THE MAN SHE SHOULDN’T CRAVE (4) by Lucy Ellis: Plato Kuragin looks out for his hockey players, so when he spots a suspicious beauty making the rounds at a Toronto press conference, he wants to know why. Rose Harkness needs these hockey players for her charity benefit, so she puts her best sweet Southern face forward, only to learn it doesn’t work on the team’s sexy owner. After a rocky meeting, Plato and Rose feel an attraction burning between them, but they have a lot to overcome — from Rose’s lackluster love life to Plato’s wretched upbringing, and their subsequent feelings of inadequacy. Ellis skillfully whisks readers from Toronto to Moscow in this realistic romance, made more so by a hero and heroine who hide their vulnerabilities under hard exteriors.
Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt