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Defying Gravity

(Ice Tigers #1)

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A hockey star. His hidden boyfriend. And his fake girlfriend. What could go wrong?

Tyler Wolfe has it all, or does he? He’s living his dream, playing pro hockey. Everything would be perfect if he didn’t have to hide the most important thing in his life.

Danny Fisher has had enough. Two years as Tyler's hidden boyfriend have taken a toll on him and he considers leaving Tyler.
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published February 25th 2019 by Isabella Cassazza
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Coco.V
Mar 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (3/6/2019)!

Blurb:
Two men, a woman—an unexpected love story.

Tyler Wolfe has it all, or does he? He’s living his dream, playing pro hockey for the Boston Ice Tigers, and at thirty he’s become one of the NHL’s top scorers. Everything would be perfect if he didn’t have to hide the most important thing in his life.

Danny Fisher has had enough. Almost two years of hiding his relationship with Tyler have taken a toll on him, and when his very own hockey hottie is supposed to take
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Mar 05, 2019 marked it as not-interested
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


When Lily saves Tyler, a professional hockey player, from possibly being outed by the paparazzi, he brings her into the fold of his relationship with his friend and lover, Danny. You see, Tyler, being a professional athlete, has a problem, a big problem. He's in love with his longtime friend and lover, but he cannot let the world know. There are no out gay professional hockey players, and he certainly does not want to be the first one. And yet, Danny is tired of being Tyler's big secret, and he
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
~Jenna

This is my first read from this author and I can definitely say that I'll be reading more from her! This story starts out right away with drama and suspense. Tyler and Danny are having trouble with their relationship. But here comes Lily to shake things up. I enjoyed the storyline and how things flowed fairly nicely. These 3 characters really drew me in and their personalities were quite relatable. I also really loved how the author gives us points of view from all 3 characters. I enjoyed
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Brynn
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a cute story! Tyler and Danny have been dating for a couple of years but they have to hide their relationship because Tyler plays hockey and they worry about the repercussions if he comes out. Lily, a horse trainer, goes to one of Tyler’s games and overhears Danny and Tyler arguing afterward. She realizes they are together and sees a paparazzi about to take a picture of them as they are about to kiss. She intervenes and from there becomes Tyler’s fake girlfriend and a close friend to both ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

This is the first in a series and the first novel for this author. Not a bad start if I do say so. I love hockey romance and this once has the added twist of a M/M/F. Lots of things to work through and agree to in this type of relationship.

The author handles the tension of Tyler and Danny's relationship and layers on the added feelings they both start developing for Lily. Loved all the sports in this one--both hockey and competitive Horsemanship. I also really appreciated that once they came
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Lisa
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazingly sweet romance! I couldn't put this one down.
Tyler and Danny are amazing together. But keeping their relationship a secret to protect Tyler's career, is starting to take its toll on Danny. While arguing in a parking garage they both aren't paying enough attention and are almost outed by the paparazzi. Lily sees what is going on and intervenes. Becoming Tyler's fake girlfriend seems like an easy thing to do for two people who are so sweet, but once she starts to develop feelings
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Defying Gravity by Isabella Cassazza is book One in the Ice Tigers Series. This is the story of Tyler Wolfe, Danny Fisher and Lily Parker.
Tyler is a pro hockey player for the Boston Ice tigers which puts him in the public eye. Tyler is also in a secret relationship with Danny for the last two years, but hasn't publicly acknowledged it. Then Danny learns that Tyler is being pressured to be on a social media dating show looking for women, which of course adds to some upset. Lily is a horse
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heareads
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, angst, mfm, menage, mm, mmf, sports
Tyler and Danny have been together for a couple of years but due to Tyler being in the NHL he can’t come out. Danny is ok with this as he know it won’t be forever.

Lily comes across them arguing about a dating show Tyler has been asked to appear on, as a straight man. They are arguing and saying things that shouldn’t be said in the open and Lily spots a paparazzi and quickly intervenes so that they are not outed.

Tyler and Danny are both grateful and Tyler asks her to pose as his fake girlfriend
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Katie ✨
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Defying Gravity is the first installment in the Ice Tigers Hockey series and the first novel by Isabella Cassazza.

If you are a fan of hockey, horses, chocolate and steamy M/M/F this book is for you.

