Mini-Reviews: Delayed Call, Into the Blue

Sometimes I read too fast and can’t keep up with the reviews. Here are a few of the books. 

Delayed Call by Toni Aleo
Series: Assassins #11
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Genre: Romance, sports
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Vaughn is the star player on the Assassins hockey team, and Brie is a reporter assigned to cover the hockey team, and they can’t stand each other. This is the second book I’ve read from this series (yes I read book 1 then jumped to book 11) and I’ve enjoyed both. This is a fun and sexy sports romance book, and it made me want to check out the other books in the series.

Plot wise, it kind of reads like a cliche. Cocky, confident hero who has his fair share of issues. But as the story progressed he showed a lot more depth. Brie was a heroine I could support! Her relationship with her brother was one of my favorite things about this story.

I also really liked all the secondary characters! I’m hoping two certain characters get their book next cause I’d definitely read that.

Enemies-to-lovers, m/f. Can be read as a standalone.

four stars

Into the Blue by Pene Henson
Release Date: July 7, 2016
Genre: Romance, sports
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Tai Talagi and Ollie Birkstrom have been inseparable since they met as kids while surfing the North Shore of Oahu. Now they live together with their best friends and Ollie’s little brother in a run-down beach house in Hawaii.

Tai, who’s from a Samoan background, has had feelings for Ollie for a long time. He ignores them because losing his best friend is not an option. But when Tai gets the opportunity of a lifetime by being invited to a world tour, where he can make his dream of being a pro surfer come true, he invites Ollie to come with him. And, well… things happen.

They don’t have a lot of money, and living together with so many people can lead to arguments, but they all love each other so much. Reading about characters and their “found families” is always a favorite of mine. All of the characters (main and secondary) were a breath of fresh air, and beautifully developed. I also adored the Hawaiian setting. This was a unique romance that I definitely recommend!

Best friends-to-lovers, m/m.

four stars

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