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ANTON by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the release of ANTON by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone title, and it kicks off the brand new Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now for only $2.99!


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Anton by Brenda Rothert

Chicago Blaze, #1


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Book Blurb:

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.

Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.

A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

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Review by Susan:

This is the first book in a new series and what a start it was, the story follows Mia and Anton. Anton is a pro hockey player who lives and breathes hockey with no time for anything else, his teammates call him father Anton because of his clean living. What they don’t know is that he’s in love with a teammates wife, Mia and has been since he first saw her. Mia has separated from her abusive husband but he still has a hold over her that she hates. After bumping into Anton unexpectedly, he soon becomes a bit of a knight in shining armour for her and helps her get rid of her cheating ex. Soon Mia started to have feelings for Anton, but can she give her heart over to him without losing herself?

I really enjoyed this book, I was sucked straight in and before I knew it I was 70% through it. Although the story is about the blossoming friendship/ relationship brewing between Anton and Mia, we have a few background characters that were awesome and helped to enhance the story, giving it another depth and providing some light relief.  Can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  4 Stars


Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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