Home Game (Vancouver Wolves Hockey, #2)
He’s a professional hockey player trying to survive on his new team. I’m just trying to survive. I’m down to my last dollar. I live day-to-day in a world that doesn’t care. Despite my bad luck, I’m a fighter. I never give up. I never stop trying. Ryan Parker's wealth and generosity, sets him apart from anyone I know. Yet, I don’t trust him. It’s nothing personal. I trust no one. But when my bad luck takes a turn for the worse, one person shows up. Ryan Parker. I do not understand why he bothered because the guy has enough of his own issues to deal with. But I don’t have a choice. I need him. It’s a matter of survival. His friendship changed everything. It changed me. I started to believe in myself. I allowed myself to trust. And for the first time, in a long time, I felt my heart beat again. In the game of love, winning is harder than it looks. I don’t know the rules. I don’t know how to win. But I’ll play my heart out until the whistle blows. Home Game.

Home Game (Vancouver Wolves Hockey, #2) Details

TitleHome Game (Vancouver Wolves Hockey, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 18th, 2019
Rating
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Romance, Hockey, Contemporary Romance

Home Game (Vancouver Wolves Hockey, #2) Review

  • Melanie (mells_view)
    January 1, 1970
    Ryan and Zoey gave me all the feels. Home Game is honestly just a sweet hockey hero romance with a smidge of angst. Zoey is homeless and struggling. Ryan is a huge hockey start that’s new in town, and is also struggling.. in his own way. They need each other but don’t know it yet.So essentially this story is girl helps boy. Boy saves girl. They unexpectedly click and fit. Banter, banter, banter. Swoon, swoon, swoon. Roommates. “Just friends.” Slow burn romance ensues. Sigh. I can’t with these tw Ryan and Zoey gave me all the feels. Home Game is honestly just a sweet hockey hero romance with a smidge of angst. Zoey is homeless and struggling. Ryan is a huge hockey start that’s new in town, and is also struggling.. in his own way. They need each other but don’t know it yet.So essentially this story is girl helps boy. Boy saves girl. They unexpectedly click and fit. Banter, banter, banter. Swoon, swoon, swoon. Roommates. “Just friends.” Slow burn romance ensues. Sigh. I can’t with these two. Such a great read, with such a great cast of characters!Honestly if you enjoy sports hero romance, then you will love this read. It fits into the classic mold, but also has the unique voice of Odette Stone, which takes Home Game to the next level. Loving this authors work so far and can’t wait to see what she gives us next!https://instagram.com/p/BtJ1dcllz-b/^fan edit on IG!AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON & KINDLE UNLIMITED!*ARC
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  • Anne OK
    January 1, 1970
    "Home Game" was a very fun-to-read sports-related (hockey) book. I loved both Ryan and Zoey. Their chemistry was push and pull in a slow burn to sizzling hot. Zoey has had her share of hard times and down on her luck. Their meet-greet was so cute and I enjoyed every minute of their interaction. And just when things are looking pretty dark for Zoey, Ryan takes over as her Knight in Shining Skates and saves the day. There are some really funny lines of dialogue, shopping sprees to IKEA that are su "Home Game" was a very fun-to-read sports-related (hockey) book. I loved both Ryan and Zoey. Their chemistry was push and pull in a slow burn to sizzling hot. Zoey has had her share of hard times and down on her luck. Their meet-greet was so cute and I enjoyed every minute of their interaction. And just when things are looking pretty dark for Zoey, Ryan takes over as her Knight in Shining Skates and saves the day. There are some really funny lines of dialogue, shopping sprees to IKEA that are such fun to read. And everything would have been just perfect if that ending would have been just a chapter longer. Needed a little more of the happy-ever-after good stuff!
