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, and fast-paced hockey action!
The set includes -
On Broadway (New York Nightwings #1) Rookie Moves (New York Nightwings #2) Transitions (New York Nightwings #3)
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 in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, fresh cup of java in hand.
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 guy who was thrown out at 14 and has spent 7 years on the street. With one story from each POV, we see how two very different men learn to see the world through each other's eyes. Despite being an obsession-at-first-sight story, I believed in their relationship and there was some realism in the obstacles they faced. I'd have loved a full novel for these two, with attention to some of the missing bits, including Riley's experiences coming out. But I enjoyed what we were given.
In the third, we meet Kieffer's friend and street mentor Tommy Handsome, aka Hector, and the hot older goalie who plans to come out when his career is over, but not before. Tommy is working in a new youth shelter that Riley is financing, and the kids he tries to rescue are walking the same hard path of prostitution and abuse that Hector did, at an even younger age than Kieffer. There is some pain and damage that gives this story a poignancy, and the two men go together well.
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 college, and is now a key player for this winning team. When he and his friend Otto spot a kid playing hockey on the rink at Rockefeller Center early one morning, he has no idea of how much his life is going to change. The kid, Rocket, is a street hustler who was pushed from his Christian home before he was fourteen and has been on the streets ever since. Not really a kid, more of a twenty-something, and when Reily finally meets him a few weeks later, the two hit it off in more ways than one. Long story short, they end up together and Reily comes out of the closet for his love for Keiffer, aka Rocket. The major problem I had with this story is that Keiffer was an abrasive character, definitely difficult to like, and the insta-love “I’m willing to come out for you” trope just didn’t do it for me. This was a 2.
Rookie Moves (New York Nightwings #2)
Picking up where book one left off, this story focuses more on Keiffer—who he really is, what are his dreams, and what’s he willing to do to achieve them. As Reily promised, if Keiffer gets his GED, Reily will pay for his college degree and will get the Nightwings pro scouts to look at him if Keiffer makes his college hockey team. When Reily’s parents and sister come to town for the playoff games, we learn even more about Keiffer, and the author cleverly lets us see his big heart, his care and concern for LGBTQ kids on the streets, and his true dreams and goals, and they don’t include hockey, but they do include a degree in social work and setting up a shelter for the kids who are like he used to be. This one was much more complex with deeper characterizations and a loving, giving family. Keiffer was a much more interesting character and brought out my soft side. I gave this story a 4 star rating.
Transitions (New York Nightwings #3)
This is the story I really enjoyed. It featured Tommy Handsome, real name Hector Alvarez, a street kid who served as a big brother to Keiffer and other young LGBTQ boys on the streets. Tommy moved from being a hooker to being a three-card monte hustler, and now is helping with outreach for the new shelter Keiffer and Reily founded. When he meets Vincent Madeux, the goalie for the rival Brooklyn team at a fancy benefit, the two hit it off very well. But Vincent is older and in his last year of hockey and has no desire to come out before retirement. So, they can be together—just not in public. This story explores Tommy’s persona—his kind heart and sense of responsibility for the kids who are still on the street—and it touches on his friendship with Keiffer and his pride in his new position. There’s plenty of time for relationship development between he and Vincent as well, and the author gives us a very nice HEA. I love age-gap romance and this one was spot-on. Definitely 5 stars.
So overall? I’d recommend the trilogy to those who enjoy hockey MM romance.
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 future–both as a couple and individually.
Since their stories take up roughly 2/3 of the collection, Riley and Kieffer certainly have more time to grow and show us who they are, than the couple in the last third of the book. Which is probably why I was a bit sad that these two stories didn’t really go more into Riley and his character/backstory. Don’t get me wrong, I really did enjoy these two stories (I had read one of them previously when it was part of the Changing on the Fly anthology and it still holds up), but both Broadway and Rookie tend to lean heavily on the side of Kieffer, leaving the story a bit lopsided. There seemed to be a lot less focus on hockey, and more on Kieffer dealing with being an ex-prostitute and finding his way in the world now that he has better choices at his fingertips. It is not a bad focus, and it certainly makes for an interesting story, it was just that it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for from this book. Perhaps is this collection was not sold as “MM hockey romance trilogy” it wouldn’t have bugged me so much. Because the stories themselves were not bad. They just had decidedly less hockey-focus than I had hoped.
