If you love hockey romance books, here is another one to add to your list of books to read! In Holly & Hockey Boots by V.L. Locey, minor league goalie Adam Seige’s little white lie may end his chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Purchase: Holly & Hockey Boots by V.L. Locey
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length/Format: 476 KB/93 pages
Heat Rating: 2
Star Rating: 3 1/2
About V.L. Locey
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Holly & Hockey Boots Blurb:
Minor league goalie Adam Seiger is a nice guy. He’s kind, cute, and a little quirky (but show me a goalie who isn’t) and he loves to interact with fans. During a meet and greet after a game Adam meets Cason Reyes, a hard-working young man with stunning amber eyes and a smile as sweet as a candy cane. Desperate to see Cason again, Adam does something more than a little naughty. To add insult to the egg nog, it appears that one little white lie may end Adam’s chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. Will he end up with nothing but a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of the man who owns his heart?
Holly & Hockey Boots Review:
I have a huge weakness for hockey romance books. In Holly & Hockey Boots by V.L. Locey, Adam is a goalie in a minor league hockey team. He has a promising future and is working hard to improve his game. He has a few good friends, a job he loves, and a few strange habits that bring him luck on the ice. He also tends to speak before his brain really engages which gets him in trouble.
Cason is a decent guy with a strong sense of family. He works hard, takes care of his nephew and his father, and loves hockey. When a big, burly and cute hockey player invites him and his nephew to a team Christmas party, he is thrilled. He wants to get to know this cute goalie and is looking forward to seeing more of him.
The whole story line is based on a lie which made it not so enjoyable for me. I don’t know why but I just couldn’t stop thinking that Adam was a bit of a jerk. He let the lie drag on…and on and on…way longer than it should have. They start to date, start to get involved…but there is still this big, giant lie over their relationship. I just wasn’t too thrilled with how things played out. I have a hard time believing that anyone is stupid enough to make up a lie about a huge Christmas party with Santa and games and such. And callous enough to let a kid get excited about a party that wasn’t going to happen.
Aside from the big giant lie, Adam is quite a unique character. I love his quirks, his limberness, his strange mental meanderings, and the whole package was a nice blend of cute and strange. I don’t think I got to know Cason as well as I did Adam but he has a strong loyalty to his family and is a hard worker. An overall nice guy.
The chemistry between these guys is hot. This is a relatively short story and it doesn’t jump right into sex, which is nice. While there isn’t a TON of sex,l what they do have is incredibly sexy and filled with heat and plenty of dirty talk. They definitely set the sheets on fire!
You get to know a few secondary characters in this story and the plot moves along at a decent rate. I was never bored with the story but for some reason I just couldn’t get invested in Cason and Adam’s relationship knowing the whole thing was based on a lie. Holly & Hockey Boots is a well written story but not my favorite from this author. If you love hockey romance books, V.L. Locey has plenty to choose from!
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