My favourite couple so far and an interesting take on “secret” love
Rental by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My favourite couple in this series so far and a novel take on the forbidden love aspect of professional sport.
I adored both Logan and Webber, they were not only on fire between the sheets, but they also connected off the ice through their interests and the desire they both had to find someone to settle down with.
The idea of Logan being a rental, someone who gets sold on a short-term contract to fill a particular space on a team was an interesting way to use a different dynamic for an ice hockey romance.
And Webber being a referee made it even more interesting and drove up the tension from what might happen if their relationship was discovered.
It was on the way to it being a 5* review but I felt the big “dramatic moment” element needed slightly more build-up for it to have the full effect.
The event itself is fine, I just would have liked more in the storyline to give depth apart from the initial reference (when I knew off the bat there was going to be something more from this particular character) and a throwaway line or two later.
I also wanted more of the initial fall-out after said event (and not a time jump forward,) although I very much appreciated what happened then as a demonstration of the lifelong effects.
My favourite thing about this narrative though was Logan’s unfailing belief that he’d found “his one” and that he would do whatever and wait however long it took for Webber but without it ever coming across as a weakness.
Overall Rental is another excellent addition to this writing duo’s long catalogue of ice hockey romances and to this series of more unusual style relationships in particular
#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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