Back in Play

  • by Lynda Aicher
  • Narrated by Cooper North
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Minnesota Glaciers captain Scott Walters, skating on a bum knee - and self-medicating to keep skating on it - is all part of the game. That the painkillers he's eating prevent him from having meaningful relationships is just one more sacrifice in a lifetime of them. He’s worked too hard to let his image be ruined by injury or dependency, so he hides the pain and fakes the rest - a girlfriend would only complicate matters.
High school teacher Rachel Fielding never needed a man in her life, but she also never intended to grow old alone. When she meets Scott while visiting her brother, she’s intrigued to find herself wanting him in her bed. For hours at a time, as often as possible. Scott is a giver, and just the memory of his attentions is enough to drive her crazy. Anything long term is out of the question, though - the pills she finds in Scott's house indicate he's struggling with a lot more than growing older in a young man's game.
When what starts out as a what-the-hell weeklong fling turns into Scott and Rachel exploring each other outside of the bedroom, Rachel hesitates. But Scott asks for her support to break his addiction, and hearing him admit his secrets has her ignoring her own rules - until he breaks her heart. With the Glaciers refusing to renew his contract and his future with Rachel uncertain, Scott has some big decisions to make and a lot to prove - especially to himself.


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Hockey Hottie Meets School Teacher

Scott is the captain of the professional hockey team, the Minnesota Glaciers. He has been self medicating a bad knee for years. Because he is ashamed of his drug use and injury, he has kept everyone, including women at bay for years.

Rachel is a high school teacher and "old maid" by her friends and family standards. Scott and Rachel meet at her brothers partners art show and she is fascinated with him. Her instant attraction leads them into a sexual frenzy to die for.

He is a more than willing & giving partner in the bedroom. However, there is something that is not quite right, Rachel senses.

During contract negotiations, denied long-distance romance, drug addiction and a lot of other hurdles, Rachel and Scott fumble their way through each situation with great uncertainty on how things will conclude.

Again, for those who are familiar with Linda Aicher and her "Bonds Of" series [aka "Wicked Play" Series] may be a bit disappointed because it is not as intensely sexual as those.

Cooper North is very good. I have really enjoyed his performance. Each character sounds unique and believable. I'll look for him when pursuing future titles.

Notes: Mature themes, strong language, definitely for the 18+ age groups.

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"


This book might have been better but Samantha got on my nerves. The characters inner monologue made me want to slap some sense into them. "Oh I love him but I can't have him and I won't communicate with him on why".
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- Kimberly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2015
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio