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I love this series, and enjoyed Colorado and Joseph’s story. One of the things I love about this genre is the strong sense of family. This took that one step further with Colorado, Joseph, and Maddie’s story.
In the previous books Colorado has always given off a wild boy rocker vibe, and I loved the insight into who he is as a person, and his background. He’s such a sweetheart, wanting to be there for people, yet vulnerable himself, especially with his determination not to be his father. I loved the scenes with him and Maddie, and also the way he’s smitten with Joseph as soon as he sees him with the baby. That first scene when they meet is brilliant, adorable, and funny all in one go as Joseph gets totally the wrong idea about Colorado’s lifestyle.
Joseph’s so different from Colorado personality wise. I love his nerdy geeky personality and his passion for not only what he loves, but who he loves. I felt for him, and wanted to reassure him when he’s convinced that Colorado only wants him because he’s Maddie’s Manny. The scenes with him and his sister, and niece are heartfelt and very real. I loved that he had no clue about hockey yet gets into it so very quickly once he watches his first game.
The supporting cast rocked. I loved meeting up with the other Raptors and their partners again, but the new characters were fabulous. I love how Simon mellows as the story progresses, especially after he meets Natalie and Emma. Alchemy is brilliant. I love how she’s totally out there, yet the rock in Colorado’s life all in one.
The ending was perfect, and I hope to see glimpses of these guys and their family in future books.
5 out of 5 stars.
When Colorado Penn finds an unexpected package on his front step, his life will be changed forever.
Colorado Penn is living the dream. Starting goalie for the Arizona Raptors when in season, lead singer for a hard rock band when summer rolls around. He’s the quintessential free spirit who’s making sure he enjoys all the carnal blessings of his athleticism, and gritty singing voice. Now the Raptors are moving into their first playoff appearance in years, but the arrival of an unexpected package means that hockey may have to take a backseat to something way more important. Instead of the usual undergarments from adoring fans, he finds a newborn baby with a small note tucked under her carrier, naming him as the father. He refuses to give up his daughter and is determined to be the kind of father he’d dreamed of having. But to keep Madeline, he’ll need help, and he’ll need it fast. Enter handsome emergency manny, Joseph. They may be opposites, but Colorado starts to see that Joseph’s stable, calm influence makes his chaotic lifestyle choices seem less appealing. There’s something about the man that soothes not only his infant daughter but also the wild child inside Colorado.
Joseph is one year away from getting his degree in planetary science, working cover shifts at the planetarium, and pulling in income with short term manny gigs. Stars collide as he provides emergency childcare for the wild man of hockey, a man who moves so fast through life that he doesn’t know how to stop. Homeless, and caring for his niece, Emma, fate brings Joseph into Colorado and baby Madeline’s life. Madeline is a sweetheart, and Colorado is trying his hardest to make the best decision for his baby girl. He offers his home and an indecent salary, to keep Joseph in his life until summer’s end. Colorado brings mysticism and metal to Joseph’s sanctuary of science, but somehow Joseph needs to tame this shooting star and create a family. Nothing in the contract said Joseph had to fall in love to make that happen, but when it’s time for him to leave, will the void in his heart ever heal, or will it remain as cold as space itself?
RJ Scott is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 140 romance and suspense novels. From bodyguards to hockey stars, princes to millionaires, cowboys to military heroes to every-day heroes, she believes that love is love and every man deserves a happy ending.
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.