After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.
Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences.Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.
This is now the 2nd Avon read for me and seriously, I just realized, this is what I want to do with these boys in this series,
We were first introduced to Riley and Ethan in Breakaway, hockey players playing for the same team (pun intended:p). From roommates, it moved on to something more.
On the one hand, Riley and Ethan are quite opposite because of their upbringing. Riley is of the quiter, calmer kind. Whereas Ethan can be loud and quite expressive. Riley is one of those people born with a silver spoon without an ounce of ego to him. Whereas Ethan didn't grow up with much and only has his family as his greatest treasure. But on the other hand, they couldn't be more the same. Behind their persona are men with a lot of depth and comprehension.
Put them together, they're funny and oh so sweet! And oh so hot!*g* Being with each other is a new thing for both them, and watching them getting to know each other better and navigating their way around each other and their new relationship, it gave me lots of smiles and aww-moments. They're so considerate and supportive of each other. I love how they really got to understand each other in time. I love how the relationship progressed. There were no extreme highs or lows; things just flowed really naturally. *happy sigh*
And big bonus for me is getting a glimpse of Lane and Jared from the first book. Lane, I swear, I will love that kid always! I was laughing every time he was on. Gah!!! What can I say, Lane makes me happy! Avon, you make me happy!
Cannot wait for the third book!!!
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