Character Profile: Derek Popovich (The Blake Boys Series)


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“Have you seen him on the ice? He’s the reason I’m a hockey fan.”  Nina mumbled.

“I bet Patton would love to hear that. I’m totally going to blackmail you on that one.”

“Why don’t you want to go out with him? Hell, sleep with him at least once and give me all the details. He looks like he knows his way around a bed post.”

     – Nina and Michelle – Slow Burn


 Name:                        Derek Popovich

Occupation:            Goalie/Philadelphia Pirates

                                     Owner/Slap Shot Bar & Grille

Marital Status:       Single

Where I Live:         Philadelphia, PA



I play to win or I don’t bother playing at all.  That’s my attitude with any venture I undertake.  My passion for being the best is what has helped me excel as a hockey player. When I’m not working, I spend my time at my bar, the Slap Shot.  It’s a haven for athletes who want a low-key evening without the paparazzi shoving a camera in their faces. 

Seth and I have been friends for a long time.  We’ve had our share of scandalous adventures but I was happy for him when he finally settled down with Morgan.  It’s hard to find someone who loves you and not the limelight.  I’ve been tied to so many women in the media it’s hard to keep track of how many real relationships I’ve actually had.  But I’m in no rush.  I need a woman who challenges me.  And I love a good challenge.

I made my debut in The Blake Legacy when Seth and Patton dropped by my bar for dinner.  I dropped by the bookstore to visit Michelle in Slow Burn.  I gave Jake and the boys hockey lessons in The Final Play.  There’s never a dull moment, especially when Charisma Reed walks into my life. We’ll be…getting acquainted in Slap Shot.  

 See you soon,


Updated 1/30/16

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Copyright © 2015 Rhonda Laurel.  All Rights Reserved.

About Rhonda Laurel, Author

Rhonda Laurel is a multi published contemporary romance author known most notably for the Blake Boys series.

Posted on February 23, 2015, in Character Profiles, Contemporary Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance, The Blake Boys Series and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Hot! Mmmm and he as his own teeth!! too quote Tyler lol can’t wait to see who you have picked for Derek

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  2. I look forward to seeing and reading about fine and sexy Derek. I do hope Morgan has a cousin for him. When will we see a picture of Seth? Where is Morgan and Seth’s profile? Keep these books coming. I’m thinking about Jake and Gabby’s book down the road. . (Hint)♡♡

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  3. Keep them coming so many great stories on the way 2015 starting out AMAZING thanks

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  4. Oh Nina you are SO SO correct. After all you’re married, not dead!!!

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