Country Boy (Hot off the Ice, #2) by A.E. Wasp

Country Boy (Hot off the Ice, #2)

Sometimes the toughest thing to have faith in is yourself. The first time Paul Dyson met Robbie Rhodes, they ended up naked in Robbie’s bed. The last time they met, on the ice the morning after, Paul punched Robbie in the face and called him something he’d rather not repeat. Two years later, they’re teammates on the Seattle Thunder hockey team. Being gay is wrong, unnatural, and there is no room for them in his world. Paul’s heard that hi...

Details Country Boy (Hot off the Ice, #2)

TitleCountry Boy (Hot off the Ice, #2)
Release DateSep 21st, 2017
PublisherKelpie Press
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary

Reviews Country Boy (Hot off the Ice, #2)

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    4 STARS!I'm going to skip over all the grammar errors and misplaced names because in the end I really enjoyed the story. Many are concerned about how heavy the organize religion was in the book. I say it wasn't that front and center as I thought it would be. It was there in the beginning and then at the end. Was Paul religious? Yes. He believes in God and in prayer. Good for him. I can't even pretend to understand what it is like for someone rais...
  • Gigi
    Guess what? There is actual hockey playing in this book! Yay! A lot of hockey romances have hockey players in name only, no action. Nice!Unfortunately, Counrty Boy is a book that relies heavily on organized religion and the guilt that follows it as the main plot. Oh, man! I cannot STAND the righteous assholes who believe their god would send a gay person to hell. I hate it in real life and I hate it in my books. My review of Keira Andrew's A Forb...
  • Elsa Bravante
    Un típico sports romance sobre jugadores de Hockey, problemas entre la condición sexual de uno y las creencias religiosas, los posibles problemas al declarar la condición sexual en un mundo del deporte muy conservador, etc... Nada fuera de lo normal, nada nuevo, pero ha estado entretenido. Me han gustado los personajes, el ambiente y su historia de amor es bonita. Lo que menos me ha convencido es el arco argumental del padre del MC con homofob...
  • Vir
    I've enjoyed the hell out of this book. It's kinda a second chance romance, mixed with some enemies to lovers, and those two things make this book  a better read than it's predecessor, City Boy. Or at least, for me, it is a more appealing and enjoyable story even if I wanted the "enemies" part to be longer. Country Boy is a good sport romance that tells us the story between Robbie Rhodes (we met him in book one) and Paul Dyson, a southern hock...
  • Jay
    Note: Before beginning my review of Country Boy, by A.E. Wasp, I wish to point out that on release day, the wrong draft was published on Amazon, one that was an even earlier edition than the ARC that I was given to read for this review. According to the author, Amazon now has the correct version, so if you purchased the book before this review was published, delete the copy from your device and allow it to be downloaded again.4.5 stars – After ...
  • Cadiva
    3.5*There's a really good story here but it's suffering under the weight of some editing and proofing lapses, there's odd tenses, missing words and at one point, one of the MCs's father's name changes in the same paragraph.As this is an ARC, I'm hoping they'll be ironed out before release as AE Wasp has a real talent for putting some serious messages in the heart's of her story telling.This one surrounds the insidious way religion is used by a (t...
  • Anne Boleyn's Ghost
    "Robbie scooted back, putting enough distance between them. It feels like I love you? he signed.Paul could only nod, every blink of his eyelids sending another tear slipping down.Robbie smiled. That's because I do.I love you, too, Paul signed back, grateful they didn't need to speak. What he felt was too big for words."3.5 stars. The story had solid bones, with an intriguing enemies-to-lovers premise, sweet and sizzling chemistry between the hero...
  • Anke
    Just finished. As I liked the first book of this series very much, I preordered this book and payed 2.99$.It started out ok although I realized that I'm over stories about young guys being gay and living in fear of their homophobic parents. That's on me and not the book, yap.But what is on the book is that I got a copy with many missing words and especially from chapter 35 til the end this whole thing went bonkers. There were unfinished sentences...
  • Emily Seelye
    3.5 starsI generally liked this book about hockey teammates falling in love, but there were too many typos and missing words to warrant a higher rating.*ARC provided by author
  • Bárbara
