Empty Net

Empty Net

Empty Net Spartanburg Spitfires goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs He s found a home and family with his coach and mentor Misha Samarin and he s looking f

  • Title: Empty Net
  • Author: Avon Gale
  • ISBN: 9781634775854
  • Page: 246
  • Format: ebook
  • Spartanburg Spitfires goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs He s found a home and family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he s looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup But things take an interesting turn when Isaac s archnemesis, Laurent St Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires After Laurent Spartanburg Spitfires goalie and captain Isaac Drake ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs He s found a home and family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he s looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup But things take an interesting turn when Isaac s archnemesis, Laurent St Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires After Laurent s despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him no matter how gorgeous he is But that changes when Isaac discovers the reason for Laurent s attitude.Laurent St Savoy grew up the only son of a legendary NHL goalie in a household rife with abuse, constantly treated like a disappointment on and off the ice When a desperate attempt to escape his father s tyranny sends him to the Spitfires, the last thing Laurent wants is to make friends But there s something about Isaac Drake that he can t resist, and Laurent has an opportunity to explore his sexuality for the first time, but he s cracking under end of the season pressures When facing the playoffs and a rivalry turned personal vendetta, Isaac s not sure he s enough to hold Laurent or their relationship together.Please be advised This book does contain some non graphic references to past childhood physical emotional abuse as well as issues relating to ED bulimia and restricted eating, disordered thoughts about eating.

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    Warning: Review includes gratuitous gifs of hockey players. Because. HOCKEY PLAYERS."Did that just happen?" Isaac asked as they headed upstairs. "Your landlady she's like eightysomething. And unless I'm wrong, she dressed up in her husband's suits and pretended to be a boy so they could have bi threesomes in a booth at whatever a boy's club is.""Sounds like it," Laurent agreed. "You don't even seem surprised," Isaac said . . . .Laurent shrugged. "No one's all that normal, no matter what they lo [...]

    The Scoring Chances series just keeps getting better and better for me! This one is now my favorite. It is SO MUCH MORE than a hockey book.Isaac and Laurent are fascinating, extremely complex, well fleshed out characters. Their problems and issues are real, especially for Laurent who was abused by his father as a child and into adulthood. His scars are as deep as they can get and Isaac is his trusty sidekick while battling his demons.But, guess what? Unlike most romances that deal with emotional [...]

    The fourth book in the Scoring Chances series stays in Spartanburg and features Spitfires' goalie Isaac Drake and his new teammate, who just happens to be a fellow goalied Isaac's least favorite person in the whole world. I have a post about my own issues with ED and writing this book here on my blog.

    *4.5 stars* Avon Gale is on FIRE with this series, and each book wins me over more and more! If you are craving a hurt/comfort, angsty story with a hockey players and a virgin MC, look no further! Empty Net was waaaaaaaay darker than I was anticipating, but that's okay. I was sort of expecting an enemies-to-lovers story about a closeted, jerky MC, but what I got was much more. Warning: This book contains references to physical and emotional abuse, eating disorders, and a whole lot of pain and su [...]

    5 Stars! Empty Net is a beautiful love story set in the backdrop of hockey with two young men who find their way to each other and find their happily ever after.I loved this book. In fact I loved everything about this story. This book had two characters who made me fall in love with them more and more as the story progressed. Isaac and Laurent have a beautiful connection which is explored as their story moves forward. What is refreshing what the author has penned these two characters with a lot [...]

    Empty Net is the fourth book in Avon Gale's Scoring Chances series, and it is the best one yet. Truly, this series just keeps getting better and better. Empty Net is about facing your fears and finding your freedom. It's about taking control, even though it terrifies you, and figuring out that you do deserve better than you were given. And it's about figuring out that you don't have to do it all alone.Isaac Drake is the spirited, blue haired goalie for the Spartanburg Spitfires and we met him in [...]

    Wow, that was a bit of an epic journey of transformation and personal growth.As this story began, Laurent was like a scared animal, trapped in a cage of his father's making, always ready to snarl, claw or bite at anyone who got within reach.But as it's been said, sometimes a person has to hit rock bottom before they can begin to build themselves back up again and heal. Which is exactly what happened, when Laurent finally lost it and was offered a hand from the one person he'd least expected it. [...]

    Gale covers some serious subjects in this book, and we go deep in the feels. We begin with a character as close to the edge of unredeemable as I think you can get in a romance, not from actions as much as inaccessibility. But Gale has mad skills, and the crumbs are there to lead you in, to tease you into caring for Laurent despite his urging you not to. And if you can't quite get there, don't worry. Issac will take you the rest of the way.I don't know when the last time was I watched such a gran [...]

