Audio Review; The New Next One Bethesda Barracudas Hockey, Book 2 By: Ryan Taylor, Joshua Harwood Narrated by: Nick J. Russo

"I loved this wonderful and sweet story about first love," Lesetiger on The New Next One.

From the blurb:

How much are you willing to give up for the man you love?

Best friends Nick Johnson and Tyler Jensen seem to have the world by the tail. The 18-year-old stars of their school’s hockey team are looking forward to playing in college and hoping for careers with the pros.

Nick and Tyler know a lot about each other, but there are a few important details they haven’t discussed. To start with, neither man knows the other is gay. Making things interesting, Nick has a massive crush on Tyler, something he’s kept to himself for a long time. And although he’s never said a word about it, Tyler has wanted to date Nick since they met.

On a cold Minnesota night after a big win, Tyler finds the courage to confess his feelings to Nick. When Nick admits his attraction to Tyler, their relationship turns on a dime. As they fall in love, they skate around the challenges of a secret romance in an all-male boarding school, but what will happen when the stakes rise dramatically in a sport not known for being gay-friendly? Will Nick and Tyler make the easy choice or the hard one?

The New Next One is a new adult, friends-to-lovers romance featuring young athletes, plenty of steam, and a lot of emotion. Besides learning the background for Nice Catching You, you will meet the main characters for the authors' book Fire in the Ice.

Lesetiger's Review:

Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood have written a really sweet story about first love. This time it's about Nick's first love and growing up with all the problem around it. And of course, hockey is also a theme. 

I loved this heartwarming story and it got pretty emotional at the end. Greatly done, I highly recommend this audiobook. And it makes you want to listen to Nice Catching You, because that's where you get to see what happens next with Nick. I listened to this story again right afterward as well. So good! 

As always, Nick J. Russo has done a great job. Nick, to me, is the perfect narrator for the Bethesda Barracudas Hockey series. His narration is engaging and emotional. 

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Laora's Review:

Tyler and Nick have been teammates and friends, until the day Tyler decides to be brave and they become more. This is a well written sweet novella about friendship, love and support. I can highly recommend this read by these authors. 

Just finished listening to the audiobook that just came out. Nick J. Russo did a wonderful job as he did with the other books in the series. It was sweet to hear this story narrated and relive how it all begun for these characters and the series.

Rating: 5 Stars

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