    *ARC provided by the author*Even though we saw relatively little of Robbie in City Boy, I was really invested in him from the start- I was dying to read his story since I finished the ARC for the first book: it was the most painful couple days, having to wait until I got my hands (metaphorically speaking cause, you know, kindle) on this. I'm more than happy to say this didn't disappoint! Robbie and Paul's story had a rocky but precious journey, a...
  • Apolishedreader
    The blurb does say that Paul is in the closet because of his religion. But it is more that he has such self-loathing over being gay that he is really in self-denial rather than just in the closet. It is the major conflict in this story. And it is Paul's constant denial that Robbie finds more difficult to handle than he thought it would be. But mainly this whole story revolves around Paul and his misgivings about being gay. Everything else, even R...
  • Bitchie
    I think I liked book 1 better, but this one was pretty good. One thing to note before starting this- make sure you have the correct, updated version from Amazon. Cause when I first read this, the editing was kinda meh, and then the last three chapters were a complete and total mess. I looked up some reviews on Ammy, found out there was a mistake when uploading, got the correct version, and things were much better. Not positive about the editing a...
  • Amber
    Country Boy is the second book in the Hot off the Ice series by A.E. Wasp. This is a great story about two closeted hockey players, Robbie and Paul, and how they fell in love and their journey to come out and be true to themselves and their family, teammates, and fans. I greatly enjoyed the characters and their teammates and families. The storyline was interesting and flowed nicely, and I can't wait to see who the next book is going to be about. ...
  • Socially Book Nerd
    once I finished city boy, I was dying to read country boy. Robbie's story didn't disappoint. Robbie isn't out to everyone in the NHL, his teem mates know his coach knows. but the Club is waiting on him to make his preference known, they have a plan in place and are ready to be proactive. Paul is so far in the closet he can't see the door. Until Robbie a one time hook-up long long ago in their junior league days, is his new team mate as he gets hi...
  • Jennie
    Robbie & Paul are now professional hockey teammates. They have a brief but bumpy history. Paul has grown up in a deeply religious homophobic family & struggles with who he really is. He knows he will lose his family & his church if he is really gay.. My heart broke for him. TBH I really don't care for books with religion in them but I really felt for Paul.. He & Robbie decide to try to start over as friends, they need to get along for the good of...
  • JenMcJ
    Good book. I was surprised. I admit, like Robbie, I struggle mightily with understanding people that let religion dictate under what conditions you can just simply love all of your child so I expected to have to push myself in places with this book, but surprisingly, Paul's issues didn't bog the story down as I had anticipated. However, the resolution at the end was way too rushed, coincidental and easily resolved and took a lot of the legitimacy...
  • DeAnna
    I was so looking forward to this book. But what was uploaded was obviously a very rough 1st draft. Did no one edit this book at all? The grammar was terrible. Tenses changed unpredictably; words were misspelled and misplaced. I don't know how many times "the" was in place of "they." The last 25% of the book was in rough draft format -- words and phrases that didn't even make much sense. Maybe if the author uploads a 2nd edition I could recommend ...
  • Letty
    It was okay. I'm not sure why, but it didn't grip me, I guess it could be the religion and God talk, it got tiring for me. Also, I think the conflicts with their family were resolved easily. Anyway, I liked Robbie and Paul, though definitely prefer book 1 with Bryce and Dakota.
  • John Charles
    Country Boy (Hot Off the Ice Book 2) takes us on a journey of loathing, fear, frustration and awakening. Two young men who come from very different backgrounds are trying to navigate their feelings for each other while their inner struggles seem to be trying to pull them apart. It is a journey, a journey that each takes in his own way, while attempting to support the other.Paul was conflicted. Throughout his entire young life, his religion told h...
  • Alison
    **I received a free ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review** This book had two themes I am a sucker for: enemies to lovers and HOCKEY! It was an enjoyable read, no blatant typos, and overall the characters were likeable and relatable.We met Robbie in City Boy as the Thunder's young rookie. He is openly gay to his team, though not to the public and fans. He comes from a well-meaning, supportive family. The book takes place two years ...
