Common Goal (Game Changers #4)

Title: Common Goal (Game Changers #4)
Author: Rachel Reid
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 21, 2020
Genre(s): M/M Sports Romance
Page Count: 282
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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Rachel Reid writes great hockey romances and has crafted a stellar cast of characters associated with her fictional New York Admirals team.  If you haven't read any of the books in the series, I think this book can work as a stand-alone, but if you like M/M sports romance, you will definitely want to dive into the Game Changers series!

In this latest installment, star goalie Eric Bennett is nearing 41 and seriously pondering retirement. Recently divorced, living in a stunning NYC penthouse designed to highlight his art collection, committed to his yoga practice and clean eating, silver fox Eric is "efficient in all things - efficient, disciplined and practiced."  But Eric is a fish out of water with his bisexuality and has absolutely no chance in moving beyond the theoretical in the complex gay dating world.

Enter Kyle, 22, unattached bartender / art student and unabashedly fond of men like Eric ... tall, lean ... mature.
If Kyle had one weakness - and he didn't; he had many - it was confident, attractive older men. Also, confident, attractive younger men. Also, men.
Reid utilizes one of my favorite themes - teacher / student in the gay arts.  Eric thinks Kyle "looked absolutely stunning, like a fallen angel who was only on this planet to teach mortals how to fuck" and once Eric finally decides to take up Kyle's offer, what ensues is a lot of incredibly sensual, steamy, sticky adventures as Kyle allows Eric to relinquish control and gladly shares his extensive sexual expertise and enthusiasm. The heat rating is way off the charts - enjoy!

Since the main focus of the plot is (a) getting Eric to explore his bisexuality and then (b) will he or won't be go all-in on a relationship with Kyle, there is a lot of repetition as each man ponders their relationship for numerous scenes.  But on the whole, this was a rather small niggle and I would definitely recommend this book (and all the other books in the series).  4.5 stars.

I received an ARC from the Publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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