"I'm gonna pet you so good on the inside."
Too tame for a kinky erotica and too shallow for a full-on romance (I never felt any true connection between Goran and Ollie outside of the bedroom).
Plus reading about grown men meowing during sex has not once felt NOT weird.
At least I can cross off "cat play orgy" from my "Things I want to read before I die" list, so there's that.
"What they were doing didn’t mean anything. He barely tolerated the guy. And the kisses were . . . Really, okay, yes, they were good. But that was only because Chris was such an expert. He could make Big Bird rock a kiss. It had nothing to do with Dylan.
Since I'm a big Anyta Sunday fanboy, it comes as no surprise that I absolutely adored this super cute feel-good novella. "Second chances" stories, or better yet, "best-childhood-friends-turned-enemies-turn-back-to-lovers" stories are totally my jam.
There were two things that stood out for me:
1. The summer camp setting surprised me. I wasn't expecting that and I LOVED it. A lake, a cabin in the woods, a campfire - I mean, could there be a more romantic setting?
2. I was a little confused in the beginning why Chris and Dylan hated each other that much. But their background story has been revealed partially as the main story unfolded and it was incredibly well-written and touching. Well played, Anyta!
Ok, so let me repeat myself one more time, for the cheap seats in the back:
- Anyta Sunday is AWESOME!
- "ex-best-friends-turned-enemies-turn-to-lovers" stories are the BEST
- there's no such thing as too many scorching hot man-on-man kisses in a story (you can quote me on that)
"For the first time in his whole life, Laurent played the game out of love instead of hate. But it wasn’t his love of hockey that kept him focused in net.
Every time a puck came toward him and he made a save, he thought, “This is for Isaac.”
This was the best book in this series for me. Mostly because there wasn't a dumbass MC around this time.
And yet, I once again couldn't really connect to either of the MCs. And that's mostly due to the fact that when it comes to the important parts, the writing is more "telling than showing", like Isaac's discovery of Laurent's eating disorder.
Also, this once again felt more like a story about two 17-year-olds rather than two guys in their mid-twenties. I honestly think I would have enjoyed this series WAY more if it would have been set in college, and not in a professional hockey league.
All in all, this was just another "Ok" read for me. I won't hold my breath for the fifth book though.