The love story is strong and intense in this story which is what I liked the most. First between Tyler and Danny and later on with Lily as every character will forgive each other several times.
Both men will expand their hearts to make room for a new addition to their relationship meanwhile Tyler
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Erin
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I’m a huge fan of hockey romance. Add in the intrigue of a hidden relationship, and then what happens with Lily, and I was hooked in that blurb! It’s got a happily ever after, and is the start of the Ice Tigers series, where we can hopefully see more of Tyler’s teammates in the future.

This book starts off as a M/M relationship in trouble, so be prepared for that. But also, don’t stop reading because of that! It’s a cautionary tale of how life can throw some crazy curveballs, but the right
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Up All Night With Books
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars!
Review by Nancy
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog


An unexpected menage, Defying Gravity by Isabella Cassazza is the first book in the Ice Tigers Hockey series. It is also her debut novel. A great read, easy to follow and well written. A story about three people finding themselves in a world that isn’t always accepting.

Tyler has it all. He’s a famous hockey player, handsome, charming and talented. The fame he has comes with a lot of critics and judgments. He is madly in love
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JoAnna G
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book one in the Ice Tigers series. I love reading about hockey. I say that every time I review one. Nothing has changed. I have never read a book about hockey in this genre and I have to say I loved it. This is a m/m/f book. You get man loving as well as male and female loving. It starts off with a bang and I sat back end enjoyed the ride. The pace is great and well as the premise. That is what drew me in beside hockey.

The book starts off with Tyler and Danny hiding what they are to
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

This is the first of the Ice Tigers series, and boy does it start with a bang. Not sure if the whole series will be MMF, but this sure was. Tyler and Danny are in a secret relationship. To the outside world Danny is just Tyler's roommate, but behind closed doors they have been together for two years. So far everything is just fine, no one suspects a thing, in fact they are doing such a good job that Tyler is to be on a reality romance show. The two absolutely hate the
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Dimple
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Isabella Cassazza delivers a beautiful story about love in all its many forms.

Hockey player Tyler has been hiding his true self for several years, especially after entering into a relationship with his beloved boyfriend, Danny. To the world They're just roommates but they're actually so much more. Tyler is convinced the league isn't ready for an openly gay hockey player and Danny understands why they have to keep their relationship secret but when the team orders Ty to take part in a Bachelor
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Jennifer Pierson
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Isabella Cassazza is another new to me author, and I am very excited about her new series after this debut story, Defying Gravity. I've come to love hockey stories a ton, and this one is very original, with it starting off with Tyler & Danny, the two men in love, but in secret, as men in hockey don't come out of the closet. And the drama is high when Tyler is selected to do a dating show, which upsets Danny, because obviously he doesn't want him to do it. Lily comes on the scene when she's ...more
Diane Lynch
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hockey-romance, ebook
Isabella Cassazza wins with DEFYING GRAVITY, the first book in the Ice Tigers series. Boston Ice Tigers NHL star, Tyler Wolfe, has a secret, his boyfriend, Danny Fisher. Their lives change after meeting, Lily Parker. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.

I adored this story. Tyler, Danny, and Lily are all amazing characters. They are all very different but fit together. Tyler is an in the closet athlete. He distances himself from his teammates fearing they will
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Amy  Crull
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author and I'm in love. This book has a sweet feel to it. It jumps right into Tyler and Danny's relationship. You can feel the love and respect between them. They have the sweetest and hottest relationship. I swear these two have some major chemistry and can break some walls. So there's a catch.. they have to keep silent. No one has came out as gay in hockey. Enter Lily. She's the breathe of fresh air these two need in their lives. She just doesn't know it at ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4 stars

Isabella Cassazza delivers a beautiful story about love in all its many forms.

