on November 14th 2017
Pages: 290 pages
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Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away.
As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas.
Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind.
But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can't let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?
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I don’t think I have hidden my love for M/M books or Toni Aleo as a writer so when she announced her first attempt at M/m, I might have been so excited there was dancing in my living room. I like the premise that was set up in the previous Assassins Book In the Crease and how it interconnected Ms. Aleo’s two different hockey series.
Wells Lemiere is a proud gay man, but his relationship with the much younger and closeted son of the NHL commissioner, Matty Haverbrooke hasn’t been easy. But when Matty learns the man of his dreams is marrying someone else, he knows he needs to step up and be the man Wells deserves. Even though this story was written as a stand-alone, I think it is necessary to having read both In the Crease and Hooked by Love (Bellvue Bullies #3) to truly understand these characters.
Two-Man advantage is, as previously stated, the author’s first attempt into the M/M genre, and as a fan of that and of sports romance, I wanted to love it so much. But to be honest, it showed that this was a first attempt. Don’t get me wrong, the story itself is good; I just didn’t feel the overwhelming connection I usually feel to these books. I truly hope that ms. Aleo keeps writing within this genre and manages to hook me in next time, which is why Two-man Advantage gets 3.5 stars.