Length: 58,700 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
An NHL All-Star
A workaholic entrepreneur
One irresistibly tempting opportunity
I can’t believe I let my best friend talk me into being auctioned off for charity. But when I get a look at the guy who placed the winning bid, I feel like I’m the one who snagged the top prize.
I didn’t get to where I am by letting opportunities slip through my fingers. When I learn that Kyle Pressgrove will be part of the bachelor auction taking place during All-Star weekend, that’s the kind of chance that you grab ahold of, and I have no intention of letting go.
With my career on the line and the possibility of Kyle being traded to a team half-way across the country, things between us might be over before they’ve even begun. I’d give anything to keep Kyle in my life, but everything might not be enough.
4 of 5 Stars
This is a cute follow up to Guarding Garrett about Garrett’s best friend Kyle. This can absolutely be read as a standalone, but it was nice for me to have their history.
I love how Austin and Kyle meet at the All-Star event and that they continued their relationship after the auction. They are adorable together, organically forging a relationship and being exactly what they both need in a relationship. Their communication starts off strong, but they have a couple of bumps in the road with a lack of communication as their busy schedules take over and get in the way. That was a bit frustrating for me.
There were a couple of times the dialog was a little forced or ‘cheesy’ but not enough to turn me off the book.
Just like with book one, this one is short-ish and I feel like there’s more to their story. In the end, we do get info on a follow-up novella which is being released soon which helps.
Overall, I enjoyed the read especially when there is hockey in the book now that my season has been taken away.
About the Author
Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a published author in 2009 when his first short stories were published. He writes both gay romance and LGBTQ+ young adult fiction…and there’s usually a hockey player at the center of the story.
Jeff lives in central California with his husband of more than twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musical “Rent” and, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance.” He, of course, loves to read, but there isn’t enough space to list his favorite books.
Jeff and Will are also podcasters. The “Big Gay Fiction Podcast” is a weekly show devoted to gay romance as well as pop culture. New episodes come out every Monday at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. The “Big Gay Author Podcast” chronicles their journey to become full time authors. New episodes drop Saturdays at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
Learn more about Jeff at JeffAdamsWrites.com.
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