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    This was quite a nice hockey romance. Hot hockey player befriends young homeless woman. They formed a genuine friendship, although there was attraction always underlying the friendship, on both sides. I did like the respect that Ryan showed to Zoey. He genuinely cared about her, as well as wanting to *ahem* get into her pants. But I got a little tired of all the roadblocks and delays to the relationship. It felt a little forced at times. I liked that there was some actual hockey in the book, too This was quite a nice hockey romance. Hot hockey player befriends young homeless woman. They formed a genuine friendship, although there was attraction always underlying the friendship, on both sides. I did like the respect that Ryan showed to Zoey. He genuinely cared about her, as well as wanting to *ahem* get into her pants. But I got a little tired of all the roadblocks and delays to the relationship. It felt a little forced at times. I liked that there was some actual hockey in the book, too, and some real interactions between players etc. It's annoying when you read a sports romance and there's no actual sport. But that wasn't the case here.This was a 3.5 star read for me till I got to the epilogue, which was a disappointment, as it seemed to be just a setup for the next book, about Mica. Oddly, it was followed by a 'bonus' chapter or second epilogue, which I just plain disliked, because it was almost like reading porn. Just, no. Turned me off and I wished I hadn't read it. Not necessary, and it didn't fit the tone of the rest of the book. It made me take off the half-star, actually. Oh well. I guess I'll read Mica's book when it's out, anyway.
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  • ☆☆Hannah☆☆
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good read. Zoey is at work when she meets Ryan. He is having trouble using his computer. Later she is attacked and the hospital calls him because they find his number. Ryan is a good guy and lets her stay with him when he finds out she is living at a shelter. Of course while living together they fall in love. I loved what a nice guy Ryan was. He was happy to wait and take care of her.
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  • Diane Lynch
    January 1, 1970
    Odette Stone is on a winning streak with HOME GAME, the second book in the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series. Hockey star Ryan Parker has been traded to the Vancouver Wolves, where his teammates hate him. Zobenia (Zoe) Petrick is down on her luck. The two could just save each other. I really love Ryan. He has had a difficult time adjusting to his new team because when he was on his previous team, he accidentally hurt Wolves' player, Noah Moore. It was a clean hit, but not everyone feels that way. R Odette Stone is on a winning streak with HOME GAME, the second book in the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series. Hockey star Ryan Parker has been traded to the Vancouver Wolves, where his teammates hate him. Zobenia (Zoe) Petrick is down on her luck. The two could just save each other. I really love Ryan. He has had a difficult time adjusting to his new team because when he was on his previous team, he accidentally hurt Wolves' player, Noah Moore. It was a clean hit, but not everyone feels that way. Ryan’s rivalry with Jensen was an interesting aspect in the story. Jensen is Noah’s best friend and fellow assistant captain. Ryan is a remarkable character. He is a total boy scout. He is giving and kind.Zoey is an amazing heroine. After her parents’ death, she was put in foster care. At age nineteen, she was left to fend for herself. Only able to make minimum wage she is left homeless. For good reasons, she finds it hard to trust. She is strong and has a great personality. She is the kind of person that people gravitate towards.HOME GAME is a heartfelt and emotional story. The characters have many challenges and grow tremendously throughout the story. The novel is skillfully written and hard to put down. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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  • Susan Angela Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    Home game by Odetta Stone. This was a fantastic read with great characters. Loved how Ryan yelled at the guy who Wouldn't let Zoey in his building. Hos face. I really felt for Zoey when he Wouldn't let her in. I really didn't like Bianca. How she treated Zoey I wanted to punch her. I didn't like Terence either. Loved the ending. Looking forward to the next book. 5*.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Very good hockey romance.
