In Full Strength by V.L. Locey, you continue to follow the lives of Dan and Victor as they learn to live out and proud, get revenge on a jerk of a team mate, and play a whole bunch of hockey. Continue reading for my full review and check out the links to other V.L. Locey stories in this series. This post contains affiliate links.
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Full Strength by V.L. Locey
Purchase Links: Amazon
Series: Point Shot #3
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc (March 23, 2016)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length/Format: 771 KB,129 pages
Heat Rating: 3
Star Rating: 4 1/2
About the Author: Learn more about V.L. Locey by checking out the author’s links below.
Book three in the Point Shot trilogy
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.
But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!
Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
Full Strength by V.L. Locey is the beautiful happily ever after that I was waiting for in Dan and Victor’s lives. They have been outed to the press, much to their dismay, and are attempting to find a balance between owning up to being gay and keeping things professional on the ice. They want revenge on the jerk of a team mate who outed them (in a totally good natured but slightly evil sort of way) and they need to come to grips with Victor soon becoming a father.
The interactions between Dan and Victor range from sweet and tender to feisty and funny. Dan is small but mighty, trying to make a family out of his little tight knit group, but battling a little bit of jealousy when it comes to Victor’s baby mama. The author does a good job at portraying a very realistic jealousy without letting it turn into unnecessary drama.
Victor is reluctantly trying to get a handle on his emotions and even seeing a therapist to get over issues from his childhood. It isn’t easy and Dan is a rock for him in some very stormy emotional seas. He was at times emotionally wrung out but also managed to keep up that rough exterior that makes him who he is. He is snarky and has a bad attitude about a lot of things and those qualities don’t change just because he is getting in touch with his inner child.
There is everything I could ever want in this story. The chemistry between these two guys is off the charts but there is a beautiful balance of emotion and tenderness as well. There is a small amount of drama, a bit of humor, and plenty of my all time favorite…hockey!
The secondary characters in this book ROCK and I am going to be keeping my eye out for the story between Madame Lila & Mario McGarrity! Seriously. I need that book right now!
Overall, Full Strength by V.L. Locey is a beautiful ending to Dan and Victor’s story and while I am sad to see their journey end, I have high hopes that I will see them again in future stories by this author!
Read the other books in the series first or you won’t follow the story!
Point Shot Book 1: Two Man Advantage by VL Locey
The Beginning of Dan and Victor’s story
Game Misconduct by Point Shot
Dan and Victor continued…