11 February 2015

See The Light by Cassandra Carr

 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?
This had a couple of first for me, my first Cassandra Carr book or audio, I didn’t realize she did MM? This is also my first for narrator Jason P. Hilton.  Total length is just under 4 hours, so a quick story. Just enough for a new person to know for sure of they like an author in audio format and if they like a narrator.
This is book one, in the Safe Harbor series and I believe a great start to a series. We have Jason a 22 year old Hockey player that is gay, but is in the closet and has no plans of coming out. He feels like hockey is the wrong sport to be openly gay in. And Patrick 35, retired hockey player and now, coach, advisor to a hockey team as well as Jason advisor to the up and coming Olympics’.
As soon as Jason and Patrick see each other they feel a connection but like Jason, Patrick is also in the closet as work. Although he has told some close friends and his family. They both hold off of their attraction for as long as possible but find it’s just too strong.  And let fate takes its course.
I have to say, for my first experience with both of these, I really enjoyed them. I haven’t had much success with authors that write mainly MF and then come over to MM side. But Ms. Carr does a brilliant job penning a MM book. And I can’t wait for the next in the series. Her sexual encounters between the two MC are not only HOT but meaningful. You can feel the tension between these two, the passion. My only complaint is I wish we had a little more story and a little less sexual encounters, it seems like we didn’t really get a good story going until the last 30 minutes or so.
Not sure how I’ve missed Jason P. Hilton voice before now? Listening to a lot of audio, but I will certainly be adding his name to my list of go to narrators. He does a great job going between the different characters. Pause breaks when needed, right amount of lust, heat during the right scenes. Compassion when it all went to hell at the end. Made you feel like you were there with them.
Book 4 rainbows

Narrator 4 rainbows

Overall 4 rainbows


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