Rivals: Harrisburg Railers Book 11

If you've been following the Harrisburg Railers, than you're going to love this peek into their world as they head to the Olympics - particularly since they're the only NHL'ers who will this year...

From the Rivals blurb:

Playing for their country in the Winter Olympics is the highest of all honors, but when family members are pitted as rivals and a dark specter from the past turns up in Beijing, tensions run high, and abruptly, it’s not all about the hockey.

Jared is torn—assistant coach for Team Canada, with Ryker on the team; he bleeds red and white and wears the maple leaf with pride. Only Ten is now a rival, and not only that, but the country they’re all playing in frowns on his marriage and keeps him and Ten apart. Jared wants to win gold for his country and his son, but he’d be so proud if Ten were to win. He’s confused and concerned, but when a face from their past turns up to play, he’s furious.

Being picked for Team USA is one of the things Tennant dreamed of when he was a little boy. All of his other aspirations have come true through hard work, determination, and pure talent. Now he’s about to represent his country in front of the world, and the pressure is starting to build. He’s also just come face-to-face with a hated rival from a dark period in his past. Add in the burden of squaring off against his husband and stepson, and Ten is feeling the pressure to be perfect.

Family becomes rivals—but love always wins.

Heather's Review:

Rivals is not a standalone novella - it's a glimpse into the lives of beloved characters who get to do something extraordinary and do it together... sort of...

Beautifully written and a great epilogue to the Railers stories, you see the love between father & son, between husbands on rival teams and you even see how confronting the past can help heal the future... 

If you're not already a Railers fan, may I suggest starting at the beginning with Changing Lines, Jared and Tennant's story and falling in love with the whole series before you tackle Rivals... It's the perfect time to binge a series.  If you're already a fan, than you should be ready to eat this delicious extended epilogue up!  

Rating: 5 Stars