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Shadow and Light

(Arizona Raptors #3)

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Is it easier to fall into the shadows than hold onto the light?

Injured in a horrific car accident by a man who made him feel like nothing, Henry was left with life threatening injuries, crippling self doubt, and his career as a hockey player destroyed. He’s struggling to see, and as much as people tell him to have hope because he’s young and fit, his vision is compromised
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published March 22nd 2020
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Cadiva
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What a thoroughly uplifting and joyful book, even though it's dealing with the aftermath of some horrendous events.

I loved everything about this book, from Henry's determination to get back on the ice, to Apollo's warmth and caring heart.

Third in the Arizona Raptors series, I think it could stand alone but the reader would have a much better understanding of the background if they'd read the first two - which are brilliant books in their own right anyways!

Great pacing, the tensions grew organica
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True Loveislovereview
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Henry and Apollo

After being heavily injured by a car accident cost by his abusive ex, Henry has to recover. That will be in a big house with all the luxury offered by his friend Adler.
Apollo, Adler’s brother from another father and mother, will travel all the way to Arizona to nurse, feed and assist Henry for the next six months, help him with his recovery so he’ll go back to play ice hockey.
Apollo is a happy sparkling spirit. Romantic at heart he hopes to find a man who would choose him and on
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~nikki the recovering book addict
This was good! This was more the style of the Harrisburg Railers that I loved but not quite all the way. But I’m willing to let that slide because I haven’t had a good hockey read in ages!

That said, I feel like the pacing is a little off. It moved from one milestone to another pretty quickly - a bit too quickly in my opinion. One moment they’re getting friendly and the next they’re kissing and then they’re not really communicating and then soon it’s time to say goodbye. The pacing was jarring to
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Christelle
Another instalment for the Arizona Raptors series from the now well-known writing couple RJ Scott and VL Locey, on how the team members of the Arizona Raptors find their “one”. It’s an mm Hockey romance, sweet, moderate on the steam but always with a nice HEA.

There’s as usual a few and minor appearances or references to the Raptors team and even to the Harrisburg team for the fans of the Scott/Locey sport romance series, but even more in this one when it comes to the MCs, and I’m glad I read “Fi
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Rachel
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the series so far, LOVE LOVE LOVE Henry and Apollo <3 <3
Heather
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It seems like forever that I've been waiting for Henry's story but I was patient and I knew that when he was ready to tell RJ Scott & VL Locey his journey it would be amazing. HOLY HANNAH BATMAN!!!! I was not disappointed.

Some might see Henry Greenaway as broken and they might see Apollo Vasquez in a smiliar light because of certain aspects that have brought them to where they are. I don't want to go into particulars because if you haven't been reading Arizona Raptors then I feel that I'd be spo
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Joyfully Jay
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars


Shadow and Light is ultimately about finding purpose when your world shifts sideways for one reason or another. It’s the third in the Arizona Raptors series and there are enough overlapping characters with the Harrisburg Railers that you really need to have a working knowledge of both series to appreciate this one.

Henry is a fairly sympathetic character. He’s been used and abused by the people who claimed to love him most and nearly lost his life in the process.
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Debbie
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

This is book three in the Arizona Raptors series. It says that it is not a stand alone and you should read books one and two first, however, I don't think its entirely NECESSARY, but it certainly would help. I have read those two books, and they were both solid 4 star reads.

THIS one, though, is a whole different kettle of fish!

I LOVED this book!

You feel for Henry. His life has taken a turn he didn't expect. The man who
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Mari  Cardenas
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars!

Henry is trying to recover after a horrific accident so he could go back to playing for the Raptors and Apollo is Adler's BFF and PA and wanting to make something of his life, so Adler asks him to help Henry during his recuperation. Apollo's sunny disposition might be just what Henry needs to get out of his funk, but can the two of them go past failed relationships and betrayal and have a chance at a HEA? 

I adored Henry. I just wanted to hug him and make things better. He not only was
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Ruthie Taylor
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This book had it all - I just loved it; tears, laughter, passion, friendship, family, and of course lots of super hot hockey players. The third in the series, but links abound to Harrisburg Railers too! I would highly recommend that you read them all, but this would certainly be richer for reading the previous two Arizona Raptors stories.

