Save the Date (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Save the Date (Harrisburg Railers Book 9)
Author: RJ Scott, VL Locey
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: June 30, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Ever since he first set foot in Harrisburg, Tennant’s life has been a rollercoaster. Ups and downs too numerous to mention, hard knocks and championship rings. Through all of those monumental moments, one thing has been a constant for him, Jared Madsen. Now that their wedding day is drawing nearer, Ten is seriously considering eloping. He would, if not for his mother, his father, his brothers, the wedding planner, the guests, the cake, the press, and the team. Oh, and then there’s his best friend, who is vying for the job of ringmaster of the wedding circus. Would sneaking off during the night with Jared and skipping to the honeymoon part of the festivities really be all that bad?

When Jared proposed to Ten, he imagined a quiet wedding, on a beach somewhere, with family, and maybe the team. But life gets complicated with Ten’s warring brothers, a Russian goalie with a love of sequins, and a bachelor party organized by Adler. When Trent sends them a wedding planner, every spare hour is filled with choosing invitations, cake tasting, and finding a rose in the perfect shade of green. Add in Layton organizing a press conference, and suddenly their private wedding is destined to become a media sensation. Is it wrong to think seriously about kidnapping Ten and spiriting him away to a small deserted island?

Adler organizing the bachelor party, Trent supplying the wedding planner, and Stan writing a speech. What can possibly go wrong?

Ten and Jared are getting married and everyone is in on the fun – Adler plans the bachelor party, Trent becomes the wedding planner from Hades (but of course, puts together an absolutely perfect wedding day), the Rowe brothers and their extended family all sit down for an interview, Stan gives a speech from the heart, Ryker and Jacob make an appearance, Ten and Jared get their hockey puck cake, and there’s a wonderful sexy honeymoon on the Aegean Sea to cap everything off.

There’s humor, fun, sweetness, sex, family-family, hockey-family and some truly beautiful touching moments.

I have so much love inside me for him, right? He’s the perfect man for me. He grounds me when I need tethering, and he lets me fly when I need freedom. He laughs with me and at me, holds me when things are bad, and dances with me when things are good. He’s the world to me.

And not to be topped, Jared’s vows include:

I fell in love so fast, so hard … you were the best thing to happen to me. Ten, I have you in my heart right next to Ryker. You know that, right? […] And then you fell to the ice … and every part of me hurt with you when they picked you up and took you away. I can’t imagine a life without you, so please know that if you ever fall on the ice again, I will always be there for you, bringing you home where you belong.

I really adored every page of this novella, feel it is the best book of the Harrisburg Railer’s series, and is the perfect ending to the series.

Harrisburg Railers series

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Galley copy of Save the Date provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


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