Egotistical Puckboy (Puckboys #1) was a really enjoyable start to a new series. I really enjoyed these authors previous collaboration with the CU Hockey series and this new one didn’t disappoint.
Both Ezra and Anton were great characters, both dealing with life and hockey the best they could, Ezra by partying, not making emotional attachments and being out and proud, and Anton by focusing on his hockey career and having discrete hookups and keeping his sexuality out of the public’s eye. Their outlooks on their lives stem from their upbringing and families and uncovering some of the reasons behind what motivated the other was eye-opening for them both.
These two were both good for a laugh and I loved their blossoming friendship/relationship which started out as rivalry on the ice and a dislike of the other for how they perceived each other to be. Both were as egotistical as the other in different ways and the banter and snark between them was fun. I loved that they communicated everything between them and made being with each other a fun experience even while keeping it secret from their team members and from the public.
I really loved the concept of the Queer Collective which we got a taste of in the previous series. Having a group of guys who will have your back no matter what team you are on is a great idea and I’m sure in the world of sports, this should be a thing in every sport, giving LGBTQI+ people a group where they feel they can be supported and understood is extremely important, especially in areas that can be full of toxic masculinity.
This was a fun and romantic enemies to lovers read and I look forward to more of this series.
Partying, dudes, and hockey. What more could a gay NHL player want?
If it weren’t for Anton Hayes, my life would be perfect.
Not that he affects my life in any way. At all. That would imply I care what the winger from Philly thinks of me.
Which I don’t.
Not even a one-night stand with him can thaw his misplaced animosity toward me.
He says I’m the one with the ego, but he can talk. He rivals me for most egotistical puck boy in the league.
I hate him as much as he hates me. Even if I crave a repeat.
When it comes to hockey, I’m all about the game.
I’ve worked for years to be one of the best in the league, and l’ve done it without splashing my orientation all over the tabloids.
My hockey image is one I’ve carefully cultivated, and after one night with Ezra Palaszczuk, I risk it all.
He’s cocky, obnoxious, and has an ego bigger than Massachusetts. And okay, maybe he’s the sexiest man I’ve ever known.
We’ll never get along. Not when we sleep together. Not even when my possessive streak awakens.
That doesn’t stop us from falling into bed together over and over again.
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Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.
She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.
With a short attention span that rivals her son’s, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.
She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.
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Saxon James unapologetically writes happy endings for LGBT+ characters.
While not writing, SM is a readaholic and Netflix addict who regularly lives on a sustainable diet of chocolate and coffee.
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