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2016 Winner of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction AwardA pro hockey player with a rough reputation.An American looking for a taste of adventure.A chance to turn their sensual nights into something more.Photographer Caroline Mendoza finally sheds her safe life in Michigan for adventure and a fresh start, and her first stop is Sweden. But Stockholm suddenly becomes m2016 Winner of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction AwardA pro hockey player with a rough reputation.An American looking for a taste of adventure.A chance to turn their sensual nights into something more.Photographer Caroline Mendoza finally sheds her safe life in Michigan for adventure and a fresh start, and her first stop is Sweden. But Stockholm suddenly becomes more than just a casual stopover when Caroline discovers her reclusive next-door neighbor is ex-Red Wings player Niklas Almquist, whose high-profile alpha bad-boy image, both on and off the ice, has followed him back to Sweden.While Niklas’s darker side draws her to him, she knows the sensible decision is to move on from Stockholm before she gets too attached. Her time in Stockholm is running out. She must choose between what is safe and what her heart tells her is right. Is she strong enough to take the risk?...

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Stockholm Diaries, Caroline Reviews

  • Paige
    2018-07-20 23:41

    4.5 "Ready Now" StarsExcuse me while I pick myself up off the floor after having swooned right into a huge pile of mush. (The ending to this book was simply perfect.) Rebecca Hunter's debut novel was a well written tale of finding oneself even in the most unlikely places and people. Stockholm, Diaries, Caroline follows Caroline as leaves her suburban life in Detroit to do the one thing she has always wanted to do but never done: travel. Caroline is a photographer that put off her dream of being a travel photographer when her boyfriend asked to her to wait while he went to Law School. Years later it's obvious he isn't going to leave with her and she's fed up with her predictable lifestyle. So she heads off to Stockholm, Sweden in hopes of reviving her lost dream. Her best friend Veronica and her husband live there so it's a logical first step. After getting settled into a temporary apartment while the owners are away on vacation, she keeps running into a very attractive but intimidating man. He first saves her from a dangerous man while she's taking pictures in the street in the middle of the night. After running into him again and again and finding out that he lives right across the hall, she finally gets him to talk only to have him shut down every time. As Niklas starts to open up to her and they share a few intimate moments, Caroline realizes that she may have more feelings for the mysterious man. While on a photography job taking pictures of the local hockey game, she learns that Nicklas is actually the troubled star of the team. The realization starts an intense but rocky relationship between the two. Ms. Hunter's stellar writing hooked me right from the start. With intrigue and a bit of mystery, I was pulled into Stockholm's nights and it's people especially Nicklas. We are introduced to him little by little and everything I learned made me desperate for more. The start of the book was a little slower than the latter part but once we finally meet and learn who Nicklas is, the book takes off and there's no looking back. I fell for Niklas right along with Caroline. At times I wished Caroline would just stop questioning everything (mostly because I'm a big sap and wanted poor Niklas to find something happy right away), but I loved the realness that this story described. In the end I really did appreciate that as much as this was a story of finding love in the most unexpected places, it was really about Caroline's growth and evolution. She had to question everything to truly find what was going to make her happy so that she didn't start living the exact same life of doing what someone else wanted all over again. I loved seeing her stick up for herself and learn to trust her own instincts and not to settle.I have to say I was a bit nervous at how this story would end. For a while, I didn't think I was going to like the ending but I should have known Niklas wouldn't leave me hanging. I still have the biggest, cheesiest smile on my face remembering that ending. I actually read it more than once because it was absolutely swoon worthy and I didn't see it coming. I was struggling right along with Caroline but Niklas made it perfect. I can't wait to see what the rest of this series holds. I'm beyond ecstatic that Caroline and Niklas are getting a continuation to their story but I'm truly excited to see what other Stockholm Diaries stories play out. Gifted by author for honest review.

