Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Changing Lines
Authors: RJ Scott and V.L. Locey
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Series: Harrisburg Railers #1
Heroes: Ten & Mads
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: July 25, 2018
Available at: Amazon & Audible
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Blurb: Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number and that love is all that matters?
The Rowe brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers’ reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is an old family friend and his brother’s one-time teammate. Mads is Tennant’s new coach. And Mads is the sexiest thing on which he’s ever laid eyes.
Jared Madsen’s hockey career was cut short by a fault in his heart, but coaching keeps him close to the game. When Ten is traded to the team, his carefully organized world is thrown into chaos. Nine years his junior and his best friend’s brother, he knows Ten is strictly off-limits, but as soon as he sees Ten’s moves, on and off the ice, he knows his heart could get him into trouble again.
RJ Scott, Sean Crisden, and hockey; three of my favorite things, and Changing Lines was exactly what I was looking for in a sports book. We all have different themes we gravitate towards and sports is one of my favorites. I don’t even have to like, or know anything about, the actual sport being portrayed, which probably means I really love athletes. No shock then when Tennant(Ten) and Madsen (Mads) were just what I was in the mood for…and with the performance by this narrator, the book did not disappoint.
Ten is the youngest of the Rowe brothers, all of which are professional hockey players. Ten, being the baby, is treated with kid gloves and basically has to put his foot down against his well meaning siblings. Both on the ice and in his new found relationship with one of the coaches on his new team…who also happens to be a little older, and one of his brothers closest friends. This sets us up nicely for a confrontation with the big brother, but not a long and drawn out battle, fortunately.
Ten and Mads are really quite sweet together, and it was basically all because Ten was a force both on the ice and in getting what he wanted…which happened to be Mads. The angst level was minor and the coming out aspect for Ten, with his family, was really quite beautiful. I was a little concerned about his dad, initially, but it wrapped nicely and left me looking forward to next book. I especially loved the way Sean performed Ten. He gave him the youthful sounding voice, but you could tell the guy was still a bit alpha. I loved his performance and look forward to seeing where this series goes next.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*