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The New Next One

(Nice Catching You)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  27 reviews
How much are you willing to give up for the man you love?

Best friends Nick Johnson and Tyler Jensen seem to have the world by the tail. The eighteen-year-old stars of their school’s hockey team are looking forward to playing in college and hoping for careers with the pros.

Nick and Tyler know a lot about each other, but there are a few important details they haven’t discuss
ebook, 90 pages
Published January 22nd 2021 by Wainscott Press
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Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog, ku
I really loved this novella but I was a little puzzled as to why the authors decided to release this one after Nice Catching You. As I wrote this review though, I came to understand the logic of publishing this book after Nice Catching You. I was very satisfied with how The New Next One ended but a large part of that was probably because I had already read Nice Catching You. So, my recommendation is to read that book before you read this one.


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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
The New Next One is a sweet friends to lovers romance by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood.

This is a tale of two best friends and teammates and their developing relationship into secret boyfriends. I enjoy this story immensely. The poor guys and their need to be secreted is so sad, yet completely realistic.

I adore sports romances and this one is just that. A young adult tale, set at a boarding school, these two hockey players discover their attraction is mutual, deciding to act on it.

Their story
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood are Phenomenal Authors. The stories they write come from their hearts. Nick and Tyler's Story is no different. This book is Fantastic! From page One to the end I have fallen in love, cried and laughed. The Friendship that Nick and Tyler has just helped  bond the love they have for each other. Please pick up your Copy today, you definitely will not be disappointed . ...more
Amy Stauffer
I was anxious to get my hands on this book from the moment the authors first introduced it as their WIP (work in progress) in their Facebook group. I’ve read Nice Catching You and simply adored Nick. Once I become attached to a character, or characters, I will gladly read anything that has them in it. Whether that be another book where they’re the main character, or even if they’re just a side character, it doesn’t matter. I will read it. It can be at any time of their life—future or past. In th ...more
Reading to Stay Awake
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don't think the English language has the right word to describe how I felt about this book from the writing team that is Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood. With this prequel to 'Nice Catching You', they have ticked every box and raised the proverbial bar significantly. It's shorter than their books normally are but they have left absolutely nothing out; you will not be disappointed at all!

Taking us back to where it all began for Nick we find him in the closet at college on an ice hockey scholars
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This prequel to Nice Catching You is a tender coming-of-age story centered around two teenage best friends. Both young men play hockey and apparently think the epic crush each has is one-sided. Nick has yearned silently for his best friend Tyler for so long. You can only imagine how startled he was to find Tyler is not straight and is reciprocating the same feelings.
The men just utterly captured my heart. This book is straightforward and free of complex angst. As both boys have stable background
Nissy Williams
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
*Spoilers* If you don't like cliffhangers, this is one that will keep you wanting more to know the end story. I normally hate them, but this book and the end are so worth waiting for the next to come.
I can honestly say this has been one of the hardest reviews for me to write. I really would like to convey the love that Tyler and Nick had and the ups and downs they had to go through being closeted hockey players. We always pull for the underdogs. In this case, they had a great story of young love
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The New Next One by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood
This is Nick and Tyler’s story. This is a prequel to the book Nice Catching You which is Nick and Jacob’s story of finding forever love. I loved how the authors presented Nick and Tyler’s story. A story of finding your first love that was so much fun to read. I recommend that you read both The New Next One and Nice Catching You if you haven’t. Both books are entertaining, fun and hot but all bring awareness to difficult situations and topics. I p
Syd Springer
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This was an absolute fantastic prequel to Nice Catching You. I loved getting to know Nick better and how get came to be before he met Jacob. I truly loved Nick and Tyler together. These two best friends have hidden their feelings for years until it was too much to take. I loved how devoted Nick and Tyler were to each even though they knew time was not on their side. My heart broke for these two but knowing that Nick got his perfect man in Jacob made the heartbreak worth it! After reading this, I ...more
Emily Pennington
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Best friends Nick Johnson and Tyler Jensen are the stars of their school’s hockey team. They are eager to see how far they can go with their skills, perhaps even make it to the pros. Neither knew the other was gay and, being athletes, that information can bring on more pressure if the team won’t accept it.

This friends-to-lovers story will introduce the reader to these young men who are experiencing growing up, coming of age angst, hope, career aspirations, and first-time falling in love. Life is
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book touched my heart and called to my humanity. Nick and Tyler’s coming of age story is beautifully written and tells the story of young love. The love these two share is intense and fierce from the very beginning, however it is also a love that must remain hidden. These authors poignantly address the issue of athletes being forced to remain closeted for fear of retribution. This is more than your average romance, it’s a story that has the ability to change someone’s life. I’m not going to ...more
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
The New Next One by Ryan Taylor & Josh Harwood.

Nick Johnson a hockey player has always liked,  well ,more than liked the look of Tyler Jensen , they play in the same school hockey team, naturally see each other a few times a week .
Eighteen year old Nick knows who he is, knowing that being gay in sport won't be easy ..but life sometimes does a back flip..

