GOAL LINES & FIRST TIMES (CU Hockey #3) by Eden Finley & Saxon James
Release Date: February 10, 2021
Cover Design: Story Styling Cover Designs
Genre: M/M College Sports Romance
Trope: Bisexual awakening, first time gay
It turns out making out with my best friend in high school could be considered gay. Who knew? Apparently, everyone but me.
Now that it’s been pointed out, I can’t help reliving it in my head. Repeatedly. Goodbye Denial Town, hello Confusionville.
When my path leads me down the gay dating app route, I don’t expect to meet anyone I like, but then I meet him.
He can’t be more opposite than me. He’s smart, he hates hockey, and he identifies as demi—something I’ve never heard of.
Yet I can’t deny something’s there. Something I want to explore in person. If only I could get him to agree.
All my life, I’ve felt broken.
Sick of being asked if I could be gay by ex-girlfriends, friends, and even my parents, I join a gay dating app to prove a point.
I don’t expect to find what’s always been missing. A real connection.
The problem is, I’m too scared to meet him in person. He’s a hockey player, and I fear when he finds out my twin plays for the NHL, I’ll be overshadowed by my overachieving brother. Again.
Worse yet, what happens if we meet and that connection isn’t the same?
When I tell him I’m not ready, he’s disappointed but supportive. Fate, on the other hand, isn’t as accepting.
I had no idea the person I’ve been falling for is someone I already know.
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Absolutely adored Seth and Richie!! I love books where they meet online anonymously and fall for each other but also know each other in real life and this one was perfect.
I love how they both grew into their best version throughout the whole book and were determined to make the relationship work.
Richie is the absolute best!! He is so caring, understanding, adorable and funny while Seth is a bit insecure and fears being needy but still so damn cute. My favourite part is how Seth doesn’t make him feel dumb or stupid. I loved seeing the development of their friendship and more, through their chats.
This is the third book in the series and is written in dual POV. While it can be read as a standalone, reading in the order would provide maximum enjoyment. Beck and Jacobs cameo was so so good!
They are both coming to terms with their sexuality and it was great to see Seth accepting that he is demisexual. I’ve been waiting for Seth’s book because I felt so bad for him in the first book. But Richie is an amazing guy and they are perfect together!!!
If you love online meet cute, hockey, great banter, an adorable nerd/jock romance with some super hot scenes, definitely check this out!
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OTHER TITLES WITHIN THE SERIES
Power Plays & Straight A’s (CU Hockey #1)
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Face Off’s & Cheap Shots (CU Hockey #2)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.
She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.
With a short attention span that rivals her son’s, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.
She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.
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Saxon James unapologetically writes happy endings for LGBT+ characters.
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