Picks & Pucks

Picks Pucks Rising men s figure skating star Justin Corrin is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player Instead of gett

  • Title: Picks & Pucks
  • Author: Teegan Loy
  • ISBN: 9781627986328
  • Page: 302
  • Format: ebook
  • Rising men s figure skating star, Justin Corrin, is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.JustinRising men s figure skating star, Justin Corrin, is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.Justin isn t the only one with problems, and hidden fears and secrets threaten to separate the two With the pressure mounting, CJ starts to pull away, and Justin doesn t know why His skating suffers, and he decides to stop wasting his time on love and focus on winning the nationals.If Justin can destroy his demons, he might have a chance for happiness on and off the ice But if the demons win, Justin s life could be ruined.

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    1. Teegan Loy began writing a long time ago Notebooks filled with ideas were stacked around the house One day, she sat down with renewed ambition and something fantastic happened she completed a story.Now most of her time is spent writing, but she takes an occasional break to go to the movies, where she imagines her stories on the big screen She also enjoys watching hockey, filling her IPod with music and driving her daughter around town to various activities.

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    1. This was an after school special gone horribly wrong The premise is dandy A rising figure skater falls in love with a hockey star The figure skater, Justin, left home at 17 following the death of his mom and hasn t fully reconciled with his family The hockey player, CJ, departed his former college under mysterious circumstances and is now playing for Justin s dad, who is a hockey coach at the college where Justin, now 20, is training why Justin makes this decision when he s loath to come home is [...]


    2. It would to fair to say that I love hockey that I may be a tad bit too in love with it and with its players Maybe it is the barely contained violence, the sight of men flying on ice and crashing into each other hell, maybe it is just that it is just so much fun to watch Either way, I love it And being as the playoff season has begun and my lovely Sharks beat the Kings in their first game with beautiful 6 2 final score I was really excited to read this book It didn t hurt that I ve been known to [...]


    3. Hockey and Figure SkatingAWESOME This book wasCute,ButThe writing style, did not work for me, I kept falling out of the book, and when I did fall into the bookThe demons, so many pages of them, they drove me bat s it crazy Not to mention they made me think of a kid , with monsters under the bed, and for me that gave this book a child like feel, and that is something I try hard to stay away from in my reading.And I foundJustin, why does he remind me of a whinny brat Gosh, I did not really like hi [...]



    4. The combination of Ice Hockey and Figure Skating was always going to ensure I liked this book pure escape into a world of which I know absolutely nothing but have a fierce attraction Justin is an up and coming figure skating champion but his choice of sport has driven a wedge between his family His father is a hockey coach and Justin also had the skills to play professionally so his father was disappointed by his choice The death of his mother, his key supporter, has also haunted him for the las [...]


    5. A Joyfully Jay review.3.75 starsBefore I start the review, this story deserves a bit of a preface Picks Pucks is complex than I would have thought, based on the cover or the blurb I was expecting hot athletes and hotter sex and, although I did get those, I also got a look at the effect that guilt, anger, and unresolved issues have on figure skater Justin Corrin, and how his behavior impacts his family, friends, and lover.So, let s talk about Justin He is surprisingly narrow minded and adjective [...]


    6. I wish this book hadn t been told in first person The demons in Justin s head were so literal that I think he should have at least been in therapy and not for his grief over losing his mother and his hurt over losing his first love but for literally seeing demons at every turn Those demons took over the story and not in a good way Justin really held onto his hurt, and because his POV was the only one I got, he ended up seeming pissy than sympathetic The brief glimpses I got of skating practice [...]


    7. I really enjoyed this author s other story and this one as well I just connect with her voice They are young, they are only 20 years old so yes, they act like young kids and you want to smack them upside the head periodically, but I still enjoyed it and I have a bit of a soft spot for kids with damage so that worked I really liked Justin s best friend Eli and I was in the right frame of mind for this Enjoyable for me.


