SHOTS ON GOAL by Amy Aislin
Cody Evans, psych major and grad school hopeful, notices everything and thinks too much. But he doesn’t know what to think when he sees Roman reading to kids. The rugged hockey player just doesn’t look like the type. But it stirs something in him, something he’s never felt before.
When the library is threatened with closure, Cody enlists Roman’s help. As they get to know each other better...much, much better...they realize that they have more in common than books. But Roman’s keeping a big part of himself from his team, and giving in to his feelings for Cody might be more than he’s willing to risk.
Amy Aislin's Shots on Goal is another great hockey romance is the Stick Side series.
Roman and Cody's story takes place in small town Vermont, which adds tremendously to the storyline. I find the descriptions to be well done, completely bringing the reader into the setting.
In a sweet move, Roman and Cody bond over their love of books. Any avid reader will totally enjoy this and love they way they can talk about books to each other. Seriously, a hot hockey player who likes to read? Yes please!
Cody's demi-sexual, but the author didn't focus on this aspect. Instead, it is just there, which is actually something I came to appreciate a lot.
Shots on Goal is a great combination of romance, angst, athletes, small town living, and the love of books. This Amy Aislin romance is sweet and romantic, with a whole lot of character growth. For me, it's another must read for any sports fan.
“Why do you say that like I’m an unintelligent jock who’s never seen a book in his life?” Roman asked. He didn’t sound insulted, merely curious.
“No, that’s not what I meant.” Or was it? “I guess I figured you wouldn’t have enough time to read.”
“I’m a hockey player, not a doctor. I do get downtime.”
“Enough downtime to come watch my friend’s game sometime?”
Roman finished off his coffee and set his mug on the table. “I suppose. Don’t know why you want me to so bad, though.”
You look like you need friends was not the way Cody should answer. He tried for nonchalant and shrugged. “Why wouldn’t you? The Mountaineers are awesome, Glen Hill isn’t too far from Burlington, and it’s a great way to spend an evening.”
“The University of Vermont has a hockey team. I could just go watch them.”
Cody scowled at the mention of the Glen Hill Mountaineers’ rivals. “Traitor.”
It made Roman laugh and little creases formed at the corner of his eyes, which, for some reason, made Cody grin back at him.
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