Author: Stephani Hecht
Cover Artist: Martine Jardin
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/01/2011
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
All his life Jochen has had one dream and one dream only—to become a professional hockey player. Now after years of hard work, he’s close to his goal. Well…maybe a better term would be almost there since he’s playing for a minor league team and is barely making a livable wage. Still, he’s not complaining since he feels like it will only be a matter of time before he’s called up to the NHL. He just needs to make sure that he doesn’t allow any distractions to get into his way. Then a huge distraction plows into his life when Jochen volunteers to help at a summer youth clinic. There he meets Rebel, a very sexy, cute and tempting goalie. The problem is both of them are deep in the closet. They both fear that coming out could hurt their careers. Besides, all they’re doing is having a little fun on the side and they don’t feel like it’s anybody’s business. Then just as they least expect it, their secret comes out in the most explosive way possible, forcing Jochen to admit just how much Rebel means to him. Will their love be able to survive the fallout, or will they lose everything they ever wanted?
This was a very cute start to what looks like it will be an interesting relationship. THis one started out almost as enemies to lovers, but not quite, then turned into no strings summer fun. We all know how well no strings fun turns out! lol
Since most of the connection between these men happened off page and between chapters, I had to just go with what the author told me when she had these men fall in love. This is not my preferred method for seeing MCs turn no strings into more, but this one wasn’t horrible and I was able to run with it.
The ending was predictable but still left me happy and looking for more from this series. I hope to get a glimpse of these two again to see how things turn out.
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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