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Travis Campbell has been at this hockey thing for a while. He knows his days on the ice are numbered, but he’s happy with the Moncton Ice Cats and he’s still got some time to figure out what comes next. He’s been taking college classes online and thought he knew what he was doing, but then he made the ultimate rookie mistake. It turns out the poetry class is not the easier ...more
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published August 8th 2019 by Loch Awe Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This book is all the things:

- one lovable, tough-as-nails hockey player (Travis) who doesn't need to lead
- one adorkable English grad student (Barnaby) who is toppy as hell
- sizzling chemistry
- friends to lovers
- awesome ensemble of secondary characters (Jack & Grady need to get together pronto!)
- SEX on fire
- POETRY
- hurt/comfort
- low relationship angst
- romance (Travis & Barnaby were so sweet together, I was swooning the entire time)
- HEA!

The guys actually recite poetry to one another
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Bookreader87(Amanda)
Good stuff...

3.5 stars
Cute story of a hockey player and tutor falling for one another.
I'm really looking forward to a Grady & Jack story
Nazanin
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet and hot. I'm definitely going to check this author's other books. Loved the Hafez quote too. Now I cannot wait for Jack and Grady's story!
Snjez
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first 2/3 of the story was wonderful. I can safely say that I liked all the characters, though Barnaby might be my favourite. Oh how I wish there was an audio version of this book, I'd love to hear him talk in that proper British accent of his. He is so adorable.

Travis and Barnaby were super sweet together. I liked the progression of their relationship from student/tutor to friends to more. It felt natural. Also, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading poetry this much. It really br
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Bev
Well, I was intending to read the rest of the Moncton Ice Cats stories again but as usual got caught up in this new story. 4.5 stars from me. Loved it.

We catch up with Rupert and Callum...well, duh obviously *cue eye roll* as Rupert is the team manager and Travis, one of the MC's, is a sort of enforcer for the team. There was also a teeny tiny catch up with Alexei and Mike, and I hate to say it but the solution to Travis being withdrawn from the playing roster due to head injury was fairly obvio
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Leslie
I love everything about this world Samantha Wayland has created with her Moncton Ice Cats team. “Poetry in Motion,” brings us Barnaby who is the cousin of Rupert from, “Home and Away.” Him and Travis were lovely together and I enjoyed catching up with Rupert, Callum, Alexei and Mike. I’m going to read the two novellas next and then Alexei and Mike’s Christmas Story. I don’t doubt that I would read anything about anyone on this team. Although I’m skipping the two that have women involved because ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
4.5 stars

Oh... it’s certainly refreshing to be reading a book that’s not only well written but fun and funny and adorable and full of hockey!

I love Samantha Wayland. She wrote my all-time favourite hockey book, Home and Away 😍 so to be in the periphery of the lives of the characters from that book? Awesome feeling.

To be honest, I expected more conflict between Barnaby and Travis but they simmered down pretty quickly from first contact.

I’ve hit a bit of a snag. I have no idea what to say about
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Elizabeth
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read!

I love this world Samantha Wayland has created. The characters are wonderful and that hockey world intriguing. Travis and Barnaby are another great couple in this little world. This book had a good storyline, great characters, as most importantly, a lot of heart. One complain is it ended abruptly for my tastes, I would love an epilogue. Good book overall.
Leelah🍁♋️ Orion
Ok let’s just start off and say I’m not a poetry girl. Not unless the meaning is obvious. So I could totally understand where Travis was coming from. Going beyond the poetry parts, this was a good book. About two men who don’t think they can have love, finding love with each other. This has several of my weaknesses. Hockey players, and a nerdy man with an accent. YES! Let’s just put it out there now, don’t let the athlete and nerd put you off. There is so much more to these characters.

The writin
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AussieMum
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can understand all the high ratings for this one. It’s very sweet, very romantic, it made me laugh and it has two likeable MC. I found it a little slow in parts which had me putting this down a few times and wavering with giving it 3 stars. But I always picked it back up. There was just something special about these two men. Whether it was the poetry, the hockey...I’m not sure. It just gave me lots of the feels.
Courtney Bassett
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, wrote-review
Funny and emotional

This book both made me laugh and cry (and maybe fan myself at the love scenes - holy moly, they were hot!!). I devoured it and would have loved more. It was great to see characters from former books, and I’m hoping to see some side characters get their happy soon!
BR11
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommend! Both characters are adorable.
Tj
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: athlete, professor
I loved this book. Poetry.... this alone should be enough to entice you into reading this one. However, don't panic if poetry isn't your thing, this book has so much to offer. The main characters are two men who are both dealing with life and life choices.

