The Play Of His Life by Amy Aislin
The last person Christian wants to run into on a visit home to spend time with his mom over the holidays is his former best friend-turned-lover-turned-ex. But there Riley is, in all his tall, chiseled, blondness. The same guy who walked out on him six years ago, breaking his heart in the process. Who knew he’s still in love with the jerk?
Two years ago, Riley was injured out of the NHL, but he’s got his own bakery now and a quiet life selling quiches and cupcakes to his customers. Then Christian unexpectedly walks back into his life, forcing Riley to question his choices. Especially that one choice he made six years ago that walked him out of Christian’s life. Now if only he had the courage to tell a boy how he really feels about him…
Thank you for joining me to celebrate the rerelease of my second chance romance novella, The Play of His Life, and thank you to Rainbows and Sunshine for having me today.
I’m sharing an exclusive excerpt from The Play of His Life. Check it out below!
Ignoring the old hurt Riley’s presence dredged up, Christian buried his nose in Riley’s neck, an easy feat since they were evenly matched in height. He inhaled deeply and smelled pastry and sweat and Riley’s familiar spiciness.
“Hi,” Riley whispered in his ear.
Christian had to swallow past the growing knot in his throat. Stupid emotions. “Hi.”
“Want a drink?”
“Oh, fuck yes.”
They released each other before things got awkward. And avoided eye contact because okay, maybe things were already a little awkward.
Riley headed for the counter with nary a limp to be seen. A hockey injury two years ago had damaged his knee and ended his pro career. What had been devastating for Christian was probably a hundred times more so for Riley. But looking at Riley now as he moved around behind the counter, a slight smile on his face, knee fully recuperated, he looked as healthy and happy as ever.
For Christian, Riley’s injury had been a huge WTF moment. A nodus tollens, if you will, which was basically a fancy word for “how the hell is this my life right now?”
A hockey scholarship had taken Riley to the University of Denver right after high school graduation. Christian headed west to the University of British Columbia—or UBC as the locals called it. They’d gone from seeing each other every day for ten years, to seeing each other once every few weeks. Result? The eventual end of their relationship. And when Riley had been injured it had seemed like all of the loneliness, all of the pain, all of the heartbreak of being apart and then being apart had been for nothing.
|I love bestfriends to lovers and this one is second chance romance novel. Riley and Christian are two pieces of a puzzle that fit together perfect. Always have and always will be.
I adored them. This book is sweet, sexy and mildly angsty. If you’re looking for a comfort read, this book is it. It gave me warm fuzzies.
Their love is honestly swoon worthy. I would think ‘How much more can Christian love him?’ and then he’d go and do something that would make me swoooooon! And also they are the kings of miscommunication!! Highly recommend this one!
Because Christian was…Christian was everything. Was still everything, as it turned out.
*ARC provided by the author via Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
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Amy’s lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.
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