Release Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
The Perfect Pass
By R.M Neill
The Nickel City Bandits, Book 2
Can I find the perfect love with my best friend?
Playing professional hockey has always been my goal. I need it to provide a better life for my brother. I didn’t expect my best friend to block my shot at going pro, or be the person to captain my heart. How can I juggle love and family without losing sight of my dream job?
Playing hockey as a career was never my end game. It was a way to pass time until I could pursue my philanthropic dreams. Dreams that include my best friend. I need him to realize, our chemistry on ice doesn’t stop there. How do I make a play for the perfect partner when he can’t accept me as a possibility?
This story involves friends to lovers, bisexual awakening, innuendo-filled hockey banter, including an amusing debate about NHL mascots, the cutest orange cat, ice melting heat, and an adorable grand gesture.
His face lights up as he reaches under his seat, pulling out a little shave kit bag. Inside is a wad of bubble wrap. From all this bubble wrap, he produces his silver medal. He holds it out to me like it’s a newborn baby.
“It’s okay if you touch it.”
“Do you say that to all the boys?” I tease.
Austin rolls his eyes at me. “You know I only say that to you.”
For someone that isn’t sure how to do this with me, he’s doing a pretty good job so far of keeping up with the joking end.
I reach out and take his medal, being gentle. It’s pretty cool to be able to see something like this up close. I hand it back to him, and he starts wrapping it back up to pack safely away.
“You did great, Austin. I watched every game. It’s not gold, but shit happens. You should be proud of that.”
“I am proud. Seems weird to be proud of a silver, but god, it was so awesome, Logan. I wish you could have been there.”
The air grows a bit heavy in the truck. The sexual tension is palpable, and I can see his uncertainty about what he should do. I unbuckle and slide across the bench seat to him.
“I’m here now.”
He’s gazing at me with those gorgeous eyes of his, and I’ve never wanted to be with someone as much as I want to be with him right now.
I make the first move, pressing my lips to his. My tongue pokes out, licking his bottom lip gently. He tentatively gives back, nipping my lower lip and teasing with his tongue. Austin lets out a stuttering breath.
“Jesus, Logan, I feel like I’m a nervous virgin in a room full of inmates for a conjugal visit.”
“Are you comparing me to a criminal right now?” I laugh.
“No, but you make me feel like breaking all my own rules, and that terrifies me.”
* ~ Priscilla‘s Review ~ * ~
I loved everything about Logan and Austin. They’re a couple that is so in love and will fight to the end for each other. Logan is quirky with his “art though” ways and calling Austin his “Prince.” But his actual nickname for Austin makes me melt, “Oz.” And Austin, more serious and guarded, feels he has to stay in the closet because of his bigoted family. He blossoms beautifully because of Logan and other friends. He has a little brother to think too. An NHL career was coming. His volunteer job at the animal shelter is perfect, and his love for Barney… I couldn’t get enough.
Miss Neill does a fantastic job developing feelings, expressing emotions, and helping a great guy come out of his shell. Her knowledge of animal care and behavior and hockey helped bring life to this story. I know there’s another one coming, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with Jordan.
I’m giving this story a 4.75. I laughed throughout this story. And it’s pretty hard to make me laugh out loud. I think Miss Neill can certainly write a great love story.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
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About the Author:
I am a new author! My goal is to make you laugh, smile and swoon, but not necessarily in that order.
I tend to be goofy with a side dish of serious, but even then, I prefer a light hearted outlook on everything in life.
I write contemporary romance, HEA will always be guaranteed because everyone needs to be happy about something.
I spend my days drinking too much coffee and being grateful I live in a country without poisonous snakes.
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