    This series gets stronger with each book. I made no secret of the fact that I was exceedingly enamored with Misha after reading Power Play, particularly his relationship with Isaac and that relationship enhanced the feels in this book for me exponentially. This book has the most serious tone to date in the series, but Gale found the perfect balance between humor and emotionality deftly avoiding making it too dreary.There are weighty issues tackled in Empty Net e.g. past childhood abuse, dysfunct [...]

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Blue-haired warrior angel*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱Re-read: 22.02.2018This book is so cute, fast forward and quite heartbreaking. I adore it - I don't love it - but I do indeed adore it, the characters and the relationships. Specially the relationship between Isaac and Misha. I wish he adopted him. Oh and I want more from these doves.“I was trying to come up with some way to say thank-you for everything you’ve done for me. I hope you and Max have kids someday. You’d be a great [...]

    I absolutely loved this 4th book in the series and they seem to get better and better with each book. I hope that there will be many more to follow.I was very curious about this one, because it's about Laurent and Isaac, and while I loved Isaac right from the start in book 3.I hated Laurent's guts. Isaac is a goalie for the Spitfires. He is a blue haired, sweet, funny and sarcastic guy. He's the team-captain, has a lot of friends and is also very out and proud.Laurent is the goalie from a rival [...]

    'Hey, Saint.'That nickname. He loved it, and he wasn't sure he could ever express to Isaac just how much. 5++++++++ for the Audiobook5++++++++ for the StoryThis series has become one of my favourite series.Loved the ‘Enemies to lovers’ theme, it was so well done, and I enjoyed the journey.Laurent what a complex character. It might be difficult to warm upto him but I did, he was vulnerable, broken and misunderstood. A guy who had never experienced love or kindness and never knew how to give l [...]

    Truth : I've ugly cried too much to give Laurent and Isaac's story anything less than 5 stars. Don't be too worried, though. I do know how to smile through my tears. TW - abuse, ED, homoantagonism

    Do any of us ever bother to look beneath the surface of an antagonistic opponent?Do we stop to wonder why the motorist cut us off? Why the business suit walking in front of us couldn't hold the door instead of letting it slam in our face? Why the cashier had to slam our purchases around?Avon Gale opens our eyes and our hearts with two characters who are broken. In an amazing display of maturity and empathy, one holds out a hand to the other and an entirely hidden, difficult truth unravels.I don' [...]

    This is my attempt to write a proper review, although I doubt I'll succeed. This book stole my ability to express myself coherently, and my thoughts and feelings are still all over the place. Avon Galeyou are a godess, and my heart belongs to you now."I just don't want you to go anywhere.""I'm not. I'm all yours. Caught in your net."The charactersThis book gives the "enemies-to-lovers" trope a whole new meaning. Remember what Laurent did to Isaac in Power Play? He spit on him and called him a fa [...]

    *5 stars*Wow, this was extremely good! Gale nailed it again. NAILED IT. I was taken aback by this book. I was expecting some enemies-to-lovers story were one of the MC was an asshole deeply hidden in the closet but NO, it wasn’t like that at all. It took a twisted way darker than I’d have imagined. I didn’t know that Gale was going to cover so difficult subjects as emotional and physical abuse, eating disorders or lots of self-loathing and suffering. (I just noticed that the blurb says tha [...]

    Reviewed on From Top to Bottom Reviews.*I was a beta reader for this book so my review is not completely unbiased*If you're looking for a coherent and eloquent review you probably won't find this here because when it comes to this book and the characters I fall into fangirl mode so fast. And I just can't stop myself.I absolutely LOVE this book and Isaac Drake is my patronus. Because this book. OMG this book!I've read it four times already (it's not even out yet! lol) and I know there's many more [...]

    4.5 StarsWell, Avon Gale, you had me a little worried in the beginning. Not going to lieLaurent was a hard pill to swallow at first. You're right when you say the kid's got more issues than The Hockey News. Laurent smiled. “I still don’t understand why you’re bothering with me,” he said, honestly. “I can’t be that hot that I’m worth all this effort. I’m a jerk, I don’t know if I’m attracted to you, and I have literally no idea how to behave around other people.”“Well, fir [...]

    This series stays excellent from book to book. The hockey content is real and important, but beautifully balanced with the human emotional and relationship content. This book is a little darker, as it deals with Laurent St. Savoy, a goalie traded to the Spitfires as a punishment by his abusive coach-father, whose team lost the playoffs with Laurent in goal. Neither one realizes just how much getting out from under his father's day-to-day control will change Laurent's life for the better. As the [...]

