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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Love & Hockey by Monty Jay


Rating: ★★★★★★

Sometimes taking a chance on a brand new author is rewarding, and it so was with Monty Jay’s debut release Love & Hockey. Only my second 6 star read of 2020, and I am absolutely smitten with Valor and Bishop!

Let me tell you that I am usually a big hater of flashbacks in books, but not Love & Hockey. I don’t know what writing magic Monty Jay used, but she places her flashbacks so perfectly that you never lose the story’s flow. And even though one chapter is from Valor’s perspective at 13, the next from Bishops at 23 and then back to Valor but at 17, it all makes sense.

I envied Valor’s passion and drive for everything she loved. Her character stayed true to herself from the first scene to the last. Her love for Bishop was never easy; if anything, it was a heavy burden to carry. I found that so relatable, especially when she was a young girl, and the love was unrequited. To the very end, Monty Jay doesn’t give these two an inch, and while it breaks you and breaks you again, the ending will bring you full circle.

Love & Hockey isn’t just another angsty romance; it’s a fate that consumes your soul.

Release Date: July 23

NHL’s golden boy, Bishop Maverick, knows all too well how a haunting past can taint your future. 

It seems his entire life all people have done is leave. So what does a man do when he has so little? He pours everything into the only thing that he has left. Hockey. This sport has brought him a family, hope, something to work for, but what was the one thing he never expected for it to bring him? 

A green-eyed, wild child with a soul that brings him back home.  

Valor Sullivan was raised on the ice by a single father who inspired her love for hockey. 

With a mouth that would make a sailor blush, and fiery red hair she is a force to be reckoned with on and off the ice. There doesn’t seem to be anything hard work won’t get her. Well, everything but him. 
Bishop is her Endgame. 

The only problem? He’s eight years older and one of her father's closest friends. 

Fate blurs the lines of past and present to pull these two together. The only question is...

Were they always meant to be? Or damned from the start? 

Love & Hockey is a standalone, age-gap, romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.

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Meet Monty Jay

Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. 

She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 

When she isn't writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.

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