But that aside, I did enjoy these first two stories. Riley and Kieffer were cute together. Even if I think Riley was a bit too naive about taking home this random dude he met on the street. And I really liked where the story took Kieffer. Certainly not where it looked to be going at the end of the first story, but Rookie Moves took a really nice turn, and I liked the change.
The third story, Transitions, is centered on a friend of Riley’s, Tommy (aka Hector) and a hockey goalie named Vincent. Riley and Hector knew each other back when they were both on the streets, and after Riley reconnected with him in Rookie Moves, Hector decides to help his friend set up a safe spot for homeless LGBT kids on the streets. It is through trying to raise funds for this venture that Hector meets Vincent. Vincent is older, and nearing the end of his hockey career, but still is unsure about how open he wants to be about his attraction to men. He and Hector fall for each other, but with Hector’s past, and Vincent’s life so near the spotlight, they are unsure how far they can take things.
Though I found this story to be a bit cheesy, it was the right kind of cheese. There are certain aspects of this story that I thought were kinda unlikely, or just incredibly convenient, but I also think the story was never expected to be anything more than that. Like the previous story, Hector having ready and willing access to money at a moment’s notice meant that a lot of the problems here were ridiculously easy to solve. You never once actually thought that things would not turn out for the best. But…in this kind of fantasy world that this–and the two previous stories–live in, that is perfectly fine.
All these stories are a touch on the ridiculous side. I’m not sure I would buy any of it in “the real world,” but these stories stick to the rules of their own universe, so I’m ok with that. Fluff isn’t all bad. Sometimes it is even great. And by not really trying to be a lot more than cute stories about a couple of guys who fall for hot hockey players, it didn’t overreach and cause the whole thing to implode. Yes there were some nice bits that talk about how LGBT kids are more likely to find themselves without resources if forced into homelessness by their “parents,” but at the end of the day, these two ex-rent boys landed millionaires and were able to radically improve their lives and the lives of other homeless kids, without huge effort or hardship. It is a bit of a fantasy…but a well written and enjoyable one.
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♡⑅⃝◌꒰ ˘̤ з꒰ ˃̶̤⌄˂̶̤ ` ू꒱◌⑅⃝♡♡⑅⃝◌꒰ ˘̤ з꒰ ˃̶̤⌄˂̶̤ ` ू꒱◌⑅⃝♡ 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, and discovered, not only was it a continuation of Keiffer and Riley’s story, but it’s told from Keiffer’s POV.
Keiffer and Riley were amazing together, although I will admit I wish the first story had included that getting to know you period on page, the continuation of their story had a good bit of togetherness time and I enjoyed, not only the development of Keiffer’s character individually, but getting to know them as a couple. Together they fit. They had amazing chemistry and were passionate, hot and sexy together.
♡⑅⃝◌꒰ ˘̤ з꒰ ˃̶̤⌄˂̶̤ ` ू꒱◌⑅⃝♡♡⑅⃝◌꒰ ˘̤ з꒰ ˃̶̤⌄˂̶̤ ` ू꒱◌⑅⃝♡ **Tommy/Hector and Vincent
I wasn’t sure about Tommy/Hector when I met him in Keiffer’s story, he intrigued me, yet he rubbed me the wrong way, too, but as I got to know him, I fell in love with him. His backstory was so heartbreaking and I just wanted to cuddle him.
I loved Vincent too, and together they worked, they had great chemistry and I loved watching Hector open himself up to Vincent and accept the feelings that were developing between them. I loved that although Vincent was determined to stay in the closet until the end of his career, he was still there for Hector, when he needed him the most.
Using Keiffer and Hector’s backstories, Ms. Locey did an amazing job with the subject matter of young men and women being forced to turn to sex work to survive. My heart breaks that this happens in real life, probably much more often than we imagine.
These stories were all well-written and they flowed well. I loved all four of these men and I really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals and as couples. The stories also had some amazing secondary characters, one, in particular, I’m hopeful we’ll see more of in the future.
This was an enjoyable read filled with so emotion and I can’t recommend enough you go out and one-click it!
*copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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.
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!!
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 homophobic parents kick you out. That story arc will break your heart or make you wanna punch someone. I really liked seeing Keiffer finally getting the life he deserved, Riley really was his prince Charming. The last story follows Tommy (aka Hector), Keiffer's bestie and fellow survivor from the streets. He's a bit of a spitfire who meets his match in Vincent. Vincent who is older (yes love me some May/Dec!!). a goalie (so he's big and yummy) and has a sexy French accent - so basically swoon city. I wasn't the only one swooning so to was Tommy!! He desperately did not wanna fall in love with Vincent. He thought he could live with it just being sex between the two of them but he was so wrong. And boy did he deserve all the love that Vincent could give him.
