Title: Playing With Fate (Admirals Hockey #1)
Author: Ava Thorpe
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 25, 2017
Page Count: 278
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
“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.
Well, this was just what the doctor ordered! A sweet, adorable part-time dog walker, a buff hockey player with a huge heart and a yellow lab named Puck.
Light relationship-only angst that worked, no misogyny, no gay bashing, Carter accepted his new status as bi-sexual with hardly a bat of his eye. Very politically correct and that was really refreshing.
Feels, hockey, a little sexy time and a goober of a yellow lab. What more could you possibly want?