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For The Love of Hockey (For The Love Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I would personally recommend reading For The Love Of Ash before starting this story so you know the back story of the secondary characters in this book. And why wouldn’t you want to anyway, I can say without a doubt, this is a brilliant series.
Finn and Lindsay’s story is one of a second chance at romance. Finn and Lindsay were highschool sweethearts, but at eighteen, Finn broke Lindsay’s heart and left her devastated, ending the relationship before leaving for a career in hockey. Finn didn’t want to pull Lindsay away from her family to follow his career wherever it took him incase something happened and she couldn’t be there and came to resent him for it. Lindsay was the mother figure to her siblings. Trying to protect them from an abusive father and drunken mother. Lindsay didn’t know this was why Finn ended things with her though and held so much resentment towards Finn as a result. She thought their lives were planned out together.
Six years later, after avoiding Finn as much as possible, Finn and Lindsay are thrown together as they are both participating in Luke and Maggie’s wedding and are both helping with the planning. Lindsay being maid of honour for Maggie, Finn being co-best man for Luke, as one of his best friends, but also factoring in that Luke is Lindsay’s brother.
Finn has always regretted his decision of leaving Lindsay behind and makes it known, But Lindsay isn’t interested, claiming she hates Finn. Finn is determind to win his highschool sweetheart back though. Can Finn earn Lindsay’s forgiveness? Can Lindsay let go of the heartbreak from six years ago?
Finn…….Swoon!! I loved his determination to win his woman back. Despite a few slaps across the face, he just kept on trying. I liked his humour and cheeky attitude…….
“Whatever. I did. Happy?” She sighed. “If I promise not to flaunt Paul in your face, you promise not to kiss me?”
S*t. It was a truce I really didn’t want to give in to. I wanted to kiss her more and I knew I’d get under her skin just long enough to make her remember how much she loved me. Just staring at her right then made my hands itch to touch her.
“Deal,” I said. Little did she know, my fingers were crossed behind my back. If I ever got an opportunity to kiss her, I’d take it. No question. Any chances with Lindsay were mine to seize.
Finn wasn’t afraid to show his emotions and didn’t hide the fact that he wanted Lindsay back from anyone. He was a very determined fella!
Lindsay was more reserved when it came to Finn. Or actually I would say cautious. After looking after her siblings, putting everyone before herself, I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, hoping that Lindsay would give Finn another chance. Allow herself a shot at a happy future. Despite the fact these two had grown up alot over the six years apart, their deep rooted feelings remained just as intense.
Taylor has produced yet another emotional five sweet read in my opinion. Writing from both sides of the story, giving insight in to Finn and Lindsay’s thought processes, true feelings on the inside and their turmoil. Taylor’s writing is so descriptive, it feels like real life not a story. Like you are right there along with the characters for the ride. Reading Taylor’s books, you are drawn in to the characters emotions and feelings, like you know them, you forget that they are fictional ha ha.
I feel so involved with the For The Love series. The Wilson family background breaks my heart and I just want to bash the heads of their mother and father. I CANNOT WAIT for Lily’s story!
Overall an emotional story, with ups and downs. Twists and turns. Family abuse. Hot sexy times. And hot sporty men. There is a whole lot happening in this story and you are addicted from the very first page. I love Taylor Lavati!
Lindsay Wilson has spent her entire life protecting her five younger siblings. At eighteen, she knew the man she’d devote her life to, but when he left her, her passion dimmed. Engrossing herself in her small business and jumping from guy to guy could only distract her for so long.
Finn Jacobs chose his dream of playing professional hockey over the girl he loved. Year after year he competed, throwing himself into the game. After an injury that could end his career for good, he begins to question his decision all those years ago.
Fast forward six years and Lindsay and Finns paths are about to cross again, leading up to some explosive showdowns as their reunion is less than ideal. Having each learnt to survive the loss of true love without the other must now try to put their past behind them and move on...eventually giving into their feelings they start their journey of forever...
I really enjoyed Lindsay and Finns story, I particularly enjoyed the dynamics of their relationship. I easily connected to them especially Lindsay her thoughts and feeling resonated with me on such a personal level it was hard not to feel emotionally involved. I thought the story flowed, had depth and I enjoyed the continuation of all the character's previously met in For the Love of Ash.
I would recommend and I for one can't wait to see what's next for this series.
ARC received in exchanged of an honest review courtesy of WTMO Book Blog.
I was really looking forward to reading Lindsey's book since reading about her in For The Love Of Ash, I couldn't wait to get stuck in and hear her and Finn's story.
I have to say though I found it hard to get into at times. I understood Lindsey's hesitation towards Finn but she was a complete b!tch to him at times.
I have to say though once I got into the story it had me hooked and even though at times I could hardly stand to read on because of Lindsey I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed Taylor's writing style and I like the way she draws you in and also the fact we got to read about the other members of the family!
Finn is also stubborn as he point blankly refuses to give up. Turn of events makes both tell of their feelings for each other and it's about bloody time too. I would have liked for their to be more Hockey in this but that's just me. Enjoy reading !
This is an easy read. You should read For The Love Of Ash before, to get a feel of the family dynamics. I was engrossed in this story, but felt it was a tad bit repetitive. Love the feels it gives you at points.
I'm glad you get to connect with the rest of the family.
Lindsey has known Finnley for years. They were a couple at age 16. Finn was a hockey maniac and was picked to play for his favourite team. At 18 years old he dumped Lindsey. She was devastated. Six years later her brother, Finns best friend, is getting married. This forces Lindsey and Finnley to be in the same place. Their feelings have never changed but Lindsey can't let go of the hurt.
Do they get to reconnect?
