The Final Move

The Final Move Hockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime Sexy rich and one of the biggest stars in the NHL Devin Garrison has always bee

  • Title: The Final Move
  • Author: Victoria Denault
  • ISBN: 9781455564057
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime.Sexy, rich, and one of the biggest stars in the NHL, Devin Garrison has always been the one who had it all That is until his marriage falls apart and he realizes he has to start over If he s honest, there has only been one woman who ever really excited hHockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime.Sexy, rich, and one of the biggest stars in the NHL, Devin Garrison has always been the one who had it all That is until his marriage falls apart and he realizes he has to start over If he s honest, there has only been one woman who ever really excited him Callie Caplan They shared a night that was hotter than the late summer sun, but in an instant Callie was gone, pretending it never happened.Callie Caplan isn t the wild child people think she is It s true she s avoided relationships, but only because she s seen how crazy love can be And her messy, imperfect life is crazy enough without opening her heart to a man even one as picture perfect as Devin But when fate brings them back together just as they need each other most Devin is determined to convince Callie that what she s feeling is real And this final play may be their chance at forever .

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    1. 3 - "I'm your final move." Stars.I didn't think there was another Garrison I could love more than Jordan, but Devin took his brother's cheekiness, charm and sexiness and upped the ante by adding a whole other level of yummyness in the way he dealt with the dissolution of his marriage, his adorable son, and the re-emergence of his feelings for Callie Caplan."I'm done feeling."I have a feeling this is potentially going to be a book that a lot of people will either love or hate. Callie has come acr [...]

    2. I really, really wanted to like this book but sadly, the characters just didn't do it for me. I was expecting a delicious love-hate relationship between Callie and Devlin, instead I got hate-hate. I don't think these two should even be in the same room together as more than friends. I wanted to feel their connection to each other but instead their relationship felt contrived.I know the whole series has been about the Garrisons and the Caplans but man, I just didn't feel Devin and Callie. They're [...]

    3. Five years ago Callie and Devin had an almost, kinda, maybe hookup in his father’s barn. Now,Devin is stuck in a failing marriage and when his wife forces a separation, he doesn’t tell anyone, because admitting it to his friends and family would be admitting failure – and Devin doesn’t fail. Callie gets a job in Brooklyn and discovers Devin’s secret. She moves in with him to help out with his son and give some much needed support.Callie is the brash, foul-mouthed sister who is fiercely [...]

    4. 2 StarsMinor spoilers to follow, please don't read my review if you don't want to know. I'll spoiler tag the big stuff.I've been a huge fan of this series since One More Shot. The mix of angst and swoony romance just did it for me. And ever since I first met Devin Garrison in that book I'v been not so patiently waiting for his story.As the calmer and more settled of the Garrison brothers, Devin was refreshingly different. Being married and a daddy also made him even more appealing. But the reade [...]

    5. This might be my favorite book of this series. It's actually funny because Devin was the brother who flew under my radar in the other books and I didn't expect to love him as much as I did. Devin isn't your typical professional athlete BBF. He's never been the manwhoring, puck-bunny loving guy that you usually read about in sports romances. He's had three goals in life; playing in the NHL, winning the Stanley cup and settling down to have a family with the woman he loves. He's never been the one [...]

    6. Yet another Garrison and Caplan steal my heart. Victoria Denault scores a hat trick.Victoria Denault is one of my favorite debut authors of this year. I so rarely take chances anymore, but something about the first book in the Hometown Players series called out to me and I’m so glad it did. I have so enjoyed this entire series.Every character in this book has such a unique personality. Victoria created them with these specific and individual personalities and they are consistent throughout the [...]

    7. Definitely the best out of all 3 books in the Hometown Players series, in my opinion! Devin and Callie were my favorite couple and they had the strongest storyline. The Hometown Players series centers around 3 sisters and 2 brothers and their best friend, all in the NHL, from a small Maine town. They've grown up together and each book is about one of the couples falling in love.Devin and Callie's story was the toughest to read because it deals with divorce. As someone who has gone through this, [...]

