Stephens is known for the complicated characters she writes. Well Nils and Sierra are as complicated as they come. It was hard to wrap my head around this train wreck of the heart. These former step-siblings have a lot of reasons to be bitter and even more hurt and anger to work out. He's the rebel hockey star with a chip on his shoulder and a wild streak in his heart. She's a dreamer with a lost soul and a broken heart. Dirty Swedish Player is a chaotic story of broken hearts, shattered dreams and second chances. Sierra and Nils are at their best when exposing us to their worst. The thrill is in seeing just how unpredictable this duo can be.