Heated Rivalry

Game Changers Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Tor Thom
Series: Game Changers Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander's game - definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate.

Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn't just crazy talented, he's got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he's captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won't let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night.

Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane's not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he's as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him - except Shane. They've made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great.

As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option...

©2019 Rachelle Goguen (P)2019 Tantor

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5 stars for book 1 & 2

These books are brilliant. The writing is great, and so are the characters. I wasn’t sure about the narrator at first, but I fell in love with him also.

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I enjoyed reading Heated Rivalry but listening to it , was even better!

Few months ago, during an Ice Hockey reading mood , I "discovered" Rachel Reid and her Ebook, Heated Rivalry .

Simply explained... It is one of the hottest and sweetest, Enemies to Lovers , MM Sports Romance I have ever read . And now, I am adding listened, to the statement above.

Tor Thom narration was phenomenal.
He embodied über confident , Bad Boy of Hockey ,and Russian Sex God, Ilya Rozanov perfectly. He nailed Ilya's Russian accent . It was even better than the one in my head.

The same goes for his portrayal of Canadian , all around good guy, sweet , friendly and charismatic , Good Boy of Hockey Shane Hollander.

And the hot AF, descriptive dirty-sexy and utterly delicious sexy times were AMAZING.

Full disclosure, I was a bit hesitant about buying this audio. Tor Thom is a , new to me, narrator and the reviews of Game Changer, book 1 were polarizing; some loved it passionately , others didn't. However, I followed my gut and liked the audio sample of this book Heated Rivalry . I am incredibly happy I took the chance as I clearly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I am still on the fence about book 1 , Game Changer and it's more than likely , I will be skipping it.

Rachel Reid book and Tor Thom performance deserve my treasured audio credits. And that folks, is one high compliment coming from a certified audio credit hoarder, as me.😁😊😁😉 It's funny because is true!!!


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I love hockey books.

Alright. I don’t have any idea why. I don’t like hockey but I love hockey books. I have read any hockey book I can get my hands on; the good, the bad, the brilliant. I think I have listened to every M/M hockey book on audible and this my friends.... is the best.

It starts with a simple rivals to lovers story but it quickly gives each character so much depth and background as they struggle to come to terms with who they are from age 18 on. Ilya who is comfortable in his skin and identity but comes from a tough background and an unforgiving country and Shane who is struggling with who he is.

These two wouldn’t have worked if they had truly dated when they were 19 but as they aged they kinda became perfect for one another. No one can understand them like the other and so many times in romance novels you get the story but you don’t feel the connection. This book you totally get the connection, the feelings, the history and I just want to keep relistening over and over.

Buy it. Now. Do it. Worth all the credits.

And yes Tor’s accent for Kip in the previous book is well.... not the best and off putting but I’ve listened to him before and he’s brilliant and he BRINGS it full force in this one.

It is harder to write praise than criticism but my gawd this book is just amazing.

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Great hea

Loved the book and recording
Also how they got their happy ending without totally going public yet
Would love a sequel to this story!

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  • 02-07-20

loved it

I really loved this book. super sweet & low angst. narration was good too. these characters were so easy to love and I can't wait to read the next one too

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  • Jacinta Hughes
  • 10-24-19

Loved it!

I had already read the book and knew I’d enjoy reliving this adorable couple’s story again in audio form. I’m still getting used to audiobooks in general so the deep voice of the narrator threw me at first, but, very quickly I came to enjoy his style and way of voicing this story. Really well done!
I’ll be honest, I’m selfish and I need Rachel Reid to write another book about Shane & Ilya. Not sure if she plans too, but in the hope she’s keen, there is definitely more story to tell.