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Release Day Review: Power Play by Avon Gale

 
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Release Day Review: Power Play by Avon Gale

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Book Series
Scoring Chances
Authors
About the Author
Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites.

Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy. 

At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.
Publication Date
May 09, 2016
Pages
201
ISBN
978-1-63477-244-0
ASIN
B01EJVL0AO
A Scoring Chances Novel 

A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford’s hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game he loves—only this time behind the bench, as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires, the worst team in the entire league. But nothing prepares him for the shock when he learns the new head coach is Misha Samarin, the man who caused Max’s accident. 

After spending years guilt-ridden for his part in Max’s accident, Russian native Misha Samarin has no idea what to do when he’s confronted with Max’s presence. Max’s optimism plays havoc with Misha’s equilibrium—as does the fierce attraction that springs up between them. 

Not only must they navigate Misha’s remorse and a past he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget, but also a sleazy GM who is determined to use their history as a marketing hook. But when an unwelcome visitor targets a player, Misha revisits his darkest days, and that might cost him and Max the beginning they’ve worked so hard to build.

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Uplifting 'love wins' story.
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This book is a  wonderful blend of sweet and sexy. 
 The MCs are as different as two halves of a couple could be - Max is fun-loving, incredibly sweet, very comfortable with himself, his life and his bi-sexuality.
Misha is brooding, guilt-ridden, (not only about the accident that caused Max's career to come to such an abrupt end, but also about his sexuality) and in the beginning I found him to be quite a cold character.
But....as a couple these two are incredibly uplifting; they support one another and lend their strengths to each other as they fall in love. 
This book isn't without its sad parts, particularly Misha's past as a huge stumbling block to his future happiness, but together Max and Misha face it and prove that love wins. Their love for each other, and, just as importantly, Misha learning to love himself.
It's a really quite emotional story of hope, definitely a recommended read.
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