Review: Holly & Hockey Boots by V.L. Locey

Minor league goalie Adam Seiger is a nice guy. He’s kind, cute, and a little quirky (but show me a goalie who isn’t) and he loves to interact with fans. During a meet and greet after a game Adam meets Cason Reyes, a hard-working young man with stunning amber eyes and a smile as sweet as a candy cane. Desperate to see Cason again, Adam does something more than a little naughty.

To add insult to the egg nog, it appears that one little white lie may end Adam’s chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. Will he end up with nothing but a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of the man who owns his heart?

This little story came along and grabbed me by the Jizzmas nuggets and never let go. That’s all actually a good thing because this story was adorable. What made it so was all down to the main character, one Adam Seiger, a minor league goalie with dreams of someday playing for the Leafs. Any hockey fan worth their salt knows that goalies have a reputation for being very . . . shall we say . . .special, quirky, unique, crazy-pants. Adam fits into the quirky and unique stereotype perfectly and in the most adorable way. He’s now on my list of all-time favorite characters.

Honestly, I could read a story just about Adam cruising along in his daily life, just being Adam. His inner voice and the paths his brain takes are amuse me to no end. After a game one night at a meet and greet, he meets and hardcore lusts after after, Cason Reyes. He tells a little white lie in hopes of seeing Cason again and the little white lie spirals into a shit storm, as white lies tend to do and Adam is worried about the truth ruining the any chance he might have with Cason.

The white lie moves the plot along, Adam has bouts of guilt and angst (that were still freakin’ adorable) and Cason was a little rough on him. He had good reason, given his past, but it’s an HEA Jizzmas story so everything works out in the end with warm fuzzies and hearts that grow three sizes. While Adam made the story as great as it was, the supporting characters, especially his roommate Rob, added to Adam’s personality in spades. I’d love to read anything Rob was a part of too. He and Adam’s relationship was a highlight throughout and what made the rating start and stay high from beginning to end.

Holly & Hockey Boots is a winner for me this Jizzmas season, it’s got the most memorable of characters, enough conflict to keep it interesting but not heavy, the best of best friends, and dirty talk! Did I mention the dirty talk? I don’t think that I did and shame on me for being remiss in mentioning that little pearl of yumminess. Soooooo, there’s dirty talk . . . and it’s awesome. Cason may not have been as strong of a character in my mind as most of the others, but he made up for it in the end as soon as he opened that dirty little mouth of his. Good job Cason, Adam and I enjoyed it muchly.

For more information on Holly & Hockey Boots, check it out on Goodreads.

**a copy of this story was provided for an honest review**

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