One-On-One (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: One-On-One (Cayuga Cougars #5)
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 16th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Hockey
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Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


The past few years have been a bit chaotic for Cougars new associate coach, Lancaster Hart. After an amiable divorce he began living his life as the gay man he’d kept closeted for far too long. With the recent move to Cayuga, he’s away from his support system and properly made sweet tea. Despite a roster filled with new friends and associates, he’s spending his nights alone.

As his team gears up to make a run at the Calder Cup, Lancaster discovers that not everything in upstate New York is wine, woodlands, and chilly conservative ideals. At a summer music festival, he first lays eyes on Townsend Harris, folksy/blues singer by night and mayoral office assistant by day. Lancaster is enraptured with the man’s powerful sultry voice. Also, Town just might be the most beautiful man he has seen in all his forty-one years.

The two hit it off at an informal meet and greet after the show, where they spend the night talking and sipping wine. One evening of conversation and an incendiary goodbye kiss leads them into a scorching love affair that might be exactly what Lancaster has been searching for his whole life. Can his team pull off professionally what he’s hoping to do privately as well? Or will capturing their dream evade both the Cougars and Lancaster?

This final book was extremely drama free and a feel good way to end the hockey series on a mellow note.

Cougars associate coach Lancaster Hart has been living in NY for just under a year, after coming out to his family and divorcing his wife. His wife and twin twenty year old children have all accepted the change and are excited for him to move on and finally start dating. And he’s at the point now that he’s ready to settle down with someone by his side.

Townsend Harris is the Mayor’s aide in Cayuga and he spends his free time fronting a band playing at local festivals and bars. When Lan walks up to Town after a show and invites him for a drink, they quickly realize that there is something real between them.

As far as drama and angst goes, this was a slow paced, tender story with a lot of southern charm and sweet tea and no real problems to report. Lan and Town took their time finding a rhythm, but it was very tender and the way they interacted was captivating.

There was plenty of action and heat with the Cayuga Cougars battling for the Calder Cup. And, of course, there was plenty of Vic and Dan, which is always a good time.

If you are looking for a super low key romance full of southern hospitality and a side of hockey, you will be wholly satisfied by V.L. Locey’s series and this finale.

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Galley copy of One-On-One provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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