Henry was horribly injured in an car accident caused by his abusive ex-boyfriend.
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Edga
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Been waiting for this one and where do i start?! Henry. There's so many layers to him! As he's picked apart layer by layer, I can guarantee you that you will fall hook line and sinker for him. His flashbacks will break your heart. You'll love him wholeheartedly, no matter what he does, because his backstory is tragic, but in the end it just shows you the strength of the man! I loved him!

The chemistry between Henry and Apollo is off the charts! However, there was no rushing onto a relationship, b
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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Awww...Shadow and Light, the third book in the Arizona Raptors series, is a fabulous sports romance.

This one starts in Harrisburgh, as Apollo works for the Adler from First Season. And from the start, the banter and snark is hilarious.

Apollo, who suffers from SAD is sent to help Henry with his rehab. This will help Apollo's SAD and will help Henry from being alone. And, oh how it works! Apollo is like a burst of fresh air when he enters a room. I love him, absolutely love him. And wow, he is pe
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Ashley
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-arc, m-m-fiction, gblt
I thoroughly enjoyed this installment of the Raptors Series. Both Henry and Apollo had tragic past in regards to relationships.

Henry had so many layers and the authors did a great job of peeling back each layer of Henry's complex personality to get to the man that is hurt and in need of someone to sooth those hurts. Apollo had just as many complex layers that Henry also had to peel back to find the man underneath that needed to take care of someone. Apollo and Henry had a couple miscommunicati
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Jodi
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this installment of the Arizona Raptors.

I have been waiting for Henry's story since the accident. Apollo is a breath of fresh air for Henry who helps him cope with the rehab and getting back into shape to try and make the Raptors team again.

Apollo feels out of sorts and unappreciated since his best friend(brother) Adler found his soulmate in Layton. Adler not liking that his best friend(brother) is feeling out of sorts - suggests that he move to Arizona to help Henry with h
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LeeAnn
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book?
I can say that the main characters of Henry and Apollo have had horrific past love life's. They have been treated cruelly by the men in their lives. Suffered what no one ever should.
Throughout this book I have experienced, due to the authors Rj Scott and V.L. Locey, great sadness, silliness, intense anger to the point of wanting to hunt down a fictional character and smack him VERY hard...repeatedly, mushy love feelings and "dang is it hot in here or is it just m
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Veronica
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

So I'll start with what I liked about Shadow and Light. Firstly, Henry. I could relate to his struggles with his self esteem and my heart went out to him. Secondly, Apollo. I loved his giving nature and how he took care of Henry. Him being a Madonna fan was a plus for me. Thirdly, it was great getting to see the characters from the previous Raptors books and previous series. This is a world I'm always happy to be in.

So what
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Sarah
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

There is definitely a place in heaven for the writers providing us with mindlessly entertaining hockey romance in the middle of the current pandemic. I started reading this book on day 2 of my Covid-19 self isolation as my fever got worse and my chest started to burn. And honestly, it was the perfect distraction. Beautiful boys falling in love in the Arizona sunshine took me a million miles away from an increasingly frightening
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ButtonsMom2003
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog
My favorite book of the series!

I have wanted to read Henry's story ever since he was injured in book one, Coast to Coast. RJ and V.L. have written a wonderful story for him. The blurb is pretty long and detailed so I'll try to avoid restating it here. While you might be able to read this book without reading books one and two first, I don't really recommend it. Events from those books are integral to this one.

I loved everything about this book. It was great getting to visit with a few characters
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

For the characters to make any impact, the previous stories need to be read. Henry we have watched from the first book and watched his downfall; In an accident that took away his ability to play hockey, an abusive relationship, and now struggling to pick up the pieces that is his life. Apollo we met in Adler's story, being Adler's best friend as well as his keeper of sorts. Now after his love life has fizzled, his best friend now has his HEA and that just leaves Apoll
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Anabela.M.
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hurt-comfort, sport
Henry has been somewhat of a constant feature in the previous books in the series, especially Across the Pond. His conditions broke my heart and I was so happy the authors decided to write his own story.

