by Deirdre Martin
Martin has returned to her New York Blades team and another romantic entanglement. This time Esa Saari is the hockey star embroiled in excitement. He has found himself suddenly the guardian for his young niece. Both are grieving the loss of Esa's sister, but little Nell seems more capable of continuing to behave responsibly through her sadness.
Esa's solution is to hand her off to a nanny. Any nanny will do, just so long as his bachelor behavior remains uninterrupted. Fortunately for Nell, Michelle Beck is used to working for the rich and famous. Her take charge attitude will assure Nell of a loving, safe home, while forcing Esa to man up.
What starts out as a bumpy ride, predictably smooths out over the course of the hockey season. If you have been of fan of Martin's previous books in the Blades series, this is an enjoyable continuation to the series.