The Code (Ice Dragons #1)
RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
Author: RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
Release Date: October 26 2016
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Falling for his best friend’s sister seemed like a good idea at the time.
Defenceman Ryan Flynn’s life and career is defined by the codes of hockey; friendship, respect, leadership and protection. A call from his best friends sister ends up with him taking her home and it’s all he can do to remember that she’s off limits. Doesn’t matter that she’s too much of temptation for a man on the edge, he promised her brother he wouldn’t go anywhere near her.
Kathryn Lecour has been in lust with hockey player Ryan Flynn since she was first laid eyes on him. The problem? Ryan is her brother’s best friend, bound by a complicated code of chivalry both on and off the ice.
Will Ryan, the hard man of the Dragons ever see her as anything more than his best friend’s little sister? And will Kat be able to tame the Dragon with ice in his heart?
If I had to choose my absolute favorite type of book, hands down it will always be a hockey romance. I am a lover of the sport and there is just something about this type of book that I absolutely love. But with that being said, I am a very picky reader when it comes to my Hot Hockey Hunks and have to say I enjoyed Ryan and Kat’s story.
Kat and her brother Nicholas lost their parents as teenagers and Nicholas has not only been a brother to her since that time but also a parent. So to say he is over protective when it comes to having a man in her life, it’s a bit of an understatement. Nicholas’ long time best friend and teammate Ryan Flinn has been like a brother to Kat but along the way something changed and something more happened between them. They tried to avoid it and avoid each other but when Kat found herself in trouble and her brother wasn’t able to come to her rescue, her second choice was Ryan. It will always be Ryan. And once again they share a kiss and realize there is more there. Ryan decides that even though he promised to look out for Kat and never let her be with one of them, he throws caution to the wind and puts his feelings for Kat first, but how will he tell that to her brother and his best friend.
I really enjoyed Kat’s character. She was such a strong female, not letting her ex-boyfriend nor her brother rule her life. She loved her job, she could take care of herself and she wasn’t going to let anyone especially a man stop her from doing what she wanted to do.
I absolutely loved Ryan. He was such a great sweet caring guy. Yes being a pro hockey player, he had his time as being a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy but he truly cared for and love Kat and would do everything in his power to protect her and never hurt her. He also cared about his teammates and his best friend. He carried the weight of the guilt over his friend getting hurt and was determined to set it right with the guy that hurt him. He took care of those he loved. I also loved how thoughtful and caring he was toward Kat and that even though they his their relationship at first, he always wanted to be truthful and upfront with his friend.
The Code is written in third person so it took me a bit to get engaged in the story and connect with the characters but once I did, I didn’t seem to mind the third person as much and really connected to both characters. It was a really enjoyable story and I enjoyed getting to meet the other characters that I hope we will later get to see more of their story. I did enjoy the dynamic of Ryan and Kat’s story although I did find it a bit slow paced in the beginning but once it picked up the pace was good. And although there have been unspoken feelings between these two for a long time, I found the ending a bit rushed and would have loved to seen a bit more of their story and of them being together. But overall still a really great enjoyable read. This may have been my first book by this author but will definitely be checking out more of her Hockey hunks for sure.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.