Boys of Summer
Teammates, roommates, friends with benefits. What could go wrong?
Boys of Summer is a book about finding the perfect person to ride shotgun with on the crazy road trip called life. It contains a Dolly Parton lookalike, an unfortunate deer versus car incident, and poorly-timed epiphanies.
Everybody leaves. That was the first lesson Thunder goalie James McVicker ever...more
I am such a fan of this series and the guys in the books. AE W keeps the stories fresh with every book.
Vicky and Paddy have to be my favorite couple of them all. But I think I missed a book before this one so we'll see. I definitely need to go back and read it. Back to Vicky and Paddy. They are the best of friends who have been riding a flirtatious line only one was noticing. But when Vicky points out Paddy's behavior to him, it's like a coming to Jesus moment. They both admit they're ...more
This novel is intricately layered and richly complex with multiple story-lines weaving seamlessly together. There’s the road trip, the hockey aspects, Vicky’s grandfather, Paddy’s extended family (& they are as marvellous as always) and, centre to it all, the relationship and all the confusion, joy, heartbreak and self-discovery this entails. The entire book is a roller coaster of emotion, with Wasp artfully pulling the reader from angst to tears-streaming-down-your-face laughter; from ...more
Patrick and Vicky were unbearably sweet with a lot of sexy times. I love a good road trip and this book did not disappoint. ...more
Vicky and Paddy are so freaking adorable and cute and funny together and so adorably clueless in their "oh, no, we're just friends, I'm not in love with him, it's not like that"...
I loved the road trip they take together and all the shenanigans they get up to!
I am completely and utterly in love with the combined O'Reilly-Luciano clan (coming from a big Italian family it's kinda reading about home).
This was an awesome friends to lovers story! I love romance books featuring hockey players and this was a really good one! Vicky and Patrick were inseparable! They were best friends then best friends with benefits...until they fell in love...no spoilers but it was an excellent summer adventure!
I love A E Wasp and I love the O'Reilly/Luciano family and watching Patrick and Vicky figure things outwash so great.
This also a great road trip book: a few I've read felt like the author just really wanted to write about specific places and it felt superfluous to the story; this road trip allows you to watch these guys fall in love and witness how it changes from friendship love to love love.
Patrick and Vicky have stolen my heart Wasp does it again, and engaging, funny, adorable and sexy story. Jesus was it HOT! The description of the scenes was tantalizing, shiver inducing and simply awesome. The family Luciano’s and O’s were AMAZING! And Patrick and Vicky’s dynamic was explosive but also beautiful and pure and GOD I just loved this!
Not only that but we find out about ALL the other couples in this series, which made it even more perfect! ...more
“I didn’t know angels could curse.” So many funny one-liners in this book. The banter between Paddy and Vicky is amusing, sexy and sweet; even though they are both so stubborn about their feelings for each other. I love how Paddy has a special nickname all of his own for Vicky. The hotel scene, so so hot, but I also couldn’t stop laughing. Same thing with the truck stop and that grandma is cool. I’m not a fan of camping but after this book it just might be my favorite thing.
This author writes great characters and great stories. I love that the characters aren’t only hockey players, but we see them play hockey, and deal with hockey/related things like contracts. As with previous books, I really think the author could benefit from an editor/better editor, as there are some distracting grammatical mistakes yet again, as well as some minor personality continuity issues with the characters.
Still, the characters were wonderful with just the right amount of ...more
I love A.E. Wasp's books, her writing style and "Hot off the ice" series is one of my favorite <3
This is a great addition to this amazing series about hockey players in love. It is a real page turner, it's hard to stop reading. All O’Reilly and Luciano family members are pretty awesome, but I can understand that such a big family can be more than just a little bit overwhelming for a poor Vicky. I loved his story, I ...more
a/ it took me days, if not more than a week, to finish it
(that btw usually means it was not great but not bad enough to delete or I was too curious to let go)
b/ I chopped my reading time of this book into way too many parts and I still liked it every time I opened it
(but I read it in... unsuitable environment which is my fault)
So now I am not entirely sure whether this book is so great it survived terrible odds it was put up against or ...more
Here we finally have Patrick and Vickey's romance! This story is set in the off season so limited hockey.
I felt like the build up was slow. These 2 were in a fairly unchanging friends with benefits situation for around 70% of the book. I felt like that could have been shaved down or more action added to keep us interested.
I really appreciated Patty's innocence. I liked that he was just a good boy. I didn't feel like the awakening was explored enough for my ...more
Huh...Well getting passed the first chptr, you would think that Patrick was all about riding Vicky and seeing to his Bi side. Yet, as the book progressed Patrick came off as straddling the line to stay straight.
I guess if the pot smoking had been left out, it wouldn't have been so easy for Vicky to discount the sex and what he felt. Not sure I like the subliminal that drugs be used as a crutch for uncomfortable feelings.
All in all, its a great book and so much better than the ...more
This is one of my favourite hockey series and I love the previous couples.
So good to see how far Bryce and Dakota has come, to see the big Russian Sergei and his sassy figure skater Alex and of course my favourite couple Liam and Joey.
And now there's Paddy and Vicky, teammates and best friends who after Patrick discovers that's he's curious starts a friends with benefits relationship.
And just as oblivious as Patrick is to the amount of flirting he's doing with James (Vicky) just as ...more
I have read all the other books, and I still got all the boys mixed up. But I loved the weddings and the road trip, and these silly boys' attempts to convince themselves (coz they weren't convincing us or the other characters) that this is all just fun.
But it is also fun.
Will there be more? Hope so.
This is a overall warm cozy read.
A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane. She invites readers into her characters’ lives and worlds when they are their ...more