Monday, February 18, 2019

Hat Trick by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey Blog Tour

Stan Lyamin has seen many of his dreams come true. He’s found his soulmate, loves Noah like his own, hoisted the Cup, and has his Mama living with him in his new country. But his fantasies of a loud, loving, madcap home overflowing with childish laughter linger. When a distant family member passes, Stan and Erik immediately agree to take in the two orphaned children, but that means a trip back to Russia for Stan, an idea that both exhilarates and terrifies him.

Erik’s world tilts on its axis when a phone call wakes him and Stan in the middle of the night. Abruptly, Stan is returning to Russia, making deals, working with people who know people, and fully intending to bring two orphaned children home. The red tape is overwhelming, and Erik is alone in Harrisburg with the nearly impossible task of finding a nanny who can speak fluent Russian. Being on his own is one thing, but add in fears about Stan’s safety and team issues, and Erik is finding everything hard to balance; not least of which is spending quality time with Noah.

When their family expands from three to five, the journey won’t be easy, but love can always find a way.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the eighth book in the series and is a cheeky, funny, sweet, and sexy addition to the goodness that is the Harrisburg Railers. I would definitely recommend that you read the other books in the series first, as this is very much a story for fans. As a hint, we get to see how Ten is doing, as well as catching up on Cup prospects.

Although Stan's time in Russia led to some nervous moments, thankfully that is not the main feature of the story. No, rather we get to see the family dynamics, the impact on their concentration in the game, and how they help two orphaned children start a new life. There are some very sweet moments and some very funny ones.

It's good to get some ice time and watch the team find their feet again. But the best bit of all, indulging Stan's Elvis obsession, you will have to find out about yourself!

Hat Trick sees Stan returning home to Russia. His cousin has died leaving two children for Stan to bring to America to raise as his own. I have to say there is a bit of tension in the beginning. As an openly gay man, it is potentially dangerous to Stan to go back to Russia, so I was a bit nervous. Overwhelming though the emotions from Hat Trick are love and joy.

I was so happy to get to spend more time with this couple – Stan with his huge heart and broken English and Eric with his quiet strength. Hat Trick had me laughing and smiling and my eyes filled with happy tears more than once. This is a story filled with so much love and happiness and it was a pleasure to read.

This is an almost sickly sweet addition to the Railers series. I had to read it because I needed a bit more of Stan in my life but the happy family storyline kinda left me cold. I read hockey romance for the action, the banter, and the heat – and this story doesn’t contain much of any of these things.

I did enjoy catching up with the team and the couples from previous books. I’m always eager for even the tiniest bit of information about Ten and we get a good glimpse of him here. This isn’t my favourite story in the series. As always, I’m not a fan of children in romance and Stan and Erik are now wrangling three little ones. Saying that, I’m completely hooked on this series and I wouldn’t have skipped this book for anything. This is a short novella that offers a quick catch up with the Railers while not necessarily driving the series any further.

Like me, serious fans of this series will want to read this as soon as possible. Lukewarm fans may choose to skip it – it’s not an essential read. New readers will need to start at the beginning of the series before they will understand this book.

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USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men 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.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers.

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USA Today bestselling author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, 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 pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two 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 one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hat Trick (Harrisburg Railers #8) by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey to read and review for this tour.

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