New Release + Blog Tour + 4 Star Review: Alexei by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the release of ALEXEI by Brenda Rothert by participating in the blog tour. This is a contemporary romance, and it is the fifth, standalone title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now!

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Alexei by Brenda Rothert

Available Now | Chicago Blaze, #5

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Book Blurb:


I guess the party’s over—for now.
When I wake up in the hospital after a DUI car crash, my new NHL team owner gives me an ultimatum – get sober or get packed for the minor leagues. So I talk the talk and go to rehab. I plan to breeze through, get sprung in 30 days or less and hit the road with my new team, the Chicago Blaze. All I have to do is charm my attractive, uptight rehab group leader into thinking I’ve changed—how hard could it be?


I see right through Alexei Petrov.
My calling to save addicts from themselves before they self-destruct is deeply personal. Alexei’s hot and successful, sure. But he’s not okay, and he’s got a lot of work to do before graduating from my group. No one’s ever tested my boundaries like he does, though. I fight my desire and keep things professional, because the stakes couldn’t be higher—it’s not just my job that’s on the line, but also his life. The deeper we fall, though, the more he makes me question the mantra I live by: never trust your heart to an addict.

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Tracey’s Review

I knew going into this book that I would be meeting a man at a crossroads. Because Alexei Petrov has been the proverbial bad boy of hockey, leaving a trail of bad behavior that his brother and his team has had to clean up. But now it’s time for him to deal with his demons. Forced to enter rehab or lose the opportunity to play hockey, Alexei is about the start down a road of both discovery and recovery.

Grayson Wells has her work cut out for her. Faced with a man that doesn’t want to admit that he has a problem, and her own growing attraction to him, Grayson is walking a fine line between doing what she needs to and giving in to her feelings. Helping Alexei may well be one of the toughest jobs she’s ever had.

Brenda Rothert handles the issues of addiction and the way that it affects not only the individual, but those that care for them, in a human and real way. While the relationship between Alexei and Grayson goes deeper than counselor and patient, the focus is on them getting Alexei to where he needs to be in his recovery, to an honesty and acceptance that will allow him to put his past to rest.

As with the rest of the books in the Chicago Blaze series, there is so much more than just a typical sports romance. Brenda continues to instill these stories with heart and soul, and I look forward to EASY, Erik’s story. ❤️



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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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