Broken Ice, Mended Hearts (Bethesda Barracudas Hockey Book 6) by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood - Review and Release Blitz

Sparks fly on and off the ice in Broken Ice, Mended Hearts as rivals to lovers find solace in one another. Prepare for a hard-earned HEA as the authors put your poor heart through the angst wringer.

From the blurb:


My life is complicated.

Hell, I’m complicated.  

I don’t know a life beyond how I’m perceived. After a devastating divorce, it looked like I never would.

Can a hockey fight change your life?

I may not understand my attraction to Sven Holmer, but I can tell you my obsession with kissing him started in the middle of a fight. When we met again, the conversation was easy, the banter effortless. Once stolen glances gave way to secret touches, I was more confused than ever. How the hell am I supposed to handle it when everything I’ve always believed about myself no longer fits?

Things are great… until they aren’t.

Our connection deepens with every minute we spend together, but like me, Sven is no stranger to betrayal and heartache. Between my stubbornness, his reservations, and the start of a new season, how can we survive months apart?

When tragedy strikes, all bets are off. I just hope it’s not too late.

Broken Ice, Mended Hearts features two thirty-something hockey players hardened by heartbreak. This compelling, angsty book includes a bisexual awakening, hurt/comfort, found family, first times, high heat, and a hard-earned HEA. Though it is part of the Bethesda Barracudas Hockey series, it can be read as a standalone.

Molly Otto's Review:

Well, when Ryan & Josh say this will be an angsty hard earned hea they aren't joking. What starts with a fight on the ice between two players turns into something so much more. Pip, Gags to everyone else, has never felt that spark of love, so has a hard time really understanding what it is. Enter Sven, who will keep him on his toes and challenge his every step of the way.

These two have so many disagreements just because both don't know how to quite express themselves right. With the encouragement of the Baracudas and their beautiful found family, they finally get it right. When something unimaginable happens that threatens all that is dear to Sven, Pip is able to open up and be real and let his heart not his brain lead the way.

The cameos are all top notch, catching us up with all past couples, including Eckie and Jack (back to Center, Mohegan U)! These men have all formed an unbreakable bond that even once they move on from hockey, they will always have each other. So yes, it's a rough ride, but it will be worth the tears.

Heather's Review:

A little more angsty than the other books in this series, but oh, so worth it!  The chemistry between Gags and Sven is electric - even when they're on opposite sides of a fight!  I love how they respond to each other and how they also hold back as things heat up...

You can definitely tell that they're working towards something, but that they don't have the words or the experience to know what that is... and being along for the ride is so much fun!

It was great to see cameos from others in the series and to watch these two men get their HEA!

Broken Ice, Mended Hearts is currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription

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About the Authors

Ryan Taylor met his husband and co-author, Joshua Harwood, in law school. They live in a suburb of Washington, DC, and share their home with a big, cuddly German shepherd. Ryan and Josh love to travel. In addition, Ryan also enjoys swimming, and Josh likes to putter in the garden whenever he can. They began writing to celebrate the romance they were so lucky to find with each other, and the sharing soon developed into a passion for telling stories about love between out and proud men.

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