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(Owatonna U Hockey #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  437 ratings  ·  89 reviews
What happens when you try to fix the past and end up threatening your future?
Scott is struggling. Grieving the loss of his brother, carrying the weight of his father’s expectations, and getting his ass kicked in the rink, he’s in a downward spiral. He needs a solution and fast, but when his steroid use is exposed, he’s close to losing his place at Owatonna and more importa
Published March 27th 2019 by RJ Scott
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Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this new adult series from RJ and Vicki. It's still got the ice hockey hook but in Owatonna, the main thrust of the stories are about young men finding their way in a complicated world.

My heart aches for Scott, it was torn at all the trials Hayne had grown up with, it broke at the grief these two were having to deal with.

But, it also rejoiced when they found each other, it sang when Hayne got lost in his art and it burst with happiness when they battled their demons to look forward t
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to this one and once again this writing duo did not disappoint...full review to follow soonish!

Even with Ryker gone the game must go on...

‘Scott’ is book #2 in RJ Scott and V.L. Locey’s ‘Harrisburg Railers’ spin off series ‘Owatonna U Hockey’ which started with ‘Ryker’ whom any Railers fan worth their ice time will tell you is Jared Madsen’s son. So we’ve seen Ryker show up from time to time in more than one Railers story so it wasn’t really surprising that when
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was immersed in RJ Scott and VL Locey's hockey world since reading Changing Lines and as the series evolved and this spin off was created, I'm even more in love with this new group of young hockey players.

Scott got into a new low when his steroid use was exposed, he subsequently barred from playing and kick out from his home by his demanding dad. A chance meeting with the artistic Hayne changes the course of his life.

Hayne is such an adorable character. He had his issue, being emotional and
I really enjoyed Ryker, the first book in the Owatonna U series, and particularly loved the hockey action as well as its link to the authors' wonderful Harrisburg Railers series.

First off, while I like "Scott" I miss the relative lack of on-ice hockey action. Sure, I realize this book focuses on Scott's inner turmoil and recovery, but throw me a bone here! I would have loved a few hockey scenes since the authors do such a great job of capturing the action. But they do an equally good job of expl
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
If you pick up an RJ Scott book you have to expect instalove, it's just a part of her formula. But even if you expect it, sometimes it's still ridiculous and in this case it really was. Scott and Hayne were both in a really shaky place to start any kind of romantic relationship, although of the two, Scott was really in no place to contribute to a healthy relationship. Between grief, self esteem and anger issues, add in alcohol abuse, self destructive behavior, familial shunning and a ridiculous ...more
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars - I knew Scott had some major issues, but I wasn’t expecting them to be quite so difficult. His troubles go back to the loss of his brother, from which he still feels an enormous about of guilt and grief. Add to that are his useless parents who Scott can do nothing to please. They blame him, wish he was the one who died and treat Scott horribly. At least his father does. His mother just turns a blind eye to it all. Under all the pressure, he turns to steroids to make his game better in
Morgan  Skye
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
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I loved book one SO MUCH! I love this spin off as a concept. I love the adjustment to YA/NA as far as theme and topics and steam. I love all of it.

Except … this mostly didn’t work for me.

I’m a fan. I’m following the stories including the supplementals and sometimes I was confused about what happened. I think a bit more surrounding the steroid crisis itself would have helped. Then I really wanted to see more of Scott’s recovery rather than hearing about it off page. I also didn’t b
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read and enjoyed all of the books in this series so far, and I'm including the Harrisburg Railers books. They just keep getting better and better. This was such a beautiful tale, with two beautiful MCs, and equally beautiful secondary characters.

My heart kinda broke for Scott, he was just so lost. So much inner turmoil going on with him, and really just existing and not living at all. When he and Hayne do meet, he'd really reached rock bottom.

Hayne is such an innocent in many ways, both se
~nikki the recovering book addict
Omg! This was perfection! All the feels! There’s sadness and cuteness and happiness. I’m literally bouncing around with joy 😍

I wasn’t sure where this would go because it was rather harsh for Scott in the beginning. They did have their meet cute so, maybe I should have known this would have been a really cute story. But with substance! It had a bit of dealing with grief but not too heavy.

I definitely saw multiple facets of Scott’s character and I’ll say he definitely had layers to them. Layers of
Joyfully Jay
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

Scott is the second in the Owatonna U Hockey series, following Ryker. This series is an offshoot from the Harrisburg Railers series and while you don’t have to read those books to follow Owatonna, there are a lot of character crossovers and plot references. So you’ll probably enjoy things more if you have at least passing familiarity with the world of the Harrisburg Railers.

On the whole, I found Scott rather disappointing. I failed to connect with either Scott or
Emily Seelye
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had to read this in one sitting. HAD to. Gah.

Seriously, the Scott and Locey team has quickly become one of my favorites. I've grown so very fond of all of their books, but I love the hockey series and while this wasn't completely centered around the craziness of the rink, it was hockey-related. And there was a cameo made by Tennant Rowe, so....swoon.

