kode adsense disini
Hot Best Seller

Poetry in Motion

Availability: Ready to download

Travis Campbell has been at this hockey thing for a while. He knows his days on the ice are numbered, but he’s happy with the Moncton Ice Cats and he’s still got some time to figure out what comes next. He’s been taking college classes online and thought he knew what he was doing, but then he made the ultimate rookie mistake. It turns out the poetry class is not the easier Travis Campbell has been at this hockey thing for a while. He knows his days on the ice are numbered, but he’s happy with the Moncton Ice Cats and he’s still got some time to figure out what comes next. He’s been taking college classes online and thought he knew what he was doing, but then he made the ultimate rookie mistake. It turns out the poetry class is not the easier way to get his required English credits. Barnaby Birtwistle has exiled himself to the wilds of New Brunswick, leaving London, his so-called friends, and his cheating ex behind. His life is finally getting back on track, and he's going to keep it that way, even if it means living like a monk. Travis is expecting a bookish nerd to help him pass his staggeringly boring class; Barnaby is expecting a meathead hockey player who struggles to string two words together, let alone appreciate poetry. Turns out that they both have something to learn.


Compare
kode adsense disini

Travis Campbell has been at this hockey thing for a while. He knows his days on the ice are numbered, but he’s happy with the Moncton Ice Cats and he’s still got some time to figure out what comes next. He’s been taking college classes online and thought he knew what he was doing, but then he made the ultimate rookie mistake. It turns out the poetry class is not the easier Travis Campbell has been at this hockey thing for a while. He knows his days on the ice are numbered, but he’s happy with the Moncton Ice Cats and he’s still got some time to figure out what comes next. He’s been taking college classes online and thought he knew what he was doing, but then he made the ultimate rookie mistake. It turns out the poetry class is not the easier way to get his required English credits. Barnaby Birtwistle has exiled himself to the wilds of New Brunswick, leaving London, his so-called friends, and his cheating ex behind. His life is finally getting back on track, and he's going to keep it that way, even if it means living like a monk. Travis is expecting a bookish nerd to help him pass his staggeringly boring class; Barnaby is expecting a meathead hockey player who struggles to string two words together, let alone appreciate poetry. Turns out that they both have something to learn.

30 review for Poetry in Motion

  1. 4 out of 5

    ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    This book is all the things: - one lovable, tough-as-nails hockey player (Travis) who doesn't need to lead - one adorkable English grad student (Barnaby) who is toppy as hell - sizzling chemistry - friends to lovers - awesome ensemble of secondary characters (Jack & Grady need to get together pronto!) - SEX on fire - POETRY - hurt/comfort - low relationship angst - romance (Travis & Barnaby were so sweet together, I was swooning the entire time) - HEA! The guys actually recite poetry to one another, and I This book is all the things: - one lovable, tough-as-nails hockey player (Travis) who doesn't need to lead - one adorkable English grad student (Barnaby) who is toppy as hell - sizzling chemistry - friends to lovers - awesome ensemble of secondary characters (Jack & Grady need to get together pronto!) - SEX on fire - POETRY - hurt/comfort - low relationship angst - romance (Travis & Barnaby were so sweet together, I was swooning the entire time) - HEA! The guys actually recite poetry to one another, and I could not with the cuteness. I have always liked this author, but she's outdone herself with this story. SO MUCH LOVE! Go read this one immediately.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    I've been sitting on my review for this book, and now, just a couple weeks later, I can barely remember the plot. That's not a good sign... I bumped Poetry in Motion way up on my to-read list because everyone I know loved it. I got it as a gift over the holidays, and I couldn't wait to start it. Plus, hockey books are my absolute crack, so I was sure it would be a winner. Truth is, I liked it but I never felt that overwhelming sense of love for these two as a couple. I enjoyed the story, and the I've been sitting on my review for this book, and now, just a couple weeks later, I can barely remember the plot. That's not a good sign... I bumped Poetry in Motion way up on my to-read list because everyone I know loved it. I got it as a gift over the holidays, and I couldn't wait to start it. Plus, hockey books are my absolute crack, so I was sure it would be a winner. Truth is, I liked it but I never felt that overwhelming sense of love for these two as a couple. I enjoyed the story, and the chronic injury parts were emotional and hard to read, but I found the pace to be a bit slow and the romance a bit underwhelming. The poetry was... fine. The story was... cute. I just don't feel like gushing, like all of my friends. goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer☠Pher☠