  • Tracy *To the point Reviews*
    2018-08-05 01:55

    First I need to thank the author who generously provided me with a copy of her work for me to review.I know how much work is required to write a book and I don't like to put down someones work. I respect the dedication, time effort put into putting out a book. So writing this review wasn't easy. In other words, I feel like a poophead for not liking it. But I need to be honest because thats what was asked of me.This was a lovely story. It had all the ingredients to make you think it might be juicy... However, I feel as though it fell flat because there was so much lacking in personality and character from Caroline the heroine.ProsLoved that the heroine was in a cool location. It truly felt like we were experiencing Stockholm though her eyes.I like that the heroine and her best friend were different then the culture that surrounded them. I really appreciate that Caroline and her bestie came from culturally diverse families.Interactions with Niklas the hero were really interesting at the beginning. It amped up the story and definitely pushed him into the "dark brooding" male category. YUMMO!Niklas... YUMMO! I already said that but it needed to be emphasized.ConsI did not like the perspective from which the book was written. eg; Caroline smirked, Caroline thought to herself, Caroline strolled though... Caroline began to shake...Caroline...Caroline. Her name is repetitively everywhere and its annoying.Her backstory is rather flat. Not that all backstories should be ones of woe and tragedy, just that she needed a better backstory to make her a better character. Caroline, despite her career and aspirations, is kind of boring.I don't see where the word "diary" fits in the title. She doesn't write.Hero treats her like crap, he slams doors in her face, breaks her camera and she never gets angry or confronts him. Instead she goes on and on and on about him in her mind. Whenever she sees him she forgets all the weird/mean ways he treated her. Would have made it juicier if she had a little more attitude, it would have made the hooking up way hotter. Instead she comes off as being a complete pushover.She sleeps with a popular hockey star without protection. Unless I missed it, there is no mention of condoms or birth control. Seems rather careless and dumb of her.There is no fun to be had for the characters in this story. Would have been interesting to see heroine and her bestie go out and have a night. Or her and hero doing something spontaneous and fun together. Meeting in a nightclub, or her teaching him some latin dance moves, skating? Anything... Something!!Lots of useless dialogue. The book could be shortened by about 25 pages because there's so much of it.She never speaks out to Ludwig when he is being a total douche. It makes her weak.Sex scenes were a lacking in passion. Pillow talk was lacking originality.Even though this is a lovely love story, I unfortunately have to conclude that even if the story showed promise at the beginning, we slowly lose interest in Caroline as a character because she lacks depth, backbone and personality. There is nothing there that I see the hero, as a star athlete, falling for. I really feel like the author would have benefitted from giving the heroine some fire in her personality. After all, the girl has to have some attitude to be able to handle the likes of an hockey star with anger issues. And this for me, is what really didn't work. PS Change book cover image... Way too 80's!

  • Alicia
    2018-08-14 01:10

    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.Stockholm Diaries was a contemporary romance set against the backdrop of Sweden’s most famous city. It was a sweet, light read; delightful and with one of those perfect endings you dream of. I put it down with a smile on my face. There is not one thing in this book I would change (which for me is saying something). I absolutely loved this book. Everything in here worked. Even when I wanted to scream at decisions Caroline made, they were justified and sensible to the character. Loved the tension, loved the outcome. So happy to have read this one!

  • Amanda (Hootie) Clark
    2018-08-05 00:43

    DNF @ 57%Have you ever read a book that felt like it had no purpose? That the story was being told just for "shits and giggles"? I felt that way through the first half of this book. It was offered to me through an Insta-Freebie newsletter and with that beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis I was curious to start reading it.I can honestly say that there isn't much here having gotten more than halfway through. A young woman who is on a photography assignment in Sweden trying to make her dream a reality when she meets a mysterious and sexy guy. He's aloof and stand-offish but they have a pull between them which I have to admit got my engine revved up at first. Sadly though, their spark never fully developed into an inferno like I'd hoped. It's told through the incredibly monotonous perspective of the heroine, Caroline. I found myself desperately wanting to get into Niklas' head but I fear that isn't going to be the case either. Up to this point not very much has happened. Caroline has vacillated between moving onto another project and starting something with Niklas. On top of that there's some sort of secretive deal with Niklas and his past. I'm not really sure what it is because so far it's just looking like he's an aggressive hockey player.Womp Womp. Hardly exciting. This book needed more pep and zing. I felt that if I had been reading this in bed it would have put me to sleep almost instantly. Very low energy.I'm going to go ahead and cut my loses and give up because my excitement has waned so much since I began reading this one. Kind of a bummer too because I had high hopes for this one. It may just be me because the story wasn't horrible so if you're in the mood for a mellow romance I think this could work.

