Monday, April 13, 2020

REVIEW TOUR - Keeping Kyle (Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid) by Jeff Adams

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

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.

My Rating - 4.5 Stars!

Keeping Kyle is a delightful hockey romance by Jeff Adams. Part of the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid series, it's best read in order with the rest of the series. 

Austin's a team sponsor who's long crushed on Kyle. They might have an awkward meeting, but things look up when Austin is the high bidder on Kyle at the charity auction.  

The book itself starts with fun banter between Kyle and his brother, immediately making me fall in love with the tone of this book. The auction part is fun. If I didn't already like Kyle, I would from the way he's shy and unsure during the auction. It's truly endearing. Then there's Austin, who's a complete workaholic, but it's the character background that makes him come alive, giving him his layers.

Both men are stuck in their ways, and their family obligations are a large part of who they are. For me, Austin's behavior had me livid at times. This is just something that personally is a hard no for me, so I totally felt for Kyle. 

The author's writing style is enjoyable for me. The story flows seamlessly and the character development is well done. Told in alternating first person pov, the reader is fully pulled into the mindset of the men. And the story line itself is intriguing. 

Keeping Kyle is a sweet, fast read. This Jeff Adams tale is perfect for anyone looking for a feel-good hockey romance. Overall, it's a terrific story of learning to make time for people who mean something to you; creating a proper balance between people and work. 

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 The "Big Gay Author Podcast" chronicles their journey to become full time authors. New episodes drop Saturdays at

Learn more about Jeff at

Hot hockey players on the auction block…

Win a date with a professional hockey player during All Star weekend in Chicago. From leading scorers to fan favorites to guys you love to hate, watch the players strut their stuff in support of the Hockey Allies charity.

Place a bid. You just might find someone to keep you warm.

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