Playing With Fate (Admirals Hockey #1)

Title: Playing With Fate (Admirals Hockey #1)
Author: Ava Thorpe
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 25, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary, Sports Romance
Page Count: 202 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Blurb:

“My future’s been planned for me for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never felt this alive until I met you.”

“I shouldn’t want Carter, but I can’t get him out of my mind.”

Luke Bailey doesn’t have time for a boyfriend. Between dog-walking, law school applications, and trying to get his music career off the ground, love doesn’t stand a chance. Besides, his new customer’s straight as they come, right? So why can’t he stop thinking about Carter?

“I’ve never been with a guy. Why do I want Luke so bad?”

Carter Welling just needs a dog-walker. Big league hockey takes him away from home, and he can’t take Puck everywhere he goes. What he doesn’t need is a hot dog-walker who makes him think weird things about guys that he’s never felt before.

“Fate brought us together. Can I afford to take the risk?”

Something just keeps pulling them back together, though, and it’s not just the cuteness of Carter’s dog. When Luke’s dreams and Carter’s hockey career seem to be splitting them apart, can they admit that what they want—no, need—is each other?

Playing With Fate is a standalone gay romance novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a HEA.


This was a nice fluffy read.

-It had a dog (always a plus :D)
-It’s a sports romance
-The pace was steady
-Low to moderate steam

Probably would’ve rated 4 stars if wasn’t for the “conflict” towards the end. I loathe

Spoiler
miscommunication & the silent treatment.

I’d read try this author again.


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I’m a thirty-something Colombian who loves to get lost in a good ol’ Romance.

My favorite tropes are:

-Best friends to lovers
-May/December
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:

-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen
-Megan Erickson

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Cyberlove Series by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson

**Also: HEA a must!

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