FIRE IN THE ICE by Ryan Taylor & Joshua Harwood

HI dear readers, I have a new book for you to check out! It is the newest book by husband / husband team of Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood. I have talked about Ryan and Josh before and I just had to tell you about their newest release. FIRE IN THE ICE is another beautiful hockey romance. It is the story of Tyler Jensen and Kevin Moore. Who first met in prep school and this is 8 yrs later. They find themselves on the same NHL hockey team and the sparks fly and you just have to read the book to find out what happens!!! We first met Tylor and Kevin in THE NEW NEXT ONE. A short novella of Nick Johnson and Tyler Jensen. Best friends / senior year of prep school and young first love. Kevin is a freshman in this story. We saw Nick find his HEA (happily ever after) with Jacob Meyer in NICE CATCHING YOU. The books don’t need to be read in order but things would make better sense if they were. Know that that thought is mine and mine alone. I would read .. first THE NEW NEXT ONE, then NICE CATCHING YOU, then finally FIRE IN THE ICE. I recently finished FIRE IN THE ICE and the book was just beyond amazing. Ryan and Josh write with so much heart and love and little conflict and lots of excitement. The hockey scenes are awesome and you will feel like you are in the stands watching your favorite team play.


What if love threatened to destroy everything you’d worked for?

Hockey right winger Tyler Jensen isn’t thrilled to get the news he’s been traded to the Bethesda Barracudas. The team may be red-hot in the rankings, but there’s someone there he’d rather not have to see every day.

Defenseman Kevin Moore is one of the top-rated rookies in the country. He’s living the dream playing for the Barracudas—until he hears that his old high-school crush Tyler is joining the team. Ty was once everything Kev wanted, but their age difference got in the way. Tyler decided a three-year gap was too much and left Kevin behind.

In Bethesda, Tyler doesn’t take long to notice that Kevin has grown up into precisely the kind of man he can’t resist—brawny, brainy, and beautiful. Kev feels the pull too, and as the men become closer, they work hard to keep their budding relationship secret. Professional hockey may be welcoming gay players now, but Ty and Kev aren’t sure management would like the idea of two Barracudas taking teamwork to an entirely new level.

As the playoffs loom, news of their romance gets out. Ty and Kev, caught in a storm of controversy that threatens to destroy them, need a power play to save their careers. How will they find one before it’s too late?

Fire in the Ice delivers on the promise that second chances can work and dreams can come true. If you like exciting hockey, plenty of humor, a beautiful HEA, new adults, young athletes, and enough heat to burn down the house, this book is for you. Approximately 81,000 words

Available in KINDLE UNLIMITED / KINDLE for $3.99 and i PAPERBACK for $13.99


How much are you willing to give up for the man you love?

Best friends Nick Johnson and Tyler Jensen seem to have the world by the tail. The eighteen-year-old stars of their school’s hockey team are looking forward to playing in college and hoping for careers with the pros.

Nick and Tyler know a lot about each other, but there are a few important details they haven’t discussed. To start with, neither man knows the other is gay. Making things interesting, Nick has a massive crush on Tyler, something he’s kept to himself for a long time. And although he’s never said a word about it, Tyler has wanted to date Nick since they met.

On a cold Minnesota night after a big win, Tyler finds the courage to confess his feelings to Nick. When Nick admits his attraction to Tyler, their relationship turns on a dime. As they fall in love, they skate around the challenges of a secret romance in an all-male boarding school, but what will happen when the stakes rise dramatically in a sport not known for being gay-friendly? Will Nick and Tyler make the easy choice or the hard one?

The New Next One is a prequel to the authors’ book Nice Catching You. The New Next One is a 20,000-word, new adult, friends-to-lovers romance featuring young athletes, plenty of steam, and a lot of emotion. Since the book is a prequel, one character has a HFN, and the other has a hopeful ending. You can find his glorious HEA in the authors’ book Nice Catching You.


This book was just beautiful. Prep school. Best friends form a bond / first love that sweet and electric. It is great to see how Nick grows and becomes the man he is in the other books, and same for Tyler. These two are powerful characters and you get a glimpse of the young man Kevin is going to be. It is the perfect book to start with in this series.


What happens when the No. 1 college hockey star in the country falls in love—with a man?

Nick Johnson, a top prospect for a pro hockey team, has a secret: he’s gay. Tired of living in the closet for the sport he loves, he sees no way out.

Jacob Meyer’s string of bad boyfriends left him cynical about love. Instead, he focuses on his studies as a third-year law student. With a new job waiting for him, he’s eager to graduate and move on.

On a school-sponsored trip, Nick and Jacob meet in a most unexpected way. When Nick tells Jacob his secret, they decide to hang out, just as friends. But their attraction is too strong to ignore, and they soon begin dating.

Since Nick is a big man on campus, it doesn’t take long for people to notice his attachment to Jacob. All hell breaks loose when the relationship gets out. As the national media descends, university officials try to figure out how to solve their “problem.” Their efforts divide Nick’s team, inflame fans, and put Nick and Jacob’s futures in jeopardy. Will the men be able to survive a plot to destroy them without derailing both their careers?

Nice Catching You is an out-for-you romance featuring a lot of love, exciting hockey, and a beautiful holiday. There’s also plenty of steam and a very happy ending.


I instantly fell in love with Nick and Jacob …. their first meeting was so sweet and such a “meet cute”. Jacob is so sweet and kind. Jacob is out of the closet and doesn’t hide who he is. Nick is still in the closet and nobody knows his true self. When Nick meets Jacob, everything changes. Nick wants to be like Jacob, to be out and proud. He wants to able to be free to be himself. Not have to lie about fake girlfriends. A bit of trouble comes their way and the way they stick together is a testament of the love they share and have for each other. You will cheer them on and lets not forget the hockey scenes! The hockey scenes are spot on. The lingo is right, the terms are too. Jacob’s first game is just priceless! His excitement just comes off the pages and you just can’t help to giggle and be just as excited as he is. It is one of my favorite scenes in the book. My favorite is the ending …… just simply breathtaking! That is all I’m gonna say about that. Ryan Taylor: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle Joshua Harwood: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

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NO BRIEF AFFAIR and LEGALLY BOUND is loosely based on Ryan and Josh’s beautiful romance.

ALL HE REALLY NEEDS is about best friends who had a misunderstanding in college but reconnect and the friendship heats up nicely and so hot!

THE CHRISMUKKAH CRISIS is a sweet holiday romance that starts with a perfect “meet cute” on a city bus.

TOO CLOSE TO THE FLAME is a moving, heartbreaking story. It is a book of healing and of hope. Of happiness and love. It’s the story of Brandon, who was based on someone the authors know. This book moved me beyond words. This book I think of often. It will be with me for a very very long time. This book is also available in Audio books.

Thanks dear Readers for letting me brag about my sweet dear friends, Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood and their freaking amazing books! Go NOW ……… to Amazon….. buy read review their books!!!

Happy reading everyone.

love you.


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