Game On (Vancouver Orcas 3) by Amy Aislin

Jamies been burned before, and his new housemate Dorian seems like another chance of alienating his teammates so Jamie wants to steer clear. But perhaps Dorian is worth the risk as there is something special about the man that hides his softer side, and Jamie wants to be all the support Dorian ever needs.

From the Game On blurb:

When he broke off his engagement to his team captain's brother the day before their wedding, Jamie 
Jamieson swore he'd never get involved with anyone associated with a teammate again. Getting traded to the Orcas is a chance at a fresh start, but one glance at his new housemate, and Jamie knows he's in way over his head.

Dorian is his new coach's cousin. And his team's social media coordinator. And his housemate.

It's the trifecta of bad ideas.

Dorian Shore doesn't do hockey. He's lived by that rule for years, ever since a season playing as a kid left him with emotional scars. But his new housemate—a big, buff, beautiful athlete who gets under his skin—makes him seriously consider doing a hockey player.

It’s not a good idea.
They live together.
They work together.

When the sparks between them ignite, will it be game on or game over?

Molly Otto's Review:

Hockey romance the way I like it where the players are AHL so they feel more real to us everyday people. Their lives aren't overly extravagant they just what they have to to play hockey and still have a good life. Jamie and Dorian have instant chemistry. Just take a bit of nudging from friends/family/teammates to get the courage to try that step. These men are just so relatable that you can actually see this happening in real life and not just in a romance book.
Dorian may not have the best parent, but wow, his cousins will be there for him no matter what he's has done for them. Jamie has a beautifully tight-knit family, but because of his last relationship ending the way it did now, he has issues opening up to his new team. And oh boy, they are a great group of guys, cannot wait to see more stories from this team.
Great low angst slow burn real life romance. Highly recommend when in the mood for something easy to read. So, thank you for writing a real-life hockey romance. We need more of this to be put put there.

Angel's Review:

I'm fairly new to Amy's work, I've read a few books of hers in the past and enjoyed them, so when I read the blurb for this one I knew I had to give it a go. While this is the last book in the series it does stand as a standalone, and I would know considering I haven't read the earlier books in this series. This book was so good! It was jam packed full of wonderful characters, funny dialogue and banter, crop tops, subscription boxes, and love!!

Sometimes I feel like when there are a lot of side characters they end up becoming just an extra character who doesn't add much. That was not what occured in this book. Each and every side character has their own personality, added their own banter and wittiness, and really helped make this story come alive. I absolutely adored Matt and Charlie's characters, they were so supportive of Dorian and you could really tell that those three men loved and cared for each other deeply. I really enjoyed the banter Dorian has with them, it added so much great humor to the story, and really embodied what having supportive family members are like.

I could relate to Dorian in a pretty profound way, him always being fearful and scared of rejection and worrying that what he does will never be good enough, due to his parents and siblings making him feel that way. I can relate to that because my extended family has made me feel that way countless of times, my parents, thankfully are very supportive, but my extended family is definitely more like Dorian's family members. I really like when an author can write really realistic and relatable characters, especially when the reader can relate to the characters in some way. I loved the growth that occured with both of these characters, they each helped each other grow and overcome the worries they each have had. I really enjoyed not only the character development that occured, but I also really enjoyed the way Dorian and Jamie's relationship was written. The pacing was excellent! The writing itself was really well done, the background was fantastic, and I absolutely loved the way fostering and adopting pets was such a profound message throughout the story. I loved everything about this story, I'm going to go back and read the earlier books eventually cause I want to read more about Charlie and Matt!

SNiK's Review:

Third in series (Vancouver Orcas), can be read as a standalone but might be more fun if read in order. Housemates to friends to lovers. Found family. Slow burn. Dual POV. 

Jamie is in a new town, traded to a new team, and temporarily living with Dorian, his new coach’s cousin and the team’s social media coordinator - basically Dorian’s off limits. Dorian understands Jamie’s hesitation, but he always feels like he’s being rejected, his family never supported him and that’s okay, Dorian is strong. But Jamie sees underneath Dorian’s hard surface, and the mutual attraction is hard to deny. Dorian takes no prisoners and is unapologetic, while Jamie is regaining his confidence and overcoming trust issues is sweet as can be. I enjoyed all of the interactions between Dorian and Jamie, and the group of supportive friends and family was so great. This series has been a real treat, if this is the last book for the Vancouver Orcas I’ll be sad and look forward to what’s next for the author, if not go Orcas!

Heather's Review:

I love the world Amy Aislin has built with the Orcas and I'm sad that the trilogy is coming to an end, but so pleased that Dorian is finding his forever love!

We've had hints in the previous two book about Dorian and his life, but having it unfold as he and Jamie learn about each other as roommates to more is chef's kiss!  I appreciated that Amy made both characters thoughtful and deliberate in their wants and needs and that they developed as individuals and a couple as they got to know more about each other and in turn, themselves.  My only criticism is that it ended too soon!  I want more of them!

Game On is available in paperback and e-book in wide distribution.