My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Vicki signs off this wonderfully diverse ice hockey series with a gentle paced romance for assistant coach Lancaster and musician and mayoral aide Townsend.
It’s super sweet, focused as it is on a man who has only come out later in life, having lived the traditional closeted married and had kids experience so many go through.
I loved Lan’s ex-wife and his twin kids, there was no drama in their relationship, just acceptance and continuing support and it was great to read.
And his relationship with Town in perfectly judged, they take their time not only to fall in love, but also to become intimate and the emotions are all the better for it.
This book also follows the Cougars as they head towards a possible championship win and all the complex emotions that entails.
My favourite obnoxiously loving Pole is also on hand to keep things real and there’s tensions for Victor and Dan which will be explored in a forthcoming new series from Vicki that I cannot wait for.
So it’s farewell for now to the Cayuga gang and I’ll miss them.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.