Dalton ‘Cage’ Booker is the number one goalie for the San Diego Scorpions. Most people describe him as willful and stubborn—sometimes even difficult to control. More often than not, words fly out of his mouth without the benefit of passing through his brain first. And women love him.
Karen LaGrange, little sister of the former enforcer for the Scorpions, lives in Canada, where she works with special needs children. After losing her job to downsizing, she makes an extended visit to San Diego, forming a friendship with the errant goalie.
Through frequent reminders that they are friends without benefits, Karen struggles to keep their relationship platonic, but the more she shuts him down, the more he wants her.
Can Cage convince Karen to slip under the sheets with him, or is he destined to be firmly entrapped in the friend zone?
Let me admit right up front that I haven't read the other books in this series yet...but that said, Cage's Misconduct does read as a standalone and if you haven't read the other books yet either, once you're done you'll want to go back and read those as well.
Having no preconceived notions about Cage's character and only knowing about him from what I read here in this story, I really liked him (well, at least after Kyrissa). I am always a sucker for the playboy meeting "the one", now throw in the fact that he is a hot hockey goalie who is at the top of his game--and a bit of a lonely guy on the inside...well, that combination clinched it for me. Karen was a little harder for me to embrace. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was about her, maybe it was just her stubbornness about staying platonic with Cage even when she's feeling something.
For me, the story did feel like it moved a bit slower than I usually prefer, and while I could really feel the emotion that Cage was putting out for Karen, I could never really feel that coming from her even at the end...so the relationship always felt a bit lopsided to me. But Cage kept me going the whole way through, and made me enjoy the story more than I would have otherwise if he wasn't written the way he was.
The story contains a TON of sexual tension that doesn't get really relieved until almost the very end of the book (which for me was a bit frustrating). There's also a tiny twist/surprise at the very end that is meant to lead toward another series which felt just a tad contrived to me. But other than that, I enjoyed the read and plan to read more by this author.
3.5 stars for Cage's Misconduct, recommended for sports romance fans (especially all you hockey fans out there!) 18+ for adult language and sexual content.
5 Stars Loved this book! ~Amazon Customer
Will Karen give in to Cage? Will Jody finally relent and accept Cage's interest in his sister? I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more from this author.
5 Stars Cage and Karen
This is book three in the Scorpion series and I have to say, it is now my favorite! When I first met Cage, I didn't like him at all. What I love about this author is how she writes people how we see them in real life ~ Mary
I love this series and I think this is her best book of their series so far!
5 Stars Fantastic read
Loved this book, so hard not to fall in love with Dalton "Cage" Booker and Karen together. The love between them, it's not your typical storyline. And I honestly couldn't put it down once I started. Absolutely loved it and highly recommend this read. ~ Jackie Ugal
I am a country girl at heart who tends to like the simple things...and hockey. Give me a hockey game and I'm set! During intermission, I read. Reading has always been a love of mine since I was a little girl. The books have gotten a bit spicier though. I also like moonlit walks on the beach, strawberries and champagne (ok, dirty martinis actually), and a strong man to hold me...etc., etc., etc. ;)
I live in Hammonton, NJ with my husband of over 18 years. It's not always easy but it's always worth it.
I have a B.S.B.A. in Human Resources and work for a law firm in Philadelphia. The only thing left to say is....GO FLYERS!
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