Review: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

Posted March 4, 2018 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Review: Virgin Territory by Lia RileyVirgin Territory by Lia Riley
Series: Hellions Angels
Published by Avon Impulse on 03/06/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
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Practice Makes Perfect

Patrick “Patch” Donnelly has what it takes to be the best goalie in the NHL…if only he could learn to control his temper. When Coach orders him to get his head in the game with private yoga classes, Patch isn’t having it. There’s no way this tough Boston guy would be caught dead downward dog-ing his way to inner peace. But if he refuses, he risks his starting position and the dream he sacrificed everything for, including joining the priesthood.

Yoga instructor Margot Kowalski is over men. After yet another toxic relationship, she’s eager to forget love and focus on growing her business. Doing the Hellions head coach a favor by helping out a troubled player can't hurt, and it might give her career a high-profile boost. But free-spirited Margot is soon charming the pants off Patch. Literally. Her sassy combination of sweet and sexy proves irresistible to the goalie. Before Patch can give into temptation though, he’ll have to confess his biggest secret:

He’s a virgin.

But Patch is hiding more than sexual inexperience, and his dark past soon threatens to destroy his shot at true love.

Virgin Territory by Lia Riley is a sports romance with a twist! A feisty and strong female character and a hockey player who is strong and sexy, but also a virgin, which is rare in the romance world!

Patrick “Patch” Donnelly needs to control his tempter. He is on his way to becoming one of the best goalies in the NHL, so he needs to get himself together. However, when his coach basically tells him to do yoga to help him, he wants no part of it. But when he meets Margot, the sparks fly. But he has a secret, a big one! Patrick carried a dark past that weighed on him and made him appear standoffish and moody, but as the story progresses, we get to see more of him.

Margot Kowalski is working hard to achieve her goal of owning her own yoga studio. This will be her focus after yet another failed relationship. Who needs a man, right? But when a friend asks for a favor to help one of his players, it may be what she needs to push her business ahead. I loved Margot. She was such a nice and caring person but wall all kinds of feisty as well.

After getting in trouble off the ice, Patrick is ordered to do yoga to help him control his anger. Though he wants nothing with yoga, his reaction to meeting Margot was unexpected. But they are both professionals and dealing with past issues. On top of that, they were opposites, but you know the saying about opposites attracting!

This was both an emotional story and sweet read. It is a quick story with things moving quickly. There is a bit of suspense, but it is resolved quickly. Though this was my first read in the series, I did not feel lost at any point and enjoyed the story. This can be read as a standalone.

About the Book

Virgin Territory
by Lia Riley

Hellions Angels

Contemporary Romance

Avon Impulse

Publication Date
March 6, 2018

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Margot stood on tiptoe, both hands clutching the front of his t-shirt, and kissed him full on the mouth. Their ragged breaths mingled a moment. He tasted the brown sugar in her lipgloss before she broke free, pressing a quick second kiss to the tip of his nose.

“Go to bed,” she whispered, clearing her throat and stepping back. “And have a great game tomorrow.”

It took every last shred of Patch’s willpower not to close the space again, to consume her. “There’s something else you should know.”


“I’m not going to get a lick of sleep if you leave.”

“If I stay, you won’t sleep either,” she shot back, shrugging into her jacket.

“I’ll take those odds.”

She shook her head slowly as if with reluctance. “I’ve got to fold. “Goodnight.”

He took her hand and held it between his own. Her skin was cooler than his. He didn’t like that. He wanted to tuck her against him, warm her up. “Do me a favor and call when you get home. I want to know you got back safe, especially driving on that spare.”

“It’s been a long time since anyone has cared if I got home,” she said with a smile. “Careful, you might be turning into a gentleman.”

“Don’t get carried away. The things that I want to do to you are far from gentlemanly,” he said in a husky tone.

She rocked her head back and unleashed a frustrated moan. “Quit leading me into temptation. I’m trying to respect your virtue here.”

“My virtue can take a long jump off a short fucking bridge.”

“That might be. But . . .if we end up taking that jump. I want it to be special. That’s important. I want you to feel special.”

Blood rushed to his ears. “Funny, I feel the same way about you.”

“Then we’re in agreement and I’m leaving.” A wicked gleam entered her gaze. “But while you wait for my call, slip into something more comfortable.”


“Nothing at all.”

She blew a kiss, pirouetted, and was gone.

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About Lia Riley

After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, Lia Riley scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

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