Scoring the Keeper (Arctic Titans of Northwood U Book 2) by Hayden Hall

Two somewhat insecure guys needing something from each other. Sawyer needs to save his career and Noah needs to be comfortable attracting dates. Scoring the Keeper is the 2nd book in the Arctic Titans of Northwood U series.

From the blurb:

Sawyer Price is the broodiest, most stubborn guy I ever had the joy of tutoring. He is also the sexiest, most irresistible jock at Northwood U. His hockey scholarship depends on passing the general courses and I’m the cleverest physics cog on campus.

I’m kind of brilliant. Not that I’m bragging. But the line of students in need of my help has got to mean something, right? And because I can’t tutor them all, I’m forced to choose my students another way.

The thing is, no matter how smart I might be, I’m a total dating disaster. So when Sawyer and I find a mutually beneficial arrangement, I have no way out. He’s going to teach me how to score a guy. And I would be mad to refuse. After all, everyone is dying to hang out with Sawyer Price.

The problem with having no dating experience whatsoever is that my tutor quickly becomes my newest obsession. But a guy like that would never want to have me for real, right? I’m just a hopeless nerd trying to trade my V-card and he’s the star goalie for Arctic Titans.

We are polar opposites in every way. Even if we take things a step further, we can never really be together.

It seems like the final dating lesson I must learn is on the subject of heartbreak.

Scoring the Keeper is the second book in Hayden Hall’s Arctic Titans of Northwood U series of gay, college hockey romance novels. Expect fiery encounters on and off the ice, very thorough tutoring sessions, and the emotional rollercoaster of self-discovery, acceptance, and growth into adulthood. Scoring the Keeper can be read as a standalone, but it's more fun to read the books in order.

Reedkaye's Review:

This storyline is nothing new, but what makes this a successful story for me is the way the author describes the characters and events, making it fresh.

The nerdy Noah is so insecure and lovable. I love his snarkiness and sarcasm.

Sawyer is a jock without completely realizing all that goes with it. When he is in need of help, his only option is Noah.

Together, they are lovable and cute. Noah isn’t the only insecure one... Sawyer also feels a little of that himself. Sawyer is also so much more than a jock.  

I hope to see more about them in future books in the series.

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

This book takes the classic jock/nerd trope and gives it a fresh Hayden Hall twist... unwrapping the party boy and the intimidating nerd and bringing depth to their characters and subsequently their relationship.  It's lovely to see both characters vulnerable and insecure, as well as strong and supportive.  You get the emotional turmoil and the joy of success in this new adult story.  

I would have liked just a tich mor hockey, because honestly I loved this story and can't wait to see what happens next in the Titans series!

Rating: 4.5 Stars 

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