  • Khdamico
    2018-08-06 20:06

    **4.5 stars**I'm a sucker for a hockey romance, and enjoy the sub genre's usual sugary, over-dramatic confections. This book happily surprised me with its realistic story and relatable characters. Of course the eye-locking, time-slowing animal magnetism Caroline and Niklas share is more fantastical, but Caroline is a great, relatable protagonist. She's following her dream, has a great friendship with Veronica, and makes mistakes and choices that are rooted in reality. The book's driving conflicts are also rooted in reality: money trouble, time deadlines, choice between following you head/heart/gut. Finally a book that doesn't get our protagonist assaulted, abused or put in mortal danger to drive the dramatic crescendo! And Niklas and Caroline actually communicate with each other instead of making dramatically mistaken assumptions! Sure, he slams the door in her face a few times, but then they talk to each other, sharing their fears and feelings like normal people.Finally, I really enjoyed Stockholm as the setting for this book. A great place for the reader to explore along with new-arrival Caroline. Makes me want to book a vacation!

  • Danielle Urban
    2018-08-13 00:08

    Stockholm Diaries, Caroline by Rebecca Hunter is an amazing romance. I could not get enough of this romance. Rebecca Hunter has ruined me. I want to read all her books and it has to happen as soon as possible or else I will die from suspense. Intrigue, sparks, and opposites will attract readers in like honey is to bees. Fast-paced plot. Plenty of action and enough heat to make readers blush. This novel, was realistic in every way. The character were easy to connect with and their chemistry was hot. Chances of true love are much higher than playing a game of hockey. But it will take both characters era willing to risk their hearts to keep what they have. Inside Stockholm Diaries, Caroline, reader will meet two irresistible characters. There's the female photographer, Caroline. She plays life safe until she heads out to have an adventure. But boy, does it find her faster than she knew. Right next door in fact. That's where sexy dark pro hockey player, Niklas Almquist, comes into play. He's the kind of man to make any woman swoon...and Caroline knew it would be easier to run than to stay. Yet stay she did. Heat scorches between these two characters. Built into an unbearable outcome that leaves them both questioning everything. Life isn't neat. It's messy. Love is powerful but first the courage to go after it must be found. Rebecca Hunter lured me in so fast. I was fascinated from beginning to end. A talented writer who knew her way to readers' hearts. Perfect romance. I can't wait to read more of her work in the future. Overall, I highly recommend it to all.

  • Peggy M
    2018-07-18 20:58

    3,5 starsI received this book in exchange for a honest reviewI love reading books about ice hockey players so when I saw this book I naturally wanted to read it. This is the first book of the Stockholm diaries series and this book is about Caroline, an American woman and Niklas, a Swedish man. The whole series is based on the concept of American women meeting Swedish men and falling in love with them. I like the idea of this series.Just like so many young people Caroline Mendoza had this dream of travelling the world when she would finished college but like with so many dreams life got in the way. In Caroline’s case it was a boyfriend that stopped her from travelling the world. But after so many (boring) years of taking photographs of little children and living together with her boyfriend, Caroline has the feeling it’s now or never if she wants to make her dream come true. So Caroline decides to leave her safe life behind and go to discover the world on her own. Her first stop is Sweden where her best friend now lives. And Caroline is having the time of her life, thanks to her best friend she can live in an apartment for a month. Nothing is standing in her way from living out her big dream of travelling the world but then she meets her next-door neighbor Niklas. He’s moody, reclusive but he’s also very hot and gentle. Caroline doesn’t know what to think of him. Sometimes she thinks that he feels the attraction between them too but other times he just ignores her. She’s so confused!And then one night Caroline discovers that Niklas is in fact Niklas Almquist, an ex-Red Wings player whose reputation is very bad (on and off the ice). People warn her to stay away from him (even Niklas himself) but the attraction between them is too strong to ignore.Is Ivan really this bad guy that everyone is telling her about?! But what about his gentle side that she only sees? Only time can tell but time is the one thing that Caroline doesn’t have! Because soon she has to go to her next destination. But can she really leave Niklas behind? Will she follow her dream or will she choose for her heart? Why can life never be simple?When I started reading this book, it wasn’t love on first sight for me and Niklas. But the more I read about him the more I fell for him. This story is a little bit different than other stories about ice hockey players that I read. I think the different (for me) with this story was that it’s felt more ‘real’, more emotional to me than other stories. Here you have a woman that just started her new adventure of living her big dream and at the first stop that she takes, she fall in love with a man who has a bad reputation but the attraction between them is something that she has never felt before. So I can understand her doubt about leaving him and follow her dream or follow her heart in this situation.I enjoyed this story. I’m curious about the next book in this series that follows Caroline and Niklas story.

