Title: Touch Of A Yellow Sun (Colors Of Love #2)
Author: V.L. Locey
Release Date: February 27th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey
Length: 88,600 words approx.
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
It’s been a rough couple of years for Marek Hafer, roaming hockey protagonist and pugilistic expert. Ending up in Berger Lake, Pennsylvania, on a financially unstable minor league team might just be the ending his wretched career deserves. On the other side of thirty, Marek knows his time on skates is dwindling. His goal now is to spend a few quiet years playing for the Berger Lake Badgers, knock a few helmets together as needed, and then call it quits before his salty personality gets him booted out of hockey permanently.
After a bloody encounter his first night on the ice, the Badgers coach suggests that Marek find a way to lower his violent tendencies before he’s sent packing yet again. That decree leads Marek to knock on the door of his next-door neighbor, Shey Pierson, the owner of Sun Touch Yoga Studio. Shey ticks every box Marek has with his soft blue eyes, flowing golden hair, and long limber legs. The only problem is that Shey is yin to Marek’s yang.
Can a man famed for throwing punches find serenity in the arms of a man known for his tranquil ways?
This was a case of opposite’s attract at its finest.
Marek Hafer has attitude and snark and he’s not afraid to use his fists on the ice or off it. He’s so close to retirement, but all he knows is hockey and fighting. When he’s transferred to a minor league team in Pennsylvania, he fine with it. His plan was to go out with gusto and why not in the small town of Berger Lake.
Shey Pierson is a yogi. He’s sweet and cute and hippy and loves his tea and a cleansed chakra. When he ends up next door to a loud, booming hockey player, he’s surprised at how quickly they become friends. And more…
Marek was so fun. He’s muscly and bullish, but with a heart of gold. I loved how buttery soft he could be in Shey’s presence. I also loved how emotional he got. He had a painful past, in many ways, and Shey brought out the very best in him. But it wasn’t one sided. Shey was painfully uptight and rigid. He wanted control and Marek’s lighthearted sweetness melted Shey down and kept him fun.
The writing was awesome as always and the characters were sophisticated and fun. The story flew by and won me over.