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I love Stan. He has such a big heart, and he tells it as he sees it. I also love him and Erik together. They’re well matched, complement each other, and it’s obvious in their words and actions that they love each other. They’re also great dads, not just to Noah, but with the way they both react to and support Eva and Pavel as the children find their place in a new country, family, and learning a new language.
I thought the story handled Stan’s trip to Russia and the adoption—including the visit from family services—very realistically, rather than just having him go to Russia, pick up the children, and it’s a done deal. I liked that Erik did have some reservations at first, and especially about Stan’s safety in returning to Russia, and how more adopting would impact Noah. I was on the edge of my seat while Stan was in Russia, half expecting him to be trapped there, especially with the government agent sticking to his side at all times, and making comments about him being in a homosexual relationship.
I loved the way the team railed around Stan and Erik and supported them. One of the huge strengths of this series is the feeling of family within the team. I love it! I enjoyed Ten and Jared’s role in this story, and the strong friendship between Ten and Stan. Stan’s mother and sister are great characters, and I love the role of his mother especially within their family.
There are other things in the story I loved too, especially a rather special event toward the end, but am trying to avoid spoilers, so just going to say it was perfect, and very Stan.
I’d recommend Hat Trick to readers who enjoy hockey romances with a strong sense of family, fabulous characters who stay with you long after finishing reading, and a story that keeps you turning pages. 5 out of 5 stars.
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Length: 50,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
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Stan Lyamin has seen many of his dreams come true. He’s found his soulmate, loves Noah like his own, hoisted the Cup, and has his Mama living with him in his new country. But his fantasies of a loud, loving, madcap home overflowing with childish laughter linger. When a distant family member passes, Stan and Erik immediately agree to take in the two orphaned children, but that means a trip back to Russia for Stan, an idea that both exhilarates and terrifies him.
Erik’s world tilts on its axis when a phone call wakes him and Stan in the middle of the night. Abruptly, Stan is returning to Russia, making deals, working with people who know people, and fully intending to bring two orphaned children home. The red tape is overwhelming, and Erik is alone in Harrisburg with the nearly impossible task of finding a nanny who can speak fluent Russian. Being on his own is one thing, but add in fears about Stan’s safety and team issues, and Erik is finding everything hard to balance; not least of which is spending quality time with Noah.
When their family expands from three to five, the journey won’t be easy, but love can always find a way.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.
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