Title: See the Light
Author: Cassandra Carr
My Rating: B+
Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Jason and Patrick
Release Date: February 2013
Publisher: Loose ID
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.
Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction.
The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. When their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight, though, will their love survive or be put on ice?
Cougar romance (can guys be cougars?)....check
Hmm, I did like this book! In the world of hockey, although there is tons of "talk" of acceptance, being gay just isn't something that's comfortable so both Patrick and Jason are very much in the closet.
Jason is twenty-two and going into his second year in the NHL. He's also been chosen for the Olympic team where he finds himself incredibly drawn to Patrick, an advisor on the team who is fifteen years older than Jason. At first, Jason has no clue Patrick is also gay...that's how far in the closet these guys are. A relationship between them is seriously taboo...first, because they're gay, but also because of their places on the Olympic team.
But a relationship does develop....one works in NJ and the other in Philadelphia so they can manage to see each other for a few hours every few weeks throughout the season. I liked how that portion of the story developed. This starts out as a one-time thing...to scratch an itch, but quickly develops into more as their hearts quickly become involved.
I won't post any spoilers, but I LOVED the way the story came to a climax...PERFECTION! I couldn't see how things were going to be tied up in a good way, but Cassandra Carr did it and I truly love the way she ended the story. It was beautiful and romantic. I loved these two guys. Just a fun, beautiful book!