"Riley stared at him. "How do you just say that stuff?"
"What do you mean? How do I just say shit without thinking about it? I dunno. I just do. It's not that hard. Just try it sometime."
"Okay," Riley said, and then he said, "I love you."
Ok, this was much, MUCH better than the silly first book in this series. Thank fuck.
But I don't know, even though I really liked Riley and Ethan, their romance left me cold and unsatisfied. This author writes the most boring relationships for me; there never is any real conflict that needs to be resolved or anything. Both of these guys never had sex with a guy before and yet they jumped into bed and into a relationship without so much as batting an eyelash. Sexual openness to the max! I'm not complaining though, but not having any doubts, insecurity or confusion AT ALL makes for a boring read. But still
And as much as I liked the characters, they once again read more like 17-year-olds than guys in their twenties. Or do hockey players in general just behave like immature neanderthals who do nothing but playing hockey and video games, eating pizza and coke and only like sex and fighting?
All in all, this was just an OK read for me that needed a little more "Umph!" to be memorable.