tale with a healthy dose of angst and it moves at a satisfyingly fast pace.Rose is the classic good girl who’s loved her lifelong friend from afar. Now, with Luc single and ho...
  • Shay_yahS
    How I feel about this bookRose and Luc are cute.. they are best friends who both have feelings for each other.. Rose wants to explore is but Luc thinks she deserves better and is worried about his sinking career.. Luc makes a vow no women all summer but Rose is the exception.. It starts out innocent them doing the types of things they did when they were younger and then Rose starts doing things to catch his attention... and it works...What I love...
  • Diane Lynch
    Making a Play (Hometown Players #2) by Victoria Denault NHL star Luc Richard’s career is in jeopardy due to negative media attention he receives from his relationship with his supermodel ex-girlfriend. He heads to Silver Bay, Maine, in the off-season in hopes to stay out of the tabloids. He reconnects with his childhood friend, Rose Caplan, and notices she is no longer the shy little girl he used to know. She has become the type of woman you wa...
  • Diane Lynch
    NHL star Luc Richard’s career is in jeopardy due to negative media attention he receives from his relationship with his supermodel ex-girlfriend. He heads to Silver Bay, Maine, in the off-season in hopes to stay out of the tabloids. He reconnects with his childhood friend, Rose Caplan, and notices she is no longer the shy little girl he used to know. She has become the type of woman you want to keep forever.Victoria Denault wrote another fantas...
  • Aly
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Wow! This book! The hockey season is just gearing up and so I was excited to have this book to help tide me over. And while it's on the off season as well it involved enough hockey to keep me from going crazy. I do have to admit I love that the author incorporated French in her book. It gave me a chance to practice some french skills and I really loved how Luc just slipped into it as...