Author: Teegan Loy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christy Caughie
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
The best college hockey player in the country is hanging up his skates because he’s tired of living a lie. Five years ago, Erik Fox’s father found out about his indiscretions and forced him to change schools in the middle of the night. Erik had a boyfriend, and hockey players do not date boys.
With his college career over, Erik is determined to get his life on the right track, and that means making peace with the boy he left behind and living according to his own desires. But to do it, he must resist pressure from his father and everyone who wants to define him as nothing but a hockey player.
1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, March 2013
Sometimes books surprise you. Sometimes you see a book and think “oh that sounds interesting, maybe I will read it one day” and then you pick it up and just can’t put it down. You can’t figure out why it has you so entranced. It isn’t a work of great literature. It isn’t even one all of your friends have said “you have to read this book.” It is just a book that you said “well… it might offer a couple hours of diversion.” For me, Frozen Hearts by Teegan Loy is such a book.
I often think I am getting jaded with as much as I read in the genre. I know there is crap out there and sometimes I start to think it is overtaking the genre. Then I find a little gem, and I remember why I love this genre and why I do what I do. Frozen Hearts is not a new novel, it was originally published by Silver Publishing in 2013, but then mired in relative obscurity, at least for me. Something about it piqued my interest, however, when I saw it on the coming soon page on Dreamspinner Press (that is a very dangerous page, indeed).
At its core Frozen Hearts is a sweet and sexy second chance romance. If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that is a one of my hot buttons. I can’t resist them even while my heart breaks for the time lost. It was even more pronounced with Frozen Hearts because the separation was through no fault of the Erik or Tyce’s own. It was all orchestrated by the Erik’s homophobic controlling prick of a father. Yep, this story goes there, but does so in a way that had me enthralled.
At the risk of a teeny tiny spoiler (skip this sentence if you don’t want to know it), my favorite scene was when Foxy’s mother stands up for him and Tyce. Erik is a bit of a mess, but Tyce makes him better. I loved the two of them together. I loved that this story was in first person, so you understood just how much of a mess Erik’s father had made of Erik’s life. I loved that the ending was somewhat open ended, so we could imagine what came next.
I will be reading more from Teegan Loy in the very near future.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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