Thursday, January 31, 2019

Blog Tour: Anton by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the release of ANTON by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone title, and it kicks off the brand new Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now for only $2.99!


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Anton by Brenda Rothert

Chicago Blaze, #1


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Book Blurb:

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all. Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost. A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

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Anton sucked me in from page one. It was clear to see that Mia was struggling and in a hard place, on her own, but not really independent yet, while also dealing with a jerk of an ex who didn't want to let her go even though he clearly also didn't really want her.   Anton was also stuck in a hard position because he'd found himself infatuated with Mia for a long time but she was strictly forbidden as long as she was married to his teammate.  

There was a lot going on between these two throughout the pages, both personally and in their reactions to each other.  But that only made the build up that more interesting between them.  I really enjoyed watching as they got to know each other more and their feelings grew.  Rothert did a great job of representing all sides of this story, the emotions of both Mia and Anton, their private and public struggles, their conflicting feelings, and an ever growing bond combined with the pieces you'd expect from a sports romance.  

Anton kicks off book one in the Chicago Blaze series and I'm looking forward to where Rothert takes us in future books of the series and getting to know some of the other players a little better. 


Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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