Title: Game Misconduct
Series: sequel to Two Man Advantage
Author: V.L. Locey
Genre: Contemporary, Sports
Length: Novella (68 pages)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (23rd Sept 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.
It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.
If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, Vic has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hotheaded, ego-driven Victor Kalinski.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
Product Link: https://www.ellorascave.com/product/game-misconduct/
Review: Wow, well this sequel just bound miles ahead of its parent story, Two Man Advantage. While I’m sure that some people may be able to get away with reading this instalment without reading the first book, I strongly recommend reading Two Man Advantage first and then going onto Game Misconduct. In the first book we see MCs Victor and Dan get together – which is not the easiest thing for pro sportsman. Although Victor makes no apologies for sleeping with men and women and Dan is deeply closeted.
Here we continue their story. They’ve been a couple for nine months and things seem to be going really well. The hockey season hasn’t quite started up yet, so things seem a bit more leisurely for the couple. Victor, foul mouthed gentleman that he is, is surprised as this is the longest relationship he’s ever had in his life. That is until his past comes back to bite, sending Dan running home to Canada.
As to the characters, I really need to explain Victor. I really did dislike him in the first book, but here in Game Misconduct he is so much more likeable (despite the circumstances of the plot) and he is so much more relatable (also despite the circumstances of the plot).
While Victor doesn’t redeem himself in every way throughout this book, his character develops really well and by the end of it I thought even though he’s still insentsitive and oblivious to the world around him, he is improving and wants to better himself to be the man that Dan wants him to be.
On the other hand, Dan hasn’t changed terribly much, though the end of the book is very much his since he not only has to deal with Victor’s issues and actions, but he is still in the closet – thus their relationship is very much secret for most of the book.
We are left with some major hints for a follow up book, not quite a cliff hanger, but I want more of these guys now that I love Victor.
If you liked the last book, this is a must read. If the first book left you with mixed feelings, like me, you definitely need to read this book. For others looking for a new series, this is a real hot and steamy sports romance with one foul-mouthed sort-of-hero and one real sweet hero.