Reviewed by:Scott Burkett Print Length: 191 pages Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. (June 21, 2013) Book Provided by: Amazon Verified Purchase Posting: M/M Book Review, Romance, Sports Author:Lily Harlem
There are so many good things that I want to say about this book. First off you may have noticed that this is Book 5 in the Hot Ice Series. Normally I am wary of reading a book in a series if I don’t start at the beginning No worries here, it reads as a stand alone. If you remember on March 23rd I reviewed Who Dares Wins for a Sunday Shorts Review, I was so impressed with this Author I had to read her other remaining M/M book.
This story is told through Matthew’s persepective, as each character was introduced it was the first time for Matthew and as such the first time for the reader, making this a true stand alone book.
Secondly, I started this book on a Saturday afternoon and I didn’t put it down until i had consumed the whole book. From the very first page to the last I was totally in love with the characters and the writing style. Like I said before this was written as a single perspective, but it was written in such a manner that all of the characters felt complete.
Thirdly, this is a Romance story, there is nothing political or controversial to take away from the Romance between Matthew and Todd. The building of their relationship was beautiful, it wasn’t written all about sex and gratification. Oh sure the author did take us there but it was told at the end which made it fit just perfectly in the story. Can you tell I like this book?
This is one of those books that leave you with a really good feeling, you are smiling at the end and I was overjoyed how the book ended. It is very easy to read, so Super YAY to Lily Harlem. I want more M/M from her, should we start a petition?
Book Description Dating Todd “Pretty” Carty was a trailblazing, headline-grabbing ride that shocked and divided a team, a sport and a nation. While controversy ruled, our feelings exploded and we couldn’t deny the desire that sizzled between us. Nothing, however, was easy outside the bedroom. Not when my world-class, fearless athlete wanted to shout from Everest that he was in love with another man.
But laying my heart on the line and having my picture dominating the papers was worth it. Everything about Todd turned me on. His bold hockey skills, his courageous attitude and the way he melted in my arms when I kissed him. I melted too, because he knew how to press my buttons, remind me of the man I used to be and take me to those places where ecstasy ruled.
The world might have trouble accepting us, but we’d committed to each other, mind, body and soul, and nothing could change that.
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