5 out of 5! This was a fantastic story!
For college sophomore Mitch Greyson, determination and persistence are the name of the game if he wants to make it as a professional hockey player. A busy schedule of practices, games, classes, homework, two part-time jobs—and now, working with a tutor to help him pass the class he’s failing so that he can keep his scholarship—shouldn’t leave him with enough time to flirt with the NHL player in town. But that doesn’t stop him.
Placed on the injured reserve list until his broken arm heals, NHL defenseman Alex Dean is using the time off to be with his ailing grandfather and get a head start on the book he’s been commissioned to write. He doesn’t expect to get roped into a tutoring gig, especially not for cocky, smart-ass Mitch.
But Alex soon discovers that there’s more to Mitch than meets the eye…and he really likes what he sees. Only Alex doesn’t dare risk his NHL career by coming out, and a relationship between them would jeopardize Mitch’s chances with the organization too.
It looks impossible. Then again, the best things usually do…
For this story, I was totally engaged from start to finish. The characters were flawed but beautiful. I loved the dynamic between Mitch and Alex, and their romance was sweet and perfect. They were well-rounded, likable, and so interesting to read. The romance bloomed at a great pace, and the rest of the plot fit in snugly with the romance aspects. There was so much going on, but Amy handled each thread delicately and interlaced them into a cohesive novel.
Spoilers! After Alex got back on the ice and made that goal for Mitch, I was weeping! The scene was so beautifully well done. And after that, I was emotional reading the rest of the story. There was so much emotion put into the characters that I easily soaked it up and related to their situations. I loved these characters, and I loved how Amy made them so perfect for each other!
I read this story in a day because I could not put it down. It’s been a long time since any story has captivated me so completely!
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