Nick hopefully thinks that one day he won’t feel like an empty shell watching his friends having a love life that he longs for, even thought it
3.5 stars

I’ve been meaning to try this author duo for some time now, but with my never-ending to-be-read list, I hadn’t gotten an opportunity. However, as a big hockey fan, I couldn’t resist the chance to read The New Next One.

This short acts as a prequel of sorts to the first book of the series- at least in regards to the timeline. Fair warning, if reading this as a prequel, it’s a bit different and details the first of love of a main character from the series, so the ending may not be what som
Justine Smith
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The New Next One is a beautifully written sweet friends to lovers coming of age story. In this book Nick and his friend Tyler explore their more than friendly feelings for each other. They are both on the school hockey team and have to be careful no one finds out about them. This is such a beautiful story and I was glad to see some of Nick's back story. Now it's time for a re-read of Nice Catching You, which should be enjoyed next as it continues Nick's story. I definitely recommend this book an ...more
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a good story about friends who grow up together, learn to play hockey well together, are there for one another and unbeknownst to one another they also are both gay and have feelings for one another. Which also comes with complications as they are in a sport that is not exactly gay friendly and they are playing on the same team so have to hide their relationship while being together a lot. What a neat coming of age, friends to lovers, sports romance.

I received a free copy of this book via B
Anna Hagenberger
You will love it!!!!

The New Next One is a prequel to Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood’s awesome holiday novel Nice Catching You. It follows main character Nick as he falls in love for the first time. This friends to lovers story will pull you in and make you fall in love right along with these characters. Since we know that true love finds Nick eventually, we can sit back and enjoy this story full of warmth and firsts. You will truly love this New Adult, coming of age, and finding of first love st
Kendra T
Sweet story of first love

Initially I thought that this should be read first since it happened first chronologically, but I’m really glad I read it after Nice Catching You. I feel like I appreciated Nick’s growth more after knowing his happy story with Jacob, rather than getting invested in his story with Tyler and then being disappointed because they don’t end up together with an HEA.

The writing is well done, and I am really enjoying these authors. I look forward to seeing more from them.

I am
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super sweet prequel

I loved Nice Catching You and even though this came after that book but is based before it happened I never usually like to read backwards but Ryan and Josh didn’t let me down this book was sweet and fun and if you haven’t read either then definitely start with this one first!
Tina Marie
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A beautiful coming of age story. Of Nick Johnson and his first love Tyler. Heartwarming and sweet. I truly loved this book. Ryan and Josh’s writings get better and better with every book. Books ... including this one, so much, are emotional and the pull at your heart strings every time. 5Stars!!
Raven Immortas
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hockey! do I really need to say more? There really are not enough Hockey MM stories. Wonderful characters and story. I really like Nick and Tyler. These are new to me authors and now i cant wait to read more! I didnt want the story to end. Check it out!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Leonie Duncan
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet story of first love in an impossible situation. Nick and Tyler are perfect. Their love is new and exciting. Tyler won't let Nick choose him and ultimately they drift. Now my throat went thick just typing that. Now I just have to read "Nice Catching You" to see just how Nick can find true love with someone who isn't Tyler. A stunning prequel that captured my heart strings. ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a coming of age sort of book. It tells how two young boys learn about love and their sexually at the same time. The book is a page turner with an unexpected twist. However, the story is sweet and it brings you close to tears but for the happily ever after. Pick up a copy and trust me you won't regret it. ...more
Jan Spencelayh
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sweet, honest and convincing story of first love

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story because, apart from being well written and engaging, it felt real. I found both MCs easy to love and I really want to know what happens next.
Don Weynandt
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good prelude to the next book

I read the second book, Nice Catching You, first. This ties it all together.

A great book to read, short and to the point. I would recommend it to anyone to read and then read Nice Catching You.
Maxine Higginbotham
Love a Hockey Romance

I sure do love a hockey romance. This story of Nick and Taylor, the first I've read from these authors, was a good read. A few 🔥 scenes and some fade to black. If you're in the mood for a sweet college love story, give this a try.
Beth Gray
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

First love is the best even if it doesn't last. Loved the story and the characters. Love hockey, so that was an added bonus. Looking forward to the next installment.
Noémie / Tomo lecture
Avant le livre je ne savais pas que c'était un préquel donc forcément ça joue beaucoup sur l'appréciation du livre. Ceux qui ont lu le roman de base, ils vont être heureux de retrouver les personnages qu'ils ont aimés. Mais quand tu n'as pas le contexte tu te dis : est alors ?

Ce livre est parfaitement compréhensible sans le livre qui suit.

Ce livre nous raconte l'histoire de Nick et Tyler, ils sont tous deux dans l'équipe de hockey de leur lycée, ils sont également meilleurs amis. Un jour ils von
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