“Delay of Game” – Stephanie Kay

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Two grownups struggling with choosing to do the best thing for themselves.
Finn’s broken ankle needs several weeks of physical therapy to be in with a fighting chance of starting the Hockey season. He’s struggling to do what the PT is asking of him and not go at 1000 mph.
Sophia wants more for her life than working at her Family owned and run restaurant. After getting her dream job as a Physical Therapist’s Assistant, she’s struggling to say no to helping out at the restaurant in down time.
This is a sweet story with witty banter and great secondary characters. The push/pull of wanting something desperately for yourself and not being sure of how to get it without letting other people down is something we can all resonate with.

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“Outnumbered” by Shay Savage

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1st Person. Hero’s POV.
Ex Con curmudgeonly Hero, Neurologically Divergent Heroine.
Tropes: Forced Proximity, Hidden Identity
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Setting: Wild woods of Canada’s Northwest territories.

Bishop is a loner, by design and by choice. Having grown up in an abusive family, he ends up in jail for killing his father to save his mother. Tried as an adult he spends his late teens and early adulthood in Jail. Because of that and the PTSD of his youth he lives an isolated life.
Seri comes along and throws that out the window of the tiny Shack Bishop is living in. Turns out there’s more to Seri than meets the eye. I went into this book blind, but guessed at Seri’s multiple personalities before the reveal. I’ve since seen it called out in teasers so it’s not really a spoiler.
I loved how Shay did the reveal though and how Bishop struggled, coped, adapted and worked with Seri throughout all of this. Throw in a woman in Peril and I was 100% here for all of it.

I’ve always enjoyed Shay’s books because I know she’s never writing the same book twice. There’s a time and place for familiarity, Shay Savage is not the author to go to for that.

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