Role Model by Rachel Reid
Series: Game Changers #5
Release Date: August 10, 2021
Page Count: 323 pages
Troy Barrett has been freshly traded to Ottawa after calling out Dallas Kent during a team practice. He wants to be a better person, and the weird, scrappy energy of the struggling Ottawa team seems like the place to…well. It seems like the only place that will have Troy right now.
Fortunately the Ottawa team includes Ilya Rozanov and Wyatt Hayes, and also includes an adorable social media manager, Harris Drover. Harris is the opposite of Troy in every way: friendly, cheerful, chatty, and goofy with a booming voice, a startlingly loud laugh, and Pride pins all over his denim jacket. Definitely not the sort of person Troy would normally associate with, and yet…
Ah I loved this one!!!!! Definitely my 2nd favourite in the series (No one can dethrone Ilya and Shane🤣) and I really enjoyed it a lot!
It took me a while to warm up to Troy, to really love him as a character but once I did, I adored him. Harris is so sunny and warm and such a great contrast to Troy. I love them together and all those little moments before they got together made me go squeeeee!!!!
It’s got grumpy/sunshine, slowburn and friends to lovers, a puppy and ILYA!!!!!! Need I say more?? Unlike the previous two books, Ilya has a slightly bigger role as he is the team captain, and while my main motivation was to see more him, I ended up really loving Troy and Harris.
Really well done redemption ARC and I also loved the cameos from the previous books. While this is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone (Though reading Heated Rivalry will make it better)
The ending was stunning and so heartwarming and I was filled with so much pride, it made me emotional!🏳️🌈
Highly recommended and I cannot wait for the next book, which will be the long awaited sequel, Ilya and Shane!!!!!!!
*ARC provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review