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See the Light

(Safe Harbor #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  431 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker
ebook, 131 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Loose Id (first published January 1st 2013)
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Wow. If you're ok with a lot of smex (and who isn't) then this is for you.

You've got Jason, NHL pro, who runs across his new Olympic coach Patrick, and he's never been distracted nor attracted to someone like this - ever. It's definitely insta-lust and luckily it runs both ways.

I was very pleasantly suprised by this. Again, make no mistake that these guys go at it fast, hard and wet. Perhaps what made it so hot was that Jason was basically inexperienced; his past encounters pretty much entailed
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to SheReadsALot by: Julie
3.5 Stars rounded up

My first Cassandra Carr...doubt it will be my last. Muscle bound men who play hockey, both fully in the closet - they're so in, they are:

It's that serious. Jason is twenty-two, a professional hockey player who was chosen to represent the US on the US Olympic Hockey team. Unfortunately for Jason he has a crush on one of the assistant coaches who he believes is straight. Luckily for assistant coach, Patrick (37) he's not! He's just not out.

When the two first hook up, I was all
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Lot of sex in this one. Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)

Jason is a young NHL player who has been accepted on the Olympic team and Patrick is former player who is an NHL scout as well as an advisor for the Olympic team. A bit dicey there with the ethics but they acknowledge it. Unfortunately (view spoiler)

Neither of the men are out but are strongly attr
Feb 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Too formulaic and way too much sex. I felt like I'd read every word before. Couldn't finish it.
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

While this was not a bad story, there wasn't really anything that stood out or would make me remember this one. I think the ending was too abrupt and a little more or an epilogue would have solved that issue. I just don't enjoy reading a book that just kinda stops.
BWT (Belen)
3.5 Stars

Belens Audio Book Review

Jason P. Hilton does a steamy job narrating this bit of smexy goodness.

This was lots of super sexy fun without a lot of character development to muck up the way. This should definitely satisfy readers (or listeners) who like a healthy dose of smexy times in their romance novels.

Sexy men

Bottom line: I had a great time listening to the story, and was very satisfied with the heat produced off the ice, but the abrupt ending without a satisfying conclusion of what happens next left me cold.

What ha
Mar 05, 2014 marked it as dnf
DNF'ed at 28%

I was excited about the premise for this book. Olympic hockey players? Yum! I'll take two, please! But, alas, I could not bring myself to finish the story. It was just too boring. Despite the tons of sex.
Victoria  love books
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-mm, mm
Overall book rating 3 Stars
Audio book - Narrator - Jason P. Hilton 4 Stars
Book Cover - 4.5 Stars
Jess Candela
1.5 stars
Review Summary: PWP that didn’t even work as that for me because I found the sex boring.

Review: An m/m romance involving an NHL player and the Olympics was already a hat trick as far as I’m concerned, so how could it be anything other than awesome? Unfortunately, I discovered the answer to that: it could be PWP. Though if the “porn” had been hot and sexy, I could at least have enjoyed it for that, but I’m afraid I mostly found it boring. Too much telling, not enough showing.

From the beg
Deanna Against Censorship
This story tugged at my heart strings. Two guys, each interested in the other but having to hide that interest due to one being the Olympic advisor to the other. There should be NO OTHER REASON to hide but unfortunately Sports is its own world. Jason immediately lusted after Patrick, a straight man no less.

His current dilemma came in the form of the woody he'd popped a couple of seconds ago when he'd gotten an eyeful of Patrick Parker as the man wshed himself in the shower after the first day of
Shelby P
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports, m-m
This was a lighthearted read, light on plot, heavy on sex. This was pretty much a story about two closeted guys having sex. What I did like was that they did not have intercourse right away. I loved their foreplay.

It would have been nice to have an epilogue to see how their relationship progressed now that they were out and how did Jason's family take the news.
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, sexy, smoking-hot-sex
Originally reviewed at http://scorchingbookreviews.blogspot....

First, we should take a moment and appreciate the cover..... Done? Onto the review.

We started the book with an erection. Yes I am serious. I actually liked it because it set the tone for the entire book; this book is brimming with sex. Every time they got into a room with each other one of them was immediately dropping to his knees to get the other off. There is oral sex, anal rimming, anal sex, masturbation and, in my favourite scen
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a fan of sports romances I found myself completely enthralled by this story and its characters. It's a fast read but I found the characters to be fully fleshed-out and the romance steamy and believable as it started out slowly, with lots of sexual intensity, and morphed into something more powerful and life altering.

See the Light is set in the world of hockey and gives a realistic interpretation of the sport as well as the sport's feelings towards homosexuality. The issue is brought up but it
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic m/m romance debut from erotic romance author, Cassandra Carr. I couldn't believe this was her first time writing about two men falling in love, "See the Light" was that well written.