Poor Henry's life was such a mess, I couldn't stand it. Broken mentally and physically, without money, a job or any prospects, of course it was hard for him to find the motivation to rebuild himself. Apollo couldn't have come into his life at a better moment, and I loved how they just clicked to
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Karen
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I may have had a couple of little niggles with this one but all in all it was still a very enjoyable read...full review to follow soonish!

‘Shadow and Light’ is a story that I’ve been waiting for…it’s Henry and Apollo’s story .

We met Apollo for the first time briefly in the ‘Harrisburg Railers’ series. He’s Adler Lockhart’s best friend and personal assistant. But now that Adler’s got his Foxy man, Apollo’s life has become a lot less demanding and he’s finding he has to much time on his hands
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Anne Barwell
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I’d been looking forward to Henry’s story and it didn’t disappoint. I loved him and Apollo together. They’re very much opposites but I think that’s one of the big reasons why they work so well together—they’re each other’s light to their shadow.

I really felt for Henry with his convincing himself that the Raptors wouldn’t take him back, and seeing himself as so broken. The spectre of his ex still looms over him, like a horrible gift that keeps trying to give way past its sell by date. Apollo, to
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Amy
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Henry, my heart hurts for that man!! I was so happy to get his story, his hurts, his heartache, his rehabilitation and most wanted was his happy ever after!! He needed someone to believe in him, help him day to day making him stronger and better for himself and hockey. Apollo is Adler’s best friend and Adler sends him to Arizona to his mansion with Henry to be his companion, his cook, driver and all around go to person. Apollo loves the sunshine, he also is falling in love with the man he is tak ...more
Tammi De Lima
I was really looking forward to Henry's story after the glimpse of him in the previous book. Unfortunately this was just an ok read. Henry gets a babysitter/caregiver in the form of one cute little sassy latino named Apollo. This guy was just so precious, I loved him. But Henry was so distant and moody and sometimes rude. Being injured doesn't give you the right to be mean to people. Anyway the two of them seem to live in the same house without much interaction. Apollo constantly tries to cook o ...more
R
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports, m-m, reviewed, series
Hockey+Henry=his happy place. Until an ex with serious issues destroyed Henry’s life. Months of rehab didn’t give him back any confidence or heal his damaged eye. Learning his mother and stepfather had stolen every penny he had and left him millions in debt was the final blow. Mired in self doubt and the anger was getting him nowhere. Into his life sashayed Apollo, beautiful, warm, caring, and sexy as all get out. Henry was about to be steamrolled. The ride was going to be epic. If both men coul ...more
Elle Kay
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was very eagerly looking forward to Henry’s story and it certainly did not disappoint. Henry is physically broken after a car accident and emotionally stunted by an abusive relationship. Yet somehow, someway, Apollo gets past his defences.

Apollo describes Adler as the “brightest star in the sky” but Apollo himself sparkles. He is beautiful and dramatic and sensitive and larger-than-life in his desire to nurture those he loves.

Other beloved Raptors/Eagles of course pepper the story (*waves at
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Jenn
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a fan of this continued hockey series from RJ Scott and V.L. Locey for quite a while and I’ve been looking forward to Henry’s story and I really feel like they delivered! Henry and Apollo were so very love-able and their story made my heart so happy!!

These are two characters who have such big hearts and such a great capacity for love, but they have also been hurt by others. Henry is recovering from an accident, trying to rebuild his life and hockey career. Apollo needs a purpose, someo
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Carra
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s always a pleasure to return to these authors’ hockey romances because I know I’m going to get a really good story, a touch of angst, and a satisfying happy ever after. Once again here in Shadow and Light, this writing duo delivers with Henry and Apollo’s story.

From the moment of Henry’s accident prior in the series, I (along with many other readers) have been eagerly awaiting the moment he would be able to get his own HEA. It was disheartening to see his outlook and motivation at the point
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Georgiana
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
You’re my light among the shadows.

Both Henry and Apollo must rebuild their lives. Henry after a horrific car accident and family issues, and Apollo from a bad breakup. Both men need one another.

I really enjoyed watching Henry grow stronger both physically and mentally. Even though Apollo is also a main character with Henry I felt like at times he played second string to Henry and his Hockey career. I also found Apollos outgoing personality didn’t quite play out through the entire story, lik
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Pallavi
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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