    4.5★'s Rounded Up! You guys that know me know I won't be able to review this without getting this off my chest first. You call it a standalone and I call it a spin-off, hello Hat Trick Series and Crashing Series. I'm even going go so far and say maybe this is even a little bit a part of a series, Home and Away anyone?? Most definitely I wish I had known this. I am a freak about reading order and all that jazz. Even though...I LOVED THIS BOOK! I mean really, really, REALLY loved it! I can't regret r 4.5★'s Rounded Up! You guys that know me know I won't be able to review this without getting this off my chest first. You call it a standalone and I call it a spin-off, hello Hat Trick Series and Crashing Series. I'm even going go so far and say maybe this is even a little bit a part of a series, Home and Away anyone?? Most definitely I wish I had known this. I am a freak about reading order and all that jazz. Even though...I LOVED THIS BOOK! I mean really, really, REALLY loved it! I can't regret reading it out of order one bit. SO MUCH LOVE!!! It was so sweet and so funny. It was seriously hot and it had the perfect amount of angst. I really did love it and can't wait to go figure out the reading order for all the others...except that threesome, I don't think I'll be able to do that one...Maybe. We'll see.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cadiva

    This is very definitely my favourite so far in an excellent series of ice hockey romances which manage to avoid a lot of the typical plot points associated with the trope. I had lots and lots of feels reading this one, I adored Barbaby's oh so very British ways and his humour and I have to compliment Samantha on getting the dialogue for him right on point. I loved Travis and his fears that he couldn't do anything other than be an ice hockey player and how he'd never really been properly taught ho This is very definitely my favourite so far in an excellent series of ice hockey romances which manage to avoid a lot of the typical plot points associated with the trope. I had lots and lots of feels reading this one, I adored Barbaby's oh so very British ways and his humour and I have to compliment Samantha on getting the dialogue for him right on point. I loved Travis and his fears that he couldn't do anything other than be an ice hockey player and how he'd never really been properly taught how to cope and work with his rare learning difficulty (which, oddly enough, someone I know has a very similar thing where they cannot absorb information by sight and reading alone and need to hear the words). The slow burn UST is delicious, the sparks fly constantly, the tutoring sessions are filled with utterly gorgeous poetry which is one of my most favourite things in the whole world. I loved that Samantha included a note at the back of the book as to which textbook they came from and how she'd picked them. I am such a fan of Donne, Shakespeare, Jonson and of Byron and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and all the rest 🥰 I also loved how there wasn't any plot for plot's sake dramady. There are serious subjects touched here - the risks from long term injury, and even death - when it comes to repetitive head injuries, and the concerns of Barnaby as he falls more in love with Travis are expressed with the appropriate significance. All our favourite characters from the earlier books in the series flit in and out, especially Rupert and Callum and their brood, and I am also so desperately in need of Jack and Grady's romance, because they are going to be epic, I just know it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Snjez

    The first 2/3 of the story was wonderful. I can safely say that I liked all the characters, though Barnaby might be my favourite. Oh how I wish there was an audio version of this book, I'd love to hear him talk in that proper British accent of his. He is so adorable. Travis and Barnaby were super sweet together. I liked the progression of their relationship from student/tutor to friends to more. It felt natural. Also, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading poetry this much. It really br The first 2/3 of the story was wonderful. I can safely say that I liked all the characters, though Barnaby might be my favourite. Oh how I wish there was an audio version of this book, I'd love to hear him talk in that proper British accent of his. He is so adorable. Travis and Barnaby were super sweet together. I liked the progression of their relationship from student/tutor to friends to more. It felt natural. Also, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading poetry this much. It really brought something special to this story. There was some drama in the last third that set a different mood to the story. It was a bit cliche and felt forced, especially how Travis behaved towards Barnaby, only for everything to be resolved in the end in a bit predictable way. But I'm willing to overlook those minor niggles because the rest was very enjoyable. Looking forward to Jack and Grady's story!

