Save of the Game (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Save of the Game (Scoring Chances #2)
Author: Avon Gale
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 29th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 200 pgs
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.

Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences.Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.

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Save of the Game by Avon Gale was a sweet friends to lovers story. We have two hockey teammates whose friendship develops into more than just being roommates.

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My highlights:

*The main characters. I thought Riley and Ethan were great characters who showed growth throughout the story.
*The suporting cast. To be honest, they almost overshadowed the main characters a bit. I fell in love with Ethan’s family.
*Humor
*The book had a nice, relaxed, feel good vibe.

That being said…

The story was missing something for me- some hmph. The story had minimal angst, and I wanted a little more conflict. Everything always got resolved fairly quick, so it slowed the pace of the story and started to lose me at around the 60% mark. At 200 pages the book is not too long, but it felt long to me. It started to feel repetitive. This caused me to “like” not “love” the book.

I think it all depends on what you’re in the mood for. If you’re in the mood for a sweet romance- give this one a go! I’d also recommend this one after a heartbreaking book. 3.5 Stars ♥

Scoring Chances Series


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Advance Review Copy

Galley copy of Save the Game provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

Author

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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