Author: Jameson Dash
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 25th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: After fifteen years playing pro hockey, Aaron Buckley screws up, and his mistake and his attitude get him sent down to the minor leagues. His new team is in his old city, where he started his career in hockey, and also where he left his boyfriend behind. His luck hasn’t improved since joining a team of rookies and kids, but he has discovered that Zach—the ex-boyfriend who could never compete with hockey for Aaron’s love—is still in town. Aaron has a second chance to answer the same question: Zach or hockey? But maybe it’s time for a new question.
Review: Short, Sexy and Steamy! Are there any other colors?
Aaron Buckley is a closeted pro hockey player with an attitude. One wrong decision lands him in hot water, and drops him down to the minors. He ends up back in his hometown surrounded by rookies and his ex, Zach.
Zach is a sports writer and, unlike Aaron, he’s completely open about his sexuality. In fact, it was Aaron’s closet that ultimately came between them some fifteen years ago. Zach has never forgotten his first love, so when he and Aaron come face to face again after many years, sparks fly. Literally.
I absolutely loved the concept of the story. The closeted pro hockey player who is strong fierce and independent on the outside, but so uncomfortable with his sexuality that he suffers from that constant inner turmoil. And then there is Zach who is comfortable with who he is inside and out. The two of them balance each other.
The story was written in present tense which can be hard to follow sometimes, and I think that the condensing this story for a novella hindered the character development a bit. Aside from that, it was a fun, short and sexy read. I really enjoyed the scene in the hallways of the arena, one word redefined, quickie! But I was a teensy bit disappointed that I didn’t get to see what exactly these two big boys could do in the confines of the car. Hot, sexy, sweaty men and Hockey, I’m In!!