Told in dual alternating POV's, Scott and Hayne's story was stunning. The juxtaposition of two very, very different characters just worked big ti
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
After the death of his brother, guilt and misguided love from his parents have caused Scott to crash and burn. Thrown off the hockey team due to drug abuse ends up being the last straw and Scott finds himself thrown out of the house and left to deal with life on his own. But a brief interaction with a stranger becomes the lifeline he needs to start a new beginning. But will the help from this unlikely soul, artist Hayne, be the bright light in a dull sky? Can you really start over and find out w ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm told this is a New Adult book, but that had zero impact on my enjoyment.
I feel bad that I'm not reviewing all of these individually, but they tend to run together when you're binging them... Which I'm only doing because life's harder than usual these days and I need the comfort.
I came to the right place.
Elle Kay
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully layered character who views the world through an artist’s lens, a magnificently flawed man struggling to overcome a life-changing loss, and an appearance by Jared and Ten (of the authors’ Railers’ series fame) make this book a must-read. Although this can be read as a stand-alone, reading #1 (Ryker) does make the reading experience that much richer, as the supporting characters are old friends.

The authors beautifully capture the stress of balancing university work, part-time jobs,
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read many of the authors’ books as I was interested to read this YA series, and this one, along with #1, Ryker, just show that no matter what stage of life you’re at, or what your upbringing is, life can hit you for six and leave you floundering, not knowing where to turn or how to get out of the hole you’ve found yourself in. You’ll see from the blurb that Scott is adrift, with no-one to turn to until he meets Hayne. Hayne becomes a comfort to Scott and one he didn’t even know he needed. ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

College hockey player Scott’s self-destructive behaviour has world is imploding. He loses the plot on the ice, punches his best made, confesses to his coach that he is on steroids. Hayne is an artist and an art major. He has a lovely, giving soul and he is full of emotion and generosity. As a reader that knows nothing about art, seeing Hayne’s passion and enthusiasm for painting was exciting. I’d never read a character like
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series - and is a really good addition to the family of stories by this talented duet of authors. I would recommend that you read the first book in the series, and even better the Harrisburg Railers books, which links through to this series.

I do warn you that you will need to have a tissue or two to hand! And maybe not for the reasons you might initially expect. A beautiful, tough and swee
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Rating 5 stars out of 5

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From that story:Scott is the second in the Owatonna series which started with Ryker, a story I loved.  These characters and novels are connected with the much loved Harrisburg Railers Series by the same authors (Ryker is the son of two of the main mcs).  So yes, hockey, both the game and a team, is the framework for this series as well.  Owatonna is the college and team that both R
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet romance….

If you are looking for a lot of hockey in this second installment of Owatonna U Hockey, you won’t find it here. What you will find, however, is a sweet, drama-filled romance that worked well without it…

Hayne is a new addition to the cast of familiar characters and he was a breath of artistic air. He cringed away from the big hockey players, his stature and orientation had made him wary of the stronger, testosterone-laden bullies. He’d met them before…. Scott, however, may have bee
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely surprise. Not quite the hockey romance I was expecting, it’s the story of a student who has to rebuild his life when he is given a one year ban from hockey. Hayne is Scott’s unlikely hero. The athlete and the artist soon find they have more in common than either would ever have expected.

This is a heavier read than I expected. It is grief that initially brings Hayne and Scott together and the boys’ experiences and emotions feel very raw and very real. Other darker themes also we
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 star read to be precise.

I'm struggling a little with the rating of this one, to be honest. I'm quite a big fan of these authors, and usually love their hockey collaborations. And I did enjoy this one as well, it just isn't as strong as I've come to expect from them.

I felt there were some things missing, particularly in a story where one of the characters is in a very bad place. I feel the authors, in this instance, have done themselves (and Scott and Hayne) a disservice by, what feels like,
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Perhaps 3.5 stars
Pamela Daake
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Although I have loved all the hockey books from these two authors, this book resonates with me. Grief is a powerful emotion and that is how Scott and Jayne meet, a support group. I cried many years reading this book, because it is so well written and let's everyone know that grief is an emotion that has no timeline and that everyone is affected!! Kudos to these authors and off to read the next one in the series!
andrea moran
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Owatonna 2

A hockey play on the edge with anger issues struggling to cope with grief and a disappointed father meets a young artist and against all odds comes out the other side a stronger man
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very emotional read!

Have a box of tissues handy,Scott’s story will tear your heart out! Scott and Hayne are such a sweet couple.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so touching, A book about the struggles we have meeting perceived expectations...
May 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Around 2.5
While I liked the plot and both MCs I missed some depth to the issues raised here.
I mean there's so much resolved the background I would prefer to see myself.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Scott is on a downward spiral, unable to grieve properly for his brother, and little support from home. He has meltdown during a game and placed on suspension, kicked out of home. At a counselling session he meets Hayne, a beautiful, shy artist who offers him a place to stay. It's a journey of introspection and self discovery, of learning to grieve. Beautifully written, Hayne and Scott did not come about their HEA easily. Looking forward to more.
Sheila Schwartz
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreak and forgiveness

Book 2 of Ms. Scott and Ms. Locey's Owatonna University's hockey team is another remarkable romance that hits all the right spots with unique characters , lasting friendships and emotions that will rock your world. I am already in love with this series!
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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 wasn’t 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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