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So this book is the ultimate love story. Finn and Lindsey is two young people who find comfort in each other and have the love we all want to have, and some of us is lucky to have. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together. I am also a lover of hockey so the theme in the book is like perfect. You dont have to like hockey or sport to love this story. I would say you dont even have to know anything about it to enjoy and love the story.
I am so inlove this with book. This is the second book in the “For the love of” series but it can be read as a standalove like the first one. This is good if you havent read the first one, you can without a problem pick this one up but I must say, Taylor is a very good author and all her books I have read is so great. and perfect. So read all of them.
“For the love of Hockey” is released today so you should grab you copy as soon as you can and start reading. You will thank me later and I promiss you will find an author who does amazing works.
Now 6 years before Linds and Finn were a couple they were actually high school sweethearts. He wanted to play professional hockey. And he knew they only way that Linds wouldn't hate him. would be if he broke it up with her and left her behind so that she could stay and take care of her siblings.
That being said lets fast forward - they have now come together after 6 years and she finally tells Finn that she hates him an never wants to see him again.
But for that sake of her brother and Maggie they will have to work something out. This is story is not about Maggie and Luke. But what happened between two high school sweethearts 6 years ago. What came between them. How they work things out. Well sort of. Linds doesn't want to . She feels that her heart has been hurt enough. And Finn he is still in love with her and has always been in love with her.Never has stopped loving her.
How does he get her to realize they are meant to be together. Can she forgive him?
Will he be able to break the ice in her heart? And along the way will Lindsley and Luke be able to save their younger siblings from what to them at home? In order to find all these answers . You need to read this amazing emotional story.
If you read the first book in the series then you have to read this one. As Ms Lavati has taken it even farther than she did before. Her writing skills are so unique that you are left speechless and so moved with emotion. To the point that you are feeling that emotion jump off the page at you and onto you. Ms. Lavati - is a writer that is very dramatic and descriptive. Her stories -characters and scenes all show this. She is able to bring her characters to life before your eyes - and with such detail. You actually believe that you are seeing them standing right next to you talking. The scenes in the FTLH are so well defined. As a reader- you will think you are in a hockey rink ice skating , or at the house at with Wilson siblings.
Trying to figure out if they can get over their past and find a new start is a pretty huge part of the story. And it makes you want to keep reading straight through just to see if they make it. We also get the added bonus of checking in with all of our favorite characters from the Love Of Ash! (One of the things I was looking forward to the most about this book, I wasn't ready to let these characters go yet!)
The deeper we get into the story the more emotional it gets and the more you fall in love with the story! I believe that this is definitely Taylor's best book yet. She introduced us to a new level of her talemt. One of the things I have loved about Taylor's books is that there are times where the emotions going on in the story are so strong that I have to set my book down and process. I have to take a step back because I have become involved with these characters and their stories affect me, move me to a level that is too intense to keep reading haha. The last 30% of this book I think I had to stop 5 or 6 times because I was either gonna bawl my eyes out or shake Lindsey or both. The ending was bittersweet and I am so excited for the next book! I hope it's like this one was where we get to see what all of our favorite characters are up to even though the focus of the book is supposed to be one of the other siblings. I even want books about the older girls who aren't as close to Luke and Lindsey. Like what are their lives like? There is a major story There too I think.
**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, For the Love of Ash, and in my review I asked for more from the Wilson siblings. And now we have Lindsay's story! Yay!
Lindsay and Finn were in love. She was ready to leave her life behind and follow Finn as he became a profession hockey player, but Finn wouldn't let that happen. You see, Lindsay was thrust into the role of caretaker for her younger siblings after it was clear that her parents weren't going to do it. Then add on the fact that her father was a violent man and Lindsay did all she could to protect her brothers and sisters. Knowing this and not wanting her to regret her decision later, Finn left Lindsay behind, without giving her a say in the matter.
Now it is six years later and this book starts from that heartwarming hockey rink scene towards the end of For the Love of Ash. We get it from Lindsay and Finn's point of view and it was from that moment on that I knew this was going to not only be a great read, but also an emotional read. When it becomes known that Finn is going to be around for the next month or so, Lindsay start to spiral emotionally. She never dealt with Finn leaving her the way he did and all those leftover emotions catch up to her.
Finn. What is about guys named Finn? )Heaven help me if I ever meet one in real life.) But I digress, I just loved him. As much I disagree with the way he handled his break up with Lindsay, I can see why he did it. Throughout the book he says (out loud or in his head), "How can I fix it?" He absolutely regrets the way he handled things and wants to make it right. He even agrees to be "just friends" with Lindsay, especially if that is all he can get from her. He loves her just as much as he did six years ago.
And as much as I loved this book, Lindsay made me crazy. I understood that she was hesitant to get involved with Finn after what happened, but her stubbornness started to get on my nerves after a while. Finn was doing everything he could to show her that he was willing to make up for the mistake her made all those years ago, but she kept getting in her own way.For so long she wouldn't let herself see it, but when she finally did:
"Finn was my forever love. I knew it in my heart. I wanted it to be true. And I was tired of being slow and trying to do things the right way. We had just begun a relationship after being apart six years. Six years. It hardly felt that long now that he was here in real life. And I wouldn't play into the time we spent apart anymore."
SUCCESS!!! High five to Finn! ;-)
This is such a wonderful story and I'm a sucker for a second chance romance. I enjoyed watching Finn trying to win Lindsay back. He was so sweet and I just kept my fingers crossed that things would work out for the best. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I felt all the emotions!
Now I can't wait to see what Wilson sibling we will read about next. Who will it be?????
And yes, for anyone wondering, we do see more of the entire Wilson family, and Asher is even more adorable.
This book is just another great read from Taylor Lavati! I'll be recommending it to anyone who will listen.