Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 29, 2016)
Amazon: Save of the Game (Scoring Chances)
Amazon Kindle: Save of the Game (Scoring Chances)
Blurb: After last season’s heartbreaking loss to his hockey team’s archrival, Jacksonville Sea Storm goalie Riley Hunter is ready to let go of the past and focus on a winning season. His new roommate, Ethan Kennedy, is a loud New Yorker with a passion for social justice that matches his role as the team’s enforcer. The quieter Riley is attracted to Ethan and has no idea what to do about it.
Ethan has no hesitations. As fearless as his position demands, he rushes into things without much thought for the consequences. Though they eventually warm to their passionate new bond, it doesn’t come without complications. While trying to financially help Ethan, Riley must hide his family’s wealth so as not to hurt Ethan’s immense pride. For their relationship to work, Ethan will need to learn when to keep the gloves on and let someone help him—and Riley will have to learn it’s okay to let someone past his defenses.
His phone beeped, alerting him that he had a new text message. It was from Ethan Kennedy, the defenseman the Storm had acquired before the trade deadline last spring. The rowdy Kennedy, who had a heavy New York accent and was a huge fan of the New York Rangers—a team Riley hated, by virtue of being a New Jersey Devils fan—had bunked with him for a few weeks during the finals. He’d gone back to New York after the Storm lost in the playoffs. Riley hadn’t been sure if he was coming back or not, but the text message indicated he’d just gotten back to town, and would Riley mind picking him up from the airport?
And oh, he got a cheaper rate by flying into Tampa, which was three hours away. Was that a problem? And one last thing. Riley didn’t need a roommate by any chance. Did he?
Riley looked around his apartment, which was nice and clean and quiet. Just like it always was, except for those few weeks last spring when Ethan was there. He was loud and messy and always in Riley’s space, left half-full cans of Pepsi everywhere, drank whiskeys with dubious-sounding names, and smoked like a chimney.
be there in 3 hrs, Riley texted and grabbed a few boxes of coconut water out of his fridge. The idea of coming home alone after games reminded him of those car rides in Wyoming, and he was getting tired of the silence.
Meet the author: Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories -- either real or the ones she makes up in her head.
1) Tell us something about your character’s friends.
Ethan’s friends are probably his two sisters and his cousins. He’s very family-focused, but he’s also a great teammate and most people do like him! Especially once they get used to him.
2) What is your character’s favorite meal? Favorite dessert? Favorite snack food?
Ethan is a fan of seafood, and he’s not a very picky eater. His favorite snack is definitely apples and peanut butter ;)
3) What activity does your character absolutely hate?
Sitting still, and leaving the radio station on one channel!
4) What other author’s book do you think your character would be good in?
I would love to see what happens if Ethan meets Vic Kalinski from V.L. Locey’s “Two Man Advantage” and “Game Misconduct” series! I have a feeling it would be entertaining!
5) What’s your favorite decade and why?
My favorite decade is always the current one, because there’s no time like the present :D
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28121630-save-of-the-game
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