From the Ice Devils blurb:
When winger Blake Conti signs with the national champion Bethesda Barracudas, he isn’t looking to get involved with anyone. Still bruised from an old relationship, his focus is on playing hockey. But when one of his new teammates turns out to be the hottest man he’s ever met, Blake wonders if he should reconsider his aversion to romance.
Mark Sakamoto—Sako—one of the Barracudas’ rising young stars, is immediately smitten with Blake. Deeply closeted because he fears revealing his sexuality to his family, Sako resists his attraction by using scorn and insults to push Blake away. Hurt by Sako’s behavior, Blake reacts in kind, and the two men are soon at war.
Just as their fighting threatens to disrupt the team, the unexpected happens, and Sako and Blake bond over a silly prank. Their newfound camaraderie soon develops into a relationship, and the men become inseparable. With “ice in public, heat in private” as their motto, they keep things secret, but as they fall for each other, Sako knows he has to tell his family the truth. He dreads their reaction, but it’s the only way he and Blake can live happily ever after.
Ice Devils is an enemies-to-lovers romance featuring scorching athletes, light-hearted comedy, riveting hockey, sweet-steamy romance, and a beautiful HEA.
Ice Devils is one of those books that personifies the fine line between love and hate... outwardly enemies as they internally battle their feelings towards each other, and of course in the hockey world that means snarking, sniping and chirping their poorly hidden feelings...especially for Sako, who is closeted.
I love the way that Ryan and Josh write their hockey romances, and Ice Devils is as wonderful as the rest of their prior endeavours - balancing the off the charts chemistry with the denial and fear, adding in their teammates. They are able to execute the character's “ice in public, heat in private” incredibly well for a while... until the ice begins to crack... Add in classic hockey pranks, evasive chats with friends and a fateful night of having to room together on the road...
Ice Devils is a fun, frenetic read that sucked me in and held my attention from beginning to end and if you love a hockey love story as much as I do, you'll need to add this book to the top of your TBR!
Rating: 5 Stars
Ice Devils is currently available in e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription
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