  • Estefanía Montoya
    2018-07-19 18:56

    really really love it!! <3 <3this book really is a precious for the lovers for romance and suckers for a romance abroad. For those who long to travel and want to feel the adventure of it. This book really covers it. Plus, it has the theme of sports (the male character plays hockey), and we all love a hot athlete.The characters were the perfect combination of funny and silly, and romantics. We start with a young woman who leaves everything in the States to find herself, quitting her job and moving to Sweeden (provisionally) to start again as a freelancer photographer. Who doesn't identifies with doubts of your career choice and the path you want for your life?? The author totally nailed this sentiment that most mid-twentys go through! Personally I found myself really identified.When she is trying to put her life in order again and trying to figure her next step, she encounters this hot quiet neighbor, with whom she can't help but be drawned to (really this parts makes you go hiperventilating!! :D). And the feeling is mutual, despite Nicklas initial resilience. The plot thickens when she found out that Nick has a secret of his past, that was the reason to change hockey teams and move back to Sweeden. And if that isn't enough troubles for the couple, they have to face the uncertainty of Caroline's coming departure, and if they can find a middle point to compromise, or face that what they had was worth fighting for.Their story really catches you, and the reader can't help but be hoocked and wanting to hear more. Their initial attraction, the uncertainty of Nicklas, Caroline's doubts for her life and what to do, Nicklas past, it all is just a combination for success. This story really makes you identified with the characters and what they're going through. And the way the author describes them, makes it easy to emphatise with them....something that I always value and look for in the books that I read. Not to mention that is a really entertaining story!! ;)Also, I've never been in Sweeden but it has been added really quickly to my bucket list. The description for the country really helps you visualize it, and gives you the air of mystique.I really can't wait to continue their story with the sequel.

  • Stephenee
    2018-07-18 19:54

    * I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *Rebecca Hunter's debut novel was a well written tale of love, life and decision. She writes as if she is a much more seasoned author, meaning that someone would not be able to tell that this was her first book unless they looked for that information. The plot was unique, fast paced and fun. The characters were well developed, easy to relate too and they quickly became the readers favorite new friends.The reader can't help but become captivated by the characters, the location and the blossoming love story between Caroline and Niklas. This love isn't an easy one and it is one in which the reader will go through the gamut of emotions as they frantically read to try to figure out how to make things work for the characters. There are times that the reader will yell, curse and threaten the author (my apologies) and there are times when the author falls right into the path that the reader knew she needed to follow! I wasn't sure that the hockey playing sub-plot would work for me, as I am not a hockey fan and I was worried I wouldn't be able to follow key parts of the story, but I worried for nothing. The author writes in a way that informs the reader without them really knowing it and it makes the story fun. I picked up a few hockey terms so now I can have a really quick conversation with any real hockey fan (I hope). This book will leave the reader with a book hangover, but the great thing is that even though there is a book 2, the author didn't leave it with a cliffhanger. You COULD stop here and be satisfied, but there is a book 2, and I will be one-clicking that soon! I love when an author gives the reader the "option" to read the next book, it actually makes me read them more often than not.Add this book to your TBR list, you won't be sorry, then sit back and relax because once you start reading, you won't want to stop! Enjoy this amazing read, I know that I did!***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