    8. Afrodyt's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsThis third installment of the Hometown Players series follows Callie Caplan, the middle sister of Jessie and Rose Caplan. She is a self described commitment-phobe and has a hard and fast rule of not sleeping with guys she "likes" and no repeats, ever. She and her sisters were orphaned at a very impressionable age and then abandoned by their grandmother as teens. Their saving grace throughout their tragic childhood was their deceased mother' [...]

    9. Finally Callie and Devin's story! I was really looking to this book and excited to see how Denault would put these two together. She didn't disappoint. Devin is separated from his wife and hasn't told a sole. When he goes to drop his son off at his exs house he finds out Callie is moving to town and now he has to come clean. What he doesn't realize is that Callie is everything he ever wanted now he just needs to convince her to give them a chance. Callie had a thing with Devin when she was 18 bu [...]

    10. Hockey players are the best!Well, they sure are in this series that’s all about the Garrison brothers, their on-ice brethren and the women they love. This time out, Devin Garrison and Callie Caplan are in the spotlight and things are heating up! If you’ve read the first books then these names are familiar, as is their backstory. If you haven’t read the first books, drop what you are doing and get to it—these hockey hotties are too good to miss. Oh, and of course for the backstory.Callie [...]

    11. I've been thinking about this book for the past few days and thinking of how I would rate/review it. I think my expectations for this one were just so high that no matter what, it wasn't going to be able to live up to them. I was completely hooked when I read the prologue and I may have squeed a bit! But then I think it lost it's footing along the way.I won't be giving too many spoilers away but I was just confused by the actions by both of the characters. I think that Devin latched on way too q [...]

    12. Rating: 3.5 StarsA solid addition to the Hometown Players series. I really loved the prologue, but then was a little sad when I realized Devin had married someone else. It was a painful up and down journey as Callie came to terms with her issues and mountain of baggage. There were time when I just wanted to slap her, but Devin, I loved him the whole time. Once he saw the possibility of Callie, he went after her with a vengeance. I understood Callie's issues. I understood that the Garrisons were [...]

    13. When I first read this as hockey fanfiction years ago I remember not liking this story as much as the other ones. I'm not sure why because it may have been my favorite out of the three this time around.Even though it's the third book about the same group of people I was involved in continuing their stories. I have yet to become tired of the plot, characters, and tropes, which is always amazing.I'm actually really intrigued to read the next book in the series because I want to see how different i [...]

    14. DNF @ 33%, so I won't be rating this one. Sadly, The Final Move didn't work for me for a few reasons.You can read my full review at Books & Beauty Are My Bag.

    15. I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest reviewI knew from the start that Callie and Devin were going to be explosive. In Making A Play, it was impossible not to see the sexual tension between the two and the trouble brewing between Devin and his wife. Then Victoria gave us a sneak peek of The Final Move at the end Making A Play and I was a goner for Callie and Devin. I couldn't wait to see what was started many years ago between these two explode and melt everything in its wak [...]

    16. The Final Move is the third and last book in the Hometown Players series and brings us another Caplan and Garrison pairing and I for one was very excited. Having been following this series from the start I was curious where Devin and Callie’s story would go seeing as they had a past but he had a wife. Well things are not well at home and when Devin’s wife decides to leave him at the same time that his close friend Callie is in town he finds a new roommate and shoulder to lean on. This is not [...]

    17. Victoria Denault shines in The Final Move, the newest book to her Hometown Players Novel. Devin Garrison, one of the brothers introduced earlier in the series, is going through a rough patch in his marriage and has decided the best course of action is to concentrate on his son and his playing. When Callie Caplan, a woman he’s known for years, needs a place to stay Devin offers up his spare bedroom. I love a story about a dedicated single father, and the lengths Devin will go through to make su [...]

    18. Ever since reading Making a Play, I was looking forward to read Callie and Devin's story. Callie is wild, but she has a good heart. She's afraid of getting hurt in love and therefore just doesn't fall in love. That's the theory, but that's not how love works. Devin has his life planned out, including NHL career and family. Unfortunately, the person he picks to be his other half is not the fitting half he needs watching Callie and Devin find common ground to build their future together was beaut [...]

