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- ASIN : B086KQ3YJT
- Publisher : Amy Aislin (April 21, 2020)
- Publication date : April 21, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 4027 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #159,924 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Christian and Riley have been friends forever and that is very obvious in the connection that allows them to basically pick up where they left off years ago. While there are no getting to know you moments, a lot of their issues have stemmed from their poor communication skills … and those really haven’t gotten any better with age. A lot of their troubles could have been avoided with a few heart to heart conversations, but then we wouldn’t have much of a story, would we? But while miscommunication is definitely a third party to their relationship, Aislin does a good job of making sure that their issues don’t move too far into the overly dramatic.
Sweet, real, hawt, and frustrating at times, The Play of His Life is the perfect read for those that are looking for a good down-home love story.
**Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
“The Play of His Life” by Amy Aislin features Christian Dufresne who needs a push to reconnect with his ex-best friend and lover, former pro-hockey player Riley Deschamps. Maybe it’s time to find out if what they had is worth fighting for.
This adult contemporary gay romance has great elements—yummy athlete, smart web marketer, a relationship that is comfortable and familiar, and a meddling mom who knows more than her son is quite comfortable with. I love some of the elements, especially the unique gifts that each presents the other, the way they welcome the novice hockey player and make him feel comfortable, and Christian’s mom pointing out that the front door works just fine, lol. I didn’t quite feel that some of the other elements gelled, since their connection is so strong that I really couldn’t see them not having resolved their differences sooner. This is a sweet, feel-good story that gives a glimpse of Canada and two lovely guys, and I recommend it to anyone in search of a quick light romance.
A copy was provided for review
Riley and Christian were such a sweet couple. Lifetime friends to lovers who get the second chance they both wanted.
What I loved:
Their love, their chemistry, and the heat between the two of them.
The humor; their banter was fun to read and Christian's mom was a wonderful minor character.
Christian's fanboy moments, he had so many and they were hilarious and oh, so relatable.
What I disliked:
Lack of character development - tends to happen in shorter books but there was such an opportunity for growth here.
The gloss over Riley's injury, their initial breakup and their first reconnection. Again, this seemed like a huge impact to their relationship and although there was enough to touch on what happened, I don't feel like the resolution was enough.
All in all, I enjoyed the almost insta-love aspect to the second chance trope for these two. I will definitely be going back to read the first in the series.
A solid 4 stars.
I felt really bad for Christian much of the time, and annoyed with Riley. I found Riley inconsistent and carelessly cruel. Early on he claimed to have no regrets then later said if he had known he had to make a choice it would be Christian. Which is not true because he did choose to remain separate for many years. And yet in spite of this I was able to enjoy the chemistry they had and it was well written. Christian was an intriguing character, a blend of nester and neuroses. Riley had a lighter personality to balance Christian off. There was plenty of heat and humor and tenderness. I will try more books by this author.
Top reviews from other countries
Drei Sterne sind gerade noch drinnen. Wer gute m/m-Hockey-Liebesromane sucht, dem kann ich die Stick Side - Reihe der Autorin ans Herz legen.