Jason and Patrick struggled against their mutual attraction until finally, they could stay away from each other no more and had a mind-blowing oral sex encounter in Jason's room.

The kiss that led to that...amazing! Their passion practically leaps off the page. :D But it's a long road to being a couple, an
Christi Snow
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:

Sports book...check.
Cougar romance (can guys be cougars?)....check

Hmm, I did like this book! In the world of hockey, although there is tons of "talk" of acceptance, being gay just isn't something that's comfortable so both Patrick and Jason are very much in the closet.

Jason is twenty-two and going into his second year in the NHL. He's also been chosen for the Olympic team where he finds himself incredibly drawn to Patrick, an advisor on the team who is fifteen years older t
3.5 stars.

Hockey, the Olympics and one closeted gay man is what See the Light is all about. Jason Monroe is training for the Olympics. He’s sexy, athletic and deeply in lust with his team’s advisor, Patrick Parker. Despite being attracted to each other, the men agree it would be problematic to enter into a relationship. Trouble is they can’t keep their hands off of one another. When disaster occurs, will they crawl back into their closets or expose their real selves to the world?

What I liked ab
Annabeth Albert
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I beta read this. I knew from the opening pages that Cassandra had something truly special here. I've beta read m/f/m from her and a lot of m/f and I love it all. But these heroes are truly awesome b/c she brings her trademark high heat and emotional pairing to two guys in desperate need of each other.

What I loved about this book was the maturity of the heroes--I also read (and write!) a lot of younger m/m romance where guys aren't sure about who they are or where they have a lot of angst over
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Jason and Patrick's story in See the Light and I cannot believe that this was author Cassandra Carr's first m/m book. She did a great job capturing the essence of the characters and their fear and stigma of being "outed" to the NHL and the public. I love a story that involves a personal and professional conflict and seeing the characters work hard and do whatever it takes to be together. One kiss was all it took for Jason and Patrick to be addicted to each other. I loved every mi ...more
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Read most of this book a while ago. It was just sex scene to sex scene, no development, no other scenes really once they got together, so I got bored around 50-60% and returned it. I need something else in a book. I need some plot, thank you very much.

This had so much potential (I love ice hockey--I played for nine years--and there was so much that could have been done with sneaking around and the angst that comes with fame and being in the closet in a rough sport. But nope, it was practically
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought the sex scenes were good but I didn't feel completely connected to the characters. I wanted more detail about why they fell for each other and how/why their relationship developed from pure physical attraction to love. I like falling in love with characters and I felt that there wasn't enough here for me to get a good feel for either man so that I could really delve into them. I thought the ending was kind of a utopia reality but it was a nice and I wish that it could be reality. 3 sta ...more
3.5 Stars

This is the first book by Cassandra Carr that I've read and I liked it well enough that I would read more by her. My wish would have been that more of the emotional aspect of their relationship was explored. Since both MCs are deep in the closet and both travel extensively with their respective teams, the few times Jason and Patrick get together it's all about the physical aspect of their sorta-kinda relationship. And that really is understandable but I guess I had a bit of trouble then
This was your basic "both men in the closet, both men professional athletes" story with very little angst and none of that angst coming from the two MCs and any big break up. Oh, and most of the book was sex. Did I forget to mention that? The majority of it takes place in various hotel rooms where they sneak off to see each other. Thankfully, the sex is really, really great and weirdly enough, doesn't get boring. Pretty sure I devoured every one of them. Very enjoyable book.
Page Crusherz
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting premise with pretty likable characters but it ended way too abruptly and in an awkward space. I am assuming there will be a sequel but I don't know if it grabbed me enough for one. Honestly, I'm a little sick of the plot line where people are in the closet until some big event forces them to confess their love in a life/death situation.
2 men connected with the world of Ice Hockey. one a player the other an Olympic advisor. 2 men deep in the closet.
This book didn't have a lot of plot. A bit of angst that they couldn't be out together. It takes an accident for them to admit their love for each other to the world.
An easy to read book but a little PWP.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2-audio
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Alpha hockey players, what more could I ask for? Maybe the narrator kept me on track.
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awesome debut in the m/m genre. I started this book near snack time for the kid. Had to keep myself from snapping at her when she kept interrupting me. Really good story, great characters and the sports theme, which is always present in a Cassandra Carr novel.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
83% price drop to $0.99! 10/5/14
Jun 06, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
I was unfortunately unable to finish this one. It lacked a plot and just couldn't keep my interest. Perhaps in the future I'll try and go back to it.
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Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others str

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