  • Livin' laVida Latina
    2018-08-10 20:02

    Reviewed by: BelaThis is the story of Caroline Mendoza living life in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Her job is an interesting one: she is supposed to write an article (max two) in various countries throughout the whole summer. It doesn’t pay much and she has “to fund the rest of [her] way around the world.” (9) Still, I wish I could get a job like that. I’m always marveled by Latinas in travel. Then she meets Niklas, the “friendly” Swedish neighbor. Strange how he always looks like he’s been in a fight. Was he a hockey player? Of course, he was!I did wonder why Caroline was attracted to this rude brute of a man—and he was a man, a BIG man. Mmm, maybe that’s why. Hockey seems to be a major thing in Sweden and it played a key role in the book. Too bad I’m not a sports fanatic. Story was a bit mediocre with mild portions of wit and playfulness. However, I believe readers will be able to relate to Caroline, especially her stubborn independence, her bleak finances, and her relentless ambition to see the world. It’s true how Mexican fathers will insinuate that traveling women are less likely to find a husband, which, according to them, should be #1 on the list, and I like that Caroline and Veronica are two Latinas that don’t follow the tradition. Go, chicas! The real battle, of course, is the painful, confusing one between love and sports. Can Caroline and Niklas make it work? "Would the electric attraction between them run its course by the end of her time in Stockholm, or would it change into something much harder to break away from?" (61) Will their unexpected love survive?Like sports, the romance is an intense and powerful one; it is hard to decipher and tough on the heart.

  • Michelle Perry
    2018-08-01 01:48

    Caroline is a photographer who is on assignment to interview ex-patriots around the world. It is her dream job, and the chance to break free of a life that was stifling her. Sweden is her first stop and will last only weeks before she off to a new country. Niklas is a former NHL hockey player, currently playing for the Sweden national team. He has a temper and a past. Neither is in a place where a relationship makes sense, but they are drawn to one another nonetheless.The best part about this book is the setting. Caroline is new to world travel and Stockholm. It is terrific to see the city through her eyes. That she tends to see it through a camera lens just makes it all the better. All the little details of daily life in this country add so much to the story. The main characters have a lot of potential, but tend fall a bit flat. Caroline is trying a little too hard to break free of men ruling her life, it is an old saw that was brought up a bit too much. Niklas is a stereotypical hockey player with anger management issues and his constant withdrawal at times leaned toward tedious. Still the love story itself was sweet and the ending was unexpected. I am looking forward to continuing the story in the next book.

  • Elodie Karess
    2018-08-14 22:44

    I would like to start this review by thanking the author and the Goodreads New Adult Book Club for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion.« Stockholm Diaries, Caroline » is a contemporary romance novel. It follows the story of Caroline, a lost American woman longing for adventure, and Niklas, a tortured Swedish hockey star. Ultimately, this book is about the impact that one person can have on another person's life.I found this book charming. I enjoyed Rebecca Hunter’s writing because it had the right amount of descriptions and dialogues, and although the words she used weren’t formal, they weren’t childlike. Furthermore, I really cherish the themes of the book, which are mainly love, travel and sports.I only gave this novel three stars out of five because I feel the characters could have been a bit more developed; it would have given the story more depth.« Stockholm Diaries, Caroline » didn’t turn my world around but it definitely made me smile. To conclude, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice and easy summer read.

  • Rebecca Hunter
    2018-08-05 22:02

    I love this book, but since I wrote it, I'm a little biased:) It's a story about a strong connection between two people on very different paths. This is Caroline and Niklas's first book, and their second book came out in April of 2016 ("Part 2," not a serial), along with some shorter stories about their adventures. It's also the first book in the Stockholm Diaries series of steamy romances between North American women and Swedish men. My husband and I have lived in Sweden twice, and both times I met women from around the world with interesting, unique stories about meeting Swedish men and moving to Sweden. These stories involved chance meetings, uncertain risks and sacrifice, all in the name of love. The whole Stockholm Diaries series is a kind of tribute to all these stories.Stockholm was our own home for three years, so the series is also a tribute to a city I know and love. One fundamental idea behind my stories is to explore romance and love with someone who comes from a different background—both the appeals and the difficulties.I hope you enjoy the book!

