Sugar and Ice
(Arizona Raptors #4)
by R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Publication Date: July 12, 2020
When love is on the line, the worst decisions can end up having the best endings.
Tate Collins, an all-American hockey phenomenon, was the highly marketable face of Dallas hockey. Loaded down with endorsements and playing his best game, he was a superstar and a household name. No one ever expected him to fail, but overnight, after the worst decision of his life, everything spirals out of his control. Abruptly, his reputation is in tatters, and he’s traded to the Arizona Raptors in a shocking move. Brushing off the wild and unfounded accusations that he faces on social media, and stuck on the second line, he keeps his head down and works hard to earn his spot. Tate knows he can make a difference if only his teammates would let him. Something has to change for him to earn their respect, but falling for the captain might not be his best move.
Vladislav Novikov has been called many things over his long and illustrious career, but the new nickname of Iceberg seems to fit best. Perhaps it’s due to his icy blue eyes, or the way he rams into opposing players as he defends his goalie. Or maybe it’s because of his cool demeanor when not playing the game he loves. Whatever the reason, it’s why he’s the perfect team captain for this wild bunch of puck-pushers. His perfectly controlled life is smooth as ice until Tate Collins rides into Tucson with his apple pie ways and those damn dimples. The young superstar immediately catches his eye. Despite knowing better than to start something with a teammate, the big, bad Iceberg is about to have that chilly veneer around his heart melted away by Tate one sweet kiss at a time.
Tate has been traded to the Raptors. All it took to go from the top to the bottom is one lying, cheating, cat napping, ex from hell.
Vladislav, Captain of the Raptors. Trying to get his team closer to the Stanley Cup. His only goal till Tate joined the team. He can’t come out, he still has family in Russia and won’t jeopardize their safety. Tate makes him crazy but he has to be sensible.
“Sensible: A course of action chosen with prudence.”
Because of Tate, sensible goes out the window.
Sweet book about a big strong Russian and the man he falls in love with. As usual with these authors, the characters are larger than life. The team dynamics continue to fall into place. The story told is steamy and full of hockey action. I have such a weakness for Russian hockey players, they are irresistible. I can’t leave Frank the Macaw out of the review either. The Russian profanity coming out of his beak is hilarious.
Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.
Arizona Raptors Series
Book #1 – Coast to Coast – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #2 – Across The Pond – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #3 – Shadow and Light – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Meet The Authors
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.