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Scott (Owatonna) Paperback – March 24, 2019
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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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- Publisher : Independently published (March 24, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1090853831
- ISBN-13 : 978-1090853837
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.47 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,716,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meeting Ryker's teammate Scott fully and getting to know his story can sure change an impression. To see all he went through and continues to go through just made me want to go all "Momma Bear" on his behalf.
Then getting to meet the wonderfully talented and amazing all around, Hayne. Even though he has a wonderful mom and Mimi, I felt the Momma Bear come out for him as well.
Watching as these two figured things out, dealt with the nastiness they sometimes came across and seeing they had each other's backs , just made me love them even more.
Did they have issues to get over. Of course!
Did they have to have friends or family get them to see things they couldn't see clearly? Yes!
Did I love everyone in this book? Pffft! NO!
Was I happy for all the changes that happened and did I , at one point say out loud "Omg I loved seeing that!" ? Yes I did.
I am not going to give all of it away . However ,for different parts of this book, have tissue ready, a fan blowing on you and /or be prepared to enjoy a little pay back . Just sayin'!
As always Ms. Scott and Ms. Locey took me on an amazing ride. Emotions flying all over the place.
We get to meet other players on Scott and Rykers team, catch up with Jacob and...well I won't ruin the surprise. All I will say is at one point, I yelled "Yes!Yes! Yes!".
I was VERY excited .
So do yourself a huge favor and get this book!!
I am so looking forward to the next book starring Ben!
Hayne is sensitive young man also trying to get over losing his best friend. His art has suffered such darkness and his creative inspiration has fled. These two young men come together trying to make sense of crushing loss. Maybe together they can heal.
Kind of a different story set in the hockey world. This book places the emphasis on healing instead of hockey. Told with vivid colors reflecting Hayne’s moods and even though Scott wasn’t the painter, his moods were also reflected in the colors on the canvas.
I liked that the authors used the art as a backdrop to the story. Hockey players (from the Railers) made a short appearance, keeping the two series’ tied together. I enjoyed the book.
This is book 2 of a spin-off series and although it stands well on its own, if you're a completist like me you'll want to minimally start with the first Owatonna U book. Although really, starting way back at the beginning with the first Harrisburg Railers book is the way I'd go. But definitely read this one.
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I really enjoyed this one. I love the whole artistic person with the jock, it just works for me.
I loved Scott in this one. We see his problems come to the forefront and I really liked his ability to take on the responsibility for what happened. He didn’t try and pass the blame and play all innocent. He took responsibility early and then did what he had to, to keep his life moving forward. His horror at previous misdeeds was also well done. I just wish he would have let the guys back in a lot earlier but also understood where he was coming from.
Hayne was a treasure. He went against all his fears of the jocks and asked Scott to move in with him. I really enjoyed his artistic expression and how it was portrayed. He was able to give Scott exactly what he needed to get his life back on track.
Looking forward to Ben’s story