Friday, December 16, 2016

#BookReview #Excerpt - Holly and Hockey Boots by VL Locey @vllocey 4.0 Delighted Holiday Stars #mmromance

Holly and Hockey Boots
By V.L. Locey

( M/M Holiday Hockey Novella)
Series: N/A
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Self-Published
Cover Artist: RĂªverie Design and Formatting
Length: Novella
Release Date: December 5, 2016

Minor league goalie Adam Seiger is a nice guy. He’s kind, cute, and a little quirky (but show me a goalie who isn’t), and he loves to interact with fans. During a meet-and-greet after a game, Adam meets Cason Reyes, a hard-working young man with stunning gold-green eyes and a smile as sweet as a candy cane. Desperate to see Cason again, Adam does something more than a little naughty.

To add insult to the egg nog, it appears that one little white lie might ruin Adam’s chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. Will he end up with nothing but a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of the man who owns his heart?
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Fun, fast and festive! The whip smart writing and well balanced humor made this a very enjoyable read. This is a budding romance story all the way through. In the end you are gifted with a smoking hot, extended make out session that becomes a full blown sex scene that’ll have your tinsel tingling and your chestnuts crackling.


Adam – A tall, dark, handsome and very flexible hockey player. His humor is the highlight of the book.

Cason – Gorgeous almond eyes and a heart of gold. He cares for his incapacitated dad and raises his nephew.


Two down-to-earth, regular guys have an intense immediate attraction, but Adam completely bungles his chances with Cason. He’s broke, pining, and can’t figure out a way to keep the ridiculous promises he’s made.
Luckily it’s Christmas and somehow the whole thing comes together. You’ll find yourself really pulling for these two.


A refreshing mix of quick-witted writing and charming character development made this perfectly enjoyable. The characters and setting felt relatable. There was a nip in the air and also heat where it counted. Well done.
Grab this one to read during the holidays, but make sure you’re alone for that final chapter. Whew!

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“So tell me about Adam Seiger, the first gay black goalie I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating spiedies with.”
            I smiled around the mouthful of awesomeness. “Not much to tell,” I said after I swallowed roughly. “I grew up in Toronto, played lots of hockey, and was taken in by my aunt and uncle when my parents were killed in a motorcycle accident.”
            “Ouch,” he murmured after dipping a fry into a glob of ketchup on his plate. “That must have been rough on you. How old were you when they died?”
            “Four, so I don’t really remember too much about them. My aunt and uncle were the best, really.” I looked up from my food to find Cason staring at me. “Do I have food on my face?”
            “No, no, you’re just,” he paused with a fry hovering in front of his face, “you’re probably the best looking man I’ve seen in this city for years. I guess I’m kind of stunned to find myself sitting here, on a date, with such a sexy jock.” I had to avert my sight, just until I could get the surge of embarrassment and white-hot lust under control. “See, that there—that is so hot. I love that about hockey players. They’re always so damn humble.”
            “So yeah, enough about me or my face will combust,” I said, and Cason chuckled then shoved his fry into his mouth. “How did a kid with a dad from Argentina get into hockey? I’d think you’d be a soccer fan.”
            “Oh, I am, but winter in Binghamton means hockey, so I go to the games when I can afford it. I like the speed of hockey, and the violence. Also, the goalies are really cute.”
            I coughed and ducked my head. “You’re doing it again.” Cason laughed and I felt the rib pit tip dangerously to the right. Making him laugh again now seemed like the most important thing ever. “Do you always talk up your dates this way?”
            “Only if I’m dreaming about a kiss at the end of the date,” he confessed, but I saw a shade of pink settle into his smooth cheeks. Seemed he was a bit of a blusher as well. That was good to know.
            “Yeah, that dream is pretty sure to be fulfilled if you keep talking like that.”

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

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Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat series)
Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat series)
Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom series)
Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom series)
Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom series)
Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat novella)

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Coming 2017

Coming 3/1/17…Point Shot Trilogy Boxed Set
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