TWO 5 Star and TWO 4.5 Star Reviews for Save of the Game (Scoring Chances #2) by Avon Gale #MM #Romance @avongalewrites

CoverTitle: Save of the Game (Scoring Chances #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Avon Gale (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 29, 2016 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.

Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences.Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.

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FiveStars

Another winner all around…the hockey, the players, the team, the romance, the sex, the couples, the secondary characters (new, past & current), pizza & coconut water, and of course, Riley and Ethan. This is a long list, but that is because the whole story is a winner.
These two are a perfect pair on and off the ice. On the ice, Ethan is the team enforcer and protector, and everyone knows you do NOT mess with another team’s goalie, especially Riley, his goalie. Off the ice, these two are opposites. Riley drinks coconut water, Ethan drinks Pepsi. Riley comes from a loveless, cold family where Ethan comes from the best family anyone could want or have. Ethan is a tattooed muscle fighter and Riley is quite bendy (which leads Ethan’s imagination wild). They both though find are easy to love, enjoy kissing, eating pizza and play video games.
This was a low angst read that never made you want to set this down. Ethan’s family gets the Best Supporting Characters Award as his mom and sisters are just what everyone needs in their life. I cried happy tears seeing that they brought Riley in as member of one of their own, from hugs to cheer signs. Avon Gale writes with such enthusiasm for hockey, always an outstanding cast of characters, a journey of self discovery while developing a loving relationship and of course, very HOT smexy times. So I am greedy, I cannot pick one or the other as a favorite so I will just take both Ethan and Riley and the hockey!!
Keri

FiveStarsI love a book when two men that are supposedly straight realize that they are attracted to each other and that it is ok. U add in the fact the book is also about hockey and u have yourself a hit,

We met Riley in book 1 and and he had told Lane durning one of the conversations that he did not consider himself not gay but he did not consider himself straight either, it was more of a I don’t know what I am. Well in book 2 Riley finally figured that out when him and a fellow teammate Ethan started being roommates and Ethan figured out that not only did he not have a problem with gay people but he may also be gay too. Or at least gay for Riley.

I loved these two characters so much. They truly complimented one another even though they both come from completely different backgrounds.

Riley comes from a family that is extremely wealthy and his family are not close to one another at all.

Ethan comes from a family that is not rich with money but rich in other ways such as him being extremely close to his mom and sisters.

The other has always wanted what the other has. Ethan wants more money cause he wants to support his family and not rely on anyone else and Riley would give up all his money to have the kind of family that Ethan has.

This is such a wonderful read. It is about two guys who learn from the other. Riley is insecure about not having family and about others knowing he has money and thinking that the things he accomplishes is not on his merit but the money. Ethan does not want to ever be beholden to anyone else and take a chance of owing someone for it. They teach each other to let go of those insecurities and to grab on to what matters, each other.

Avon Gale does such an amazing job with her books and getting the points across. Avon has a gift to not only bring love to her characters but excitement to each book also. This book was such a great read and cannot wait to read book 3.

~Tosha
FourandHalfStars
This book was another great book by an author that has just moved to my automatic buy list. The characters, Ethan and Riley, have such complexity and emotion. I also love that this book is based on my favorite sport, hockey. This was a light read about two bisexual men who come together via their love for hockey. Avon Gale is an excellent writer that always seems to inject life into the story. I loved Ethan’s family but immediately fell in love with Ethan, who we hardly got to know in book 1, Breakaway. I loved Riley in Breakaway and was so glad that he got his own story. This book was quite clearly about hockey and the friendship and love of two good men. I would definitely recommend this book even if you don’t love hockey.
Lynn
FourandHalfStars

4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed the fact that these were two men who were straight before they met each other, even if they had thought about other men in a way that could possibly make them not so straight. It was encouraging to see them both simply accept the attraction for what it was instead of fighting it tooth and nail.

The story that goes with the romance is awesome too. I love the way the hockey is interwoven into the story and adds to it instead of distracting from the two men’s relationship. The way they both are there to support each other in every way the other needs is great.

I just really enjoyed this story even if at time I felt like we were left a little behind with the time passage not always being so clear.

Renee

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Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories — either real or the ones she makes up in her head.

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