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New York Nightwings - The Complete Collection

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The Nightwings Complete Collection contains all three novellas in the New York Nightwings MM hockey romance trilogy. The first two—On Broadway and Rookie Moves—were previously available in the Changing on the Fly charity anthologies. The third novella—Transitions—is a brand-new story written just for this collection. All three books are filled with passion, romance, humor, ...more
Published September 5th 2018
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Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this trilogy of short stories, two of which have been previously featured in anthologies.

The third one really binds them all into a cohesive unit and provides a nice new bookend to the opener which sets the whole series up.

Riley and Kieffer are a gorgeous pair and their romance is the focus of the first two novellas but it was the new one, written for this collection, which was my favourite.

I adored Hector, aka Trevor Handsome, and his French Canadian goalie :)

#ARC kindly received from the
Kaje Harper
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three novellas, one of which was new to me. These don't have the hockey content of Locey's other stories, despite each one having an NHL player as a main character. The focus is on street kids and the issues of homelessness among LGBTQ teens, as the MC hockey players and ex-rent-boys find love together and a common cause in trying to make a difference on the streets of New York.

The first two stories give us Riley - rising star of the NHL and lonely closeted gay man, and Kieffer, the young gay g
Barb ~rede-2-read~
The Nightwings Complete Collection contains all three novellas in the New York Nightwings MM hockey romance trilogy. The first two—On Broadway and Rookie Moves—were previously available in the Changing on the Fly charity anthologies. The third novella—Transitions—is a brand-new story written for this collection.

On Broadway (New York Nightwings #1)

Riley Zeally is captain of the New York Nightwings pro hockey team and in the closet. Young, handsome, highly talented, he was drafted at 18, skipped c
Chris, the Dalek King
This collection is split up into two main story arcs. The first, which covers the two beginning novellas (On Broadway and Rookie Moves) is centered around Riley, a new(ish) hockey star for the fictional New York City NHL team, and Kieffer (aka Rocket), who is an (semi-)ex rent boy that Riley finds himself increasingly attracted to. Over the course of the two stories they deal with Kieffer’s past, Riley’s issues with coming out while still playing professionally, and where they are going in the f ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
4.5 Stars

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Riley and Keiffer’s story

I loved both Keiffer/Rocket and Riley, but truthfully, I was a bit disappointed in the first story because I felt it was too rushed and didn’t have enough character development or enough time for me to get to know Keiffer, since the story is told completely from Riley’s POV, and we don’t get much time with them as a couple really. So, I was thrilled when I turned the page to the second story, Rookie Moves,
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
For what these are, short anthology stories, pieced together they are fine. Unfortunately, to bundle them up without fleshing them out more, the book(s) seemed much too incomplete. There were so many glaring plot holes and I grew incredibly annoyed that every problem was solved mostly by just throwing money at it.

These need a lot more meat on the bones to do these stories justice.

Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
These novellas, two of which have been previously featured in anthologies, definitely pack an emotional punch, are so very sexy and of course have a little of that snarky Vicki humor which I have come to expect and love!!
Jess A Jaye
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
The first two stories in this book follow the story of Riley and Keiffer. It's a classic opposites attract trope - rich successful hockey play meets an ex prostitute homeless guy. It felt like, which I enjoyed, a modern gay Cinderella with a side helping of ice hockey. However they didn't get to skip off hand in hand that easily there were a few bumps on the road to HEA. There's being in the closet, beatings and the awful realities of finding yourself as a homeless young teenager when your homop ...more
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
I have been an avid fan of VL Locey for a long time, and the New York Nightwings collection is as superb as the rest of her books.

But, if you think this series is just about hockey players, think again.

In Book One, On Broadway, we meet Riley, a hockey player, and Rocket, who is homeless and used to be a prostitute. Riley was in awe of Rocket the first time he sees him and goes on a mission to find him. He was attracted to the youn
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In On Broadway,
We meet Riley, a hot hockey player and Rocket, a homeless ex prostitute. Riley saw him playing with a puck and stick on the ice and was amazed at how great he was, ...and how hot. He HAD to find him, for both those reasons.
After finding Rocket, by accident, as he snuck up on Riley and asked him why he was following him like a stalker. Their relationship soon get HOT and we get to tag along.
I want to give a shout out to the taxi driver Joe, who made sure Riley got home ok that fi
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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On Broadway 4 Stars

Riley plays hockey and loves it. He’s gay but not out. One night he see a man skating and his interest is grabbed. He can’t stop thinking about him. When they meet again, Rocket (Keiffer) tells him he needs to pay to spend the night with him. Riley would gladly do that for the opportunity to have Rocket in his bed. When Rocket is gone the next morning, Riley desperately wants him back.

This was a steamy story. I liked it a lot. Both men are interesting and I am anxious to see
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A great boxed set!