  6. 5 out of 5

    *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

    4.5 Stars! Loved this one. Ticked all of my boxes. Humor Steam Sports Nerdy MC Friends to Lovers Mild angst Great supporting characters Highly recommend!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bookreader87(Amanda)

    Good stuff... 3.5 stars Cute story of a hockey player and tutor falling for one another. I'm really looking forward to a Grady & Jack story Good stuff... 3.5 stars Cute story of a hockey player and tutor falling for one another. I'm really looking forward to a Grady & Jack story

  8. 5 out of 5

    .Lili.

    Talk about a book that came out of nowhere. Didn't know much about Poetry in Motion by Samantha Wayland going in, but I got hooked and read every free chance I got. -Sports Romance -Hurt/Comfort/Healing -Barnaby & Travis. Barnaby, an adorable English grad student who has moved to Canada to start over. Travis, a mid-thirties hockey player who is loveable and sweet. -CHEMISTRY IS OFF THE CHARTS. -Relationship development. From their first meeting to the tutoring sessions, to the first kiss, all of it Talk about a book that came out of nowhere. Didn't know much about Poetry in Motion by Samantha Wayland going in, but I got hooked and read every free chance I got. -Sports Romance -Hurt/Comfort/Healing -Barnaby & Travis. Barnaby, an adorable English grad student who has moved to Canada to start over. Travis, a mid-thirties hockey player who is loveable and sweet. -CHEMISTRY IS OFF THE CHARTS. -Relationship development. From their first meeting to the tutoring sessions, to the first kiss, all of it. -Low angst -Dual POVs -And at the end, we know these guys are in it forever. Now all I hope is that Grady and Jack get their HEA soon!! I need that book! Can't recommend it enough. 4.5 Stars! ++Can it be read as a standalone? Yes, I haven't read all the books in the series, and I never felt lost.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    Well, I was intending to read the rest of the Moncton Ice Cats stories again but as usual got caught up in this new story. 4.5 stars from me. Loved it. We catch up with Rupert and Callum...well, duh obviously *cue eye roll* as Rupert is the team manager and Travis, one of the MC's, is a sort of enforcer for the team. There was also a teeny tiny catch up with Alexei and Mike, and I hate to say it but the solution to Travis being withdrawn from the playing roster due to head injury was fairly obvio Well, I was intending to read the rest of the Moncton Ice Cats stories again but as usual got caught up in this new story. 4.5 stars from me. Loved it. We catch up with Rupert and Callum...well, duh obviously *cue eye roll* as Rupert is the team manager and Travis, one of the MC's, is a sort of enforcer for the team. There was also a teeny tiny catch up with Alexei and Mike, and I hate to say it but the solution to Travis being withdrawn from the playing roster due to head injury was fairly obvious although it took a while to work its way through the story...but to be fair to everyone, they were not aware of the full extent of Travis's past head/concussion problems. Barnaby I loved as a character, and there were plenty of feels, and a few tears. Even though I'm not really a poetry person, I did like the references and the inclusion of the famous Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem at the time it was introduced. I can only hope that Jack and Grady's story follows shortly [I need to know why Jack went to prison when he was 22]... P.S. How the hell did the fictional Jane Eyre acquired a Y in her Christian/first name?? As this story is all about English Literature...not a happy bunny at all with that particular typo 😕.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nazanin

    Sweet and hot. I'm definitely going to check this author's other books. Loved the Hafez quote too. Now I cannot wait for Jack and Grady's story!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kaje Harper

