Review: High-Sticked (Hot Ice #5) by Lily Harlem

July 15, 2013 Review 1

Review: High-Sticked (Hot Ice #5) by Lily Harlem

Dating Todd “Pretty” Carty was a trailblazing, headline-grabbing ride that shocked and divided a team, a sport and a nation. While controversy ruled, our feelings exploded and we couldn’t deny the desire that sizzled between us. Nothing, however, was easy outside the bedroom. Not when my world-class, fearless athlete wanted to shout from Everest that he was in love with another man.

But laying my heart on the line and having my picture dominating the papers was worth it. Everything about Todd turned me on. His bold hockey skills, his courageous attitude and the way he melted in my arms when I kissed him. I melted too, because he knew how to press my buttons, remind me of the man I used to be and take me to those places where ecstasy ruled.

The world might have trouble accepting us, but we’d committed to each other, mind, body and soul, and nothing could change that.

Title: High-Sticked
Author: Lily Harlem
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Grand Slam, Berets and Bras, Christmas Crackers: Candy Canes and Coal Dust, Good Cop Bad Cop
Series: Hot Ice
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: June 21, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, Sports Theme
Pages: 191
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

High-Sticked by Lily Harlem was sexy and sultry as life for Matthew and Todd played out on and off the ice rink. Todd Carty, forward for the Rangers ice hockey team finally decided to take the bull by the horns and admitted to himself that he is not only gay, but has fallen for photographer Matthew Foster. Matthew Foster was out and proud with a circle of wonderful friends that formed his family.

Life was not easy as the two began to bond after meeting on an Armani shoot in which the hockey phenomenon was the star. Todd decided that if he was going to be in a relationship with Matthew then it would not be a dirty little secret. Unfortunately being a professional athlete in a world of macho men brought its own set of conflicts and mountains to climb.

As always Ms. Harlem produced a sexy and loving tale as the two men grew closer together. Sexual intercourse was not the center of the story as Todd and Matthew found sensuality in their shared existence.  But have no fear, when they finally came together the sex was explosive.

Ms. Harlem delivered passion and grace as she wrote of their caresses and exploration. The slow build-up of a new relationship was meaningfully delivered as the author traveled the line of friendship to love.

The secondary characters added substance and depth to the story as each had a vested interest in the happiness of Todd and Matthew. High-Sticked was a wonderful addition to the Hot Ice series and should not be missed.

l.c. chase


One Response to “Review: High-Sticked (Hot Ice #5) by Lily Harlem”

  1. Lily Harlem

    I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed High-Sticked, Evelise. It was a really great book to write full of external and internal conflicts and Todd and Matthew are just so great together.