Perfect Gifts by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Harrisburg Railers Series Book 12)

RJ Scott and VL Locey bring us back to the best parts of their hockey world with Perfect Gifts, this year's holiday novella. 

From the blurb:

Family comes first in all things. Whatever the cost.

Ten had always heard the saying ‘Out of the mouth of babes,’ but he’d not expected it to hit home as it had. After a comment from their daughter, Ten and Jared find themselves pondering an addition to the family. Moving into the adoption process is nerve-wracking and riddled with anxiety—kind of like how the Railers have been playing of late. Bringing two young men into their homes and hearts isn’t going to be a smooth ride. But with patience, humor, and love, the bumpy road might just be a little easier to travel.

Expanding their small family was always in the cards, but no one could have foreseen the process clashing with the worst ever start to a Railers season. A string of losses, a vital player missing from the defense, a captain in the emergency room, and winning a single game seems impossible, let alone getting the team to the playoffs. Faced with hard decisions, Jared refuses to take his work home, but it’s difficult when your husband is at the cutting edge of the losing streak. His focus fractures when one of the siblings they are matched with is frustrated, angry, and has a healthy dose of mistrust.

Jared and Ten’s parenting skills are tested, but they will do anything to make a place in their home the perfect gift for two children lost in the system.

Heather's Review:

Reading these novellas is like coming home... you know that the characters are well settled into their HEA, but something comes along to make things even better if they can weather the storm... and this year we get to revisit Ten and Jared as they explore what expanding their family can look like, all while juggling a busy life as a star hockey player and defensive coach!

It was also great to catch up with Stan and some of the other characters!  Perfect Gifts could be read standalone because it's beautifully written and the nods to the men's history are well integrated, but you'll enjoy it more if you read the entire series adn get to know not only Ten and Jared, but the rest of the Harrisburg Railers

Rating: 5 Stars

Perfect Gifts is available as an ebook and paperback.