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Draw | V.L. Locey

Overtime Trilogy #3


Release Date: September 13th, 2020

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Length: 62,000 approx.

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They say first loves never last. Jackie Blue Kalinski was about to show them—whoever they are—that the word never is not in his vocabulary.

From the time Jack Kalinski was a preschooler he had a good sense of who he was and where he wanted to go in life. His childhood was spent drawing beautiful dresses for pretty people, male and female alike. Growing up with two dads who played hockey wasn’t exactly conducive to late night talks about tulle or tailor’s chalk, but he never let that stop his dreams of becoming a fashion designer or expressing the genderqueer heart that beat in his chest.

His family’s love and support helped him through some painful losses that shaped him into the strong, vivacious, and charismatic college student he is today. Life hasn’t been a smooth ride, but Jack has persevered and is about to take the fashion world by storm.

Little does he suspect that his tidy life is about to be scorched by a chance meeting with one of the men playing hockey on the gay team his father coaches. Martin McKittrick not only catches Jack’s eye, but the much older man wins his heart.

The passionate affair with the captain of the Marine Unit of the BFD burns red hot until the new couple run into a few snags that might dampen the inferno: Jack’s ascent into the fashion world, Martin’s job and the inherent dangers that come with it, and the fact that the well-kept secret romance has just been exposed to the world in a rather big way.

Overtime Trilogy

Book #1 – Rebound

Book #2 – Final Shot

Vic & Dan Books

Point Shot Trilogy

Coach’s Challenge (Cayuga Cougars #3)

About The Author

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, 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, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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A bittersweet farewell to the kalinski story as we see Jackie Blue fall in love

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

V.L. signs off the Kalinski saga with Jackie Blue, the absolutely fabulous genderqueer son of Vic and it’s a beautiful ending.

It’s got everything you’d expect, the fiery Polish ex-hockey star being an arse, explosive and outrageous reactions to the news Jackie is in love with a guy 25 years older than him, heart-warming emotions, inspiring LGBTQ+ representation, and hope for the future.

Vic and Dan are still strong, some 20 years after the first books were set. Jackie is studying fashion when he sets eyes on the new guy playing with his dad’s gsy ice hockey team.

Martin was a delight, a Boston Marine firefighter chief, out and proud, with two kids older than Jackie, but he was smitten from the get go too.

What I really loved about this book is that it wasn’t easy, everyone didn’t just go with the flow.

There were doubts raised, arguments had, fears expressed, and issues to overcome.

A sub-plot with a series of arson attacks worked well enough, it didn’t overtake the narrative and gave impetus for some much needed humble pie being eaten by Vic.

The rest is just a really lovely romance between two people for whom the age gap is an irrelevance. They are perfect for each other.

As a bit of a cheeky aside, Martin has pear-green eyes, I know that because it’s mentioned a whole lot 😉

I shall miss Vic, Dan, and the rest of the crew, the foul mouthed Pole is one of my most beloved assholes in fiction.

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

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Vic’s back and things are all up in the air

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure, when Vicki said she’d be going back to this series, what I thought about it.

After all, last time we left the foul-mouthed obnoxious Pole Victor Kalinski, he was happily getting on with life as a married man and dad to his unexpected son Jack. Did I want to read their HEA being disturbed?

And, I have to be honest and say some of my fears were realised, as this is not an easy ride for Vic, Dan and their families.

But, it’s also a wonderfully written exploration of just how much Vic has changed from his earliest days and how much work he’s willing to put into making his husband happy and in trying to be his best self.

He’s still obnoxious, he wouldn’t be Vic if he wasn’t, and I was howling with laughter at some of his antics. He’s also still a broken child in many ways, and this book was at times also a hard read, with memories of painful times, Vic himself going through the ringer and him and Dan being apart from each other for a bit of it.

For lovers of this pair though, it’s a “must read” because, lets face it, who doesn’t want to catch up with two of the best written ice hockey heroes in the genre? (It’s rhetorical right, you all should 😁)

I love Vic, all of his grumpy, his attitude, his devotion, his failings, his triumphs and I ultimately really enjoyed this book. I’ve not given it 5* only because, for me, I think I was missing a bit more of the uplifting elements and it seemed to end a bit abruptly.

Having said all of the above, I cannot wait for the next book, which will be from Dan’s PoV and sounds like it’s having a time jump into the future and which looks absolutely fascinating.

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