Road Rules, Rules of the Game, Book 1 By: Brigham Vaughn Narrated by: James Edward Jones

Road Rules is a cute friends-to-lovers story.

From the blurb:

Rule one: Hockey comes first.

As NHL team captain, Zane Murphy’s goal for the upcoming season is simple: take the Evanston River Otters all the way to the Stanley Cup.

Rule two: Only On the road.

But an unexpectedly hot night with his best friend and teammate Ryan Hartinger throws Zane’s carefully laid plans and his sexuality into disarray.

Rule three: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.

When feelings begin to creep in, Zane will have to decide if he’s willing to throw out the rules and risk his career and his friendship for a chance at winning it all.

Note: Road Rules was previously published as a 45k word novella on Prolific Works, and has since been expanded into a full length 87k word novel.

Trigger warnings: Homophobic and gendered slurs. Mentions of cheating (not between MCs).

Lesetiger's Review:

I enjoyed Brigham Vaughn's writing style as I was able to get into the story very quickly. This may have been due to the subject matter as I love friends to lovers story.

Zane and Ryan have been best friends for years. They share a condo and play on the same hockey team. As a reader or listener, you immediately felt the deep connection the two have with each other. And eventually their friendly relationship turns into something more.

I liked the two boys a lot and found them sympathetic. The story comes without angst and develops slowly, but it is still emotionally written. What I would have liked that would have been a few more scenes of them playing hockey.

The narrator James Edward Jones did a good job. He narrated in an unexciting manner. I found the audiobook entertaining. 

­čÄžAudiobook Review­čÄž
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(⭐️) 4,5
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Road Rules is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.