    I love this series and I loved this book ! Isaac Drake was something else ❤️ he was able to see through Laurent's gruff and obnoxious exterior and find the vulnerable and terribly abused boy. Isaac gave Laurent a chance and learned the ways to make him stop his negativity and critical self talk. This relationship was built on trust early on and it continued to grow into something beautiful. Misha & Max were awesome as the supportive cast and it was great being back with the team. I read [...]

    5-well-deserved-starsDamn, by now I should know better than to buy eyeliner that is not waterproof, with all the books that made me tear up lately And this book managed to choke me up quite a lot.No, Laurent is definitely not okay This was not always an easy read because this book is about some quite evocative issues like systematic abuse and eating disorder, but I simply loved the way Avon Gale dealt with it. The whole book felt real. There is no sugarcoating and no “magical healing” at the [...]

    4.25 starsAnother book that I loved -- but I don't exactly have the words to explain on the why's. So you all just have to settle with other people's opinion instead. The most important things that you need to know -- I loved Isaac Drake so much. I wanted to hug Laurent "Saint" Savoy almost throughout the book. I loved the progress of their romance and relationship because there was a process from enemies to lovers that was BELIEVABLE for me. I thought how Isaac dealt with Saint, the part where [...]

    I'm writing a review for Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends. I'll add a link when it's available.5.0 glove saves ☺ ♥♥♥♥♥ and all the kudos I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    Isaac might have just taken the number 1 spot as my favorite character in this series - damn, he's adorable. This one constantly cracked me up with the banter between Isaac and Laurent - I grew up with 5 brothers and the way the author does the dialogue is just perfect. The relationships in this series are so well done. (view spoiler)[It was a nice, slow buildup for these two which made it ultra sweet when they did get together. Isaac was so patient and considerate and watching Laurent fall for [...]

    I think this may be my favorite of Scott R. Smith's performances for the Scoring Chances series. I loved how he portrayed the tone of the story with its more emotional nuances, the passion and the humor, and how he showcased the different character voices.Scott's narration continues to get better with each story.Smith captures Laurent's inner turmoil so well in his tone and pacing, and does such a wonderful job bring Isaac to life. I wanted to hug this audio.The hurt/comfort here is so good. I l [...]

    4.5 stars because Scoring Chances just keeps getting better and better. I started this series with the first book. I liked it just fine but I didn't loved it. Thinking about that first book and now this one makes me smile because Avon Gale has improved so much. I'm not saying she was bad but for me personally this series was a gradual thing. I like the first one, I like the second more, I loved the third and this one? This is the best one yet. Drake and Saint were great characters, I wanted to p [...]

    Ohhh i really love this book! Misha <3 <3 <3 Isaac was so strong, so mature, so stable in this book. I was like "you grew up so fast". He maintain not only his lover, bu this entourage to the ground. SOLID is the word to describe him in this book.Laurent ? Unlikeable in the beginning but when you learned about him, you can't longer hate him. See him free himself from one the most evil person i've ever met was good to my heart haha. It's about two young men who fell for one another and i [...]

    Full disclosure, I can’t claim to be totally unbiased here. Over the last year, Avon and I have become close friends, and at this point I’m lucky enough to get to read her work as it’s being written (and we’re also currently writing together). But I will say that my love of Avon’s work and our friendship both started simultaneously. I was hooked with Breakaway and have loved everything I’ve read since. It’s been a trend so far with the Scoring Chances series that I’ve loved each [...]

    This is a nice sports romance with a friends-to-lovers trope, scrapping the issue of abuse and eating disorder. 4th book of the scoring chances series. It can be read as a standalone, but a lot of the MCs from previous books are there and there’s some continuance around the team.Isaac, the unorthodox goalie of a hockey team, has a new teammate, Laurent, the one player he despises the most and for good reasons. But, as a captain of the team, Isaac won’t tolerate any bullying, even if it’s f [...]

    Estoy entre las tres y cuatro estrellas. El primer libro de la serie no me gustó nada y no lo terminé, el segundo ni lo intenté, el tercero me gustó, y este me ha gustado más. En esta ocasión, los protagonistas, ambos porteros de un equipo de hockey, pasan de ser enemigos a amantes. Y en este proceso muchas son las cosas que ocurren principalmente por los problemas de uno de ellos: abuso, desorden alimenticio, sexualidad no definida Y es cierto que todos esos temas la autora los toma con s [...]

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