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Release Blitz: Risking the Shot by Amy Aislin

Risking the Shot | Amy Aislin

Stick Side #4

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Release Date: September 8, 2020

Cover: Natasha Snow Designs

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Blurb

Time for distractions? Hardly.

A chance at making the playoffs? It’s a dream for NHL forward Taylor Cunningham that just might come true. If he can keep his eyes on the ball—ahem, puck. And study for midterms. Dakota Cotton, eleven years his senior, isn’t just a distraction, though—he’s everything Tay’s ever wanted.

Dakota has no interest in introducing someone who might not stick around to his four-year-old son. Been there, done that, with the divorce to prove it. But there’s something about Tay that hits all of the right buttons and has him wanting to take a chance.

As things heat up between them, and the pressure to succeed hits an all-time high, will they risk a shot at happiness or choke?

NOTE: Shots on Goal (Stick Side #3) will be reduced to $0.99 from September 7-17 across all retailers.

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Excerpt

Clearing his throat, he said, “What are you drinking?”

“Oban 14. Scotch,” Dakota added at Tay’s questioning look.

“Smells good.” The scent had been wafting in his direction since he first sat down, strong and vaguely smoky, peaty. It reminded him of Dakota for reasons he couldn’t name.

Scooting forward on the bench, their knees touching, he said, “Can I try it?”

Dakota’s gaze caught his, gray and shadowy and searching. Tay held it, refusing to break eye contact. Let Dakota see how attracted he was to him. Dakota must already know anyway. What was the point of holding back? Tay wanted Dakota and he wasn’t shying away from it.

Without looking away, Dakota leaned forward, bringing their faces within inches of each other. Dakota’s soft breath whispered across Tay’s lips, making his own breath catch. Holding his glass out, Dakota still didn’t look away as Tay brought it to his mouth, placing his lips over the outline of Dakota’s on the glass.

Dakota didn’t miss it, his smile turning knowing. The heat in Tay’s blood had nothing to do with the scotch.

Which, in itself, was… “Holy fuck, this is good.” Strong and smoky, yes—even the taste reminded him of Dakota—with hints of fruits and honey.

Dakota made a sound in the back of his throat, an acknowledgment that sounded like a groan. The heat in Tay’s blood spread outward, flushing his cheeks, dotting his temple with sweat. Fuck, it suddenly got very, very warm in this coatroom. Warmer still when Dakota’s gaze dipped down to Tay’s mouth.

About the Author

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Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess.

Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group, Amy Aislin’s Readers, to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram and Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter.

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Another great addition to Amy’s ice hockey series

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was another great addition to this loosely connected ice hockey series.

Here we have Taylor, a teammate of Grey and Dean from book one, who has been crushing on the 11 years older single dad who works for the club’s fund-raising arm.

From the off, I really liked Dakota, his son Andy is an adorable imp, who read like a four-year-old and now some child genius, and their relationship was loving and super sweet.

I also really liked Tay, his sense of insecurity outside of the ice came across well and his maturity didn’t feel at all forced.

The main conflicts come from internal fears and they were used well to create tension without straying into the ‘lack of communication’ trope which I hate.

Lots of good secondary characters (loved Dakota’s cousin Calder, he gets a free extra scene available via Amy’s newsletter).

I also appreciated that Tay’s sisters tried to make amends for how they’d basically ignored him when they were kids and didn’t try to make excuses other than the large age gap (they’re Dakota’s age), something which had triggered most of his self isolating issues.

The sex is sweet and steamy and there’s a good build up to things becoming more serious.

The other guys from the previous books are on hand to make guest appearances, which I love in a series, and overall this was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I’m interested to see if Tay’s best friend Stanton is going to be book five’s MC along with Xappa.

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

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Seriously sweet and surprisingly spicy romance from Vicki

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes you just want a lovely, no angsty, story about two people meeting, liking each other, and falling in love.

Vicki Locey delivers that in spades with this book which just had me smiling from start to finish as she wove a really simple, beautiful romance between Mike and ice hockey goalie Bryn.

But, before you start to think that this would be a tad boring let’s just say the bedroom action adds enough spice to make it anything but.

Mike is surprised to find out that he has a tiny little bit of a need to be bossed around and Bryn takes that unique character attribute which makes so many goalies just a little bit nuts and turns that into a match made in heaven.

It’s not quite Dom/sub, it’s not quite Master/slave, it’s really not anywhere on the BDSM spectrum at all if I’m honest, but it’s seriously hot and chock full of emotionally connected chemistry which oozes off the page.

Add in a super cute four-year-old, a supportive and loving younger sister, great teammates and a lack of any miscommunication or dramady and this book’s a total winner. The only reason I’ve not given it the full 5* is because I’d have liked just a teeny bit more before the relationship became serious.

But, that’s totally on me, the narrative absolutely works as it is and there’s nothing missing from it at all, I’m just greedy!

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

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