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What does a work-life balance look like to recently retired professional athletes? Ex-hockey player Nate Overton is trying to find out, but dipping his toes in the gay dating scene post-divorce is a daunting prospect even without the news that his show is on thin ice. Before he can tackle either issue, he skates headfirst into another problem—his new cohost. Former figure What does a work-life balance look like to recently retired professional athletes? Ex-hockey player Nate Overton is trying to find out, but dipping his toes in the gay dating scene post-divorce is a daunting prospect even without the news that his show is on thin ice. Before he can tackle either issue, he skates headfirst into another problem—his new cohost. Former figure skater Aubrey Chase is the embodiment of a spoiled rich playboy. He’s also flamboyant, sharp, and hot as sin. Aubrey knows how important it is to get off on the right foot. He’s just not very good at it outside the rink. Having spent his life desperate for attention, he’ll do anything to get it—even the wrong kind. For Nate and Aubrey, opposites don’t so much attract as collide at center ice. But while Nate’s everything Aubrey has scrupulously avoided—until now—Aubrey falls suddenly head over heels, and Nate’s only looking for a rebound fling. Can Aubrey convince Nate to risk his heart again, or will their unexpected connection be checked at the first sign of trouble?


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What does a work-life balance look like to recently retired professional athletes? Ex-hockey player Nate Overton is trying to find out, but dipping his toes in the gay dating scene post-divorce is a daunting prospect even without the news that his show is on thin ice. Before he can tackle either issue, he skates headfirst into another problem—his new cohost. Former figure What does a work-life balance look like to recently retired professional athletes? Ex-hockey player Nate Overton is trying to find out, but dipping his toes in the gay dating scene post-divorce is a daunting prospect even without the news that his show is on thin ice. Before he can tackle either issue, he skates headfirst into another problem—his new cohost. Former figure skater Aubrey Chase is the embodiment of a spoiled rich playboy. He’s also flamboyant, sharp, and hot as sin. Aubrey knows how important it is to get off on the right foot. He’s just not very good at it outside the rink. Having spent his life desperate for attention, he’ll do anything to get it—even the wrong kind. For Nate and Aubrey, opposites don’t so much attract as collide at center ice. But while Nate’s everything Aubrey has scrupulously avoided—until now—Aubrey falls suddenly head over heels, and Nate’s only looking for a rebound fling. Can Aubrey convince Nate to risk his heart again, or will their unexpected connection be checked at the first sign of trouble?

30 review for The Inside Edge

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ami

    3.5 stars Former NHL veteran Nate Overton and former Olympian figure skater Aubrey Chase are newly formed co-hosts for a sport news program, The Inside Edge , featuring analysis of professional hockey. Their had a rocky start but soon found the rhythm that worked. They also realize that they are attracted to one another… Nate and Aubrey had two different personalities and experience in relationship. Nate is more reserved, even though he longs for some adventure in the bedroom. Nate doesn’t have 3.5 stars Former NHL veteran Nate Overton and former Olympian figure skater Aubrey Chase are newly formed co-hosts for a sport news program, The Inside Edge , featuring analysis of professional hockey. Their had a rocky start but soon found the rhythm that worked. They also realize that they are attracted to one another… Nate and Aubrey had two different personalities and experience in relationship. Nate is more reserved, even though he longs for some adventure in the bedroom. Nate doesn’t have experience with casual relationship though, as he has been married for years before getting a divorce after he is retired from the sport. Aubrey is blunter in nature; Aubrey says it himself that he needs to be a center of attention – one of the topics that is often discussed with his therapist. He is attracted to Nate, but Aubrey never has a serious commitment before, and he wonders if he can do that with Nate. I thought this was an enjoyable read. I liked the process from tentative co-hosts to something more. I liked that both Nate and Aubrey had doubts to approach before acting on their attraction. I always prefer a process rather than immediate sexual release. I also LOVED that in this book, Aubrey didn’t shy away from therapy. When he felt that he needed it, Aubrey went and get it. Oftentimes getting professional help is seen as weak (usually for male characters); but I believe that not everything can be solved by talking to family and friends. My biggest complain about this book will be one of the overused tiresome tropes of “men don’t talk/ask/communicate” to each other in M/M romance. Yep, some of the conflicts that happened between Nate and Aubrey was caused by that – both didn’t ask, only assumed about what the other wanted/thought/needed, et cetera. After reading M/M romance for so many years, I’m so over this trope *shrugs* A Guest Review for The Blogger Girls The ARC is provided by the publisher for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jrooknroll

