Review: “Scoring Chance” by Teagan Hunter

Series: Carolina Comets #5

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: October 20th, 2022

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CW: death of a parent (past)

Scoring on the ice? Piece of cake.
Scoring off it? Well, there’s a reason I’m still a virgin.

I’m not entirely clueless with women, though I do tend to put my foot in my mouth around them far too often.

Like I did with Scout, the donut maker I stupidly introduced myself to despite visiting her truck for years.

Maybe my teammates have a reason to call me the dumb one, but I’m determined to prove them all wrong—Scout included.

I want to be her friend. Want her to see the real me.

What I’m not expecting is to like her so much when we start spending time together…or want to kiss her so badly.

I’m the jock, and she’s the bookworm.
On paper, we make no sense together.

But maybe I have a scoring chance with her after all.


Excuse me while I swoon and smile again over the perfection that is Grady Miller. We spent four books getting to know this guy and he’s always been the loudest, wildest and most inappropriate character in the series. And yet, when his own book comes around, you really learn just how incredibly special he is. It’s impossible to hate or even dislike Miller, because he’s a cinnamon roll puppy and he’s so sweet.

In Scoring Chance, you’ll find:

✨ hockey players!

✨ a donut making, romance writing, mid-size sassy heroine

✨ a mouthy, charming, hockey playing virgin hero

✨ amazing friendships

✨ banter, flirting, chemistry and some tension

✨ low drama, high heat

✨ slow burns for days!

Miller and Scout brought me so much joy. I loved watching these two become friends most of all, but their romance and the slow build of their relationship was the kind of stuff that I love in all my love stories. If you read Sin Bin, then you already know that Miller makes a mess of his ‘first official’ meeting with Scout after having spent months eating at her donut truck. But the way he grovels to show her that she is all he sees and that he wants them to be friends was so much fun. Miller’s got this charming cockiness to him that I don’t think would work for most characters, but he’s all golden retriever energy in a hot hockey player body and much like Scout, I was ready to forgive him for his transgressions a long time ago.

“She feels incredible. She feels right. She feels like everything I’ve been missing in my life. She feels like mine.”

The way they make each other feel is something so special. Miller’s life has revolved around hockey all of his life and he’s never experienced the simple things in high school and otherwise. He’s not ashamed of being a virgin and he doesn’t know what he’s missing out on in life till Scout plants herself in his circle. The time they spend together, the way they bond and connect. The little things that Scout does for Miller and all the big things he does for her. It was all so perfect. Where Miller has lived a sheltered life, Scout’s living half her life. After the death of her father and the end of a relationship, Scout’s dedicated her whole life to her donut truck. But the minute Miller walks in, it’s like she starts seeing everything else the world has to offer. And together, they navigate all the things they missed while falling hopelessly in love with each other.

I loved how Miller saw Scout, how he sees her insecurities and the things she considers flaws as the most beautiful parts of her. I loved that he reminded her of those things constantly too. And Scout did the same for Miller, showing him that he’s so much more than just a hockey player and a virgin, that he has so much more to offer. I predicted the conflict and I definitely didn’t like it, but I think it was necessary to really shake these two up. I think the only thing that irked me was the way Greer handled Miller’s virginity truth bomb, I like Greer, but seeing the way he responded to this made me scowl at him a whole lot. So he’s going to have to redeem himself a whole lot!

Thanks to Valentine PR for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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