  • Michael
    2018-07-26 00:58

    First, I must thank the author and publisher for providing my copy of "Stockholm Diaries" as part of a Goodreads giveaway. While I am obviously not the target audience for this book, I found it to be a quick and enjoyable read. A few observations:A. The story itself was entertaining--I loved the the glimpses of Swedish culture, and how characters like Caroline and Veronica fit (or sometimes didn't fit) into it. The descriptions of buildings, rooms, and food brought me to Stockholm. B. The love scenes were kind of silly to me--they all followed a recipe, starting with Niklas smoothing Caroline's hair. There was A LOT of hair smoothing. And neck touching. Also, Niklas gets hard literally every single time they embrace. Are we 18 again? Can we not keep it down at least once?C. The entryway to a school. Really? Maybe we should re-think THAT location, Ms. Hunter. D. There were a few small typos, even in the "about the author" blurb, which irritated me--as this was a pre-release copy, I would hope that corrections are made.

  • Sgiova
    2018-08-15 00:46

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the plot, the main characters and even the supporting characters. this was a well written story that had me captivated from the beginning. when all is said and done there was nothing spectacular that happens that made this a good read for me but the mysterious aura that makes up Niklas was just that intriguing I couldn't put it down. in the back of my mind I kept thinking something sinister took place or is going to happen and I was on my seat waiting for the reveal but what I got was that much better. Nothing extraordinary to shock me to my core but an old fashion true love romance and it didn't leave me disappointed. thank you for the opportunity to read this.

  • Treena Beavers
    2018-08-13 20:06

    Ice melting romance.Caroline gets a chance of becoming a sports photographer, grabbing the opportunity with both hands, she heads to the ice rink. Until then she has no idea the guy across the hall tempting to melt her heart is a well known ice hockey player, with a bad reputation. Niklas plays hard, focused his head has to be 100% on the game. He comes off the ice still fueled with rage and aggression, he needs to find calm before he causes another Storm.This was a nice escape, easy reading with a lovely ending.It was good getting a glimpse of how being in the limelight of the press can alter the truth, how the world see you through what they read. I received this book free in exchange for an honest.

  • Diz Reads 4TLOReading
    2018-07-23 22:11

    I'm not a fan of books written in the 3rd and unfortunately find it really difficult to fully immerse myself into a book, unless it's well written and a little grittier than this book. Although with that being said this book was well written, had a wonderful backdrop and a good premise for a story, I personally found it difficult to connect with the characters especially Caroline. I found Nikolas intriguing and at times a little worrying. I liked the old fashioned element to this book in the sense that it was a straight forward no thrills romance, with the premise of following your dreams and realising that what you thought you wanted wasn't what you really wanted

  • Confident Adult
    2018-08-09 02:56

    A good book, I liked it. While reading this book I kept trying to guess what was going to happen in the end, you think it's one of those typical love stories where it all goes to plan and they live happily ever after, but The Stockholm Diaries are slightly different, I didn't expect the ending, although it did make me cry on several occasions which is difficult because you're trying to read the story and all you can see are tears, but seriously this book had it's fair share of erotic moments, not in a filthy way but enough to describe what's going on without being crude, a very nice love story with a few sex scenes thrown in, what more could a woman ask for.

  • Maria
    2018-07-16 23:54

    A great start to the series! Well written, great chemistry between the characters.Definitely reading the rest of the series.

  • Viveka
    2018-08-14 03:05

    I thought this book was great! it really drew me in in the characters feelings!

