Book Reviews

Goalie Interference (Hat Trick 2) by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn at Carina Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Athletes/Coaches / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Forgottenastronauts on 08-May-2024

Book Blurb

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom are looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.



First edition published at Carina Press, September 2019.


Book Review

The hockey boys are back!


In general, it is obvious that the goalie position is highly coveted and more dependent on skill/training than the rest of the team, and since there’s only one in play, it’s COMPETITIVE. Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn have taken this fact and run with it, creating a dramatic enemies to lovers story with tons of heat as well as ice!


For hockey lovers, this is going to be a perfect read for you. It’s full of plenty of sports scenes to keep you engaged, but it’s got a lot of one-on-one off the ice as well.


I enjoyed the characters for the most part, but wanted a bit more in the romance than what I got. It was a well written, thought out story, but I like to end on a high, feeling like the relationship and problems along the way were justified. I just didn’t get that here. I still gave this a high rating, because I had a good time along the way as I delved further into the story.


Will I be reading the next book in the series? Absolutely!




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 249 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-April-2024
Price $6.99 ebook
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