The Good Green Earth (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: The Good Green Earth (Colors Of Love #3)
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: September 18th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey
Length: 88,600 words approx.
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


After the Syracuse Stallions clinch the championship, Nathan Zinkan, the renowned wild man of the AHL is arrested for a DUI. Again. When a no-nonsense judge adds a heavy dose of community service to an already stiff sentence, Nathan has to forget a summer of partying and slide on a pair of gardening gloves. His entire future now rides on how well he can behave while helping elderly urban gardeners tend to their tomatoes.

Watching local garden center owner Bran Cavanaugh working without his shirt is a benefit he wasn’t expecting. Pity Bran is also the one in charge of the community garden as well as keeping tabs on Nathan’s hours served. The two men are instantly at odds due to Nathan’s rebellious nature and Bran’s icy demeanor. Yet there’s no denying the attraction that begins to build between the hot-headed athlete and the cool as a cucumber master gardener.

Will their attraction grow into something deeper, or will it wither and die on the vine?

Oh, this was a total home run for me. It had so many feels!

When Nate, a young tatted, pierced, pink haired hockey jock gets a second DUI and rides his car into private property, he’s sentenced to some community service over the summer.

Bran was married to a rebel. It’s been two years since his husband died, and he promised to help get others on the straight and narrow. But there’s something about the new superstar that reminds him of his late husband. And Nate won’t let the spark between them dim without a fight.

Everything about the story was sooo good. It was a redemption story. It was second chances. It was age gap. It was slow burn. I laughed at how cheeky Nate was and how earnest Bran was. And they were so perfectly matched for each other.

You’ll be missing out if you don’t give this a try.

Colors of Love series

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Galley copy of The Good Green Earth provided by the 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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