    19. A brief unfinished sexual experimentation 5-6years ago does not provide the groundwork for a real relationship years later - despite that both mcs have known each other for a long time. I'm surprised it went there. Devin and the wife had no problems in book 1 and so this was a bit odd - in spite of hints in book 2. But the biggest downer for me was the role-reversal here was too extreme for me. Geez, Devin was just the ultimate chick - waiting for her to go home from a date and tearing up and fi [...]

    20. Devin knows how to get a girl's blood pumping, “you’re effing amazing, Callie. So hot. So sexy. I see you and my ***k gets hard. I want you so bad. All the time. I want to make you come so hard. I want to…” I move" The men in this series are just so sexy, I love it. I enjoyed reading this book, and I hope there's more to come.

    21. DNF @ 70%*WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS*-.0000000000000 (infinity and beyond) 1 Stars.Ya. You read it right. I'm done. I. AM. DONE. with this effing book and this effing series. I'm not going to lie and say I'm not pissed. I am. SO. PISSED.[image error]This series wasn't a good one for at all. Quite frankly, I think I'm done with the author as well. Because if this is the kind of books--with lack of foundation and supporting texts/scenes--I will get for my money, I'm happy to spend them somewhere else. [...]

    22. This book is just not for me. It was full of angst and unhappiness. I don’t really want to read about a marriage breakdown. Devin’s wife is bad, this is made clear, yet after a while I actually felt a bit sorry for her! Just too much hate. Devin was ok but right from the start he wants some kind of domestic dream which made me want to shake him and remind him to live a little. He also belittles his wife’s struggles when she talks about having help raising kids virtually solo. ‘My mum did [...]

    23. BETH'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW Reading The Final Shot truly was bittersweet for me. I absolutely loved One More Shot and Making the Play, the first two books in this series, and could not wait to get my hands on Devin and Callie’s story. But I have fallen in love with the Garrison brothers and the Caplan sisters and truly hate to see this fabulous Hot Hockey Hunk series come to an end. Anyone who knows me well, knows my absolute favourite read is a hockey romance but when it comes to them I am very p [...]

    24. Her past is what is holding her back from being happy. Her dad left their mother and her mother cried for him and when she died they ended up with their grandmother and as soon as she could she also left them. She was a child that became an adult very early and love was something that she was never going to do. But the perfect man got into her heart at a very young age and it’s time for her to understand that it’s okay to love him all she has to do is say “I Love Devin” and everything wi [...]

    25. 3.75 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: witandsin/2015/12Victoria Denault blends romantic fantasy and messy, complicated reality with great results in The Final Move. Devin Garrison has always wanted a wife and a family, but the perfect life he set up for himself is falling apart. Now going through a divorce, Devin is on the brink of getting lost in a downward spiral. Luck is on his side, however, and it brings Callie Caplan back into his life. The Garrisons and Caplans have always [...]

    26. Callie Caplan has always kept a fine line drawn between love and her relationships with men, in her eyes the two are never to mix with one another. She is strictly a one night kind of girl, she doesn't do emotions or repeats, and never ever spends the night with someone who could possibly be relationship material. After watching her father leave her mother when she was young, she decided early on that she never wanted to be that woman, the one left shattered and alone by the man she gave her hea [...]

    27. Find this review and more at Ramblings From This ChickI have to admit that while I wanted to read this story, I wasn't exactly looking forward to getting Callie's story. I hadn't been her biggest fan in the previous books, and while she had moments here that I liked her, I still had some issues with her. The Final Move was good, but I did have some things that kept it from being great for me. Each book in the Hometown Players series can be read as a standalone, so if you haven't read any of the [...]

    28. 5+ stars!! This whole series is AMAZING! I simply could not read this book fast enough! Thank goodness it snowed while I was reading this book and I could take advantage of not having to go anywhere and concentrate on this yummy book!!This is Callie and Devon's story! They had an "encounter" in the barn five years ago where they "almost, kinda" copulated! But, thanks to Devin's brother Jordan catching them, they quickly stopped!Callie is a tough one, due to her family situation growing up. She's [...]

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