    Two really good characters met up here - Travis, a hockey player on the downward side of his career, and Barnaby, a graduate student who left a bad break-up in England for a fresh start in Canada. They meet when Barnaby is hired to tutor Travis in his college poetry class, as Travis tries awkwardly to prepare for life after hockey by getting a degree. Neither of them at first has any real interest in the other's world, but they pretty quickly do in each other. And gradually, their lives become e Two really good characters met up here - Travis, a hockey player on the downward side of his career, and Barnaby, a graduate student who left a bad break-up in England for a fresh start in Canada. They meet when Barnaby is hired to tutor Travis in his college poetry class, as Travis tries awkwardly to prepare for life after hockey by getting a degree. Neither of them at first has any real interest in the other's world, but they pretty quickly do in each other. And gradually, their lives become entwined, even as Travis's troubles on the ice catch up with him. Luckily for them both, he's now with the Moncton Ice Cats, owned and managed by a gay couple intent on keeping their team a safe space. Unluckily, that's not going to be enough to fix his problems. This book suffers slightly from comparison with one which I read first. (view spoiler)[Thrown Off the Ice sets the bar impossibly high for hockey players with a chronic injury. (hide spoiler)] But there is plenty to like here, with a realistic older athlete afraid of what happens when the dream, and the income, goes away. And a very different man who is coming to love him, with worries of his own. There is an added bonus for lovers of classic poetry in the way Barnaby uses famous lines to try to both engage Travis in his studies and to demonstrate how poetry really speaks to universal emotions. It comes across as plausible, not pretentious, given who Barnaby is. I enjoyed this one a lot (including the chance to see how old friends like Rupert and Callum, and Alexei and Mike, are doing.) And I do hope to get Jack's story sometime.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lisazj1

    4.5 stars! I absolutely loved this. It had everything I could have wanted. Sweetness, romance, amazing characters, chemistry, panty-melting, tender sex and awesome, supportive friends and family, as well as great writing. Sports romances are a weakness of mine and hockey and fighters are my crack. But the plot of this one gave me a turn or two, especially so soon after Thrown Off the Ice *too soon, TOO SOON* but thankfully this situation worked out the way it should have. (view spoiler)[As much 4.5 stars! I absolutely loved this. It had everything I could have wanted. Sweetness, romance, amazing characters, chemistry, panty-melting, tender sex and awesome, supportive friends and family, as well as great writing. Sports romances are a weakness of mine and hockey and fighters are my crack. But the plot of this one gave me a turn or two, especially so soon after Thrown Off the Ice *too soon, TOO SOON* but thankfully this situation worked out the way it should have. (view spoiler)[As much as I love sports, for any of them, none of them should be more important than your life. And as Barnaby pointed out, you can always learn to do something else, and you can live. (hide spoiler)] I loved Barnaby and Travis, both together and as individuals. They were everything, their interactions were sweet, sexy af, funny and so open and supportive. *still swooning!* I also loved how Barnaby wasn't going to beg Travis when they were at odds on his decision, and that Travis was able to sit and consider if he might be wrong. And every other character in this story was a delight, I loved them all. I sure hope Samantha Wayland continues with these book-people, I want more!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joyfully Jay

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Oh silly boys. These two are like sparks on dry firewood; they go in deep within very little time and the feelings they both keep hidden from each other run strong. The chemistry between them is undeniable and genuine and really lovely to see grow and mature. But that little secret Travis has that he inadvertently shares with Barnaby may well be the catalyst to force these two apart. It becomes a real deal breaker for Barnaby and one that Travis refuses to share w A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 stars Oh silly boys. These two are like sparks on dry firewood; they go in deep within very little time and the feelings they both keep hidden from each other run strong. The chemistry between them is undeniable and genuine and really lovely to see grow and mature. But that little secret Travis has that he inadvertently shares with Barnaby may well be the catalyst to force these two apart. It becomes a real deal breaker for Barnaby and one that Travis refuses to share with anyone else despite it being a dangerous decision in the end. My heart broke for Travis and his inability to trust in himself or believe in his own worth beyond playing hockey. Having been told for so many of his formative years that he wasn’t very bright and just to stick to playing has made the man afraid to think beyond a career that may very well do him damage beyond repair. Some of the best moments in this novel were when Barnaby would encourage Travis to see himself as the smart and kindhearted man he truly was. Read Sammy’s review in its entirety here.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    I love everything about this world Samantha Wayland has created with her Moncton Ice Cats team. “Poetry in Motion,” brings us Barnaby who is the cousin of Rupert from, “Home and Away.” Him and Travis were lovely together and I enjoyed catching up with Rupert, Callum, Alexei and Mike. I’m going to read the two novellas next and then Alexei and Mike’s Christmas Story. I don’t doubt that I would read anything about anyone on this team. Although I’m skipping the two that have women involved because I love everything about this world Samantha Wayland has created with her Moncton Ice Cats team. “Poetry in Motion,” brings us Barnaby who is the cousin of Rupert from, “Home and Away.” Him and Travis were lovely together and I enjoyed catching up with Rupert, Callum, Alexei and Mike. I’m going to read the two novellas next and then Alexei and Mike’s Christmas Story. I don’t doubt that I would read anything about anyone on this team. Although I’m skipping the two that have women involved because I’m just not into that at the moment. 😂 Now, we need a Jack and Grady book next or I’m going to lose my damn mind.

