Book Reviews

REVIEW ➼ Carried Away by P. Dangelico


Sometimes going back home requires a big leap forward.

Carrie Anderson—truth seeker, storyteller, journalist-at-large—is bad at social media and great at getting herself into trouble.

When she’s fired from her dream job for an ill-advised tweet, she has no other choice but to return to the town where she grew up with her head hung low.

It’s temporary after all. She can work at her family’s bed and breakfast, fix her finances, and get back to her life and home in Los Angeles.

There’s only one not-so-little problem…the grouchy ex-NHL star making her rethink what home means.

Jake Turner—great at hockey, bad at people—is not a happy man.

Haunted by his past, all he wants is to disappear into obscurity, to get away from the scrutiny of the press he’s been under since going pro at nineteen. But when the press finds him, disappearing is no longer an option.

Worse yet, the same journalist he’s trying to avoid is making him reconsider whether being forgotten is what he really wants.

Because I am not my history. My history is only a small part of me.


Carried Away is a refreshing read for me. Carrie is a journalist and heading back to her home town after being fired from her job. Jake is a former professional hockey player hiding from the public in a resort on Lake Placid.

From the moment they met I loved the interactions between Carrie and Jake. They had such a fun banter going between them. There was some tension and you could feel the chemistry between them. I loved the two of them together. Jake, I loved him so much. There was so much more to him than just a former professional hockey player. He had a rough life growing up and experienced loss as an adult that sent him into hiding. He comes across as gruff, but there is a sweet side to them that you can’t help but love. Carrie on the other hand, she took some time to get used to. At the start of the book there was just something about her that kind of rubbed me the wrong way, however, as the story progressed, I enjoyed her as a character.

Carried Away has drama, angst, heat, sweet moments and some moments that will make you laugh.