Review: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

Received from Pure Textuality PR

Title: Virgin Territory
Series: Hellions Angels #3
Author: Lia Riley
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: 6 March 2018
Rating: 4/5

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Practice Makes Perfect

Patrick “Patch” Donnelly has what it takes to be the best goalie in the NHL…if only he could learn to control his temper. When Coach orders him to get his head in the game with private yoga classes, Patch isn’t having it. There’s no way this tough Boston guy would be caught dead downward dog-ing his way to inner peace. But if he refuses, he risks his starting position and the dream he sacrificed everything for, including joining the priesthood.

Yoga instructor Margot Kowalski is over men. After yet another toxic relationship, she’s eager to forget love and focus on growing her business. Doing the Hellions head coach a favor by helping out a troubled player can’t hurt, and it might give her career a high-profile boost. But free-spirited Margot is soon charming the pants off Patch. Literally. Her sassy combination of sweet and sexy proves irresistible to the goalie. Before Patch can give into temptation though, he’ll have to confess his biggest secret:

He’s a virgin.

But Patch is hiding more than sexual inexperience, and his dark past soon threatens to destroy his shot at true love.

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REVIEW 

There is so much more to Patch than I anticipated, keeping his emotions on lockdown has resulted in an eruption or two more often than not on the ice. However, his heart is in the right place and his hotheaded ways land him in hot water when he tries to do the right thing only to be accosted by the biggest douche on the planet.

We already know Margot as Breezy’s (Mister Hockey) best friend, although the image she projects hides a sensitive soul who has had to embrace a persona forced on her in her formative years.

Both Patch and Margot have emotional scars stemming from their youth and exasperated by negative thought patterns. For two people seemingly so different neither expects the type of connection they find with each other. Accepting and supporting of each other allows them both to flourish, providing a stable base neither has experienced before.

Unfortunately, toxic people threaten the harmony they have established between them. In a surprising plot curve, Margot and Patch find the solution to both of their problems in an unexpected turn of events 🙂

The previous couples, Breezy and Jed (Mister Hockey) and Neve and Tor (Head Coach) make an appearance throughout Virgin Territory adding to the world building and connection to the plot as a whole.

Virgin Territory is a little different to the usual romance due to the truly wonderful and unusual characters. the romance is whirlwind but nonetheless swoon-worthy.

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. Five winners will each receive a paperback copy of Head Coach by Lia Riley.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 3/18/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.

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