    I quite enjoyed this novel. The characters were well fleshed out and came alive on the page. Aubrey in particular was a delight. He was self admittedly vain and self centered. I really appreciate when characters are given actual personalities and flaws. What made it even better was that Aubrey went to therapy during the novel to work on some of his struggles, and the therapist was good. So often in books, mental health workers get poor representation so this was a breath of fresh air in that reg I quite enjoyed this novel. The characters were well fleshed out and came alive on the page. Aubrey in particular was a delight. He was self admittedly vain and self centered. I really appreciate when characters are given actual personalities and flaws. What made it even better was that Aubrey went to therapy during the novel to work on some of his struggles, and the therapist was good. So often in books, mental health workers get poor representation so this was a breath of fresh air in that regard. Additionally, there were several times I laughed out loud while reading, which is rare for me. I truly enjoyed the humorous aspects of this book, and the trope of people who initially dislike each other but end up in a relationship is fun. The author took the topic of Nate still dealing with the aftermath of his divorce and handled it well. Also, the first time they hook up is steamy and the writing during that portion is great. Most of my quibbles are small; around the 70% mark the plot starts to lag a bit and flounder with where it is headed. While the predictable third act conflict actually feels organic, I do think the miscommunication aspects were a bit inflated for dramatic effect. I wasn't exactly bored at the end, but I felt it could have been condensed considerably for the ending to feel stronger. Overall, if you like opposites initially dislike before attract, and a bit of a romcom feel at times this is an enjoyable read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This one surprised me. I'd been running through a lot of 'okay' romances and cruised into this with moderate expectations. The two protagonists, Aubrey, a former figure skater, and Nate, a former NHL player are co-hosts of an NHL sport show. There's some initial friction, but after an apology from Nate, the two find they have a compelling dynamic on the show. The most unbelievable part of this whole series was that a pair of out gay men would be hosting a NHL analysis show, but sign me up for th This one surprised me. I'd been running through a lot of 'okay' romances and cruised into this with moderate expectations. The two protagonists, Aubrey, a former figure skater, and Nate, a former NHL player are co-hosts of an NHL sport show. There's some initial friction, but after an apology from Nate, the two find they have a compelling dynamic on the show. The most unbelievable part of this whole series was that a pair of out gay men would be hosting a NHL analysis show, but sign me up for that alternate universe. Although (view spoiler)[ their show is sold to another network and Aubrey is let go, so even in this world, the two gay men hockey show is a short lived phenomenon. (hide spoiler)] In the usual way of romances, they get to know each other, talk, flirt, fall into bed, and fall into love. I enjoyed their dynamic and I genuinely liked both characters. The hitch in their relationship comes from the challenges of two adults with careers that head off in different directions. What do you prioritize? Relationship? Career? Try to balance the two? These aren't easy questions and as a stumbling block of a relationship, it's plausible. As expected, in the end, they figure out a way to balance their priorities and build a relationship together.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Paige Nicole

    Overall, a super cute and enjoyable book! Both of the heroes were complex and interesting. The contrast between their families was great, and I loved seeing such a casual, positive depiction of therapy. I really felt the tension between them from the beginning, and the way they tumbled into bed together worked well. Even the reason for fake dating makes far more sense than most books with that trope. While I wanted to shake them and tell them both to confess their true feelings, I realize that’s Overall, a super cute and enjoyable book! Both of the heroes were complex and interesting. The contrast between their families was great, and I loved seeing such a casual, positive depiction of therapy. I really felt the tension between them from the beginning, and the way they tumbled into bed together worked well. Even the reason for fake dating makes far more sense than most books with that trope. While I wanted to shake them and tell them both to confess their true feelings, I realize that’s much harder said than done. The main climactic conflict was also more than a simple misunderstanding, which is always appreciated. And, as always, I would have liked to see some more happy scenes at the end. Definitely recommend this book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    3.5 stars rounded up. This was an OK read. I didn't get a lot of connection between Nate and Aubrey at first before they started their 'friends with benefits' thing [to me, they weren't even friends then], but then the characters and scenarios began to be more fleshed out, and the story improved. I did feel that the ending was rushed though, and having highly anticipated this read, I was left feeling a tad disappointed 😕. Winging It still remains my favourite from this author, and will making ye 3.5 stars rounded up. This was an OK read. I didn't get a lot of connection between Nate and Aubrey at first before they started their 'friends with benefits' thing [to me, they weren't even friends then], but then the characters and scenarios began to be more fleshed out, and the story improved. I did feel that the ending was rushed though, and having highly anticipated this read, I was left feeling a tad disappointed 😕. Winging It still remains my favourite from this author, and will making yet another appearance on my tbr list fairly shortly.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pjm12

    I love hockey stories, and throw in a figure skater who knows his hockey and I am all in! Forgot about it, but with our 3 day lockdown, I couldn't help but spend the money (that's why I forgot it), and enjoyed its twisty drama. I love hockey stories, and throw in a figure skater who knows his hockey and I am all in! Forgot about it, but with our 3 day lockdown, I couldn't help but spend the money (that's why I forgot it), and enjoyed its twisty drama.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Richard Nelson

