The Storm series follows the Buffalo Storm NHL hockey team as they fight to win the Stanley Cup and find love along the way.
Published: January 6, 2015 - C-Squared Publishing
When the Buffalo Storm's head coach, Jon, meets smart, sexy, sophisticated Mari, he'll have to toss aside the playbook if he wants to follow his heart. But Jon has never backed down from a challenge. Game on.
Published: May 27, 2014 - C-Squared Publishing
After Mikael signs a free agent contract with the Buffalo Storm professional hockey team, he finds himself agreeing to a part of a charity hockey tournament taking place over the Fourth of July weekend. While there, he meets Terri, the goaltender who recently backstopped the US women’s hockey team to a gold medal. He’s instantly enamored, both by her skill and her beauty, and sets out to learn more about her.
While Mikael has a brand-new life in Buffalo, Terri fears that to be able to continue playing her beloved hockey she’ll have to leave the area, possibly going far away if that’s what it takes to find a professional team willing to take a chance on a female goaltender. She likes Mikael, but fears becoming involved and then having to leave him. Both Mikael and Terri are facing turning points in their career and must decide if love is worth it or if they’ll leave their passion on the ice.
Break out the fireworks and get ready to kick off your summer with this HOT new collection of stories. Scorin' on the Fourth of July is part of the Red Hot and BOOM multi-author series (each story stands alone for reading enjoyment).
Lance from The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books said: While the story is centered around the budding romance between Mikael and Terri, I was interested in the book when I asked Carr if any of her hockey books contained a lot of hockey talk as well as the romance. This was an excellent choice for that as I believe it was very helpful to have both characters playing the sport. It was realistic as well in the respect that it wasn’t a stretch to have Terri playing goalie against the men, as this was a summer charity tourney, where the intensity is not as high as it would be during the regular season. But this also showed off the skills of Mikael as well and why Buffalo signed him. I enjoyed the game action scenes in the book.
Jet from Book Devotee Review said: The element I liked most out of this short little read was Terri and her being part of a hockey team, you see plenty of books revolving around the lead male being part of a hockey team but I don’t believe I have ever come across a read where the lead female was also involved in playing hockey before this one, it was a nice touch. It ticked all the boxes in what I look for in a short read and in characters.
Terri from Night Owl Reviews said: 5 stars! Top Pick! Never have I fallen in love with a character as fast as I fell for Mikael. He’s everything you could possibly want...sweet, well mannered, great athlete and supportive. I absolutely loved his sensitivity. This story had my interest from the very beginning. The characters are strong with well-developed personalities. The situations and developments feel real and possible. Strong women athletes are reshaping the world of sports. The passion and attraction between Mikael and Terri leaps across the page.
TBird from Crystal's Many Reviews said: [Mikael] is a real considerate man that made this story wonderful and refreshing change for me. The author did a great job at creating the two characters with strong personalities and firm beliefs. They didn’t instantly jump on each other and Mikael stayed true to his roots from Finland throughout the whole story yet he wasn’t difficult to understand or follow. I would highly recommend you grab your copy of this book for an enjoyable afternoon read.
Published: January 6, 2015 - C-Squared Publishing
Sarah Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an advisor for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job.
Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready.
When Sarah and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed, but neither can ignore the growing attraction and a relationship is out of the question—Sarah’s an influential staff member and Sebastian’s a player, not to mention over ten years her junior. But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?
Karen from Cocktails and Books said: SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER is a sweet, contemporary hockey romance. Sebastian and Sarah are both down-to-earth and easy to connect with. The guys on the team have a special camaraderie and are entertaining and funny.
Liz from Fictional Candy said: Should’ve Known Better was pretty different from the other books I’ve read from Cassandra Carr. It was entirely a horse of a different color, and I really enjoyed reading this other side to Cassandra’s writing. There is obvious sexual tension and major attraction between Sarah and Sebastian. I really liked that they didn’t just fall into bed together, hot and heavy. It was a build up. There were nerves and anxiety, and the stolen kisses, furtive glances. There was an element of it that was teasing to the reader just as much the characters, and I found it to be a nice change of pace. You really get a chance to get to know these two, and why they are acting the way they are. And when things begin to heat up – in both positive and negative ways for them – it really is quite a page turner. Cassandra's writing is fabulous, and it grabs you write away to take you for a ride. I think that if you are into contemporary sports romance, that this book should definitely be on your TBR!
Lori from the Jeep Diva said: 5 stars! Cassandra Carr scores again in Should’ve Known Better! Carr writes an absorbing contemporary romance that grips you from the beginning and does not let you go. Through the use of realistic workplace situations, Carr successfully portrays how hard Sarah works in order to prove her mathematical analysis can make a difference to the team. Carr beautifully and seamlessly blends French and English into [Sebastian's] conversational style, adding depth to his character. The romantic tension between Sarah and Sebastian is electrifying. With its lively storytelling and loveable characters, Should’ve Known Better is an entertaining story that readers will be glad they picked up.
Addysgammie from Night Owl Reviews said: I enjoyed Should've Known Better. It’s a good contemporary romance read and perfect for a day of reading. Should've Known Better has you cheering the team as well as their relationship. I can't wait to read more about each of these players and how they discover love.
Shayna from Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads said: I am a huge fan of Cassandra Carr and she warmed my heart with Sarah and Sebastian's story. I loved, loved, LOVED these two characters together. They had such amazing chemistry from the very beginning. I feel like in this story, that we really got to know these two, from their past and their fears, to their hopes and dreams. Should've Known Better was packed with so much sexual tension that it had my heart pounding. I finished this book in one sitting, because I couldn't put it down.