  • Megan
    While book 1, City Boy, dealt with love versus money in addition to true and complete self-acceptance, this book was much more about the latter. To truly accept who you are and all that goes along with it. The world is a scary place when you're brought up to hate something that you fear you are. Paul struggles with this very thing and we think we have his life pegged as the stereotypical Southern boy raised in a Bible-thumping household. We're on...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    4.5 Stars Every book I read that deals with the subject matter of organized religion makes me despise it just a little bit more. Even when I thought it wasn't possible to dislike it anymore than I already did, I do. Okay, off my soapbox and onto my review. Robbie, awww, I absolutely loved him. I liked him when I met him in book one, City Boy, but oh god, I fell in love with him reading his story. He's sweet, funny, loyal and so loving. I loved th...
  • Cheryl
    2.5*Robbie is an Ice hockey player who although he doesn’t hide his sexuality, he doesn’t flaunt it either. He has supportive parents who have no problem with his preferences but strangely, they do have an issue with his career choice. Having spent an amazing night with Paul, who plays for the opposition, he thinks he has found someone who could make him truly happy. Unfortunately, Paul doesn’t have such a supportive family and as religion ...
  • Mary Mary
    * I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review * Beatiful story It is a second book in "Hot off the ice" series by AE Wasp, but it can be read as a standalone. I loved book #1 and I loved this one as well (I recommend reading both books because Bryce and Dakota's story is also AMAZING).It's no secret that I love books about hockey players so I HAD to read this one. This is not only a love story, but also a book about coming out, fea...
  • Alexleo
    I love all of A.D. Wasp's books and this is a great addition. The main theme here is how to be yourself when you have been brought up a certain way and you want to please and not disappoint the people you love who have accompanied you all your life. Paul's in the closet due to his religious believes, but also the atheist academic influence of Robbie's parents and their initial lack of approval of his professional life play an important role in hi...
  • Tanja
    Another great story by A.E. Wasp about two rookies who end up playing for the same team. Robbie and Paul were each other’s opponents while playing in the junior league. They have more history together, though. Now they are both pro hockey players and have to work together. Once again I was drawn into the story the moment I started reading. It is well written and steady paced. At one point I started to think this book wasn’t for me as Paul com...
  • Laurie
    After reading City Boy and meeting Robbie, I was glad to see that this book was his story. And what a story it is. It is an emotional roller coaster. You will laugh, you will cry and feel everything in between those emotions.In book one, Robbie is dealing with his boyfriend leaving him because while Robbie doesn’t hide his sexuality, he doesn’t advertise it either. And being in the NHL, he doesn’t want to deal with all the repercussion of b...
  • Lala Albert
    *ARC received in exchange for honest review*I was thrilled to get to read the second book in this series. I am not a sports fan at all, but the author has a way of writing about the hockey bits of the story that made me feel invested in what these guys were doing with their lives and made you realize how seriously they took their careers. I'm also not usually a fan of super religious characters and I thought I wouldn't warm up to Paul all that mu...
  • Valerie
    First off, I have to say that I loved both Robbie and Paul and how their relationship developed. But it's important to recognize that there is an important part of the story that might make some uncomfortable. While most books that have part of religious fanaticism puts me off a book, I found that with Paul's history and the way he was raised, it was an important facet of Paul's life and how it affected his relationship with Robbie.Paul and Robbi...
  • Julianne Macneil
    I read this book as part of an arc program. I loved this love story between Paul and Robbie. Paul and Robbie had a one night stand, which was Paul's first time with a man and then the next day, they played hockey against each other and Paul punched Robbie and called him a slur. Two years later, Paul was traded to Robbie's team in the NHL and they had to figure a way to play together. Robbie is out to a few friends but not to the public. Paul is f...