  • Ri
    January 1, 1970
    I just recently discovered this author and devoured everything she wrote within a month. EVERYTHING. There is something about her writing style that calls to me. Her characters are real and not over the top. They all have a sense of humility that despite their wealth, or sometimes lack of it, it still comes across as genuine and real. She creates a scene that is authentic to the storyline and is never completely outlandish. There is a depth to her stories.I was beyond excited to read this book. I just recently discovered this author and devoured everything she wrote within a month. EVERYTHING. There is something about her writing style that calls to me. Her characters are real and not over the top. They all have a sense of humility that despite their wealth, or sometimes lack of it, it still comes across as genuine and real. She creates a scene that is authentic to the storyline and is never completely outlandish. There is a depth to her stories.I was beyond excited to read this book. I know nothing about Hockey. Hell, to be honest, I know nothing about sports except baseball. It has never appealed to me but this author made me fall in love with a sport that I know nothing about and still had me understanding the gist of it. A lot of the time in sports romance I have to skim over the sports parts because I have no desire to read something I don't have any interest in. Yet, I didn't do that in this book or the first standalone in this series. I think largely because she writes it in a way that makes it exciting and doesn't feel like it is being forced on me. Her stories have substance to them and characters that seem to leap off the pages. Ryan and Zoey are my favorite characters to date of all her characters ever written. This was a complex situation but I loved that it progressed slowly and that trust was integral in developing this story. It was not a fast instant-love relationship by any means which made me cherish it that much more. They seemed to awaken something missing in each other's lives and offered so much more than a typical friendship. The anticipation and build up in their relationship had me almost begging my kindle to make it happen sooner than it did and when it finally did. It was perfect timing for them and I realize I needn't have cussed out the author for making them wait so long. The side characters were fantastic as well. I need stories from all of them. Krista, Mica, Jensen, and even Justin all need their stories and I hope that they get the chance to do that.I implore anyone that has not read this author to start now. She is truly one of those unicorn authors that will leave you with your mouth agape, a smile on your face, and warm fuzzy feelings when the book is over.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    In Home Game, book two in her Vancouver Wolves Hockey series, Odette Stone brings another top-notch romance to the pages. Ms. Stone takes on some heavy subject matter in Home Game while still managing not to diminish the romantic side of her work. The hero and heroine were deftly portrayed as two genuinely good people on the opposite ends of the good fortune spectrum. How this author brought them together and built their relationship was caring and showed considerable skill in creating a scenari In Home Game, book two in her Vancouver Wolves Hockey series, Odette Stone brings another top-notch romance to the pages. Ms. Stone takes on some heavy subject matter in Home Game while still managing not to diminish the romantic side of her work. The hero and heroine were deftly portrayed as two genuinely good people on the opposite ends of the good fortune spectrum. How this author brought them together and built their relationship was caring and showed considerable skill in creating a scenario where these destined characters could find love with each other. Ryan is the type of hero it is hard not to fall for with his sexy exterior housing a huge heart. Zoey screamed out for love even as she bled it with every interaction she had, making her impossible to resist to both Ryan and readers alike. With just as many charming moments as there were serious, Ms. Stone kept her story moving with well timed dramatic flair. There is an all around depth to this author's writing that easily displays all the feelings she is trying to convey. This work was well developed with a great cast of secondary characters that stood out without taking the spotlight away from the leads. Odette Stone brings an abundance of talent to her readers in Home Game with the added promise of more great stories to follow!*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
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  • Colby Millsaps
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this story. Though I wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style, to me it seemed a bit choppy and the dialogue seemed a little stunted, but the plot I absolutely loved. I loved the characters and the storyline and simply couldn’t put it down. I’m surprised because I already feel like I want to go back and read it again.
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  • Melinda
    January 1, 1970
    Amazingly addictive read! I loved this book. Thought this series couldn’t get any better then the author brought this book out. It grabbed me from page one and held me there until the very end. The characters are what made this book in my opinion and the author has done such a wonderful job with them. Can’t wait for the next book in this amazing series. Totally recommend
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Becoming friends gives them some sense in their life's. It was cute to watch their process to become lovers and overcome some of their hangups.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Jann
    January 1, 1970
    Best damn book I’ve read since the year started! I loved it!
  • Home. Love. Books.
