Point Shot Trilogy Boxed Set
I've been on a hockey jag lately but this is a little different take on the theme and I found myself struggling to get through this trilogy for a few reasons.
Vic (ginger) has been sent down to the AHL because of his attitude. Frankly, Vic's abrasive AF. He's a misogynist, a slut shamer, a fat shamer and he's not exactly sensitive to the marginalized of this world. I would recommend those who need political correctness in their reads to stay away. Far away. Again, I have to hand it to ...more
Vic is an unapologetic and unsympathetic narrator. His non-existent brain-to-mouth filter was funny at times, offensive at others. I honestly had a hard time understanding why Dan liked him. But in saying that, they were great together. Dan didn't take any shit, and Vic found multiple ways to lovingly disparage Dan about his height.
But after the first book this was hard work to get through. The (view spoiler)[cheating (hide spoiler)] wasn't my problem, it was that bringing (view spoiler) ...more
Victor Kalinski is an absolute arse and he makes no apologies about it but Vicki Locey has such a deft hand at creating characters that you can't help but love that he transcends his status.
This box set is an excellent way to get the full Victor experience as he fails his way through the hockey leagues to end up back with the reserve guys after repeated infractions both on and off the ice.
He's a misogynistic, belligerent, abrasiv ...more
Man oh man, can Locey write one h-e-double-hockey-sticks of a character! (See what I did there?) I am glad I read this box set, because I might have been hesitant about book 2 when Victor was such a misogynistic jerkwad in book one and for what he did. Although I spent so much time just rolling with laughter, who knows. He was a lovable jerkwad sometimes and of course later on, I got it where his charming manners originated. Other books have had characters who had no brain to ...more
He's the kinda guy who's spewing shit out of his mouth all the time. Nasty, vile stuff. Like a normal hockey player would, I imagine. In real life, if a red-headed, way over six feet tall, cocky jerk like Vic Kalinski would say the things this man said, I would punch him right in the face. Or in the balls. But, oh, do I love him as a character. :D
This man made me dislike him real fast, but at the same time tears were streaming down my face from laughter. There's ...more
I absolutely LOVED this trilogy! Laugh out loud funny from the word go. I know a few have rated this book down due to the brash nature of one of the MCs Victor, but I just loved him. His one liners were absolutely hilarious and his ability to have me laughing out loud one minute and gasping ‘awww’ the next is commendable. To show a bit more of Victor’s loving side I’ve added some loving quotes to this review.
‘I had come here with nothing but a bad rep and a sh
Now, you can have the books that introduced Victor Kalinski to the world in one reasonably priced boxed set! With over 350 Goodreads reviews and ratings combined, the romance of Vic Kalinski and Dan Arou is one that once read, will never be forgotten. In this three-book set, you’ll get to experience all the passion, sarcasm, hockey action, and romance that reviewers have called “Beautifully Written”, “Surprisingly Heartfelt”, and “Hot! Hot! Hot!”.
The set incl ...more
Two Man Advantage: 4 Stars
Game Misconduct: 4 Stars
Full Strength: 3 stars
V.L. Locey is a new-to-me author. I found the writing style easy to read, quick to fall into the story, detailed but not burying the storyline beneath the inane, with lifelike characterization.
Review of Two Man Advantage: To be quite honest, I struggled to connect to Victor when I started the first novella. If it hadn't been for the fact that Cayuga ...more
Victor Kalinski is the lead character and I have to admit that when we first meet him, he is very difficult to like and in a way I have to tell myself to keep reading because even though he admits to being a douche bag, I have no love for such characters.
But the author’s writing style makes it ea ...more
Hockey star Vic has a big mouth with no filter and his team has had enough. In an effort to teach him how to behave, he is sent back to play with their AHL team. Vic is instantly attracted to his new team mate Dan Aroux, so when the two share a room on a road trip they quickly fall into bed together.
These two together are absolute dynamite. We get to see them spend a good amount of time between the sheets throughout all thr ...more
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I didn't read the blurb when I bought this. I knew it was about hockey players and that was all I needed to know, well that and who the author is. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized ...more
Two Man Advantage
Victor Kalinski is not a nice guy, he's actively unlikeable at the start of book 1. Then he sets his eyes on Dan Arou and slowly he becomes a little less of an asshole. They fall in love, slowly and reluctantly at first and even when they are an established couple it's less than plain sailing.
This series is told entirely in first person and Vic's POV - it makes for a engaging story as we see his inner thoughts cha ...more
So, so good.
This is a single review for the box set of three books that were originally published separately. If you are going to read these books, I STRONGLY recommend you wait til you have all three books in your possession. There are cliffhanger endings to both book one, Two Man Advantage and book two, Game Misconduct. Book three, Full Strength, rounds everything up in a big fat bow.
I'm just gonna throw this at you, and see what ...more
Such a romantic unconventional love story I am so impressed I love the characters and the incredible storyline it took something that has been done a thousand times and made it this Romance with a twist I would love to catch up on the other characters in the story I can't give it a higher review I found a new author who tells the story in wonderful Tale and takes you out of the normal day into this incredible world and then I think it could be someone's real life ...more
Found this book by chance and couldn’t put it down
Swoony and sexy
Funny and heartbreaking
Sports romance and love story
Family and friendship
Emotional and intense
Floved it! So glad there’s another series about the Cayuga Cougars for me to read and even a whole book of more Vic and Dan 😍
“You’ve got to stop doing this to me, Arou,” I whimpered when he left my mouth to place soft pecks on my neck, “You’ve got to stop making me expect sunshine and rainbows when there ...more
Super hot, emotionally touching, great plot and characters and hockey!
So much goes on this book but it is well paced and each moment gives me more of everything I like in a book.
The chemistry between Victor and Dan is off the hook, as is the banter, the friends and the love.
Vic is pretty damaged but he is also big hearted and so funny. And best of all he works on himself..he heals...he reaches out.
Dan is adorable and so steadfast. This is a wonderful lo ...more
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When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day ...more