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Shadow and Light

(Arizona Raptors #3)

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  32 reviews
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. Hes struggling to see, and as much as people tell him to have hope because hes young and fit, his vision is compromised
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Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published March 22nd 2020
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Cadiva
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
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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
Elle
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,
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Truuss / Loveislovereview
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 2020, hurt-comfort, abuse
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, Adlers 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 hell 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 only
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Ashley
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-fiction, gblt, mm-arc
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
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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
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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
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Heather
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rj-scott, 2020-reads
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
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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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Amy Dufera
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
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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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Joyfully Jay
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: sue
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. Its 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. Hes been used and abused by the people who claimed to love him most and nearly lost his life in the process. He
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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: xd-assigned-read
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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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 Adlers 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 ...more
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
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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
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R
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, series, reviewed, sports
Hockey+Henry=his happy place. Until an ex with serious issues destroyed Henrys life. Months of rehab didnt 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 could ...more
Elle Kay
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was very eagerly looking forward to Henrys 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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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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Georgiana
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Youre 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 didnt quite play out through the entire story, like it
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Carra
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Its always a pleasure to return to these authors hockey romances because I know Im 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 Apollos story.

From the moment of Henrys 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 it
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Pallavi
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Beautiful story about rebuilding your life after tragedy. Henry is recuperating after a vicious car accident which leaves his future in hockey up in the air. Always willing to lend a hand and help others, Apollo moves across the US to help Henry. But in close quarters the sparks fly. Can they both get past their baggage in their lives to finally find their soulmate? I absolutely love this series and it is great that the other characters still play minor roles in the new additions. A must read.
Elaine Gray
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadow and Light is a very emotional book. It has a lot of angst, some funny moments, sexy times are hot and overall it's a great book. Henry was involved in a horrific accident by someone he thought cared for him. Apollo was in a relationship and someone cheated on him and he doesn't believe in love anymore. Apollo goes to Arizona to help Henry and the sparks are flying. They are attracted to each other but don't how to communicate. I loved seeing all the previous MCs and it's a great book to ...more
Laurel Looney
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadow and Light was a great addition to this series. When you finished reading Across The Pond you knew that you had to read Henrys story. Henry pulled at every heart string that you have. So you have Henry breaking your heart and you know that he needs someone to love him and put him first but you have no idea who it is and then boom in walks Apollo. Apollo needed his story as much as Henry did and you put them together and you have amazing. This is definitely a one click and must read. ...more
kathleen
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Henry's story and Shadow and Light did not disappoint. Though the book deals with some heavy issues there is also light and love.
I found both Henry and Apollo to be such multi dimensional characters with so much depth. The chemistry and connection between these two jumps off the page and grabs the readers heart.
Getting to revisit old favorites just an added bonus. I'm loving this series and can't wait for more!
Katherine
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I just can't quit this series, even got this right after release. Oh well. I have an abundance of time on my hands right now, and while I didn't love this, I'm still satisfied to keep up with the series and it was a quick breezy skimming read. The advantage of this is that the author(s) are prolific and churn out content quickly, so they're good to fill up the void when you don't know quite what to start next.
AL
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! The wonder duo is at it again! This time with a couple of amazingly drawn MCs who fight circumstances and their own demons. I really liked the characters creations here and the well known hockey world never fails as a great setting! ...more
Zane Kage
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-25
4.25 stars
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A USA Today bestselling author, RJ Scott has published over one hundred novels after discovering romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasnt love on the page, she could create it in her head, and has become a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her
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