DNF Review | The Final Move by Victoria Denault

The Final Move by Victoria Denault | Hometown Players #3
Contemporary Romance
Published on December 8th, 2015
ARC from Netgalley



Book Blurb: 

Hockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot. But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime.

Sexy, rich, and one of the biggest stars in the NHL, Devin Garrison has always been the one who had it all. That is until his marriage falls apart and he realizes he has to start over. If he’s honest, there has only been one woman who ever really excited him-Callie Caplan. They shared a night that was hotter than the late-summer sun, but in an instant-Callie was gone, pretending it never happened.

Callie Caplan isn’t the wild child people think she is. It’s true she’s avoided relationships, but only because she’s seen how crazy love can be. And her messy, imperfect life is crazy enough without opening her heart to a man-even one as picture perfect as Devin. But when fate brings them back together-just as they need each other most-Devin is determined to convince Callie that what she’s feeling is real. And this final play may be their chance at forever . . .

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I’m going to try to make this short but sadly, not so sweet. I don’t like writing DNF reviews, but I think it’s just as important for visitors to know what I like and what I don’t like about books, especially if I think they might take recommendations from me. So here we go with my first DNF review for the blog.

I knew going into this one there was a 50/50 shot that I’d like it. While I didn’t care for the first book in the series, the second was a wonderful surprise. I adored Luke and Rosie’s love story; it was romantic and sweet, and I do love a good crush story. So, the short of this one is that Devin is separated from his wife, but they’re still trying to work things out when Callie blows into town for a job. Callie informs Devin that her company is putting her up in a local hotel (she does wardrobe for a television show,) but he insists that’s silly and she should stay with him at his new place. Oh, and did I mention they slept together years ago? Does that sound like a solid decision for someone who is trying to work things out with his wife? I certainly didn’t think so. Callie might have grated on my nerves in the first few books in the series, but it only got worse in this one. She decides that Devin shouldn’t have to go through this alone, so she ignores that fact that he’s not ready to share this information with anyone and tells someone in his family anyway, knowing full well the news could travel. And it did. The would have found out eventually because of another event that came to pass, but I was not a fan of Callie deciding Devin wasn’t healing fast enough or dealing with things the way she wanted him to. She was a busybody, and I have no idea what Devin saw in her. I quit the book at 33% (so I’d say I gave this one a solid try,) when Devin started the night in bed with one woman, but ended the night fooling around with Callie. I didn’t find it sexy at all, and at that point, I’d had enough. I do want to mention, though, that as much as I didn’t like Callie, I did like Devin he was a good dad, and I truly felt like he wanted to work things out with his wife. And that’s why inviting Callie to stay with him threw me for a loop. It just felt out of character.

At this point, I’m undecided on whether or not I’ll read the next book. We were introduced to the hero in this one, and I did find him interesting. I guess we’ll see. For now, thought, I’m putting it on the back burner.

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2 thoughts on “DNF Review | The Final Move by Victoria Denault

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    1. This happened at the beginning, so it’s not a spoiler, but by that point, he’d found out his wife (who he thought wanted to reconcile) was already sleeping with someone new. So it was definitely over, but they were still legally married.

      And yes. Who has a former lover move in with them when they’re trying to work things out with their spouse?!???!


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