[Review] Face Offs & Cheap Shots by Eden Finley and Saxon James

Title: Face Offs & Cheap Shots (CU Hockey #2)
Author: Eden Finley & Saxon James
Publication Date: October 5, 2020


For the last three years, I’ve lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain.
There’s only one thing standing in my way. TJ Beckett.
Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I’ve hated him since the moment we met freshman year.
Yet, the coaches see something in him I obviously can’t, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote, and the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together.
And he’s still as infuriating as ever.


I have no idea why Christopher Jacobs hates me, and I can’t say I care. I like pushing his buttons, but the guy needs to loosen up. I’m going to win these stupid challenges easily and spend my senior year as hockey king on this campus. Tormenting Jacobs at the same time will just be a bonus.
Even if I’m getting confusing feelings toward him, I won’t let it hold me back.
When it comes to competing, I’m all in, and nothing will get between me and the W.divider_line (1)Review:

I loved the first book but since I’m a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers this book is definitely my favourite so far! It actually reminded me a bit of Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen and gave me total Wes and Jamie vibes. Besides, who doesn’t love a ton of rivalry ending in hot as hell hookups? I loved the competition aspect of it because it was basically foreplay for Beck and Jacobs. While one of these guys was already questioning his sexuality, they both discover their identities together. I’m also already sensing a third book and who the mains might be! Basically, you’ll love this book if you enjoy:

-hate to love stories
-college M/M hockey romance
-locker room hook ups
-farm shenanigans
-games of ‘gay chicken’ that aren’t games after all
-summer camp romance
-tough hockey guys who have soft moments and cute pet names
-when the guy gets the guy and the dream

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