Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway: DEEP EDGE by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey (Harrisburg Railers #3)

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Length: 52,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Harrisburg Railers Series

Book #1 - Changing Lines - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 - First Season - Amazon US | Amazon UK


One man's passion, another man's lies. Can love fix even the darkest of hearts?

Trent Hanson is a figure skating phenom adored by millions around the world. His whole life has been dedicated to the sport he loves even when the sport - and his own family - have turned against him. From the playground to the Olympics to his parent's living room, Trent has fought against bullies and homophobes to be the out and proud gay man he is. But the constant fighting has left Trent tired, lonely, and skittish. All those fears will have to be shelved though when he's hired to spend the summer working with the Harrisburg Railers ice hockey team. Who would have guessed that the man fate has decided to pair him off with is Dieter Lehmann, all-around sex god and a man who seems to have everything to prove and doesn't care who he hurts to get what he wants.

Dieter has spent too many years languishing in the minors and a secret addiction to prescription painkillers means his career is in a downward spiral. His ex is blackmailing him and he's close to walking away from it all. But when he's called up in the run for the Stanley Cup to cover injuries he has a taste of what it's like playing in the NHL and he realizes that a place on the Railers roster is what he wants more than anything. More than listening to his heart, and even more than caring for the infuriating figure skater who gets under his skin. When he crosses the line to get what he wants, he knows he has lost his way. He has to change, but is it too late for both his career and any chance he might have at love?

Carra's Review

Yes, Trent is a definite poster boy for out and proud, with a slight penchant for speaking his mind quite openly at not necessarily the best times.  That’s quite obvious from the start when his agent presents him this opportunity with the Railers hockey team, and for me put him a bit into the drama queen (king?) category.  But I loved how kind and caring he was, and how he wanted to give back to kids in the LGBTQ+ community through his rink.

Dieter doesn’t want to admit his problem at first, but isn’t that usually the case with someone with an addiction?  He wants so much to be successful and make it in the NHL, but is afraid he’s going to blow it if that problem comes to light, along with the reason behind the problem.

You wouldn’t think that these two men would make any kind of match, but in reality they are incredible together.  Chemistry between them is rampant and way past obvious from the start, then when you add in Dieter’s problems to the mix it makes for plenty of drama and conflict—enough that I was fully engrossed in this story and loved every minute of it.  

What I also loved was how over the course of this series, an atmosphere of acceptance and support has emerged among the Railers team.  There’s a distinct feeling of family with the team, and it’s something that continues to keep me coming back to this series.  As far as Trent’s issue with his stepfather, I am firmly in Trent’s corner with his feelings and would feel the same if I were in Trent’s shoes.

Deep Edge was a very strong 4-star read for me, and fans of the series—as well as hockey romance fans in general—will certainly enjoy reading Trent and Dieter’s story.  Thanks to their sizzling chemistry, their heated intimate scenes plus the adult language make this book a definite 18+ read.

About the Authors

RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week's break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn't defeat.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.


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