Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Point Shot Trilogy
AUTHOR: V.L. Locey
LENGTH: 292 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2017
There doesn’t appear to be an actual blurb for the new combined book, so here are the three blurbs for the three sections as they were previously presented as standalones.
Two Man Advantage
Victor Kalinski, all-star forward for the Boston Barracudas, is one of the biggest jerks in professional hockey. Before long his aggressive attitude gets him shipped off to play in the minor leagues.
Furious, he takes to the ice with equal amounts of skill and scathing sarcasm, which doesn’t win him any friends—except for good-natured alternate captain Daniel Arou. He won’t take any of Vic’s crap, and he won’t take no for an answer.
But Vic’s troublemaking is pulling his career one way while Dan’s talent is pushing his in the other. However much they scorch the sheets, they might soon be separated by more than Vic’s fear of being hurt.
Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.
It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.
If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, Vic has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hotheaded, ego-driven Victor Kalinski
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.
But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!
Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.
I’m just going to start by saying that Victor Kalinski is quite the jerk. Another reviewer at the blurb started to read this book before I did, and said something to the effect of ‘hating’ Vic so much that they wouldn’t be able to do a fair review on the story. Think about that for a minute. That is actually a huge compliment to the author. When an author can make you feel that strongly about a made up character, they have done an awesome job in my opinion.
Let’s talk about the story, or more accurately stories, since there are three lumped into this book. Victor Kalinski is a player for the Boston Barracudas hockey team, and when he commits yet another violent aggressive act, he gets bumped down to the minor leagues and the Cayuga Cougars.
Once there, he isn’t instantly a nicer person, in fact he is probably even worse. But things might be looking up. There is a hot alternate captain named Dan Arou, who gives it right back to Vic. It isn’t long before things heat up between the two of them. I really liked Dan. He seems like the kind of guy you would want to hang around with. The two men seem to have a connection and things are going great… that is until things go to hell. They are separated when Dan is called up to the Boston team, and Vic, in a pique, gets drunk and has sex with a woman. When she ends up pregnant, it could spell the end of Vic and Dan’s relationship.
I liked the story. I don’t think I would have liked the individual pieces, and if I had read just the first piece as a standalone, I’m not sure I would have picked up the second installment when it came out. Since I had all three in one book though, I discovered that there was redemption for this Vic guy and that a lot of his personality issues came from his childhood. I liked the way the issues and the overall story were presented.
Now, I have to tell you, this story is much more erotica based than my normal reads. I’m not super into a ton of sex in a story but, in this case, there was enough in between that I liked it. If you like erotica, then it would work for you.
I recommend you give the trilogy a try if you’re into hockey stories, erotica, and broken characters. Victor Kalinski is thoroughly broken, but honestly, he grew on me and I might even have liked him by the end of the book.