Tennant, Jared and the gang go to the Olympics

60029533._SY475_Rivals by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This was a lovely catch-up with Ten and Jared as they face each other on different teams at the (fictional version of) the 2022 Olympics, along with some other familiar faces from this writing duo’s interconnected ice hockey series’.

It’s both a lot of fun, and also carries a more serious note, as it looks into not only the homophobia still prevalent in many parts of the world, but also the trauma suffered by both Ten and young goalie Bryan Delaney at the hands of Finnish player Aarni Lankinen (yes him of the almost killing Ten on the ice infamy), when the douchebag is called in as a last minute replacement for his country.

With the usual deft hand these two authors have, we get a rollercoaster of a ride through the highs and lows of professional sport – after all there can only be one Gold Medal winner 😁 and a closeup look at the wonderful love which drives the relationship between Tennant and Jared and their extended family.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review

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