Title: See the Light
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.
Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction.
The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. When their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight, though, will their love survive or be put on ice?
Author: Cassandra Carr
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Velocity, Fondled and Gobbled: Back for More, On Display, Campus Cravings
Series: Safe Harbor
Published by Loose ID Source: Author
Published: February 26, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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See the Light by Cassandra Carr was a wonderful sensual story of a professional hockey player Jason and the team advisor Patrick. Both characters were intriguing and held my interest throughout the story.
Ms. Carr touched on many nuances all through this book; age differences, ethical work scenario and finally coming out and being true to oneself. Patrick is much older than Jason and is also the advisor for the hockey team in which he plays. The men are physically attracted to each other and after the realization they are both gay, act upon the attraction. Neither Jason nor Patrick is out to the public for fear of retribution in the world of professional sports.
They begin to see each other in secret rendezvous, building on the lust they feel for one another. The lust soon turns to love which places both men in more danger of being found out. I appreciated the way Ms. Carr handled each of the situations in the book. Starting a relationship for anyone can be difficult, yet alone when you have to keep it secret for fear of reprisal from your job; especially in the world of professional sports where macho is the describing adjective.
The passion and love that Jason and Patrick felt for each other both saddened and warmed my heart. Ms. Carr described both men’s feelings with such color and angst that I felt my heart breaking for them as they struggled to overcome the separations in the budding relationship. I became emotionally invested through the author’s eyes as I read page after page, cheering for the happy ending that I so desperately wanted. I would love to see a sequel to this book.
If you are a lover of sports, hot men and mind blowing sex scenes, then this is definitely the book for you. Have a few tissues handy because although there is a HEA, the journey taken is tumultuous.