TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
Then everything is brutally torn from him when he suffers a career-ending injury and finds himself dumped before the relationship has even really started. Depressed, he retreats to his childhood home where he runs into his former best friend and hockey buddy, Nobel. They rekindle their friendship and grow closer…in more ways than one. Aldrich is shocked to realize
that not only has he been overlooking what could be the best thing in his life, but love may have always been right in his own backyard.
This was a cute, quick read with lots of humor. We have Aldrich the injured athlete. Despite the injury he isn’t whiney but has a inner strength that you can’t help but admire. Nobel is a solid core of dependability and loyalty. The secondary characters were just as well done and added a lot of detail including humor to the story. While I really enjoyed the character chemistry and the connection between all the characters, I just couldn’t quit believe the
insta-love between the main characters. I blame this on the fact that the pace could have been blended better. It chopped up between past, present and future, never quite running smoothly together. In the past we read about Aldrich and how he got his injury and then him in the hospital dealing with the injury. With the present we see Aldrich and Nobel with their lives separately. Then with the future they meet up again and we quickly see them as a couple. I personally think the author could have fixed this with either making one time line more in-depth or making the book longer. Despite this though it was a pleasant read
that left me with a warm fuzzy feeling.