  15. 5 out of 5

    ReadingAllNite

    Fantastic, except the very end Samantha Wayland was one of my gateway authors into MM and I was thrilled to see a new book. Barnaby and Travis were wonderful characters and their story had me laughing and swooning and close to tears at some points. The ending was kind of disappointing though. A whole bunch of events and discussion that I’d rather have seen happening is told too quickly and wrapped up in less than a chapter. At least it got to a strong HFN. But what is up with Grady and Jack? Ther Fantastic, except the very end Samantha Wayland was one of my gateway authors into MM and I was thrilled to see a new book. Barnaby and Travis were wonderful characters and their story had me laughing and swooning and close to tears at some points. The ending was kind of disappointing though. A whole bunch of events and discussion that I’d rather have seen happening is told too quickly and wrapped up in less than a chapter. At least it got to a strong HFN. But what is up with Grady and Jack? There was this little round of confessions from everyone including Travis and Barnaby that were clear as mud where Jack and Grady are concerned. Then Reese and his *two partners* were mentioned and I don’t remember anything about that happening so did I miss a book that I can’t even find or what?! Ms. Wayland has some explaining to do! Never mind, Reese was an MMF so I skipped it. Dammit. I’m counting on a book for Jack and Grady though.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sanaa

    3.5 stars. Poetry in Motion has a great blurb. Plus it was a hockey romance. In my eyes that alone is a win-win situation. The book itself and the plot was all amazing. All of my boxes were ticked off with this. The only problem? I wish I was into it as much as all my other friends. I honestly felt like I was having an out of body experience and couldn't feel anything. If I had been, this could've easily been a 5 star read. It's a me problem. Not the book at all. This year has been pretty shit 3.5 stars. Poetry in Motion has a great blurb. Plus it was a hockey romance. In my eyes that alone is a win-win situation. The book itself and the plot was all amazing. All of my boxes were ticked off with this. The only problem? I wish I was into it as much as all my other friends. I honestly felt like I was having an out of body experience and couldn't feel anything. If I had been, this could've easily been a 5 star read. It's a me problem. Not the book at all. This year has been pretty shitty for me. I've read like 1/3 of the books I normally would and it's honestly getting to me.

  17. 4 out of 5

    I~❤️~Books

    ✮4 Stars✮ 💗

  18. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Bassett

    Funny and emotional This book both made me laugh and cry (and maybe fan myself at the love scenes - holy moly, they were hot!!). I devoured it and would have loved more. It was great to see characters from former books, and I’m hoping to see some side characters get their happy soon!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Great read! I love this world Samantha Wayland has created. The characters are wonderful and that hockey world intriguing. Travis and Barnaby are another great couple in this little world. This book had a good storyline, great characters, as most importantly, a lot of heart. One complain is it ended abruptly for my tastes, I would love an epilogue. Good book overall.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tj

