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Rachel Reid skilfully weaves the tensions in this smoking hot romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love how Rachel Reid can take an oh so common trope and then give it a refreshing update to make it feel like you’re reading something totally new.

Here it’s a “fear over the age gap” between the two men making both wary and unwilling to admit feelings are developing.

And, in spite of the fact that a lack of communication is usually one of my most hated plot tension points, here it was absolutely believable.

We’ve met both main characters before. Eric is the goalie for book one’s Scott Hunter and Kyle is Scott’s fiance Kip’s friend and workmate.

Both have very real reasons for why the 15 year age gap between them is a stumbling block.

This is also, bizarrely considering just how hot and steamy it gets, a slow burn romance.

But it completely works. Eric is facing retirement and, a year on from his divorce, has been thinking about exploring his bisexuality.

Kyle has been badly hurt by an older, married man, and the fall out from that is still smarting seven years later.

What I loved most about this book was the powerful juxtaposition between the two men in bed – where Kyle lets loose on all his control needs and Eric is a willing participant – and in their daily lives which are very much an equal exchange of stimulation conversation between adults with so much in common.

It’s funny seeing from the outside what everyone else knows, that they are a perfect partnership if only they can get over themselves.

Rachel Reid skilfully weaves the tensions right past the annoying 75% plot point 😉 and almost to the very end before bringing things to a very satisfying conclusion.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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I love Stan – this novella is awesome

Hat_Trick_400Hat Trick by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Stan. There’s not much more to say other than this wee little trip into the lives of Stan and Erik is utterly fabulous.

There’re enough tensions to surround the narrative as Stan has to return to Russia, Chechnya in particular, to collect two orphan children who have been left to him following the death of their guardian – a cousin of the big Railers’ goalie.

Erik worries, Mama and Galina fret, Noah is confused as to what’s going on but eventually, the new additions come back to America and a new life begins for this little family.

The ending is beyond wonderful and I love everything about this series.

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

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Review Tour: Goal Line by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Goal Line | RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Harrisburg Railers #6

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 54,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

 

Fear and sadness mark Bryan’s life, can Gatlin show him that you have to trust before you can love?

Gatlin Pearce is creeping up on thirty-eight and is still single. It’s not that he wants to be alone, it’s just that he’s too damn old to be in clubs filled with glittery gay boys who can’t even tell him who the Rolling Stones are.

Better to just spend his evenings at Hard Score Ink – his tattoo and artwork shop – creating masterpieces on human flesh, listening to the Railers games, and nursing a cold beer.

His solitary life is about to end when Bryan Delaney, the new Railers backup goalie, shows up at his shop looking for new artwork for his helmet. There’s some sort of sad story in those beautiful eyes of Bryan’s, and Gatlin finds himself more than a little infatuated with the tender new goalie.

Bryan Delaney leaves home at fifteen to live with a billet family. He just wishes that he could have escaped his alcoholic father and strictly devout mother earlier. Drafted to the Arizona Raptors he finds a new family, and his first love affair even if that relationship is marked with violence.

Being traded to the Railers is a shock to the system but the team isn’t like any other he’s ever played on and they truly seem to care about him. It’s only when he meets artist Gatlin, with their shared love of music and hockey, that he realizes how hard it is to escape the past.

Harrisburg Railers Series

Book #1 – Changing Lines – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #2 – First Season – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #3 – Deep Edge – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #4 – Poke Check – Amazon UK | Amazon UK

Book #5 – Last Defense – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the following links below:

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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