    Combines the always-fun “enemies-turned-lovers” with the “fake boyfriends” as thrillingly as a figure skater combines a quadruple lutz and a triple toe loop.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Pullen

    I’m a sucker for M/M hockey and ice skating books, and this one has both and is great. Aubrey and Nate has both retired from competition but are working tv sports journalism. When they are matched to talk hockey, they banter until they fall in love. Super low angst, just the right amount of steamy sex, engaging characters, realistic conflict. 4.25 stars. Read it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Merrin

    It’s 2021, why not go old school on the review style? Things I liked: John Plum as Don Cherry, which made me genuinely lol. Banana ketchup. Grown ups talking about their problems instead of coming up with elaborate ruses to spare someone’s feelings. Aubrey and Nate aren’t perfect people, but they work bc they communicate with each other, and honestly I feel like that’s been missing in other m/m romances I’ve read. The hockey talk was well researched, and the tv show scenario was more plausible th It’s 2021, why not go old school on the review style? Things I liked: John Plum as Don Cherry, which made me genuinely lol. Banana ketchup. Grown ups talking about their problems instead of coming up with elaborate ruses to spare someone’s feelings. Aubrey and Nate aren’t perfect people, but they work bc they communicate with each other, and honestly I feel like that’s been missing in other m/m romances I’ve read. The hockey talk was well researched, and the tv show scenario was more plausible than most fairy tale romances. Also also, normalize people in romance novels going to therapy. Things that were meh: Honestly the only thing I can really think of is that it seems a little implausible that two gay dudes would be hockey commentators on a network show. That’s the fairy tale, I guess. This book was great. It isn’t my first by this author and it won’t be my last.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tj

    3.5*** At first glance Nate and Aubrey are polar opposites. They shouldn’t work as a couple. However, for all their differences, they both are alike in many ways. They value family, friendship, and have a strong work ethic. Their verbal sparing is great. But...all is not perfect. The drawback in this one is the amount of time the couple spends together as a couple. Their travels for the show, meals, time with friends, family, and Aubrey’s therapist all get page time. Both men spend a great deal of 3.5*** At first glance Nate and Aubrey are polar opposites. They shouldn’t work as a couple. However, for all their differences, they both are alike in many ways. They value family, friendship, and have a strong work ethic. Their verbal sparing is great. But...all is not perfect. The drawback in this one is the amount of time the couple spends together as a couple. Their travels for the show, meals, time with friends, family, and Aubrey’s therapist all get page time. Both men spend a great deal of time internalizing thoughts and feelings. I wish some of that had been used for actual conversations with each other.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rhode

    2.75 really. I wanted more snark at the beginning, but aside from an initial scene we’re whisked along and just told but not shown it’s happening. Then everyone’s in love way too quickly. I liked that they had lesbian friends and the financial differences between men and women were mentioned. Plus, people use therapy wisely, which is awesome. And the ‘only one bed’ set up was actually believable, which takes chops. But overall, too much telling, not showing, when dropped the score down.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Nate is an ex-hockey player turned hockey tv talk show host. He's still reeling from his recent divorce when his surprised with new co-host Aubrey, a flamboyant former figure skater. Things don't get off to a great start but it doesn't take long for these co-workers to figure out that they may be what they're each looking for. This is a very steamy gay romance with characters and a storyline that I found to be excellent rom-com fodder. Nate is an ex-hockey player turned hockey tv talk show host. He's still reeling from his recent divorce when his surprised with new co-host Aubrey, a flamboyant former figure skater. Things don't get off to a great start but it doesn't take long for these co-workers to figure out that they may be what they're each looking for. This is a very steamy gay romance with characters and a storyline that I found to be excellent rom-com fodder.

  13. 5 out of 5

    sfc

    A breath of fresh air.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Helen Shaw

    Got notification this was available today, purchased today, read today. Couldn’t put it down. I love this author

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    To my surprise it was not particularly reminiscent of OMGCP. Very enjoyable fairy tale with low stress.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Teacherlady

    Good character moments and I liked the pairing but the storytelling was choppy and it seemed to skip over moments that should have been included.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Repentant Owl

    Cute story. Fell into the classic "all the conflicts are conflicts because nobody ever talks to anyone about anything" trap, but it was cute anyways. Cute story. Fell into the classic "all the conflicts are conflicts because nobody ever talks to anyone about anything" trap, but it was cute anyways.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Batsheva

    Everything I know about hockey (and most of what I know about Canada) comes from the TV show "Letterkenny." Now I know slightly more about hockey. Everything I know about hockey (and most of what I know about Canada) comes from the TV show "Letterkenny." Now I know slightly more about hockey.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Linda O

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cara

  21. 5 out of 5

    Morwen

  22. 4 out of 5

    Essi

  23. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Harding

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lena

  26. 4 out of 5

    Donna Kovalyak

  27. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sieta

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rennie

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