An injury threatens to end Stan’s career. Will he choose to fight for his beloved hockey, or put his family first?
Few goalies are as dedicated as Stan Lyamin, known for his resilience on the ice, talking to his pipes, and his love of Elvis. Add in his adoration of his family and his life has been filled with all the things that bring him joy. However, after a heart-wrenching game ends with a disastrous hip injury, Stan faces the most challenging obstacle of his career: surgery, an extensive recovery, and the looming threat of retirement. It’s now that he has to decide which path to take: the one that will lead him back to the game he adores or the one that will see his jersey lifted to the rafters.
Erik and Stan, once invincible with the Railers, have always skated through life's challenges hand in hand. Their love story, cemented by a shared passion for hockey and the joy of raising their children, has been their shield against the world. But when their son Noah’s life is changed forever by a medical diagnosis, this forever love is put to the test. Erik turns to his husband for support, but Stan is consumed with guilt, overwhelmed by decisions, and retreats into himself when his family needs him the most.
There are so many couples that I adore in the Harrisburg Railers
series by authors Scott & Locey, but Erik and Stan might be one
of my favorites; mostly in part because of Stan but more importantly due to the
love the men have for each other and family.
Scott and Locey are prolific writers and I never tire of seeing where they will take the series. Injuries, sickness, careers, the two authors allowed the characters to write themselves- a testament to their talent as solo authors, but also as authors who can meld and produce.
I laughed and cried through many of the books in the series, but grab your tissues as Family First may be the tearjerker of them all. Not a stand-alone, the books should be read in order, to appreciate the nuances and over arching themes. Characters made appearances, that if you have not read the other books you would not be able to appreciate Family First to its fullest.
Sexy and sensual, Family First hit it out of the park.
A five handcuff review