    8. This is the first book I have read by this author but it won t be the last The reading style was very different but I loved the book I am not great with words and therefore my reviews are not the best



    9. Full Review on Prism Book AllianceI like what are the basically four main characters Justin, Danny, Eli and CJ Don t get any idears, there are no threesomes or foursomes The writing style matches young guys in their early to mid 20 s blunt, sometimes shy, sometimes sweet, and definitely trying to figure out what the hell is going on with life They each have their own characteristics that both make it easy to keep track of them all, but importantly, they re each given a role to play that adds to [...]


    10. What I had here was a story that I wanted very much to enjoy, with a quirk that came a hair s breadth from causing a DNF in chapter 2 If I never see the word demon again, that will be just fine This book has a lifetime s supply.Yes, Justin has some So do the other characters Yes, they need to be vanquished Doing so with subtlety makes for a good story These demons are personified, given actions and implied dialogue As seen from the first person POV of Justin, the whiz bang skater of all styles a [...]


    11. M me si mon avis va vous semblez mitig que cela ne vous emp che pas d essayer ce tout jeune auteur.C est une romance sportive tr s agr able lire et que j ai appr ci malgr un probl me de compr hension au sujet des d mons de Justin, l un des deux h ros Le style d criture de Teegan Loy est assez particulier ce qui fait que jusqu la moiti du r cit, je n tais pas s re de bien comprendre si l auteur parlait des d mons int rieurs de Justin o que ce n tait que le nom qu il donnait ceux qui l observaient [...]


    12. I ve read and loved several other books by this author but unfortunately this one fell short for me I have to say right off the bat the demons were too much for me, they were an MC right from the first page I m certain Justin needed a therapist because these demons spoke to him, taunted him and even followed other peopleif you can kick a demon under the bed you should probably seek help immediately either a therapist or someone who can perform and exorcism After finishing the book though, Justin [...]


    13. I almost gave up on this so many times I suppose I kept reading because I liked CJ, and when Justin wasn t being a pessimistic asshole, I liked their budding relationship The demons were just too much for me, though They were a physical manifestation, and I found it really distracting Seeing visions is a psychiatric condition Justin needed a therapist and medications I spent entirely too much of this book rolling my eyes Besides the oddity of the demons, another thing that got to me in the writi [...]


    14. I enjoyed this than I thought I would I must be in a figure skater hockey mood lately This was another books where I was worried about our MC being with the wrong guy for the whole book but thankfully that didn t happen And even the initially douchey Danny ended up being a good guy I never really understood the huge secrecy about CJ s past and the drama it caused seemed unnecessary This one also didn t follow the super twinkish figure skater trope Justin was just as good at hockey and didn t co [...]


    15. 3.5 stars actually I really liked the story and the characters It was easy to get caught up in the drama and the soap opera esque feel of the book BUT, the whole demons thing that was just weird And it went on for waaaaaaay too long, to the point where I felt like I was getting beat over the head with the whole concept So, that was distracting But on the other hand, the characters themselves than made up for it I adored CJ, he stole the whole show for me And I totally felt like the descriptions [...]



    16. 4 StarsA Live Your Life, Buy The Book ReviewThis is the second book I ve read and enjoyed by this author I, of course, had to read it the minute I see hockey mentioned in the blurb Unlike a lot of romance books, this one did have quite a bit of hockey being played Lots of ice time because the MC, Justin, is a once hockey player turned professional ice skater returning to his home town with some issues to work through I cringe to say demons because that word was use so frequently in this book We [...]


    17. Teegan Loy has written a very enjoyable, sometimes emotional story, about two young men, both in sports, both gay, and both trying to find their balance Both Justin and CJ are damaged souls, both conflicted with demons from their past but who have a very good support system thru family and friends if they will allow themselves to reach out, accept the resources, and help around them.Justin has recently returned home from California where he was away training for the US Nationals After his mother [...]


