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Author: Teegan Loy

FROZEN HEARTS by Teegan Loy

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
FROZEN HEARTS by Teegan LoyFrozen Hearts by Teegan Loy
Published by Silver Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

Hockey superstar, MVP Eric “Foxy’ Fox took his college team straight to a championship season.  Boston is expecting him to join their team right away.  Erick knows that there will be a backlash when he announces that he’s hanging up his skates for good, completing his last semester of school and graduating instead.

His friends can’t believe that he’s quitting while his father is going ballistic over his decision.  Erik’s had enough though of living a lie, hiding his true self and pretending to be someone he’s not.

Growing up Erik and Tyce were inseparable on and off the ice as their friendship turned to love until the night his father caught them.  He was sent to another school and never saw or spoke to Tyce again.  Erik figures it’s too late for him and Tyce after so many years, but he’s not willing to continue with the lies another moment.  Giving up hockey is a small price to pay for a man’s soul.

Told from Erik’s perspective Frozen Hearts dramatic emotions pack a wallop.  Fresh storytelling and a realistic storyline breathe life into this powerful tale.  The characters keep the reader firmly engrossed in the evolving plotline as well.  Elation, sorrow, and redemption are each aspects of Frozen Hearts.  Memorable.

ECHOES OF US by Teegan Loy

ECHOES OF US by Teegan Loy

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ECHOES OF US by Teegan LoyEchoes of Us by Teegan Loy
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-11-18
Genres: Contemporary, MM
Pages: 227
Reviewed by Lisa

Most people think falling in love is a wonderful thing. For Rylan Blake, love only complicates his life. After a disastrous trip home, Rylan and his best friend, Maggie, head back to Chicago to meet their new roommate, Jade Marin, and prepare for their final year of college. Love is the last thing Rylan expects when he meets Jade. But as the two men get to know each other and discover their mutual love of music, friendship becomes more. They compose songs and, at Maggie's urging, post their work on YouTube-where the videos go viral and a music producer discovers them. But hitting it big isn't always a good thing, especially when it comes with a price. When Rylan and Jade sign a deal with a big music company, they're ordered to hide their relationship from the public and take fake girlfriends. At first, it's a game, but as their fame grows, Rylan feels forced to choose: Does he stay and live a lie, or does he walk away from a life of fame-and from Jade?

JoyfullyRecommended

 

Never once did Rylan Blake feel as though he fit into the small farming community where he was born.  The moment his college acceptance letter arrived Rylan began mapping out his life in Chicago and never looked back.  He was also lucky enough to gain a roommate who would become his best friend, Maggie Mae Stewart.

When their third roommate leaves and a new one join the students Rylan is instantly smitten and the feeling is apparently mutual.  Jade Marin happily turns in his ‘straight’ card for time in Rylan’s arms.  They also share a love of music, using lyrics written by Rylan, and Jade’s skills with a guitar to entertain Maggie in their basement.  She talks them into putting their music on YouTube where they become an unexpected hit.

The lovers gain a following and begin playing clubs in the city.  Soon after a music producer from Hollywood comes calling.  The record deal they’re offered is lucrative and heady.  The only negative stipulation – they hide their relationship.  At first it’s not a problem because they are busy in the studio, but once they hit the road it begins to wear on them, especially Rylan who’s never before hidden his sexual preferences. Jade loves the spotlight and he’s willing to do just about anything to stay on top and in the closet.  At the breaking point will Rylan choose to keep the love of his life in the shadows for fame and fortune or walk away from the opportunity of a lifetime?

Emotions run high in Echoes of Us and reads like a dream.  Rylan, Jade, and Maggie embark on a wild journey that hits every button and more.  The lover’s explosive relationship fans flames hotter and higher in every consecutive chapter.   Some issues slip into place somewhat easily, but Echoes of Us is honestly heartfelt and heartwarming.  I Joyfully recommend Echoes of Us for all the excellent highs and lows these lovers experience.

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