Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The Right Fit - Daphne Dubois


The Right Fit
Daphne Dubois
Publication date: April 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She’s sworn off love, he’s sworn off sex, but together they’ll score the goal of a lifetime.
When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancĂ© is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger.
As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club.
That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit.


Author Bio:
Daphne Dubois writes contemporary romance and believes the right book at the right time can make all the difference. When she's not putting her characters in compromising positions (ahem), she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia, she lives in Eastern Canada, the most romantic place in the world.
You can also find her writing for teens as B.R. Myers.

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My Review

I do enjoy a good contemporary romance now and again and I think that this would definitely fall into that category. Maxine has recently split up with her fiance and is struggling to get over him. Why I'm not entirely sure, he sounds delightful. Her path crosses with a professional hockey player, Antony Laurent. Antony has been struggling recently and has hit a playing slump but once he meets Maxine, he suddenly improves, could she be his lucky charm.

Antony is very sweet and he and Maxine make a great couple. Despite feeling that he needs her to do well in hockey, he clearly really likes her. Maxine has her own demons and struggles to see why someone like Antony would be interested in her. He keeps his job as a professional sportsman a secret from her though, something that she is bound to find out about and then wonder why he lied.

I liked that Maxine didn't need to change, she was perfect for Antony as she was, she just needed to see that. The only slight problem is that I prefer it when they discover this themselves, rather than needing the affirmation of a man. However it happens, she soon finds out that they really are the right fit for one another. 

This was a nice story and I enjoyed reading about Maxine and Antony's romance. There were plenty of supporting characters who could have their own stories in the future, I'm not sure if that's the plan, but I'd be happy to read them. If you like a good contemporary romance, particularly with a hero who's also a sportsman, then The Right Fit would be a great choice.