Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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

What happens when you try to fix the past and end up threatening your future?

Scott is struggling. Grieving the loss of his brother, carrying the weight of his father’s expectations, and getting his ass kicked in the rink, he’s in a downward spiral. He needs a solution and fast, but when his steroid use is exposed, he’s close to losing his place at Owatonna and more importantly, on the Eagles Hockey team. Thrown out of his house, with nowhere to go and no future in sight, he only has one choice; agree to mandatory counseling, random drug tests, and get his act together. Only then will he have a chance at normal. Meeting Hayne, a senior connected to the world through his art, is a shock to the system. Moving in with him is his only option, but falling for the shy artist leaves Scott in an impossible situation, and one he can’t escape.

Hayne has always been that quiet, creative kid who sat in the back of class drawing instead of listening to the teacher. A talented artist, the shy and sensitive young man is struggling with the loss of his childhood friend. Seeing his sadness reflected in his usually colorful paintings, he decides to attend grief counseling and meets Scott, a lost soul in desperate need of light and color in his life. Taking in a homeless hockey player certainly was never part of his carefully orchestrated ten-year plan. But now that Scott is in his life, he’s discovering the joy of this man’s loving smile and tender touch is one of the most beautiful palettes on earth.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

College hockey player Scott’s self-destructive behaviour has his world imploding. He loses the plot on the ice, punches his best mate, confesses to his coach that he is on steroids. Hayne is an artist and an art major. He has a lovely, giving soul and he is full of emotion and generosity. As a reader that knows nothing about art, seeing Hayne’s passion and enthusiasm for painting was exciting. I’d never read a character like Hayne before, he is enchanting.

At first glance, Scott isn’t the most likely hero with his life all upside down but Hayne see Scott in a different light. It wasn’t long before I was seeing Scott in a different light too, I wanted to take care of him. This is a romance about two young men who are very different but fit together perfectly. Their romance is beautiful, and I loved seeing them look after each other and at a time in their lives when everything around them was changing.

This story is a good example of why I am so enamoured with m/m hockey romances. It is simply lovely.

This is the second book in the series – and is a really good addition to the family of stories by this talented duet of authors. I would recommend that you read the first book in the series, and even better the Harrisburg Railers books, which links through to this series.

I do warn you that you will need to have a tissue or two to hand! And maybe not for the reasons you might initially expect. A beautiful, tough, and sweet story unfolds through this book, and much like Hayne's painting style, it is by turns frantic, frenetic, and colourful, but then slow, and grey and dark.

Whatever you do, do not be put off by the unlikely star, who does little to make us like him in the first chapter. Be patient, allow the story to be told, and whilst there may be no good reason for that action, mercy is a human trait that should never be forgotten.

I plan on reading this book again, it has many beautiful parts which will bring light and hope to a dull day. Thank you, RJ Scott and V.L. Locey once again.

This was a lovely surprise. Not quite the hockey romance I was expecting, it’s the story of a student who has to rebuild his life when he is given a one-year ban from hockey. Hayne is Scott’s unlikely hero. The athlete and the artist soon find they have more in common than either would ever have expected.

This is a heavier read than I expected. It is grief that initially brings Hayne and Scott together and the boys’ experiences and emotions feel very raw and very real. Other darker themes also weave through the story. So while the connection between Hayne and Scott feels very sweet and almost innocent, this is a pretty gritty read at times.

I love the connection between Hayne and Scott. They balance each other beautifully and their college romance is wonderful. This is the second book in this series, but it is the first one with a real focus on university life beyond hockey. I love the characters and I’m eager for several characters to get their own books.

Also Available in the Owatonna U Hockey Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Ryker Blog Tour.

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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Vicki’s Vixens Facebook Group

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