  • Julxxx Pxxx
    2018-07-20 18:49

    A while ago Rebecca Hunter sent me an ARC for an honest review. I read the book immediately but hadn't the time to write the review. I had to write my master thesis and couldn't focus on anything else. Sorry for that! But better late than never! Here is the promised review.I liked the book and read it on a weekend. It is very well written and differs from other romance novels about professional hockey players. Caroline and the readers don't know for a long time who Niklas is and what he does for a living. I liked that! And I liked even more that hockey doesn't play a very huge part in the book. I could totally relate with Caroline's internal struggles. She has a plan, wants to fulfill her dreams and thinks she has to choose between Niklas and her dreams. That decision isn't easy. And in my opinion it's even harder for women. They have always the feeling that their dreams and goals come after the men's. They think they have to sacrifice their dreams. I'm glad that Caroline finds a solution and can fulfill her dreams with Niklas on her side. Rebecca Hunter solved the problem in an intelligent way.I have to say that I can't figure out why the title of the book is "Stockholm Dairies". The book isn't the diary of Caroline! At least it hasn’t the style of a journal. But my biggest regret is that I didn't connect with the story and the characters. It is caused by the writing style and mainly by Caroline's character. She is a thinker and agonizes too much about everything. She analyses everything and doesn't talk much about her feelings. But I need to feel what a character feels to connect with the story and the character. I missed that. And one scene particular annoyed me immensely. I don't want to spoil too much about the story but I think Caroline totally overreacted in a fight with Niklas. Her reaction let me groan and literally roll my eyes.But I really liked the book and the story and I'm curious what Rebecca Hunter will publish next.

  • Felicia Eddy
    2018-08-16 00:58

    I received an ARC for an honest review.Rating 3.5Carolina was looking for a change in her life leaving her boyfriend and a dead end job behind she decides to travel the world working as a photojournalist. Her first stop Stockholm where he best friend from college is now living. After being there a few days she meets her reclusive sexy neighbor and she doesn't quite know what to make of him, other than he keeps slamming the door at her. The more time they spend together though the more the sparks fly and even though their time is short they definitely feel some thing for one another. The problem is Carolina needs to leave in a few short weeks to the next leg of her trip.Niklas has a reputation and not a good one. After losing his NHL contract he comes home to play for his national team trying to figure out his next move. When he meets Caroline trying to break into her apartment he doesn't know what to do next, he wants to get to know her but there is baggage. When he keeps running into her he knows that he can't keep running from her so he decides to get to know her even though she is leaving in a few short weeks. Can he ignor these feelings he has for her and let her go?There are parts of this book I really enjoyed, the relationship between Caroline and Niklas was well written between them. I think there could have been more done with the secondary characters around them though especially on Niklas'side.would have loved to have gotten to know his friends and family, who does he go to? I think there was some missed opportunities there.All in all I do recommend the love story between Caroline and Niklas it's worth the time.

  • Diane Lynch
    2018-08-11 20:47

    Stockholm Diaries, Caroline (Stockholm Diaries #1) by Rebecca Hunter Stockholm Diaries, Caroline by Rebecca Hunter is a contemporary sports romance taking place in Sweden.  Photographer Caroline Mendoza leaves her home in Michigan to set out on an adventure to see and photograph the world.  While she is in Stockholm, she meets her neighbor ex-Red Wings hockey player Niklas Almquist. She knows her time in Sweden is short and does not want to give up her travel dreams, but she struggles with her emotions about leaving Niklas.  This novel is suitable for adult audiences.  I like that Caroline was a photographer.  I was an AP photographer in college and used to photograph the hockey games, so I could relate.  I like that she was brave enough to set out on her adventure.  I liked Niklas.  I felt bad for the negative media press he received.  It is horrible that false/speculative media coverage can effect someone’s life so much.  Caroline and Niklas have great chemistry.  I did not like Ludvig.  He definitely had ulterior motives.  Plus, I felt he was bitter because he was not successful in hockey. Stockholm Diaries, Caroline was believable and entertaining.  I enjoyed the ending.  I do want to read Caroline 2 to find out what happens next. Complimentary copy provided via manicreaders.com in exchange for an honest review.

