They have nothing in common—so why does Ryan feel most like himself whenever he’s with Fabian?
Pro hockey star Ryan Price may be an enforcer, but off the ice he struggles with anxiety. Recently traded to the Toronto Guardians, he’s determined to make a fresh start in the city’s dynamic LGBTQ Village. The last thing he expects to stumble upon in his new neighborhood is a blast from his past in the fabulous form of Fabian Salah.
Aspiring musician Fabian loathes hockey. But that doesn’t stop him from being attracted to a certain burly, ginger-bearded defenseman. He hasn’t forgotten the kiss they almost shared back in high school, and it’s clear the chemistry between them has only intensified.
Fabian is more than happy to be Ryan’s guide to the gay scene in Toronto. Between dance clubs and art exhibits—and the most amazing sex—Ryan’s starting to feel something he hasn’t experienced in a long time: joy. But playing the role of the heavy on the ice has taken its toll on his body and mind, and a future with Fabian may mean hanging up his skates for good.
I am a huge fan of this series and the second book, Heated Rivalry is definitely one of my all times faves. I have fallen head over heels on love with Ilya and I don’t think I will be recovering anytime soon I don’t even want to !!
So, of course, there was never any question about me reading this third book in the series, which by the way can be read as a stand-alone. I don’t know why you would want to do that since I just told you about Ilya and his awesomeness… but you could.
Now as much as I enjoyed this one, it just wasn’t the same. I knew that before I even started it that it would be. All these three books are pretty different from one another. This one was a bit heavier on the hurt/comfort/emotional side.
Now it isn’t that this book wasn’t good, it is just that the second book left such a huge impression on me, that my expectations for this one were maybe a bit too high. I know that isn’t fair because they are completely different books…but I can’t help how I felt either.
Ryan and Fabian were definitely sweet together…and did I mention HOT… they were definitely HOT as well 😉
Also, there are some awesome appearances from my all-time favorite Russian hottie !!
So even though this book did not surpass the previous one (it is gonna be hard to top anyway) I did still enjoy reading it and I am very curious what is gonna be next from this author 😉