Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Save of the Game
Author: Avon Gale
Narrator: Scott R. Smith
Series: Scoring Chances #2
Heroes: Riley Hunter/Ethan Kennedy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 hours and 22 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.
Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences.Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.
Review: As with the first book, I loved this narrator’s performance. Even though I can still hear Lane Courtnall in my head when he speaks, I was able to easily distinguish Ethan from Riley. Of course, with Ethan having a New York accent, it wasn’t that difficult.
In book one, Breakaway, I was a huge fan of Lane. He made that book so incredibly fun and enjoyable. So much so, I was fearful that I would not easily connect with another character, but somehow Ethan stole my heart, too. Nothing against Riley, he was an angel, but there was just something innocent about fighter and not so innocent Ethan. He was an enigma, but approachable and genuine. I could not have chosen a better man for him than Riley.
Riley has his own issues. Who knew that rich boys had such a hard time dealing with their families’ wealth…or that is was so hard for others to allow him to spend it on them? Hey Riley, I’m not proud, spend some on me sweetheart. But still, it was a shame he had to hide who he was from his team, and also felt a complete disconnect from his family at the same time. It was sweet that Madison, his sister, set him straight.
But, the star secondary characters had to be Ethan’s family. I could picture them in my head with this performance. Makes me wonder if the narrator is from New York because he had that accent down pat. So, here’s to another great installment of the Scoring Chances series, and another stellar narration by Scott R. Smith.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*