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City Boy

Hot Off the Ice Book 1

by A. E. Wasp

City Boy - A.E. Wasp - Hot Off the Ice
Editions:Kindle: $ 3.99
Pages: 318
Audiobook - 1: $ 14.95Paperback: $ 14.99
ISBN: 1973785919
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 316

Follow the money or follow your heart? Either way, you lose.

When a blown tire leads directly to mind-blowing sex with a white knight named Dakota, pro-hockey player Bryce Lowery discovers he is most definitely gay.

Being with Dakota opens up a whole new world. Bryce can’t imagine life without him. But he refuses to be Bryce's dirty little secret. If he wants to keep Dakota, he’s either going to have to come out publicly or retire and walk away from millions of dollars.

Bryce Lowery feels like the answer to all of Dakota’s prayers. But is Dakota willing to leave the only life he’s ever known only to be thrust into the spotlight as the boyfriend of the first out gay hockey player? Would their relationship even survive it?

He’ll lose Bryce if he doesn’t because Bryce will leave eventually. No one would turn down millions of dollars for a nobody with nothing.

City Boy is a first time gay, fish out of water, May/December love story with a happy ending. It features snarky siblings, a dirty-talking farmer, lots of food, and big choices. (No poultry was harmed in the making of this book.)

This book is on:
  • 2 To Be Read lists
  • 3 Read lists
Publisher: Kelpie Press
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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Class Differences, Coming Out / Closeted, Coming Out Later in Life, Death of Parent, Enemies to Lovers, Famous / Not Famous, Find Love and Come Out, First Time
Setting: Small town Colorado
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Reviews:Meganissima on Amazon wrote:

I fell in love with both of these men. My favorite characters are big men that have more heart than they know what to do with. They're genuine, they're good, they're guileless, they need a partner who understands just how good they are and will fight for them and help them see outside the box. Bryce is that good man. He's got so much positivity inside of him that he believes there's always a solution. He's determined to find the best solution for everyone. That sometimes causes him to steamroll anyone else's opinions if they seem even slightly negative.

Fanatical Reader on Amazon wrote:

This romance was a warm, heartfelt read that hit all the ‘awe’ buttons. The initial chemistry between Bryce and Dakota is off the charts, but at the same time both their characters are apparent already. I loved Bryce’s big heart and sweetness, trying to take care of everyone he loved. And he was so wonderfully oblivious, it was sweet and funny at the same time.

There’s a solid amount of angst in City Boy, but it’s realistic, and at least they’re talking to each other—most of the time. Bryce’s conflict especially felt real, and you almost struggle with him in making hard decisions. The May-December element here is subtle, as the age difference is only ten years, and it’s not that big a deal.

One thing I love to see in romances is a supporting cast of friends and family, and this book had plenty. In fact, there were so many that I did lose track of who was who every now and then. The set up for the next book was well done, not so much it took away from this plot, but enough to make us curious. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in this series.

If you don’t like sports romances, fear not, because the actual sport content in City Boy is low. As in: they’re watching one ice hockey game. I know crap about hockey, and I loved this book. Just saying.

About the Author

After time spent raising children, earning several college degrees, and traveling the world with the U.S. State Department, she is returning to her first love - writing.

A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane. She invites readers into her characters’ lives and worlds when they are their most vulnerable, their most human, living with the same hopes and fears we all have. Avid traveler who has lived in big cities and small towns in four different continents, Amy has found that time and distance are no barriers to love. She invites her readers to reach out and share how her characters have touched their lives or how the found families they have gathered around them have shaped their worlds.

Born on Long Island, NY, Amy has lived in Los Angeles, London, and Bangkok. She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado for who knows how long.