4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Bullying Contemporary Friends to lovers Gay Gay Heat Index Hockey Homophobia Hurt/comfort m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Mild level angst Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Purchased second chance at love Single Parent Sports Sports Standalone

Skater Boy (Hot off the Ice #4) by A.E. Wasp

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In a world that measures success in dollars, how do you put a price on happiness?

Love, marriage, and a baby carriage. It’s all Alex Staunton has ever wanted. Well, that and an Olympic medal for figure skating. The medal he got. The rest of it – not so much.

When his most recent poor decision comes to a door-slamming end, Alex moves into the house of his best friend, Thunder starting goalie, Sergei Pergov. But when tragedy strikes, giving Sergei custody of the twins he fathered confidentially, Alex’s problems take a backseat to the needs of two infants, and Alex vows to be the best fake-dad and house-husband he can be.

Sergei is dazzled by the way Alex makes managing all the craziness look as easy as doing a triple-axel. As their friendship grows even deeper, Sergei realizes he doesn’t want to imagine a life without Alex in it. Alex is the one who makes their house a home; his love makes them a family. How can Sergei make Alex understand he’s worth everything?

Skater Boy is a story about falling in love with your best friend. It contains discussions about baby poop, day drinking, girls’ night out, and the purchase of a mini-van.


This was both really sweet, kinda funny and a little annoying.

I loved Sergei and his relationship with Alex. They were both ridiculously oblivious and when they began to explore their “more than friends” feelings it was sweet and sexy. However, I had a hard time with how Alex turned into this obsessed little home maker and completely gave up any “self”. It didn’t seem to fit his character and though I could see him becoming “super dad” and being OTT about everything, I didn’t see him losing all touch with his profession.

In any case, I thought this was a great addition to the series and I really loved 80% of it 😉  There wasn’t much hockey in this…

If you’re a fan of the series you’ll want to give this a go – you don’t have to have read the others to enjoy this.

4 of 5 stars



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