    January 1, 1970
    Hockey player with a heart of goldI picked up this book after reading a teaser that was out there, the whole idea of a millionaire professional hockey player putting himself out there to help this homeless girl was compelling to me. I was curious to see how it was written. I was more than a little worried that he was going to basically invite her to move in on the day they met each other, and I was thankful that isn’t what ended up happening, it made it more believable. Zoey was an orphan who gr Hockey player with a heart of goldI picked up this book after reading a teaser that was out there, the whole idea of a millionaire professional hockey player putting himself out there to help this homeless girl was compelling to me. I was curious to see how it was written. I was more than a little worried that he was going to basically invite her to move in on the day they met each other, and I was thankful that isn’t what ended up happening, it made it more believable. Zoey was an orphan who grew up in foster care after her parents died, and it wasn’t an easy childhood, but things are a lot harder now that she has aged out and is homeless. She has a job and works hard, but it isn’t enough to keep a roof over her head. I really liked Zoey. She’s kind of a contradiction in that she’s so guarded and in a way kind of hard because she has to protect herself living out on the street (she even adopts a punk persona as a way to keep herself safer), but at the same time she also very sweet, in some ways naive and innocent. I liked seeing her learn to let her guard down and let people into her life. The friendships she forms, the joy she finds from simply going to ikea, all these little things were just so enjoyable to read. As for our hero, Ryan, he’s very enjoyable to read. I mean the givens here are that he is a hot professional athlete. But he’s also a really good guy. His trade to his new team was not one he wanted, and he went from his team being his family to his new team treating him like public enemy number one. That whole storyline is enjoyable to read. But him being so isolated is probably what opens him up to being available to really help Zoey, invite her into his life, and get to know her. I think one of the things I really loved about this book, is this is not some hero savior romance, I easily could have turned out to be that, but it wasn’t. Ryan never steamrollers over Zoey, and while he undoubtedly helps her, he more gives her the tools to help herself. I loved how much he put her first, how he respected her wishes, and how he was protective of her (but not in an overbearing fashion). Honestly, this book was just enjoyable to read. I think it was a combination of the characters, the story, and the writing style. I look forward to reading more of this author in the future.
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  • LMR
    January 1, 1970
    Home Game: A hockey sports romance novel (A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance Book 2) By: Odette Stone"Home Game" Is Gonna Steal Your HEART, Chew It Up, & Put It Back Better Than Before!When she's Steps in to HELP him with some Receipts,She loses her opportunity to stay OFF the Streets...Sooo, being a Super Nice Guy, he Steps IN & offers HER His Home!Of Course, he Can't get HER OFF his Mind...Sooo, when MORE unfortunate incidents come HER way,He's ready to step IN & Save the Day...He Home Game: A hockey sports romance novel (A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance Book 2) By: Odette Stone"Home Game" Is Gonna Steal Your HEART, Chew It Up, & Put It Back Better Than Before!When she's Steps in to HELP him with some Receipts,She loses her opportunity to stay OFF the Streets...Sooo, being a Super Nice Guy, he Steps IN & offers HER His Home!Of Course, he Can't get HER OFF his Mind...Sooo, when MORE unfortunate incidents come HER way,He's ready to step IN & Save the Day...He, of course, just wants to HELP her OUT,To see her thrive without Fear & TERROR Shinnin' In her Eyes!Now, she's Ensconced within his Home,AND they're growin' Closer...But how does he ensure he's NOT creepin' on a Vulnerable Gal!If you LOVE something set it Free...Even if it kills ya & BREAKS your HEART while waitin' for it to Grow!I was granted an ARC of Odette Stone's "Home Game: A hockey sports romance novel (A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance Book 2)" via Booksprout; I recommend this book to others based upon its own merits. All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own & freely given!Until next time... Happy Reading!
