Heated Rivalry (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Heated Rivalry (Game Changers Book 2)
Author: Rachel Reid
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: March 25th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Sports
Page Count: 310
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate.

Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he’s captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won’t let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night.

Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane’s not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he’s as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him—except Shane. They’ve made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great.

As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option…

Nothing but LOVE for Rachel Reid and this enemies to lovers hockey romance.

Shane Hollander is a crazy good hockey player. And when you are THAT good, there is always someone trying to knock you down a peg. In this story, it’s Russian Ilya Rozanov. Since they met as teenagers, hockey fans across the world have pegged them as rivals and the fans go crazy for their on air angst. But what they don’t know…is a lot.

I am seriously fan-girling over this book. First of all, I loved the timeline. It moved the story along so well. We got just glimpses into each time the two of them met up over years of playing. The anger and upset between them was so deep, but it made for even more passion for their private rendezvous.

I loved Ilya and how deep his character was. He had familial issues that he confided in Shane. He had worries and fears and gave of himself whole-heartedly, even when everything was on the line.

And Shane. Swoon. He just cared so hard. He was fun and light, but wore his heart on his sleeve. Such a wonderfully done character.

This book had me from the start in a vice grip and didn’t let go until the end. And I want more! Full of heart and soul, you won’t go wrong with this fun, sexy, action packed story.

Game Changers series

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Galley copy of Heated Rivalry provided by Publisher 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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