Tough Guy by Rachel Reid
Series: Game Changers #3
Release Date: January 13, 2020
They have nothing in common—so why does Ryan feel most like himself whenever he’s with Fabian?
Pro hockey star Ryan Price may be an enforcer, but off the ice he struggles with anxiety. Recently traded to the Toronto Guardians, he’s determined to make a fresh start in the city’s dynamic LGBTQ Village. The last thing he expects to stumble upon in his new neighborhood is a blast from his past in the fabulous form of Fabian Salah.
Aspiring musician Fabian loathes hockey. But that doesn’t stop him from being attracted to a certain burly, ginger-bearded defenseman. He hasn’t forgotten the kiss they almost shared back in high school, and it’s clear the chemistry between them has only intensified.
Fabian is more than happy to be Ryan’s guide to the gay scene in Toronto. Between dance clubs and art exhibits—and the most amazing sex—Ryan’s starting to feel something he hasn’t experienced in a long time: joy. But playing the role of the heavy on the ice has taken its toll on his body and mind, and a future with Fabian may mean hanging up his skates for good.
This book is totally different from Heated Rivalry but the author does it so well. This is dual POV and can be read as a standalone.
We met Ryan in the previous book and I really wanted to know more about him. And Ryan is adorable. I love him. He needs to be protected at all times. Fabian and Ryan are total opposites but they fit together perfectly.
Fabian made Ryan more confident, made him forget his worries and just have fun.
Nothing can top my love for Ilya and Shane and I was so happy when they had a cameo. I love how Ryan and Fabian were so open with each other, especially regarding sex. Also Fabian’s friends are fantastic.
Totally recommend this book!
*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review