Barnaby has left England for the cold frozen wonders of Canada. He is back on track to finishing university and getting his degree. He went all-in for love and dropped out of school to support a boyfriend and his ballet aspirations. The whole
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Nat ReadingAllNite
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku-borrow, m-m
Fantastic, except the very end

Samantha Wayland was one of my gateway authors into MM and I was thrilled to see a new book. Barnaby and Travis were wonderful characters and their story had me laughing and swooning and close to tears at some points. The ending was kind of disappointing though. A whole bunch of events and discussion that I’d rather have seen happening is told too quickly and wrapped up in less than a chapter. At least it got to a strong HFN. But what is up with Grady and Jack? Ther
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Mateo
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Did i say to you that i love poetry ? No ? I love poetry and it was the real magic in this novel. The idea to use poetry as a medium between the two characters was a brillant idea. It really works for me. Try it, you could be surprise.
Tess
Aug 16, 2019 added it
Shelves: paused-or-dnf-d
Paused at 25%. Just not what I feel like reading right now.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars
Maxine
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet, and adorable, and ooey-gooey. I love the Moncton Ice Cats and this magical world that Samantha Wayland has created, and this story was no exception. I would have loved a bit more of an epilogue, but I can only assume we'll get to revisit Travis and Barnaby when we get Jack and Grady's story.
Kath Carroll
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good! I love Samantha Wayland’s writing and can’t wait for her next book.
msartemysia
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book by Samantha Wayland basically all in one sitting. I could barely put it down to eat, use the restroom, and deal with my feelings. There are so many things I could say about 'Poetry in Motion', but I don't want to be (too) spoilery, so I'll do my best to describe anything that gives away any major plot points.

With her Moncton Ice Cats series, Wayland has created such a beautiful universe of characters that I did not know what to expect. It seemed perfect, built, and done; I wond
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Sanaa
3.5 stars.

I wish I was into it as much as all my other friends. If I had been, this could've easily been a 5 star read.
Morgan  Skye
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2019
Yay! Hockey is just around the corner and this books gets you right in the mood!

I love Samantha’s books and it was great seeing a couple of the old MCs again.

I was not expecting this book to have the serious undertones that it did, but I was so pleased to see the subject of traumatic head injuries being discussed like this here. It’s something you hate to see as a hockey fan – but they’re a reality. In theory all the new rules are designed to limit them, but just as the book illustrates – things
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Tina K
This book? It made my heart sing. 💜
Oxy.
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars. This book made me WANT another story about Callum and Rupert, i want to read about their little family please.
Cadiva
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is very definitely my favourite so far in an excellent series of ice hockey romances which manage to avoid a lot of the typical plot points associated with the trope.

I had lots and lots of feels reading this one, I adored Barbaby's oh so very British ways and his humour and I have to compliment Samantha on getting the dialogue for him right on point.

I loved Travis and his fears that he couldn't do anything other than be an ice hockey player and how he'd never really been properly taught ho
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A.P. Moraez
This book was fun and interesting... until it wasn't.

I loved the intensity flowing between both main characters in the beginning, and how expertly the author introduced the subject of poetry as the story progressed.

Once they finally got together, though, the storytelling took a dive to the seventh depths of hell.

The sex scenes were dry and too prolonged. Could've kept them more succinct and they'd be better for it.

But what bothered the most was the amount of realism thrown in my face. There's so
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Michelle
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this! I enjoyed how things gradually developed between Travis and Barnaby and how neither wanted or planned for anything serious, but they both caught feelings. They were both just nice, decent people, so it was easy to like and root for them. I really enjoyed the bits with Barnaby tutoring Travis and helping him understand poetry (and honestly wished there had been more of that in the second half, but once they start hooking up, the book is less focused on the tutoring aspect since it's ...more
Kim
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
There is just something about Samantha's Waylands Ice Cats world that just sucks me in again every time. It is always great to see old friends especially my favorite couple Rupert and Callum, but she also keeps adding interesting and lovable characters to the group.

Barnaby is Rupert's cousin from England and he is trying for a fresh start to get over heartbreak and some personal issues. Travis Campbell is getting a bit old to play hockey, but is unsure of what comes after. He is in sch
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Jenny
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
**3.5 stars

I just discovered Samantha Wayland and really like the way she writes. And I very much enjoyed this book from her. The only real complaint I have is that I like a slower burn. I want to ache for the two MC's to figure it out and be together. When they get together too soon it becomes a bit boring (IMO) and I tune out a bit waiting for that predictable fight that is usually unnecessary and so convoluted I end up rolling my eyes. BUT there wasn't that. There was a bump in the road, but
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Samantha Wayland has three great loves in life; her family, writing books, and hockey. She is often found apologizing to the first for how much time and attention is taken up by the latter two, but they forgive her because they are awesome and she clearly doesn’t deserve them.

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