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  • Jessica Wannamaker
    January 1, 1970
    Zoe is down on her luck, and I mean down. She's homeless, she's barely making any money with out doing things illegally. She has been beaten and has to watch her back all the time. One chance meeting of her helping a stranger changes her whole life. When Ryan picks her up from the hospital life gets real for him and she gets a hero. Ryan is new to this team but they don't like him. He isn't sure how to make that change to keep his job. He misses his old team and is all on his own. Until he puts Zoe is down on her luck, and I mean down. She's homeless, she's barely making any money with out doing things illegally. She has been beaten and has to watch her back all the time. One chance meeting of her helping a stranger changes her whole life. When Ryan picks her up from the hospital life gets real for him and she gets a hero. Ryan is new to this team but they don't like him. He isn't sure how to make that change to keep his job. He misses his old team and is all on his own. Until he puts on his shining armor. Living together should be crazy, it shouldn't be so easy. Especially when you get people in the way and so many obstacles in your path. But Zoey is such a fiesty and strong, independent women and Ryan is kindhearted, thoughful and a champion amongst men. These two have what it takes to make it the distance, if they'd only figure that out themselves.I love Odette's stories. Full of heart, mixed with drama and excitement and with characters that have so much depth. Not only is the writing always steamy with splashes of fun, humor and determination but so much caring too. I couldn't put this story down, to the point I might need a nap to recover some lost sleep. This couple was stubborn but perfect for each other. I hope to catch Jensen's story. And of course I will be impatiently waiting to read Mica's story. I hope also to see something from Justin or Dylan and Kristi too. Maybe Kristi will end up with one of the guys. I hope Ryan found a PA that gelled with Zoey and him. Maybe skilled like Bianca but like the 60 year old mom. This story made me laugh, cry and want to lock them both in a room for their foolish stubborness. It was steamy and a wonderful read but stop taking my word for it and go read it yourself. ;)
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  • Annie
    January 1, 1970
    I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Ryan and Zoey. She's a young girl down on her luck, homeless and alone. He's a star hockey player who has just been transferred to the Vancouver wolves. He meets her at a coffee shop that he's trying to get his papers in order for his accountant and she is reading. When she realizes that she's is late, he offers to dive her. But when they arrive at the shelter and she can't stay, Ryan offers to help. Before she leave I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Ryan and Zoey. She's a young girl down on her luck, homeless and alone. He's a star hockey player who has just been transferred to the Vancouver wolves. He meets her at a coffee shop that he's trying to get his papers in order for his accountant and she is reading. When she realizes that she's is late, he offers to dive her. But when they arrive at the shelter and she can't stay, Ryan offers to help. Before she leaves, he gives her good card. Zoey is street smart but had a past. One night getting is work late, she heads to a diner to spend the night, only to find it closed. She's attached and robbed. The ER calls Ryan, since his contact information is the only thing they find on her. Ryan offers to take care of her. A tedious relationship/friendship develops. She sees a softer side to Ryan that most don't. But when his new pa invites her past monsters on, it leaves her scared and on edge. Not only does Ryan look out for her but she does his team mates. There is a jealous streak when she is approached by his teammate Jenson. But he is afraid to admit his feelings. His mom gives him a new prospective, that Zoey needs to stand on get own before they can start a relationship. This is a great HEA. Loved the characters and their interaction.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Mari
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsOh hey this was a such surprising gem. I only heard this book recommended and I was intrigued enough to check it out. So the plot of is unlikely but unexpectedly entertaining and likable. Ryan has such a big heart he helped Zoey off the streets and did everything he could for her. From roomies to friends as they spent time together. Even if Ryan can be alpha on the ice he's a good guy off and just wants to get along with his new team.What I liked is that Zoey was independent if she could 4 starsOh hey this was a such surprising gem. I only heard this book recommended and I was intrigued enough to check it out. So the plot of is unlikely but unexpectedly entertaining and likable. Ryan has such a big heart he helped Zoey off the streets and did everything he could for her. From roomies to friends as they spent time together. Even if Ryan can be alpha on the ice he's a good guy off and just wants to get along with his new team.What I liked is that Zoey was independent if she could be and she went through a tough time in her life but didn't come out bitter or jaded. She's smart and caring despite her life. While I'm always skeptical of the virgin heroine here it made sense as she was young and that was something she kept for herself. Ryan respected that and was hesitant for anything to happen between them. Only that attraction can stay laying low but hard to ignore.Some miscommunication along the way but Ryan meant well it was just not explained well. I like that he wanted Zoey to stand on her own and gave her space to grow before anything. Then he wooed her earnestly. It also helps they have a good foundation before getting to the relationship, it was a slight slow development but worked. The secondary characters from the hockey team were interesting and fun too which I look forward now to their books. Hoping it's as good as this.
