Author: Stephani Hecht
Cover Artist: Martine Jardin
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 09/01/2011
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
From a very young age, Aldrich knew two things—he’d grow up to play professional hockey and he’d make his mentor fall in love with him. After years of hard work, both are within his grasp. Not only has a professional team called him up from his farm club, but the man he’s dreamed of for years has finally noticed him.
Then everything is brutally torn from him when he suffers a career-ending injury and finds himself dumped before the relationship has even really started. Depressed, he retreats to his childhood home where he runs into his former best friend and hockey buddy, Nobel. They rekindle their friendship and grow closer…in more ways than one. Aldrich is shocked to realize that not only has he been overlooking what could be the best thing in his life, but love may have always been right in his own backyard.
This was a cute, if a bit rushed, former friends reunite and figure out they have always been in love with each other story. I loved both of these men, especially Aldrich. I connected to him from the very beginning with his horrific injury and they way the man he thought he loved did him wrong. When he and Nobel got back together, things were adorable and i loved watching them fumble while both thinking the other was straight. Once they got together, things were a bit too perfect too quick, but it was still satisfying.
I am excited to see this story set things up so that we can see some of the couples from the previous stories again. I can’t wait to see what happens going forward.
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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