    I loved this book. Poetry.... this alone should be enough to entice you into reading this one. However, don't panic if poetry isn't your thing, this book has so much to offer. The main characters are two men who are both dealing with life and life choices. Barnaby has left England for the cold frozen wonders of Canada. He is back on track to finishing university and getting his degree. He went all-in for love and dropped out of school to support a boyfriend and his ballet aspirations. The whole I loved this book. Poetry.... this alone should be enough to entice you into reading this one. However, don't panic if poetry isn't your thing, this book has so much to offer. The main characters are two men who are both dealing with life and life choices. Barnaby has left England for the cold frozen wonders of Canada. He is back on track to finishing university and getting his degree. He went all-in for love and dropped out of school to support a boyfriend and his ballet aspirations. The whole experience has left Barnaby deeply in debt, leary of love, and focused on his getting his degree. Travis is a hockey player facing any professional athlete's worst nightmare, the waining of his career. It would be easier at times to count body parts that don't hurt and, the number of concussions is piling up. Travis is at a crossroads and more than slightly lost. He has loved hockey from an early age. His parents bought into the push from coaches, agents, educators, etc. that he didn't need an education. His future was set - professional hockey = million$. Funny life doesn't always work out so easily. Travis has been taking online classes without a clear degree in sight. The classes have become a spot of pride. He has a learning disability that went undiagnosed for years. The classes are a way to prove to himself that he is intelligent but, a seemingly easy poetry class is kicking his butt. Help comes in the way of Rupert the team's manager. He recommends his cousin Barnaby as a tutor. The magic begins when Travis and Barnaby meet. Travis can comprehend when he hears the poetry read aloud. Barnaby accommodates and even recording the readings for Travis' road trips. It isn't long before they agree to friends with benefits which lasts all of three seconds. While not admitting it, they both have feelings for each other. Both men have to come to terms with their personal demons. Barnaby realizes maybe caring deeply for someone isn't a failing after all. Travis has to face the big elephant in the room and decide what comes after hanging up the hockey skates. Don't miss this one. It is a special book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    ~nikki the recovering book addict

    4.5 stars Oh... it’s certainly refreshing to be reading a book that’s not only well written but fun and funny and adorable and full of hockey! I love Samantha Wayland. She wrote my all-time favourite hockey book, Home and Away 😍 so to be in the periphery of the lives of the characters from that book? Awesome feeling. To be honest, I expected more conflict between Barnaby and Travis but they simmered down pretty quickly from first contact. I’ve hit a bit of a snag. I have no idea what to say about 4.5 stars Oh... it’s certainly refreshing to be reading a book that’s not only well written but fun and funny and adorable and full of hockey! I love Samantha Wayland. She wrote my all-time favourite hockey book, Home and Away 😍 so to be in the periphery of the lives of the characters from that book? Awesome feeling. To be honest, I expected more conflict between Barnaby and Travis but they simmered down pretty quickly from first contact. I’ve hit a bit of a snag. I have no idea what to say about this book other than, I enjoyed the hell out of it! It’s surprisingly detail oriented with really interesting backstories for each of the characters, even the side characters - Jack and Grady, I’m looking at you two and I have a sneaking suspicion that they have a book coming about them 😏 I love the Moncton Ice Cats and predict there’ll be more books from this universe with all the Easter eggs Ms Wayland planted all over this book. Reese and his partners (yes, plural) and then Jack and Grady... All in all, this is a stand-alone but one which ties into the Moncton Ice Cats universe. Lovely addition. They all are 🤩 can’t wait for the next book! 🥶

  22. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    4.5 rounded down! This book really worked for me! I've only read one thing by this author before, a short story that I quite enjoyed (a rarity in the MM genre, TBH) and I've been meaning to read a full length novel by this author, and this was such a treat! I loved the story and the relationship build here, and OMG the sex was seriously hot and the dynamics really, really worked for me. The poetry included throughout was cute, though sometimes felt a bit overmuch, I thought the lead-in to the nex 4.5 rounded down! This book really worked for me! I've only read one thing by this author before, a short story that I quite enjoyed (a rarity in the MM genre, TBH) and I've been meaning to read a full length novel by this author, and this was such a treat! I loved the story and the relationship build here, and OMG the sex was seriously hot and the dynamics really, really worked for me. The poetry included throughout was cute, though sometimes felt a bit overmuch, I thought the lead-in to the next couple in the series was a smidge heavy-handed, and the ending was fairly abrupt, but all smallish quibbles overall.

