3.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Dreamspinner Friends to lovers Gay Gay Geek/nerd/techie/gamer Heat Index Hockey Homophobia m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Standalone The one that got away

The Hockey Player’s Heart (Hockey Hearts #1) by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

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When hockey star Caleb Carter returns to his hometown to recover from an injury, the only thing he’s interested in is a little R & R. He never expects to run into his onetime crush at a grade school fund-raiser . Seeing Aaron Price hits him hard, like being checked into the boards. The attraction is still there, even after all these years, and Caleb decides to make a play for the schoolteacher. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take, right?

Aaron has been burned by love before and can’t imagine what a celebrity like Caleb could possibly see in a guy like him. Their differences are just too great. But as Aaron spends more time with Caleb, he begins to wonder if he might have what it takes to win the hockey player’s heart.


This was a nice friends to lovers romance. I wasn’t ever really capitivated by their chemistry and I wish we’d gotten more of a glimpse of the angst from childhood.

I felt that Aaron wasn’t reliably making sense given how obvious Caleb seems to be pursuing him.

It was easy to read and the writing was good.

3.5 of 5 stars


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