Title: First Season
Author: RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
Series: Harrisburg Railers Hockey
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: 9/27/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Page Count: 219
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Layton wants success, Adler wants family, how can love make both these things possible?
Layton Foxx works hard for what he has. The condo, the career, the chance to make his mark, is all down to the sacrifices he has made. With tragedy in his past, he doesn’t want or need love. Then he meets Adler Lockhart, the extroverted, sexy winger for the Harrisburg Railers and abruptly he can’t avoid love even if he wanted to.
Adler Lockhart has had everything handed to him his whole life. Cars, villas, cash, college tuition at the finest Ivy League schools. The only things he doesn’t have are parents who care or the love of a good man. Then Layton walks into his privileged life and shows him what real love can be like.
The action on and off the ice continues in this second book in the Harrisburg Railers Hockey series. This book can be treated as a standalone book, but it is better to read the second book after reading Changing Lines. When Tennant and Jared decide they want to come out. The Harrisburg Railers decided to hire Layton Foxx to handle the expected fall out when the first NHL player comes out as gay and announces his commitment to his coach. Totally out of his comfort zone Layton does what he does best, spin the story to its best advantage. Working with the big alpha men sets off triggers he has been able to avoid since that horrible night in high school. Adler seems to be the man who has everything. Successful hockey career as well as family wealth that puts him in another league, but what he is missing is the family. As long as he can remember he was always the afterthought where his parents were concerned. The housekeeper was more like a mother than his real mother. When he meets Layton he realizes that he may have just found his home. The Chemistry between Layton and Adler is beautiful. Layton is so stiff and proper and Adler is the jokester without a filter. The pacing is pretty fast with both funny and sad moments. Like the first book in the series, I think that this story will continue in the third book, Deep Edge which is scheduled to release in early December. Strong Character development makes this a believable story with realistic characters.