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On the Brink

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Due to popular demand, Kate Willoughby brings you Hart Griffin and Jeremy Fenton's origin story. Find out how these two met and fell in love... 

Holtzer University junior Hart Griffin won't let anything interfere with his future as a professional hockey player. No way, no how. He's the star forward of his college team and a first round NHL draft pick. 

A night with a male super fan calls into question everything Hart thought he knew about his sexuality and launches Hart on a soul-searching journey in which nothing is as it seems and his entire world is turned upside down. 

While all the books in this series are standalones, you might enjoy reading the rest of the In The Zone contemporary, humorous sports romance novels in this suggested order: 

Book 1 – On the Surface - Tim and Erin 
Book 2 – Across the Line - Calder and Becca 
On the Brink (prequel novella) - Hart and Jeremy 
Book 3 – Out of the Game - Alex and Claire 
Book 4 – Under the Spotlight - Joe and Christine 

Customer Reviews

A hot hockey star doesn’t know what hit him!

This is the first book I’ve read by Kate Willoughby and now I want to read more! This story is actually a prequel for her In the Zone series but I haven’t read any of those yet. This book was written and published after the other books in the series because fans wanted to know the story of how Hart Griffin and Jeremy Fenton got together.

Jeremy loves watching Hart play hockey. He’s been crushing on Hart forever but never expects anything to come of it; he knows that Hart is straight. Hart rescues Jeremy after a hockey game when he is stranded without transportation Jeremy finds it hard to hide his attraction.

Hart Griffin is the captain of his college hockey team and he’s straight (at least that’s what he keeps telling himself). When he rescues Jeremy he certainly doesn’t expect what happens next.

This is a sweet (but very steamy) story about two college guys who kind of start of fast and then become friends. Hart keeps denying himself until he finally has to face his fears. I felt the deep attraction between the two guys and the struggle they both go through was both heart-wrenching and touching. The story ends with an HFN. I suspect that if I’d already read the other books in this series I would know that it’s more than an HFN but that really didn’t matter at all; I still enjoyed this story so much and now I want to read the other books in the series.

The author’s suggested reading order for this series is:

Book 1 - On the Surface (Tim and Erin)
Book 2 - Across the Line (Calder and Becca)
Prequel - On the Brink (Hart and Jeremy, Part 1)
Book 3 - Out of the Game (Alex and Claire)
Book 4 - Under the Spotlight (Joe and Christine)

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review. Review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on or after release date.

On the Brink
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Gay & Lesbian
  • Published: Jun 28, 2016
  • Publisher: Kate Willoughby
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 114 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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