Touch of a Yellow Sun (Colors of Love #2)
Title: Touch of a Yellow Sun (Colors of Love Book 2)
Author: V.L. Locey
Release Date: February 27th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Hockey
Length: 88,600 words approx.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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"Touch of a Yellow Sun" is the second book in the "Colors of Love" series but can easily be read as a stand-alone; there is no carry-over from the first book with the exception of one very minor character.
Marek Hafer is a hockey player whose skill set involves cheap hits and making his opponents angry enough to draw penalties. He played in the NHL but after one of his patented dirty hits ended a player's career, Marek's career spirals down until he finds himself in the ECHL in a smallish town in Pennsylvania. He knows he's been hired to stir things up and play the guy fans love to hate. As the book begins, Marek is definitely an un-self-aware jerk who chooses to ignore the consequences of his actions and tells himself he's fine with being hated - hey, he's doing his job and still gets to play hockey.
But then he meets Shey, the gorgeous pansexual yoga teacher with a yoga studio / apartment across the hall from Marek's spartan second-hand store decorated apartment. Marek is immediately enamored with this sunny man with the golden hair and warm personality and it is absolutely charming to see this rough and tough man slowly succumb to the peace he feels in Shey's presence, the kindness and caring ... and yup, some pretty steamy, very bendy sex.
The story balances hockey and team dynamics, Marek working his way through his relationship with his parents, Shey's family background and a subplot involving a stalker, etc. and yet I found myself really looking forward to the simple details of Marek and Shey's relationship - Shey's healing tea that Marek thinks tastes like socks, the way-too-early in the morning meditations, the sheer joy Marek feels just holding this amazing man in his arms, Marek's willingness to deal with his anger in order to share his life with Shey. It's all so lovely to read!
I would have liked Shey's POV and thought the resolution of the stalker situation came about a bit abruptly; however, the epilogue is a sweet insight into Marek and Shey's future plans. 4 stars for "Touch of a Yellow Sun."