Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid (Game Changers #2)


Title: Heated Rivalry
Series: Game Changers #2
Author: Rachel Reid
Genre: Dark Romance
Release date: March 25th, 2019 
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate.

Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he’s captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won’t let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night.

Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane’s not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he’s as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him—except Shane. They’ve made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great.

As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option…

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I really enjoyed the first book in this series Game Changer I mean who doesn’t love a good gay “sports” romance ?? And hey…we are talking hockey here !!

But I’ve got to be honest and say that this second book, outshined the first one by miles … for me that is. I absolutely loved this book and I fell head over heels in love with Ilya Rozanov… 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

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This one has one of my favorite tropes… “enemies to lovers” Boy, do these two know how to have some awesome “hate/angry sex“!! My ovaries damn near exploded. I remember saying that the first book in the series could have done with a smidge less sex…but that was definitely NOT how I felt about this one… The first book was also much sweeter even though I think this one was more romantic… I hope I am still making sense 😛

This story starts in the present and then takes us back about 7 years. Normally I really don’t like it when a book takes me back in time, but with this one…I thankfully gobbled every bit of new info up and begged for more.

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Shane and Ilya have been enemies on the ice for years and….lovers in bed. But how do you spent years being intimate with someone and not catch feels… The world may think they hate each other, and they both play their parts…but deep inside, …they know better.

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I fell deeply in love with Ilya and Shane, though I loved Ilya a tad more…I really have a thing for Russian hockey players 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next !!

I highly recommend this series 😉