Rivals by Jeff Adams ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

Title: Rivals

Author: Jeff Adams

Narrator: Derrick McClain

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 11/23/2016

Length: 01 hours 19 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-country rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school, and college, are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up.

Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays…and beyond?

“Rivals” was originally released in 2009. This edition has two new scenes.

Story Review:

Rivals is the first  story I ever read from Mr. Jeff Adams.  Here is my original review of the eBook:


I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the Hat Trick series from Jeff Adams, but I have had the pleasure of meeting Jeff and his partner on a few occasions. He is also one of the authors that writes for Outside the Margins here on Prism. We also recently had him on the blog talking about Rivals, his short recently re-released by JMS Books.

I really wanted to read it, but I always go into books by authors I know personally with trepidation. I am a hard sell. Anyone who reads this blog knows that. I am particular, and I can be a tough audience. That can lead to some awkward moments when an author is really excited about their latest book that just may not be for me. However, shortly into Rivals I knew that I wasn’t in for an awkward moment. I was in for a treat.

Rivals is the story of two high school hockey rivals who meet up again over the holidays a few years later. It is a sweet and hot romance. Some may think it is too quick, but it is quirky and fun, and I just wanted the best for Alex and Mitchell. This isn’t a full blown story; it is a short look into the passion and sweetness between these two men.

It is an enjoyable fifteen thousand words. Now I need to go get Hat Trick so I can read some more from Mr. Adams.


Oh and for those of you wondering… you can read my review of Hat Trick.

Narration Review:

Derrick McClain did a fabulous job narrating Rivals.  He allowed me to sink into a favorite story even when I was having a bad day.  He brought the characters to life and helped me escape into the Michigan winter.  


Rivals on Goodreads

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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