If you've not read VL Locey before this is a great introduction. This is a quick, enjoyable read. When you're done and you liked it come back to me and i'll introduce you to some more of her ice hockey men and let me tell you there are some real characters to discover and fall in love with.
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 young man, as well as impressed with his hockey skills.
Once Riley finds him, their lives are forever changed. Riley wants to help Rocket, who struggles with accepting help. Their story is beautifully written, developed at a great pace, and contain a whole lot of heat!
We get to follow them as their relationship develops, grows and struggles. And don't forget, Riley is a closeted hockey player. Will he ever be able to come out?
I can't imagine anyone reading this book and not falling for these two men! They are both wonderful, kind, caring and so darn perfect for each other.
Book Two, Rookie Moves, follows Riley and Rocket, now called by his real name, Keiffer. We follow along with them as their relationship gets more serious and grows stronger.
Riley is now out of the closet, and has to introduce Keiffer to his family and his teammates.
Riley has been planning on helping Keiffer to get into college, where he can play hockey. But, somewhere along the line, Keiffer's plans change a little.
I am still in awe of the depth of Riley's love for Keiffer. He immediately sees something special in this young man and will do absolutely anything for him. As much as this seems crazy, it is written so well and just feels so darn right.
In this book, we are introduced to Keiffer's original savior, Tommy, who showed him the ropes of surviving the streets. They are currently world's apart, but are still as close as ever, which is inspiring and impressive. They set out to help the other homeless kids in their area who have no one looking out for them, which is so beautiful to see.
Book 3, Transitions picks up where Book 2 leaves off, but tells us Tommy's story. And what a story it is!
Tommy is just someone who you can't help but to love. He's now helping run a LGBT shelter with Keiffer and Riley. But, his life changes when he meets Vincent, a soon to be retired hockey player. Vincent is older, sexy and very attracted to Tommy.
What follows is a wonderful relationship that develops, with both men needing to break through the other's walls. Tommy is struggling, big time, to trust that anyone would ever be there for him long term. But that is exactly what Vincent wants and he has to prove himself to Tommy.
As a fantastic addition to Tommy and Vincent's story, they meet another young runaway who they want to help, but they will certainly have to fight to earn his trust.
All three stories are beautifully written, with compelling characters who have been well developed. We are able to laugh with them, cry with them and swoon with them. All three stories delve deep into the world of homeless LGBT teens and the need to help them.
I am elated to have found this series and highly recommend it! VL Locey perfectly entwines her love of hot hockey players with an ambitious look into the LGBT homeless community. And she has a success on her hands!
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 first night. The humor, sarcastic comments, painful past, and want makes for a great love story.
In Rookie Moves, We continue Riley and Rocket's, as we now know him as Keiffer, story as their relationship evolves and grows even stronger. Meeting your boyfriends parents can be very scary. How will it go? Keiffer's idea of college then a pro NHL career changes a bit by the end of this well written second story. The lengths Riley will go for his man and Keiffer for him is wonderful to witness. The love is just as strong in this book and we now get to meet the man who saved Keiffer's life when he first was put out on the streets, Tommy Handsome, also a person on the streets due to no family support and a bad experience with said family. We see how great their friendship is and how they, together with no small help from Riley, help make things a bit easier for the people who are forced to live on the streets from the LGBT community. Another great story!
Finally in Transitions, We get Tommy's story. We learn his real name in this story, which I will let you find out, and get to watch his chance meeting with a sexy, older , not out yet , NHL player, Vincent. As their relationship takes off..after a stumble, to great heights. Their relationship is well written and we see all the walls come down, slowly but surely from Tommy's side. He has to learn to trust his feelings and trust the man when he tells him he'll be there for him. He's always run in the past, will he run this time? Then there is another kid who needs help. Will he let them? Will they be able to help him? Again, as in the first 2 books this one is filled with love, laughter, hotness and revelations that help shape the couples relationship.
All three of these books were great! I loved the continuation of the first so we could get Keiffer's and then Tommy's stories.
I received and Advanced Readers Copy of this collection for my honest review.
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 how their story plays out.