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  • Petra Kralj
    January 1, 1970
    Ryan, hockey player that got transferred to Vancouver Wolves, still doesn't feel like he belongs there. His team hates him, doesn't interact with him due to his role in the action when their player Noah was badly hurt. When he struggles with his bills, a young punk rocker chick helps him to organize them as they should be. When he finds out that she is homeless, he invites her for the night to stay on his couch. After that night he thinks that he won't see her again. But when she was brutally at Ryan, hockey player that got transferred to Vancouver Wolves, still doesn't feel like he belongs there. His team hates him, doesn't interact with him due to his role in the action when their player Noah was badly hurt. When he struggles with his bills, a young punk rocker chick helps him to organize them as they should be. When he finds out that she is homeless, he invites her for the night to stay on his couch. After that night he thinks that he won't see her again. But when she was brutally attacked by another homeless man, they call him from the hospital. He takes her home. She doesn't want anything from him especially money and things. They make a plan to make a list of things she owes him. He discovers her love for Ikea furniture and that she is super good at decorating. She gets two more jobs for an accounting from his team members and then his accounter calls for her help. But there are also mean characters: his new PA, a stuck up blonde Bianca, who thinks that Ryan belongs to her, and her ex-foster dad Terrance, who wants money. I loved this book. I loved how a chance at a better life transformed Zoey and how Ryan changed when she was around. Even his teammates gave him a chance due to her bright spirit. Highly recommending this series.
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  • Magali
    January 1, 1970
    Great charactersI loved these excellent characters who are finally two souls alone who are struggling against elements they did not choose.Zoey who is orphaned, homeless at age 20 and hiding in the city to escape a threat from her past, leaving her alone constantly, and Ryan, a great hockey player but who arrived two months ago in a team that does not did not want him and he definitely can feel it even if he's a good guy. He is like in transit in his apartment.Their meeting is rather unpredictab Great charactersI loved these excellent characters who are finally two souls alone who are struggling against elements they did not choose.Zoey who is orphaned, homeless at age 20 and hiding in the city to escape a threat from her past, leaving her alone constantly, and Ryan, a great hockey player but who arrived two months ago in a team that does not did not want him and he definitely can feel it even if he's a good guy. He is like in transit in his apartment.Their meeting is rather unpredictable, as well as when they are reunited again. And when Ryan understands that she is in need and even more lonely than him, he offers her to stay in his condom until she recovers from an assault. They get to know each other and although attracted, they refuse to succumb because they already share an apartment and this is only temporary because Zoey has learned to live alone, without help.I loved the relationship with Ryan's teammates, their interactions with Zoey, the description of what a famous player faces for this woman who lives in anonymity, as well as the tensions around them, jealousies, threats.Very good romanceI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    What a great read! This is book two in the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series and we are still going strong. I did read book one but it is not necessary to enjoy this book. This book is Ryan and Zoey's story and what a story it is. Zoey is a homeless girl who is a fighter in her own way but she is really struggling and needs to catch a break before she does. Ryan is now on a new NHL hockey team and he should be flying high but he is just not feeling like he is fitting in and is having his own strugg What a great read! This is book two in the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series and we are still going strong. I did read book one but it is not necessary to enjoy this book. This book is Ryan and Zoey's story and what a story it is. Zoey is a homeless girl who is a fighter in her own way but she is really struggling and needs to catch a break before she does. Ryan is now on a new NHL hockey team and he should be flying high but he is just not feeling like he is fitting in and is having his own struggles. This story comes with layers with these two characters and the events that unfold to bring them together and help them move forward and of course find happiness. I love a story with a HEA that also has a heart felt undertone that keeps you turning each page excited for more, this book will give that to you. I cannot wait for what else the author has in store for this amazing guys and us readers!I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • M Hurford
    January 1, 1970
    Home Game: A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance, Book 2 by author Odette Stone. I didn’t think anything could top book one. Well was I wrong. The characters Zoey and Ryan were a match made in heaven. Zoey carried this storyline. Her innocence, spunk, directness of dialogue was so fresh that I too wanted to protect her from people like Bianca. The storyline did revolve around the players and what happens when a new guy comes in with such a different reaction from his teammates. One mate, Mica steps Home Game: A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance, Book 2 by author Odette Stone. I didn’t think anything could top book one. Well was I wrong. The characters Zoey and Ryan were a match made in heaven. Zoey carried this storyline. Her innocence, spunk, directness of dialogue was so fresh that I too wanted to protect her from people like Bianca. The storyline did revolve around the players and what happens when a new guy comes in with such a different reaction from his teammates. One mate, Mica steps forward and extends the hand of friendship to Ryan. Mica is not your usual meathead type player. He is more sensitive and takes on a big brother role with Zoey. It’s good getting a lot of info on Mica as the next book in this series features him. Highly recommending this book and the series for fun and enjoyment and, I am leaving this review for your consideration.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Jami
