Review: Game Changer by Amy Aislin (Vancouver Orcas #2)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Neon Rainbow ARC Reviews.
If you've read the first book in Amy Aislin's Vancouver Orcas series, then you've pretty much got an idea who the second one is about. Game Changer is the story of Blair Brawsiski and Charlie Shore, the former being a player with the Vancouver Orcas and the latter a baker with a side hustle as Blair's personal assistant. At thirty, Blair knows the chances of him moving up from the AHL to play for the Orcas's NHL counterpart are becoming slimmer and slimmer. That's why he gave himself a deadline, and it's one that's fast approaching. The last thing he needs are distractions, and that's why hiring someone as organized as Charlie was a must for Blair. The fact that Charlie needs an extra source of income made accepting the position a no-brainer. Neither can afford to mess up such an ideal arrangement, but is the connection they share something worth taking a risk on?
I quite enjoyed this return trip to Vancouver! Blair and Charlie were such a great couple, and I appreciated that there wasn't a whole lot of drama when it came to their relationship. They communicated fairly well, and when they finally did decide to make a go of their attraction towards one another, they did so with hope and honesty. I liked they did live up to the title of the book, becoming game changers for each other in ways that neither had seen coming. I also liked how the author touched upon the importance of family for both the main characters, what with me being a sucker when it comes to those heartwarming aspects in a romance. Of course, there's the hockey, and with a team like the Orcas, how the heck can one not cheer these guys on? I'm giving this penultimate book in the Vancouver Orcas series four stars, and I can't wait for what comes afterwards.
Release Date: 18 July 2023
Date Read: 01 July 2023
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