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5.0 out of 5 starsHockey, romance, and friendship!
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on January 14, 2017
I loved this book! I wasn't expecting to. I went in blind, curious to see what a partnership between two authors I enjoy separately would be like--and wow, they came together to produce a wonderful story!
This is the story of Jamie and Wes. The book starts in the present, four years after the last time they spoke to one another. They used to be best friends who met every summer at a hockey summer camp, but Wes walks away from the friendship when he realizes he has feelings for his friend Jamie, who is straight.
The book is about the two finding each other again, and rebuilding their friendship. But it's also about them falling in love, and discovering what it means to be with one another. It is a m/m romance, and that matters only because Jamie is discovering his sexual identity in this book. But honestly, it is a romance novel, and I don't think it needs to have any gender or sexuality descriptor.
I love the way Wes and Jamie are with one another. At the heart of their love story is their friendship, and you can see how much they care about and support one another. Add to that, the layers of sexual chemistry and attraction, and it's just a beautiful read.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of either Elle Kennedy or Sarina Bowen. But more so, I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the friends-to-lovers trope done right. It's the first in a duo, but this ends with an HEA. I am going to dive into the second book now!