Hockey player Tyler has been hiding his true self for several years, especially after entering into a relationship with his beloved boyfriend, Danny. To the world They're just roommates but they're actually so much more. Tyler is convinced the league isn't ready for an openly gay hockey player and Danny understands why they have to keep their relationship secret but when the team orders Ty to take part in a
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United Indie Book Blog
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author and I'm in love. This book has a sweet feel to it. It jumps right into Tyler and Danny's relationship. You can feel the love and respect between them. They have the sweetest and hottest relationship. I swear these two have some major chemistry and can break some walls. So there's a catch.. they have to keep silent. No one has came out as gay in hockey. Enter Lily. She's the breathe of fresh air these two need in their lives. She just doesn't know it at ...more
Louise
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need more than 5* for this book. It is my first from this author and I was a bit nervous about reading it because if this genre isn't done well it can be a bit of a train wreck but that was not the case here. I am so sucked into the Ice Tigers world now I can't wait for more.
In this story we met Tyler who is the hot jock but he is so much more than that. He is a softy and I was crushing on him so hard. The situation he was in was awful and I hope that the sporting world is more open minded but
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
When I read the blurb for Defying Gravity by Isabella Cassazza I was very intrigued to read it. I was not sure how this story would flow, and I was very pleasantly surprised. Tyler Wolfe is at the top of his game as one of the top NHL players. But he has a secret, a big one. Though everyone believes Danny is just a friend, they have been in a secret relationships for a few years. They love each other, but how long can Danny live with being the dirty little secret.

When Tyler has no choice but to
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margaret a metz
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great menage romance

This was a wonderful menage romance that had surprisingly good character development without spending a lot of time delving into the characters pasts. I appreciated how much time was spent discussing how the characters felt & this was balanced nicely with all of the steamy, sexy, romantic scenes. The situations & dialogue felt mostly real & practical for the characters. I did feel the ending, or plot wrap-up seemed a little rushed & hopefully I’m not spoiling
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Annie
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Lily, Tyler and Danny. Tyler is a hockey player, Danny is a physiotherapist and Lily is an assistant horse trainer. Danny and Tyler have been in a closet relationship for two years, the hockey world hasn't accepted their type of relationship yet. So after Danny and Tyler leave a game one night, after a big fight, Lily saves them by intercepting an almost kiss between the guys. A paparazzi was trying to take pictures. ...more
2OCC Reviews
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
This was a very sweet, steamy read. I love that it was light but also had depth to the characters when it came to their feelings for each other. I would have really liked more back story from the guys though. We get some of their past but not a ton. Not enough for me to feel a deeper connection with them, but enough that I loved them. (Yes I know that is a confusing statement lol)

This book starts off with a beautiful friendship formed and then it seemed to naturally progress from there. That’s
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Jamie Chomyc
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Angel Babe's Blog!!!

I absolutely loved this book!! This is the first book by Isabella Cassazza that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing!!
This is a M/M/F book and I loved it the story line and characters are amazing!! The book starts with a bang and I was hooked, I couldn't put it down!! Tyler, Danny and Lily have insane chemistry and passion, they are hot whether it's all 3 of them or just Tyler and Danny!! No spoilers as you really need to read this book for yourself
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Lauren
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome start to a new series ... I was really worried about how Lily was gonna fit in with Tyler and Danny but honestly I felt the chemistry was stronger when they were all together. Danny and Tyler have there own issues when Lily comes into the picture and she smoothes things over and helps them be who they wanna be in a bigger way. Its so sad the extremes Tyler went too, to hide who he really is and how he feels. I do feel they all bring out something in each other that helps them keep on ...more
Natalie Weston Book Club Gone Wrong
The chemistry in this book between was off the charts hot. No slow build with this one. It starts out fast and keeps pace all the way through. The romance in the story was sweet. You can feel the love between Tyler and Danny.
Add in Lily and the sparks really fly.

This was my first read by this author and I totally enjoyed it. I'm a huge hockey fan which had me liking it even more.

This book does deal with a subject that while now is more excepted today then ever before there are still a lot of
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Christine Woinich
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The instant connection between Lily, Danny, and Tyler was great! My heart was tugged in many directions as this trio tried to figure out their relationship. All three had been hurt somehow in the past, and I loved how they all took that step toward honesty and found love for each other. This was a little steamy, especially between Danny and Tyler, and it was a page turner for me.

I received an ARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Penny Ellgass
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this story we have Tyler and Danny who love each other and been a couple for 2 years. Their relationship is in the closet because of Ty's career and it is putting a strain on them, especially since his job is pressuring him to go on a dating show.
One night leaving the rink a photographer is taking pictures and a fan, Lily runs up and whispers in Tyler's ear and he calls her darling kisses her and the 3 of them drive off.
Take this adventure with them, in the world of living in the closet and
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Isabella Cassazza lives in Europe.
She has been an avid reader from an early age and when shes not writing, she usually has a book in her hands. Other than that, she enjoys a good hockey game, equestrian sport and chocolate - lots of chocolate.
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