Wow, what a great set of stories. The first two novellas (On Broadway and Rookie Moves) are about Rocket/Keiffer and Riley and the third one (Transitions) is about Keiffer's friend Tommy/Hector and Vincent. All three stories are both sweet and hot!

Rocket/Keiffer and Tommy/Hector worked the streets together as male prostitutes (Rocket and Tommy are their street names). Riley and Vincent are hockey players on opposing teams.

Keiffer and Riley's two stories have a Pretty Woman vibe
Becky Baldridge
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This short story collection is a good mix of sweet and sexy and touches on the very prevalent topic of homeless teens in the big city. The first and second books focus on Riley and Keiffer. Book one gives us their meeting and off and on romance and while it is an interesting story, it felt a bit stilted. Book two is where this couple shines. I enjoyed the closeness of this pair and loved that the angst isn't about their romance, but what Keiffer wants to do with his life. It may be a short story ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars

These are stories about choices - some that are out of our control and some that we don’t even realize we make - and how they impact our lives and those of the people around us.

The first two books concentrate on Riley and Keiffer (Rocket). Riley is a hockey protege. Keiffer is a street walker. They seem to have nothing in common except a love of the ice. I enjoyed watching them come together and solve the problems of the world. The 3rd book is all about Tommy Handsome who saved
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I devoured these three novellas. The first two feature Riley and Keiffer. There story is emotional, sweet, sexy and heartfelt. I loved how these two came together and worked hard for their HEA. They had obstacles to overcome but what they found with each other made it all worth it. There is such a rich development of character in their story.

The third novella features Keiffer's friend Hector, who is now working with Keiffer at a half way house for LGBT at risk youth. The romance that develops be
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A heartfelt trilogy about how love can change your life. In On Broadway, we meet Riley who falls in lust with a man he sees skating at Rockefeller Center. When his cab literally runs into the man a couple of days later, Rocket is not whom he expected. In Rookie Moves, we learn more about Keiffer, aka Rocket and his life before and after falling in love with Riley. In Transitions, we find out about Hector, a friend of Keiffer's and watch as he falls in love with Vincent, a goalie who is playing h ...more
Laurel Looney
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh my. Loved this collection from the first story until the last. It is so full of EVERYTHING that anyone would ever need in a story. I love how it continues with Riley and “Rocket”. These stories make you feel and hurt for every kid out working the streets just to survive. V.L. Locey really brought all of these characters to life and made you think you were living it with them. You will laugh, cry, bite your nails but one thing you won’t do is put it down until you’ve read all 3. Thank you f ...more
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a nice collection of stories. On Broadway was the only one (that I know of) that had been released as a stand alone short, and by itself I found it a bit lacking, but with Rookie Moves it felt more complete. Transitions was the most moving one for me, and the only thing I can say against it was that Tommy/Hector's spanish is horrid. Then again, as a native spanish speeker it peeves me to read bad grammar in a book after spending 11 years in the educational system stuffing those rules and ...more
Robin Hassett
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These three short stories tell the story of love and finding your special person. In the first and second book On Broadway and Rookie Moves you get the story of Rocket and Riley. You learn how they meet and fall,in love. Also how they end up making a huge difference to lgbt kids and young adults living in the city. Book three is the story of Rockets friend Tommy who has also been out on the street. He meets and falls in love with Vincent who is a hockey player who is playing his last season. And ...more
Heather Rawlins
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Nightwings Collection. The 3 stories were so sweet and sexy. Riley and Kieffer had such a great story, I loved their meet-cute. I liked how Riley treated his fame and ability in hockey, a true good sportsman. And then the last story about Tommy and Vincent, oh man were they hot!
Both stories were interesting and kept me reading. I would definitely recommend this collection and I can’t believe I didn’t know about it until now.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love conquers all!

I really enjoyed this trip of stories. It was great to follow the characters through all three books. The courage and love that these characters had for each other was wonderful. You could feel their emotions throughout the stories.
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great collection with hockey players and retired sex workers. ..unusual but it works
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I really liked the characters, but would have liked to see more depth to them and their stories. A little too Cinderella like when the relationships couldn't be that easy.
Shirley (Secret Squirrel)
This was ok. I liked the characters but the romances needed more building. 2.5 stars
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New York - One hell of a town to find true love

Riley, Keiffer, Vincent and Hector aka "Tommy Handsome" were lovely characters to discover in this series. Such a great read.
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Mrs C
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed books 1 & 2 more so than book 3 but they're all quick easy reads. Good characters with intense chemistry but rollercoaster emotions and obstacles at every turn. Definitely worth reading.
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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, Dr. Who, Torchwood, belly laughs, yoga, reading and writing lusty tales, walking, Greek mythology, 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, and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie

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