    January 1, 1970
    I have read several Odette Stone stories and like a good wine she just keeps getting better and better with age and experience. In this second installment of the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series she has taken her game to a new level. The emotions are raw and pouring of the pages. Ryan is one of the best characters I have read in awhile. I just want to hold him and help fix him. The story progressed at a natural pace, not feeling hurried or drawn out. Reading this one engage my soul not just my min I have read several Odette Stone stories and like a good wine she just keeps getting better and better with age and experience. In this second installment of the Vancouver Wolves Hockey series she has taken her game to a new level. The emotions are raw and pouring of the pages. Ryan is one of the best characters I have read in awhile. I just want to hold him and help fix him. The story progressed at a natural pace, not feeling hurried or drawn out. Reading this one engage my soul not just my mind. The experience was a full experience and when the story was over I was left with a warm feeling and ready to read the next story in the series. I can't say enough good stuff about this one. In my mind it is a must read, even if you are not into sports romances, it is hard to not be a fan of love and this one is a great love story.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Kristen Lewendon
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book and I have no idea what to say about it. It’s sweet and adorable and precious and dark and angsty and emotional – it might be quicker for me just to say that it was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride by the end. Zoey and Ryan are anything but typical and I think that’s a large part of what made me love them so much. They’re not the lead characters you expect to read: they’re real and human and down to earth. Living in one of the hockey towns mentioned in this book, I wou I loved this book and I have no idea what to say about it. It’s sweet and adorable and precious and dark and angsty and emotional – it might be quicker for me just to say that it was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride by the end. Zoey and Ryan are anything but typical and I think that’s a large part of what made me love them so much. They’re not the lead characters you expect to read: they’re real and human and down to earth. Living in one of the hockey towns mentioned in this book, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to run into Ryan or Zoey on the street, and I feel like I could have an amazing conversation with either one of them. I’m falling deeper in love with this cast of characters and I can’t wait to see what’s next for them.I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
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  • Sammyll
    January 1, 1970
    Having just finished this book by Odette, I am eager to read another book by this fantastic Author! I loved this book from the word go. The female lead wasn’t a typical Puck Bunny, it was refreshing that she was a normal girl who fell for an honest and caring guy who happened to be a famous hockey Player. I loved the way the characters were relatable and all of their emotions you could imagine as they felt very honest and true to life. The book was very easy to read and the words flowed effortle Having just finished this book by Odette, I am eager to read another book by this fantastic Author! I loved this book from the word go. The female lead wasn’t a typical Puck Bunny, it was refreshing that she was a normal girl who fell for an honest and caring guy who happened to be a famous hockey Player. I loved the way the characters were relatable and all of their emotions you could imagine as they felt very honest and true to life. The book was very easy to read and the words flowed effortlessly from each page! A great storyline with a little bit of everything that’s great in a book with lots of hotness and makes you eager to drop everything and finish the book in one sitting.Thank you for allowing me to read this book as I received it from Booksprout as an ARC.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Donna Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book by Odette Stone I've read but it definitely won't be my last. Her writing is raw with no punches pulled when it comes to the hard subjects. Love that! Her characters are well thought out, relatable, believable. I love the growth Zoey goes through, even if she fights it tooth and nail in the beginning. I couldn't help root for her. Ryan is the perfect book boyfriend, drool worthy both physically and sexually. Hot! Both MCs have their emotional baggage to work through. Watch This is the first book by Odette Stone I've read but it definitely won't be my last. Her writing is raw with no punches pulled when it comes to the hard subjects. Love that! Her characters are well thought out, relatable, believable. I love the growth Zoey goes through, even if she fights it tooth and nail in the beginning. I couldn't help root for her. Ryan is the perfect book boyfriend, drool worthy both physically and sexually. Hot! Both MCs have their emotional baggage to work through. Watching them work through it kept me turning pages until the wee hours of the morning. An emotional, some times cute, some times angsty read that manages to not go crazy on the "woe is me". By the time I finished Home Game had become one of my favorite reads. A book I will definitely be reading again more than once.