Rookie Moves 4 Stars
Trying to fit into Riley’s life is hard for Keiffer. Getting his GED so he can go to college and possibly get into a hockey program is difficult. Dealing with Riley’s best friend who doesn’t like him is difficult. The team absences are taking their toll too.
Keiffer meets Riley’s family and discovers where Riley got his goodness from. Along the way he also decided that hockey didn’t have to be his life. He is afraid Riley won’t like the new path he wants to go in.
I really liked the direction this story took these guys. A nice sweet, hot love story.
Transitions 4 Stars
Hector Alvarez (Tommy) is the liaison for Curio Halfway House for LGBT youth at risk. He’s an ex hooker/con man extraordinaire. Keiffer convinced him to run the center. He sometimes misses his old life.
Then he meets Vincent, the goalie for the Barracudas. He feels a strong attraction towards the big man. They start to spend time together. Vincent isn’t out and wants to keep the relationship quiet. Hector is ok with that because he figures they won’t last long. Hector always runs when things get serious.
I think this story was my favorite of the three books. I liked how Vincent slowly worked past Hector’s walls. Their story was fairly low key with a few moments of drama. I would definitely recommend this series.
Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.
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 to them. Riley is totally taken with Keiffer when he sees him playing with a hockey stick and puck outside at a public rink but Keiffer gets away before Riley can approach him. When they meet again later Riley takes him home with him.
Things get off to a pretty rough start when Keiffer steals Riley's wallet but when Keiffer is in trouble and turns to Riley, Riley can't send him away. On Broadway is told from Riley's perspective and Rookie Moves from Keiffer's
The two stories have lots of feels and end up with a nice epilogue and HEA for Riley and Keiffer.
Vincent and Hector's story is just as compelling as the first two. Vincent is a goalie and playing his last season before retirement; he's not out as a gay man. Hector is working with Keiffer to help young LGBT people. The chemistry between them is hot but Hector's been on his own for a long time and doesn't believe in relationships and HEA's.
All four of the men in these stories are great guys. They end up doing great things for the LGBT community. For shortish novellas these three stories sure pack a punch and hit me with lots of feels. I'm so glad that I read them.
An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
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, but the emotions, loyalty, and trust of this couple certainly shows. The third story, Transitions, gives us Hector, or Tommy as he's known on the street, and Vincent. We saw a bit of Hector in the first two books as a close friend to Keiffer, and this one is all about him and a blooming relationship with Riley's teammate. Given his history, Hector is slow to trust, but the chemistry between him and Vincent is almost palpable. This one was the hardest for me at times as there are moments that are truly heart-wrenching as Hector tries to help a teen in trouble. Those hard to read scenes are tempered by some sweet and sexy with couple, and they were an absolute delight as they fell for each other. Both Keiffer and Hector get a modern day Cinderella story when they find their loves. Hector's story is easily my favorite, but all three are interesting and entertaining reads.
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 Keiffer from death while teaching him how to live on the streets.
I enjoyed all of the stories and felt like the author did a great job of telling the stories in a well-paced arc that kept me reading and kept the story flowing. Good writing with likable characters.
*** I voluntarily read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
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 between Hector and Vincent, a retiring NHL goalie comes about while each is learning to trust in the other. I loved watching these two grow strong together and build a life they never thought to have.
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 his last season of hockey. The projects that these men take on while living and loving in New York make this a special book!
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 for this amazing series.
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 uses in my head. All in all, it was a nice collection
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 is not out yet. These four men are all very sweet.
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.
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.
This is a M/M book full of Hockey hunks and their men. There are 3 novellas in this collection following the lives of Riley, Keiffer, Hector, Liko and Vincent. The first 2 novellas are about Riley and Keiffer’s adventure. Riley is a hockey player not out of the closet so when he meets Keiffer he finds someone he can care about. Keiffer is a street kid with so much hockey talent but no way to get noticed. They have one night but that isn’t enough for Riley and he goes out looking for Keiffer. When Keiffer shows up again, Riley does everything in his power to keep him around. Their adventure starts off a little rocky but then they find out what they true meaning of caring and loving means. We meet Hector in book 2 and he gets a story from his POV in book 3. In his book he works with Riley, Keiffer and the LGBT community to get the teens off the street. While at a fundraiser for the halfway house he meets Vincent and its hot at first sight. All the while he is trying his best to find the kid, he helped one-night name Jian or Liko. When Liko calls him for help he is there to save the day and maybe find love with Vincent in the process. I love the fact that big strong Hockey players can find love in the most unexpected places.