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Jacobs:

For the last three years, I've lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain. There's only one thing standing in my way. TJ Beckett.

Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I've hated him since the moment we met freshman year. Yet the coaches see something in him I obviously can't, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote. And the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together. And he's still as infuriating as ever.

Beck:

I have no idea why Christopher Jacobs hates me, and I can't say I care. I like pushing his buttons, but the guy needs to loosen up.

I'm going to win these stupid challenges easily and spend my senior year as hockey king on this campus. Tormenting Jacobs at the same time will just be a bonus. Even if I'm getting confusing feelings toward him, I won't let it hold me back. When it comes to competing, I'm all in, and nothing will get between me and the W.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Eden Finley and Saxon James (P)2021 Tantor

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Started off being irritating

I was absolutely not thrilled with Beck and his rude attitude, and couldn't blame Jacobs for how he felt. But after a couple chapters and things start to show Becks true character and personality it got so good I finished it in a day.

As always, this is one of my favorite narrating Duo's and they are amazing as always. The writing is great and entertaining.

Seeing the characters from the previous book Grant and Zach was also sweet to see how their life is progressing.

Definitely an excellent listen.

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Loved It.

Loved it and want more in the series, honestly didn’t think I would have enjoyed this as much as Grant and Seth but I just loved Beck, his cockiness was perfect... this will definitely be a repeat for me.

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The best of the series!!!

Beck & Jacobs are a HOT delightful mess, and I just couldn't get enough of these two! The narrators, of course do an amazing job bringing this idiot couple to life. The story is IMO the fluffiest of the series and has some steamy scenes. Definitely, this one will be playing on repeat.

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This is my favorite one in the series

I loved the ebook, but the audio was even better. The story was low angst and a double gfy which is my catnip. I highly recommend this story and the narration.

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A must read 👍👍👍🙌

Amazing! Definitely a must read, it just oozed love. 💕 This is a great series, Eden Finley and Saxon James writing makes you easily picture the scenes.

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Fantastic Series, Awesome Narrators!

Adorable! Enemies to lovers, perfectly done. I could have stood a bit more hockey, but there were some terrific moments here.

Audio beautifully performed by Alexander Cendese and Iggy Toma.

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Jacobs and Beck

An angsty, fun, entertaining and romantic story. Jacobs and Beck embarked on a journey of learning to love whoever they love no matter what others think of it, figuring out who they are and developing a beautiful connection with someone they thought they did not like very much. I guess there is really a thin line between love and hate. I adored this story.
Alexander Cendese is one of my favorite narrators. I will listen to anything he narrates. He brings so much enthusiasm to any story. Add in Iggy Toma makes narration.. Perfection!

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It's my favorite

I freaking love this book! I have listened to it twice, now on my third time. The first novel in this series was good, but this one is the best! Half way to the end I wanted to start back at the beginning. Enemies to lovers and the lack of gay stereotypes is awesome. I hate that crap, so this one is a must read or listen. Also I love the narration voices. They're so expressive and done so well. You can see the story, characters, and expressions so well. Again, I love it.!

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Jacobs and Beckett are the cutest!

I really liked the first book but I LOVED this one. The only complaint I have is that the narrator for Beck doesn't always pay attention to punctuation and needs to take a breath sometimes instead of plowing through. Lol

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Keeps getting better!!

After book 1 I didn't know if it could get any better.... it can and does!!! now on to book 3!!!

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  • Christina Azariadou
  • 05-28-21

Love these two!!!

HELL FREAKING YEAH!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!

Loved this when I read it and I'M FREAKING ENAMORED with these two even more now that I listened to it with Iggy Toma's and Alexander Cendese's amazing narration!!!

Their rivalry, their chemistry, their feelings came alive and felt them all the more listening to their story and it was everything I was hoping to be.

Highly recommend this to all M/M College/Hockey romance lovers out there!

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 07-11-21

Hugely entertaining - I really grew to love these guys!

Jacobs has always taken his ice hockey and his studies at Colchester U. seriously so it irks him to watch his team mate, Beck, never take anything seriously. It irks Jacobs even more when the coaches propose a competition between him and Beck for the captaincy, despite Jacobs’ consistent hard work and responsible attitude over the years. As Beck does everything he can to get under Jacobs’ skin, neither can deny the growing feelings for each other. This classic enemies-to-lovers sports romance is great fun with lots of snark and humour. I really felt a lot of sympathy for Jacobs and impatience for Beck at first, but both guys have their crosses to bear and it was good to watch Beck redeem himself - they make a great couple. I think I enjoyed this second book in the CU Hockey series even more than the first one - the rivalry, captains competition, and sneaking around was hugely entertaining. Audio narrator favourites, Iggy Toma (as the decent Jacobs) and Alexander Cendese (as the cocky Beck) were brilliant. I’d hate to typecast Alexander, but he really channels the cocky humour in these roles SO perfectly, I can’t think of a better person.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 03-21-21

Coooooolll 💙💙

Loved these characters and this story . I hope we get more . Definitely worth listen 🎧 too . Alexander and Iggy did a fabulous job bring this story to life . ❤️💙💜💖💜💙❤️