Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number, and that love is all that matters?
The Rowe Brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers’ reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is...more
I'm not going to lie, with the majority of Ten and Jared's relationship being off page, and with quite a bit of the little on page development being not-so-interesting sex, and then the ending it all left me a bit...disappointed.
I am surprised that, even with the dual POV, I don't really feel like I got to know the characters very well, and at 200+ pages I don't really understand why.
The hockey sequences were cool, but it would have been nice to get to know the players a bit better. Lik ...more
The Story: 3.5 Pants Off
Tennant Rowe is a superstar in the making and when he decides on an up and coming team a few eyebrows were raised. Of course he could have gone with superstar teams most likely to win the Stanley Cup but Ten decides on the Railers with big disapproval from his family, but Ten is a big boy and he’s making hi ...more
2.5 stars -- Since the blog I review for is participating in the blog tour for this book, I am withholding my non-glowy review until after the book's release, but suffice it to say that I think this book is only okay at best.
(Edits posted on 21 July 2017):
Now that it has been more than a week since release, here's the quick-and-dirty:
Changing Lines is my first exposure to either author, RJ Scott and V.L. Locey, and while I didn't have issues with the writing st ...more
This book did just that for me. I'm a fan of RJ Scott anyway, this was the first I've read of VL Locey (although I have her Point Shot series on my Kindle waiting to be read) and together they put down a very good ice hockey romance.
I loved the fact there actually was ice hockey in this book! Games happened on the ice, training happened, i ...more
It’s hockey and I am after all Canadian and a Bruins fan, I’ll explain this shortly. Tennant ‘Ten’ Rowe is one of the 3 brothers who are making a name for themselves on the ice. The ...more
An enjoyable read and there was a lot that sparked my interest : a hockey player (yes, I’m quite a fan and there is some hockey here, to my delight) and a Hockey coach, age-gap, family bounds.
I really enjoyed Tennant, such a nice guy, not afraid to go for what he wants and Jared and how he takes care after the one in his life.
But sometimes, my English gets in the way and there were some parts I didn’t get. It’s all on me.
No angst, slow burn, nice and sexy MCs. A pleasant read !! I t ...more
Tennant “Ten” Rowe was the youngest brother in a family with three NHL players. Ten was just traded to the expansion team of the Harrisburg Railers. He was excited for a fresh start and knew he would shine.
Jared “Mads” Madsen’s NHL playing career had been cut short due to injury and now he was the D-coach for the Railers. He was known to b ...more
Baseball is long gone, football season is almost over, and now is the time for hockey. This book will set you right up.
The audio is by Sean Crisden, who I know has legions of fans, and I can see why. I liked the narration very much. The voices for the MCs are clear and distinctly defined, the women are non-campy or cartoonish (which I always fear), in general everything was very pleasant if a bit rushed, and those were my stumbling blocks.
The story is tol ...more
Tennant (or Ten, as he is called) is a talented player, but has always lived in the shadows of others, be it his older (pro hockey playing) brothers, or the star player on his current team. His family doesn’t hesitate to chime in about his life, playing, choices, etc., and when he is traded to new franchise team, instead of a successful NHL team, they have plenty to say. But Ten is just happy to be ...more
Madsen (Mads) coaches the defensemen on the team where Ten winds up. Mads tu ...more
I did not want this book to end. I think that this book was put together well, and if this is what we have to look forward to in the rest of the series, I won’t hesitate to get my hands on the next several books. I think the collaboration between RJ Scott and VL Locey is a definite mark in the win column, this book turned out great and I was sucked in from the first few lines.
Oh, and then add in the fantastic narration by Sean Crisden and this book was basically perf ...more
I can't believe I believe I'm going to say these words but "There was way too much hockey in this book". There is an enormous amount of game and practice time in this book and lot's and lot's of plays and strategies. It's obvious the authors love the game and I really appreciate that but when it comes at the cost of character development this it's a no go for me.
This book had a lot of potential. There were a few scenes that were super good. Very emotional and very well done. One of whic ...more
I have mixed feelings about this one. I love M/M hockey romance even though I am not a fan of sports in real life. I liked the set up for this story and thought the story line was a good one. A young gay hockey player trying to come out of the shadows and make his own way who ends up with his coach who is also an old family friend. I liked the main characters and the side characters fine and I got annoyed with the antagonists appropriately. The writing styles of these two new authors ...more
Anche se sul ghiaccio me la cavo senza problemi a pattinare, l’Hockey sul ghiaccio mi mancava all’appello!
Per chi non lo conosce ...more
This is the first book in the Harrisburg Railers series and honestly, I can't wait for more. Ten and Mads are lush, they had me swooning and I really enjoyed watching them fall in love <3 There's some fantastic supporting characters and some I'm desperate for RJ and VL to write a story for (Ryker & Stan). Th ...more
Ten is the youngest in the family and with two boisterous and overbearing NHL player older brothers, Ten want to forge his own path away from his brother shadow. Railers is a new team and it might just present an opportunity for Ten to shine.
Jared was ...more
I read this book back in July 2017 when it was first published; a copy of that review is shown below. The only thing I want to add here is how wonderful I thought that Sean Crisden's audio performance was. He conveyed all of the right emotions and made the story come alive for me again. He had me sobbing in places (that means I loved a story and it affected me deeply). I will certainly be listening to the other book ...more
I enjoyed Ten and Mads' story a lot, but then I knew I would because one of the authors is RJ Scott, and she's a favourite of mine. VL Locey is a new author to me, but one I will certainly be looked out f ...more
Changing Lines was a lovely, sweet romance between two protagonists that are impossible to dislike. The writing is smooth and relaxed. It finds an easy rhythm early on and, as a result, the pacing is generally very strong. There is a great deal of hockey talk and while I know nothing about that particular sport, I didn’t have any trouble following along. I give the authors credit for making technical information so accessible. Mads and Ten are wonderful together. ...more
Tennant Rowe at 23 is the youngest of three hockey brothers, his older siblings each more famous than the other and Ten is feeling unsettled in their shadow. He feels the need to make a name for himself, prove that he's more than his name. So he chooses a trade to a smaller, up-and-coming team - the Harrisburg Railers.
Jared 'Mads' Madsen is 32 and a coach for the Railers. His own player career was cut short but he seems to thrive as a coach. But with an ex-wife ...more
She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her ...more