Summary: Klaus is kind of a jerk, but he’s also a professional hockey player, so he thinks he has some license to be not as well-behaved as the average twenty-something. Caroline disagrees. Well, except for the part about him being a jerk. That was abundantly clear to her when they met at a bar. However, first impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes. AU/AH. Sports!AU. Klaroline
Cover artwork: By the talented klarolinessecondbreakfast
Score by Angelikah, AKA thetourguidebarbie on tumblr, is only two chapters in but I’m already hooked. Cocky sportsman Klaus finds himself decidedly smitten with college student Caroline who turns out to be more of a challenge than he ever expected.
We open the story at a bar where professional, ice hockey player Klaus Mikaelson and his teammates are celebrating their latest win when a familiar blonde, we all know and love, catches his eye. Given his celebrity status and assuming she’s the type who’ll be easily won over with a dimpled smile and English accent, Klaus makes his move.
What he isn’t expecting is for her to reject his advances in no uncertain terms. Turns out she doesn’t even like ice hockey. Klaus knows he has his work cut out for him but that only makes him more determined to win her over. Whether he does is something you’ll have to read on to find out!
Angelikah is one of my favourite authors, so it’s hardly surprising that I love this story just as much as her others, plus I’m always a sucker for a celebrity trope. The plot is fresh and fantastic and it grabs your attention from the outset. I have to admit feisty Caroline making an arrogant Klaus squirm is one of my favourite things to read and the author executes this perfectly. The fact that her characterisation of Caroline is on point only adds to the authenticity and underlying attraction between our favourite couple.
The inclusion of Bonnie as Caroline’s friend and Kol as Klaus’ teammate as supporting characters is giving me all sorts of Kennett feels already and I cannot wait to read more of their dynamic as well as the development between Klaroline.
So, what are you all waiting for? Go read this awesome story! In the meantime I would really love to see an update, you know just saying Angelikah ; )