Coach’s Challenge by Avon Gale
Series: Scoring Chances Book #5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): June 26, 2017
Length: Ebook: 181 pages
Subgenre: Sports romance, LGBTQ+ romance
It’s been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he’s built a successful career behind the bench. When he’s offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he’s convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression—especially when Shane’s rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a player, even if Shane’s set to retire at the end of the season.
Shane’s career in the majors never quite took off. Wanting to quit on his own terms, Shane agrees to a one-year contract with the Ravens and finds himself playing for a coach who thinks he’s an aging goon and with a team that doesn’t trust him, the coach, or each other. Despite his determination to not get involved, Shane unwillingly becomes part of the team… and is just as unwillingly drawn to the gruff, out-and-proud coach. As the Ravens struggle to build a new identity, Shane and Troy succumb to the passion that might cost them everything.
“So,” Shane said after a moment. “You gonna take me home, or you gonna take me to your place and fuck me?”
“Depends which one you want,” Troy said as he put the car in gear. He could feel Shane’s gaze, as weighty as his hand on Troy’s cock, and kept his attention on not driving into a light post. Good thing he didn’t live that far away.
“Like you need to ask.”
Troy glanced at him. “I don’t need to. But I want to. And I want you to answer.”
Shane’s breath hitched, and he gave a little laugh. “Take me to your place and fuck me, Troy.”
“This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever done,” Troy said bluntly. But knowing that didn’t make him change his mind. “Figures it’d be your fault, North.”
Shane snorted. “Sweet-talker.” He settled his hand on Troy’s knee. “Want me to suck you on the way home?”
Troy grabbed Shane’s wrist and pushed it away. Of course he wanted that, but he didn’t trust himself to drive while Shane blew him. He had a feeling Shane wasn’t just all talk when it came to those suggestive comments, and the thought of Shane’s full mouth on Troy’s dick was making him dizzy. “Hands to yourself until I tell you otherwise.”
“Sure. I can keep my hands to myself. No problem.”
Troy didn’t trust the easy acquiescence, and sure enough, when he glanced over, Shane was stroking himself through his pants with one hand and twisting his nipple through the fabric of his shirt with the other.
Troy didn’t have it in him to tell him to stop. He just drove faster.
Quotes from the author about the book:
Troy and Shane’s story was a joy to write – I loved writing about two characters who were so confident in what they wanted and determined to get it no matter what. These are two stubborn, opinionated and passionate men and their interactions were so much fun to write.
Quotes from other authors about the book:
“I hope this series continues forever. I always have time for more of Avon Gale’s quirky, impeccably written hockey players. Shane is the perfect smartass, and watching him fall for Troy is terrific fun.” – Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Him
Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites.
Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy.
At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.
Avon is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.
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