Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Two-Man Advantage
SERIES: Players of LA Book 3
AUTHOR: Leigh Carmen
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2017
A Players of LA Novel
A hockey star skating on the edge of a catastrophe.
A PR specialist so adept, he’s called “the fixer.”
Working together will be the biggest challenge of both their careers.
The LA Vikings hockey team is fed up with the violent outbursts of its huge right wing, Viktor Novak, who is not an enforcer but persists in acting like one. Hounded by a homophobic and domineering father, Viktor takes out his frustrations by spilling blood—on and off the ice. Now he has one last chance to clean up his image, or his career is over.
That’s where Bowen Miller comes in.
Bo has taken on the hardest cases and succeeded—by micromanaging every aspect of a client’s life—at the expense of his own happiness. But in the stubborn, hot mess that is Viktor, Bo might have met his match—both in and out of the bedroom. One man is out of control, and one controls everything. But when sex and attraction come into play, those roles are open to negotiation.
I didn’t know this was part of a series until after I read the book. So it is safe to say this one can be read as a standalone.
Two-Man Advantages started out a little slow for me. With all the setup and whatnot, I was worried I would never connect to the story. But once I got into it, I fell totally in love with Vik and once Vik revealed himself to Bo, oh man I could not put this one down. I had to know how this one played out and ended.
Vik was so broken yet unyielding. He had this powerful take charge presence yet he was so insecure and torn up inside. He definitely didn’t know how to handle his emotions and they exploded into anger and violence. I instantly felt sympathy for him and needed him to find a better outlet. Preferably a happy one. And I needed his father to be put in his place!
Bo on the other hand was the opposite for me. He was hard to like at first. He was rude and arrogant and it took a bit for me to see past his surface and understand why he was as he was. Once he opened up, I felt like I understood him better, but I never really connected to him as much as I did with Vik.
Together these men were ON FIRE! Woah baby was the sexual tension and the power struggles strong and fierce. The head butting just charged things up so that the sex exploded. I may have needed a cold shower.
I did struggle a bit with the power play/BDSM in bed because I felt like things were assumed that should have been discussed ahead of time and Vik bordered on too forceful to be truly considerate of his submissive. And I never really understood how things turned to love.
In the end though, I really enjoyed this one. The ending left me so hopeful for the future. Things are starting to line up well and I’d love to see these men again in a few years as they grow and heal together.