Title: Deep Edge
Authors: RJ Scott & VL Locey
Series: Harrisburg Railers #3
Genre: M/M Sports Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Cover Design: Meredith RussellSummary:
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?
Olympic skater Trent Hanson lost nearly everything due to his stepfather's gambling debts so when a chance to keep his rink and his mother's home comes along he takes it, even if its a reality show involving hockey players. Dieter Lehmann, the newest Railer is fighting an addiction of his own, painkillers so he can play but when the team is signed to do a reality show with a figure skater to learn some basics to improve their game, he's less than thrilled. When Trent and Dieter meet on the ice, will they let the attraction that lingers grow or will their individual demons be too much to overcome?
I'm going to start out by once again saying that I am not a hockey fan. I don't hate the sport but if all the hockey rinks were to disappear tomorrow I wouldn't miss them. Truth is that my feelings on hockey and my love of this series speaks volumes as to the authors' ability to spin a yarn and give the readers a journey they can't put down. Followers to blog/reviews know that I am a huge RJ Scott fan well after reading this series I am quickly becoming a VL Locey fan as well. Their love of the sport is obvious within the pages of Harrisburg Railers series but their love of a good story with intriguing characters is even more apparent.
Dieter and Trent's attraction is pretty instant but its their ongoing connection throughout that really ignites the passion and had me hating to put my kindle down for such mundane chores such as eating and sleeping. I love how they realize that they both need to face their individual demons before they can truly move forward. Truth is, there is so many aspects of this story(and series) that made me smile, laugh, cry, frankly pretty much every emotion out there. I know I use the words a lot in my reviews but it doesn't make them any less true, Deep Edge will warm your heart from page one till the end.
They may not be characters you would meet every day but Scott and Locey present Dieter and Trent in a way that if you ran into them in the grocery store or the gas station you wouldn't look twice. In my opinion, creating characters that are definitely original and yet have that "every day" element to them takes talent and that is what you will find within the pages of Deep Edge and the Harrisburg Railers: talent and plenty of heart.
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, 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, two dogs, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three 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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