The Long Game by Rachel Reid
Series: Game Changers #6
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Page Count: 496 pages
The sequel is finally here! Shane and Ilya’s story, first seen in Heated Rivalry, continues in this long-awaited hockey romance from Rachel Reid.
“Everything you could want from this magnetic couple! A passionate, sexy, emotional sequel that grips your heart! Shane and Ilya forever!” —#1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely, author of Hopelessly Bromantic
To the world they are rivals, but to each other they are everything.
That’s how long Shane Hollander and Ilya Rozanov have been seeing each other. How long they’ve been keeping their relationship a secret. From friends, from family…from the league. If Shane wants to stay at the top of his game, what he and Ilya share has to remain secret. He loves Ilya, but what if going public ruins everything?
Ilya is sick of secrets. Shane has gotten so good at hiding his feelings, sometimes Ilya questions if they even exist. The closeness, the intimacy, even the risk that would come with being open about their relationship…Ilya wants it all.
It’s time for them to decide what’s most important—hockey or love.
It’s time to make a call.
ILYA AND SHANE BACK!!! I’ve been obsessed over them since I read Heated Rivalry and we finally have their happily ever after!!!!!
This sequel is everything I could ask for and more. There really couldn’t be a better conclusion to their story. It was beautiful to see them grow, both individually and together as a couple. They aren’t perfect but just very real.
While the situations they face aren’t easy, I love that there isn’t any over dramatic scenes or drama just for the sake of it. Ilya is one the best characters I’ve come across and I love him so much!!! Ilya’s discussion about mental health and his decision to get help hit me deeply.
We get to see little cameos of the couples from the previous books and new characters that you’ll fall in love with. I absolutely adored Troy, Harris and the little puppy Chiron. And of course Anya deserves everything! That whole scene with Hayden’s kids was swoony!
This is an epic love story than spanned across thirteen years and where they would choose each other over everything else. If you loved Heated Rivalry and has been waiting for the sequel like me, The Long Game is perfect for you!
*ARC provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review