t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review Jun 17, 13 ·
Far from home who'd a thought a once in a lifetime love could happen...at a hockey rink???
Callum Walker is feeling listless in his life in London. When his job takes him to Canada to install communications software for a new sports arena, he’s glad for a change of scenery.
During his stay, he befriends Noah Lukas, the strikingly handsome star player of the Toronto Bobcats professional hockey team. Callum knows nothing will ever come of it, but he can’t stop his attraction. As their bond grows, Callum learns more about—and falls more for—Noah through his sensitive and humble interactions with fans, his gentlemanly reaction to flirtations from arena staff, and his frank apprehension over his impending retirement. Their friendship evolves from workout partners to confidants, and then to even more. But Callum’s time in Canada is limited, and circumstances may divide him from a love he wasn’t looking for.
*Given to me for an Honest review from the author*
I wasn't sure when the author offered me this book to review..especially when I saw a hockey player on the front. The umm exposed body parts did attract me so..I said what the heck. I am so glad I accepted. The is a wonderful book with the sweetest love story. It is a m/m novel but pretty mild with the steam but don't let that put you off. The characters were written beautifully and the reader connected with them immediately and cared about them. The minor characters as well you went from feeling sorry for them but that soon turns to scorn I won't get into too much as I don't want to spoiler it for you.
The plot started out a bit slow but soon warmed up and you fell into the story. I truly loved he characters and their love story. I knew something was strange with his Toronto work site but how the author twisted and turned the story you really weren't sure what was going on until the end. Also touching on how public personalities especially sports figures just can't come out of the closet if they are gay but addresses this is a tasteful way and resolves it in such a positive manner. I would recommend this to both those who love M/M romances and M/F romances..a sweet romance to me is not based on gender but on the love shared.
I am giving this novel a 4.5 bear rating and a high recommendation. Do yourself a favor don't miss reading Noah! Ben Ryder can't wait to read more of your stories, your writing is beautiful..
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