Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Book Watch: The Penalty Box

The Penalty Box
by Deirdre Martin
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Pub Date: March 7, 2006
ISBN: 0425208907

Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Katie Fisher as the dumpy brainiac from the poor side of town.

Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Paul van Dorn as the school hockey star—and heartthrob. But now they’re facing off—and matching up in more ways than one. Katie’s lost the pounds, added some self-confidence, and become a drop-dead gorgeous sociology professor.

And since a series of concussions put an end to Paul’s pro hockey career, his star has dimmed. Now he hits the ice as a coach. But he’s still got the hometown crowd behind him as the owner of a bar called The Penalty Box.

Paul is reliving his glory days. Katie wishes she could put those years behind her. And the battle of wills that ensues just might knock love right out of the game...

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5 comment(s):

Anonymous ALE said...

Hi Harlot, is Penalty Box part of a series?
I keep hearing about Deirdre Martin and the hockey books but don't know if it's a series and if so where I should start.
Been curious about her for some time, glad you mentioned her.
Thanks,
Ann

2/15/2006 09:42:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Hi Ann!

It is a series. But like most series, each book can stand alone. Here's the list:

2003 Body Check
2004 Fair Play
2005 Total Rush
2006 The Penalty Box

I LOVE ice hockey! One of the reasons why DM's books appeal to me. But even if you don't watch hockey,her books are very entertaining, and sey too. :D

2/15/2006 10:30:00 AM  

Anonymous ALE said...

My tbr list is growing like crazy between FABB and the Bitches recs. Would love a week on a beach where I can do nothing but drink and read.
If only!
Thanks for the list!

Ann

2/15/2006 04:21:00 PM  

Blogger Dylan said...

Ooh, I love me some sports books, so I'll write these down, thanks for the pimp ladies!

2/15/2006 08:11:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Dylan,

I love romance books with sports theme! Have some other recs for you:

SEE JANE SCORE - Rachel Gibson
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE - RG

And of course, SEP's "Stars" series if you haven't read them yet. :D

2/17/2006 10:03:00 AM