Snowed was a surprising twist on a best friends to lovers, second chance romance that happens to fall in the hockey universe...
From the blurb:
A second chance at love is all Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love is second to staying alive.
Kyle Lourenco has carved out a comfortable life and career for himself in Boston. With the holidays quickly approaching, he’s heading home for the first time in several years. Home to his loving parents and the small Canadian town where he was raised. And home to Christian, his best friend and the first man to steal his heart.
Just as a winter storm begins to blow in, it forces Kyle off the road only miles from home and a dark and sinister force from his past creeps ever closer. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him.
Best friends since they were three, Christian Gauthier grew up next door to Kyle, in a remote mountain town with one stoplight and a forty-mile round trip to the nearest school. When Kyle left town for a shot at a professional hockey career, he took Christian’s heart with him. Even though he knew Kyle was always destined for bigger things, it hadn’t stopped Christian from falling for him as soon as he knew what love was.
With Christmas coming soon and a major snowstorm heading their way, Christian shuts the doors to the family store and heads to his cabin, where he will be on standby as an official volunteer for Search and Rescue. He has never regretted staying in Eagle Ridge, but a near miss on a simple rescue leads him to reevaluate everything, and when Kyle ends up at his door, he knows that guarding his heart might not be the best solution after all.
I had absolutely no idea where Snowed was going... the depths and layers of the story that unravel as we build to the climax are amazing. I know that both VL Locey and RJ Scott are gifted storytellers, but this one weaves through new and dark places while still focusing on the rebuilding of Kyle and Christian's relationship.
As with all of the books I've read from this duo, the world building, interactions with side characters and the tension in the story are all wonderful... What starts out as a typical hockey book ends up as anything but...
If you're looking for a book with a few excellent hockey shots, a dose of second chance romance and so many more layers than you are expecting, grab Snowed today!