Coast to Coast (Arizona Raptors #1)

Title: Coast to Coast (Raptors Book 1)
Author: R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd.
Release Date: September 29, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey
Page Count: 199
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb: Read book blurb here

For Harrisburg Railer and Owatonna U Hockey fans, the Arizona Raptors series is a welcome addition to R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey's hockey universe. Ryker Madsen is now playing with the Raptors and since the Railers will play the Raptors throughout the regular season, you'll see familiar faces along the way. But even if you have never read a book in either series, don't worry - this books works as a stand-alone with new characters.

The blurb provides a lot of detail, so suffice it to say the family drama between the Westman-Reid siblings and the dysfunctional Raptor organization go hand-in-hand here, as Mark has to make the Raptors' dysfunctional organization viable, while at the same time confronting old family heartaches.

Add in a sizzingly sexy relationship with head coach Rowen Carmichael (imagine Liev Schreiber),
and this is a great start to the series. We're introduced to lots of new characters (can't wait for the book about heavy metal singer / goalie bad boy Colorado Penn) and it looks like the Raptors series to going to be a helluva lot of great reading.

But ... in the midst of all this series building and character introduction, for me personally, the relationship between Rowen and Mark needs a bit more depth and development. While the hot sex at the grossly dirty motel outside of town is all kinds of omigawd, there is so much going in the book that the growth of their relationship is on the back burner through a lot of the book. However, "Coach to Coach" is a great introduction to the Arizona Raptors series and I look forward to reading more! 4 stars.

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