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  • Patti Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    Ryan is a professional hockey player trying to make it on his own. He is trying to work on his computer and is having problems. Zoey helps him and Ryan thanks her by offering her a ride. Zoey agrees to stay with him because she has no other place to go. Ryan is trying to make a good impression with his teammates. Zoey gets hurt and Ryan offers her a place to stay while she recovers. Ryan and Zoey become friends. In order to move the relationship to the next level Zoey needs to provide for her se Ryan is a professional hockey player trying to make it on his own. He is trying to work on his computer and is having problems. Zoey helps him and Ryan thanks her by offering her a ride. Zoey agrees to stay with him because she has no other place to go. Ryan is trying to make a good impression with his teammates. Zoey gets hurt and Ryan offers her a place to stay while she recovers. Ryan and Zoey become friends. In order to move the relationship to the next level Zoey needs to provide for her self. Zoey is hurt when Ryan tells her she needs to move. Will Zoey forgive Ryan and allow him back in her life?I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Janice
    January 1, 1970
    A Review of Home Game by Odette StoneRyan and Zoey - 5 StarsIf you read the first book in this series, then you may remember Ryan. We also see the GM, Mark Ashford and his daughter, Rory, who was one of the major characters from the first book. I ABSOLUTELY loved Zoey and how she does her best to stand on her own two feet, without asking for anything from others. The characters were well defined and the chemistry between Zoey and Ryan was sweet. Granted, there were times when I wanted to reach o A Review of Home Game by Odette StoneRyan and Zoey - 5 StarsIf you read the first book in this series, then you may remember Ryan. We also see the GM, Mark Ashford and his daughter, Rory, who was one of the major characters from the first book. I ABSOLUTELY loved Zoey and how she does her best to stand on her own two feet, without asking for anything from others. The characters were well defined and the chemistry between Zoey and Ryan was sweet. Granted, there were times when I wanted to reach out and smack both of them, but that's what makes such great characters. Well worth taking the time to read and enjoy! Looking forward to seeing which character the next book will be about.************Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
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  • Megan Klose
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t even know where to start. I loved this story. I couldn’t put it down. The characters were relatable and real. You have Ryan this hockey player who is still down to earth even though he makes a lot of money who has a chance meeting with Zoey, who has been down on her luck for a while and finds it hard to trust. Through a horrible event the two end up living together. Slowly they become part of each other’s lives. It was great to see these two come together. I cannot wait for the next char I don’t even know where to start. I loved this story. I couldn’t put it down. The characters were relatable and real. You have Ryan this hockey player who is still down to earth even though he makes a lot of money who has a chance meeting with Zoey, who has been down on her luck for a while and finds it hard to trust. Through a horrible event the two end up living together. Slowly they become part of each other’s lives. It was great to see these two come together. I cannot wait for the next characters from this author. This is the first book of hers I have read and I cannot recommend it more. You will not be disappointed.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Alessandra Casu
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my if I love this book!I really, really love Ryan.... he's such a sweet thing, with a giant heart.I like the fact that he is kind to everyone even if the team doesn't like him, I like the fact that he can't turn his face away when he see someone needing help. I really like Zoey too, he's a strong young girl, trying to survive, and yet ready to help a stranger.Ryan and Zoey’s relationship built slowly over but when they finally came together it was incredible. I love that they got to know each Oh my if I love this book!I really, really love Ryan.... he's such a sweet thing, with a giant heart.I like the fact that he is kind to everyone even if the team doesn't like him, I like the fact that he can't turn his face away when he see someone needing help. I really like Zoey too, he's a strong young girl, trying to survive, and yet ready to help a stranger.Ryan and Zoey’s relationship built slowly over but when they finally came together it was incredible. I love that they got to know each other before moving on to the physical. The chemistry between them it's amazing, and slowing things down only makes it better.Now I'm looking forward to read about Mica, I'm already in love with him! ^^
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