  23. 4 out of 5

    AussieMum

    I can understand all the high ratings for this one. It’s very sweet, very romantic, it made me laugh and it has two likeable MC. I found it a little slow in parts which had me putting this down a few times and wavering with giving it 3 stars. But I always picked it back up. There was just something special about these two men. Whether it was the poetry, the hockey...I’m not sure. It just gave me lots of the feels.

  24. 4 out of 5

    BR11

    Recommend! Both characters are adorable.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Leelah🍁♋️ Orion

    Ok let’s just start off and say I’m not a poetry girl. Not unless the meaning is obvious. So I could totally understand where Travis was coming from. Going beyond the poetry parts, this was a good book. About two men who don’t think they can have love, finding love with each other. This has several of my weaknesses. Hockey players, and a nerdy man with an accent. YES! Let’s just put it out there now, don’t let the athlete and nerd put you off. There is so much more to these characters. The writin Ok let’s just start off and say I’m not a poetry girl. Not unless the meaning is obvious. So I could totally understand where Travis was coming from. Going beyond the poetry parts, this was a good book. About two men who don’t think they can have love, finding love with each other. This has several of my weaknesses. Hockey players, and a nerdy man with an accent. YES! Let’s just put it out there now, don’t let the athlete and nerd put you off. There is so much more to these characters. The writing was amazing, the side characters are nice even if we didn’t get much of them. Hoping we learn more about them in future books.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mateo

    Did i say to you that i love poetry ? No ? I love poetry and it was the real magic in this novel. The idea to use poetry as a medium between the two characters was a brillant idea. It really works for me. Try it, you could be surprise.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Chels

    4.5 stars! Loved this book and parts of it were exactly what I’ve been looking for in books for awhile to be honest :)

  28. 5 out of 5

    namericanwordcat

    Travis and Barnaby are such a lovely couple and the each make their own journey's is this sports romance with a pile of poetry weaved in as well. I am poetry nerd so I love the parts of the book that featured learning about poetry and geeking out. I also valued the learning disability rep here which looks at the more subtle ways that not learning the same way as most schools have been designed for students to do ripples out. The hockey here is great and the book takes on concussions and there is a Travis and Barnaby are such a lovely couple and the each make their own journey's is this sports romance with a pile of poetry weaved in as well. I am poetry nerd so I love the parts of the book that featured learning about poetry and geeking out. I also valued the learning disability rep here which looks at the more subtle ways that not learning the same way as most schools have been designed for students to do ripples out. The hockey here is great and the book takes on concussions and there is a real moving look at grief here as well and self acceptance not around sexuality (both our heros are well out and sitting easily in that aspect of themselves) but rather the way one loves. For all the difficult themes, this is a light and lovely book because of the friendship., joy, and respect between the leads and the sexy is really good too. Very very good time!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Angie Juarez

    A great return to Moncton I'm so happy Ms. Wayland continued with the Ice Cats series. I love all the books in this series, including this one. This book had it all...sexiness, love, humor and poems. Travis the hockey player needs a tutor to pass his poetry class and in steps Barnaby. Barnaby is Rupert's cousin from England that came over to finish his studies and heal a broken heart. Travis and Barnaby become friendship which develops with some benefits. Travis faces some struggles with his hock A great return to Moncton I'm so happy Ms. Wayland continued with the Ice Cats series. I love all the books in this series, including this one. This book had it all...sexiness, love, humor and poems. Travis the hockey player needs a tutor to pass his poetry class and in steps Barnaby. Barnaby is Rupert's cousin from England that came over to finish his studies and heal a broken heart. Travis and Barnaby become friendship which develops with some benefits. Travis faces some struggles with his hockey career and Barnaby not only helps him with poetry but in finding happiness. And Grady and Jack's story needs to come out soon. I'm so curious about their story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Max

    Sweet, and adorable, and ooey-gooey. I love the Moncton Ice Cats and this magical world that Samantha Wayland has created, and this story was no exception. I would have loved a bit more of an epilogue, but I can only assume we'll get to revisit Travis and Barnaby when we get Jack and Grady's story.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.