Joder from Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess said: Should've Known Better has a lot going on amongst the pages, both physical and emotional, and becomes a journey full of highs and lows by the time we reach the end. Sebastian was absolutely delightful with his boyish and charming nature. Speaking in a sexy mix of French and English made him even more drool-worthy. Sebastian was absolutely delightful with his boyish and charming nature. Speaking in a sexy mix of French and English made him even more drool-worthy. Along with entertaining characters, a realistic feel for and interpretation of the game of hockey, and an emotionally draining relationship between the h/h all combine to form a memorable story that is easy to immerse yourself in.
Star at Illustrious Illusions said: Cassandra Carr never disappoints. Having read several of her books, she is a must read author and one we highly recommend and Should've Known Better fits right in there. This steamy story of an older woman with a younger man is a journey not to be missed. I seriously hope that Cassandra Carr writes more books based with this hockey team. I love a good hockey story with romance mixed in and as she is such a talented writer it would be a pleasure to read more. Should've Known Better really touches on relationships in the workplace, passion and living up to your own ideals. I loved the characters and storyline so much that I finished it quickly just absorbing everything.
Nix from Scorching Book Reviews said: This one felt a little different to [Cassandra's] others as it wasn’t a classic erotic romance but more of a romance with steamy elements. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole concept of it and it kept me engaged from the contents page to the back cover. There is a twist in the tale that changes everything. I won’t spoil it, but I now consider Cassandra Carr to be a very brave author. There are authors that wouldn’t dream of doing to their hero what she does, in fear of how it will sit with readers, but I thought it was an important issue to address. It made me love Sebastian even more and I even got a little welled up... bravo. Overall, this was a very different book from Cassandra Carr and I loved it. I loved the angst and the way difficult issues were addressed by the author. The characters were engaging and the sexual tension was so potent it made me over-look even the most annoying of character flaws. Another winner.
Jet from Book Devotee Reviews said: Four stars. Such a great read, from the nerdy math-geek female lead to the sweet hunky french hockey player, I was entertained from start to finish. I loved the math element in terms of improving the players of the hockey team and enhancing their chances of winning, I have never read anything like that before. Another fantastic book by the amazing Cassandra Carr.
It's moving day for Sebastian, who's making a home with Sarah. Though Rob couldn't be happier for his friends, after the move has been completed he finds himself at loose ends, questioning the direction his own life is heading. Unbeknownst to him, Sebastian and Sarah are worried about the same thing and hope he can find someone special. Will he ever get his happy ending, or is Rob doomed to eternal bachelorhood?
Published: January 06, 2015 - C-Squared Publishing
Professional hockey player Rob D'Amico is confused when he's chosen to take part in a reading program for inner-city students. While athletes are role models, he tends toward the gregarious and playful side, rather than a studious bent.
Despite the lack of funding plaguing her inner-city district, every day kindergarten teacher Alaina Rossa ensures her students learn something to prepare them for life. At first she's unsure how a hockey player will help her achieve that goal.
When Rob visits Alaina's class for the first time, they welcome him with open arms, despite the lack of even the basic supplies for their education. He takes it upon himself to get the students what they need, sweeping Alaina up in the excitement.
As time goes by and she learns more about Rob, Alaina finds her heart opening to him. Is it possible her soul mate could be found in a world so different from her own? And for Rob, the last person he thought he'd find forever love with was an elementary school teacher wearing clothes permanently stained with finger paint. But when you're playing for keeps, sometimes you have to get a little dirty.
Diane from Diane Lynch's Book Reviews said: Underneath It All by Cassandra Carr was an excellent follow up to Should've Known Better (Storm, #1). She did a great job telling Rob’s story yet including Sara and Sebastian from book one. Cassandra Carr does a remarkable job making the characters feel realistic; showing their growth and experiences. She also, does a tremendous job describing her characters thoughts and emotions. The reader really feels in tune with the characters. Underneath It All is a touching book. It teaches life lessons and makes you appreciate what you have.
Lori from The Jeep Diva said: Hockey and romance combine beautifully in Cassandra Carr’s Underneath It All, a compelling and delightful read. With realistic and believable characters, Underneath It All is a character-driven romance that draws you in and keeps you hooked to your e-reader right up to the very end.
Robin from Manic Readers said: Part of the reason why I really enjoyed this book is because it diverges from the “cookie cutter” model of a romantic novel to provide the reader with a plot that is intriguing and characters that are very believable. I also enjoyed the amount of detail the author includes about ice hockey. I found it informative and a good embellishment to the romantic plotline. This installment in the series is thoroughly enjoyable without having read the first book. Underneath It All is an outstanding sexy romance I thoroughly enjoyed, so much so I plan to read the first book because I don’t want to miss anything as I follow the series.
Terri from Night Owl Reviews said: 5 stars! Top Pick! I didn’t need to know anything about hockey to thoroughly and completely enjoy this awesome romance. Soon, I was wrapped up in the story and quickly joining Aliana falling in love with Rob. His dedication to the sport he plays is fantastic but his ability to get behind a cause he believes in is even better. I love the caring that came across the page between so many combinations of people. Watching a romance develop between two totally different people was a heartwarming. When I finished this story, I didn’t want to leave the world that I had been visiting. It was comfortable and incredible.
Karen from Cocktails and Books said: Cassandra Carr writes a fun story about meeting someone special and falling in love. I enjoyed the banter between the guys on the team and all their rituals before the hockey games.
Published: March 05, 2015 - C-Squared Publishing
A boxed set featuring all the stories (so far) in the Storm Series. Should've Known Better, a #1 bestseller in Sports Romance, Moving Day, Underneath It All, Scorin' on the Fourth of July, and The Big Man Falls.