  • Diane Lynch
    2018-08-10 01:46

    3.5 of 5 StarsStockholm Diaries, Caroline by Rebecca Hunter is a contemporary sports romance taking place in Sweden. Photographer Caroline Mendoza leaves her home in Michigan to set out on an adventure to see and photograph the world. While she is in Stockholm, she meets her neighbor ex-Red Wings hockey player Niklas Almquist. She knows her time in Sweden is short and does not want to give up her travel dreams, but she struggles with her emotions about leaving Niklas. This novel is suitable for adult audiences. I like that Caroline was a photographer. I was an AP photographer in college and used to photograph the hockey games, so I could relate. I like that she was brave enough to set out on her adventure. I liked Niklas. I felt bad for the negative media press he received. It is horrible that false/speculative media coverage can effect someone’s life so much. Caroline and Niklas have great chemistry. I did not like Ludvig. He definitely had ulterior motives. Plus, I felt he was bitter because he was not successful in hockey.Stockholm Diaries, Caroline was believable and entertaining. I enjoyed the ending. I do want to read Caroline 2 to find out what happens next.Complimentary copy provided via manicreaders.com in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kim
    2018-08-16 20:00

    I stumbled upon the Stockholm Diaries--Amazon recommended it to me since I've written two novels and a novella set in Scandinavia--and am I glad I listened to them. The Stockholm Diaries: Caroline is a great love story about a young American expat trying to figure out what she wants in life and a Swedish former NHL hockey player trying to keep his personal and public lived separate. Fate pushes the two of them together early one morning during the magical days of Swedish summer--when the sun never properly sets and you feel like almost anything could happen. Rebecca Hunter does a great job of capturing the attraction and passion between Caroline and Niklas. I especially loved how she wrote about Caroline's friendship with fellow expat Veronica, with whom Caroline shares all of her secrets and fears. Hunter excels at describing Stockholm and the city becomes more than just a setting. It becomes a character as well. I loved reading the Stockholm Diaries and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

  • Shire
    2018-08-14 18:53

    ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars! Caroline Mendoza is taking a chance and following her dreams of photography all the way to Sweden. With the help of an old friend, Caroline gets set up in an apartment for a month next to a very sexy, yet aggressive neighbor, Niklas. Niklas is a mystery to Caroline. First he’s protecting her and helping her into her apartment, the next second he’s slamming the door in her face. He is a complete mystery. But it’s not until she gets an extra job taking pictures of the Sweden hockey game, that she really starts to see who he is.When I first started reading Stockholm Diaries, I had a lot of trouble because it was so slow. There were little parts here and there that kept me intrigued, and I think that’s what probably kept me going. But about half way through, it finally started picking up for me, and I’m happy I finished it. It was a good little read, and the ending was super sweet!

  • Amber Daniels
    2018-07-18 00:55

    I love the whole family secrets thing. And this book has some. Gone to Sweden to find out about the father she never knew, Mel has high hopes of finding out more about the father she never knew, the one that walked out when she was 4 never to contact her again. But what she finds in this small cabin on the Baltic sea is a part of her family she never would have guessed, as well as a part of herself she never knew was missing. Great love story. The story was so good I didn't notice if there were any flaws or not so great job Ms. Hunter

  • Bookslicious
    2018-08-13 02:45

    I won a copy in a giveaway.I am a huge hockey fan so I was really happy that I won this giveaway.And I really liked the Story (especially the part where the Swiss hockey club wins the game, YEEHA).There was just this one problem I had with Niklas and Carolines love story: (view spoiler)[the possibility of domestic abuse. I mean Niklas never hurt Caroline, but only that he thought that he could possibly hurt her was a "no-go". (hide spoiler)]Further there were personally too few hockey scenes. But that is probably just me =)

  • Shelagh
    2018-08-05 22:10

    The Stockholm Diaries, Caroline is a compelling page turner which I couldn't put down. Both Caroline and Niklas are complex characters with plenty of inner and outer conflict to deal with, so watching them interact was a bit like watching a see-saw. You could almost guarantee that when they were at their closest, something internal or external would cause one of them to pull back, or to push the other away. It was truly fascinating, and I'm looking forward to more of their story.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2018-08-02 03:04

    Author Caroline Rebecca Hunter’s novel paints an evocative picture of an American in a strange land trying to scratch out a new life for herself.Read full review in the 2016 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.