    18. Original Blog Post multitaskingmommas 201Picks Pucks is a story of personal demons that follow every single one of us every freaking day The need to dismiss them, to fight them off or to forget they actually exist is a real need These are strong distractions which can either haunt us for the rest of our days or be beaten off by something stronger Love can certainly do that Justin is one such young man who is constantly fighting with his personal demons Traumatized from the loss of a beloved moth [...]


    19. I get all the hockey books at GLBR, mostly because Nina loves me best But this book started out as something really different Several moments I stopped, checked the title, checked my list, and went back to reading This is so much than a hockey book It s about coming home, healing, forgiveness and family The author has a truly unique take on the term fighting ones demons and it made what could have been a slow book and propelled it The way the different characters fought their demons, or didn t, [...]


    20. No one would disagree that Justin Corrin has a gift with a hockey puck Justin also has incredible talent with a figure skating pick His life should have been a dream Far from it His older hockey player brother is jealous and his father, a college hockey coach, has a fit when he learns that Justin is taking figure skating classes Adding to that his hockey player boyfriend insists on staying firmly in the closet His mother s death in a car accident is the final blow in destroying Justin s home lif [...]


    21. 3.75 i do always like a hockey v ice skating story and at first I thought this was going to be only ok but as it went on the story just hooked into me and I really felt for the main characters I can see where some readers would not be all that into it However, I did enjoy it, the two themes twisting around each other nicely.Justin is not an easy character to like but you can feel how his demons have really done a number on him and like a lot of people the manifestation of them did annoy after a [...]


    22. Reviewed by VictoriaGenre M M Sport5 HeartsSee Review Here Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link facebook pages HeartsReview Justin Corrin is a rising star in the men s figure skating world He has come home to train for the upcoming season Justin is also home to face the demons of his past and put them to rest one and for all Justin s problems keep mounting the you get to know him.CJ Daly is a hockey player on Justin s father s team The attraction that Justin feels for CJ grows with each day CJ d [...]


    23. There are two major reasons I absolutely hated this book The first one is my own fault I originally read the blurb a few weeks ago but didn t re read it before actually starting the book I thus spent the first 30% thinking Danny was the love interest And let me be clear, I hate Danny They had a history and the times they spent alone together managed to be both sweet and hot BUT he was a bully and an asshole Usually when you read hockey romance, the closeted athlete doesn t stand up to homophobic [...]


    24. Hearts on Fire ReviewOriginal Review Published here heartsonfirereviews p 26411Justin Corrin is a rising star in the men s figure skating world He has come home to train for the upcoming season Justin is also home to face the demons of his past and put them to rest one and for all Justin s problems keep mounting the you get to know him CJ Daly is a hockey player on Justin s father s team The attraction that Justin feels for CJ grows with each day CJ does not go into much detail about his past I [...]


    25. If an ice skater is equally talented as both a hockey player and figure skater, is it less manly to hone his figure skating skills Teegan Loy s romance lands solidly on the line, declaring that both figure and hockey skating demand strength and precision The author also tackles the question of image as figure skater Justin Corrin works to become a member of the United States Olympic team while coming out as a gay man Justin s been in a closeted relationship with his friend Danny, a hockey player [...]


    26. The book would have been at least four stars if it wasn t for all the demons references At one point I even consulted a thesaurus to see if there was a synonym for the word Over 300 times Way too much and then to give them life I liked the whole former hockey player turned figure skater premise And the relationships with the siblings and father was involved and moving The only reason it would have gotten four stars was the lack of communication between justin and CJ I wanted to bang their heads [...]


    27. I could see what this book was trying to do I liked the premise, the narrator, the set up and the secondary characters.But the writing style let it down It tried too hard, maybe It took these really great ideas and then couldn t bring it all together.I liked snarky Justin, but whiny Justin is too a little too selfish His demons worked well initially, but their continual reference meant they lost meaning CJ s refusal to discuss his past wasn t justified well enough at the end to explain it.But th [...]


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