Frozen Hearts by Teegan Loy


 The best college hockey player in the country is hanging up his skates because he’s tired of living a lie. Five years ago, Erik Fox’s father found out about his indiscretions and forced him to change schools in the middle of the night. Erik had a boyfriend, and hockey players do not date boys.With his college career over, Erik is determined to get his life on the right track, and that means making peace with the boy he left behind and living according to his own desires. But to do it, he must resist pressure from his father and everyone who wants to define him as nothing but a hockey player.

This is the 2nd edition. 1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, March 2013.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22790899-frozen-hearts
 
This was the first m/m book I had ever read about hockey players.  I absolutely love hockey and I was impressed how Ms. Loy was able to allow her main characters to retain their tough, dedicated and athletic hockey personas but still allow space for them to be incredibly loving and relatable.  I felt really sorry for Erik from the beginning and was really hoping things worked out for him and Tyce.
Tyce is another amazing character he manages to forgive Erik for abandoning him and they get back together after 5
years.  One thing I loved about Erik and Tyce was how neither one ever have up on the other in their hearts.  They both still carried mementos of the either and hung on to their memories of each other like a lifeline.  Their relationship was just so beautiful and touching.  It is a true testament that sometimes young love isn’t immature but a true meeting of soul mates.
I was a little upset by the ending of this book but not because it was a bad ending but just that it was over! I wanted to hear so much more from this couple as they pursue their dreams together.  If Erik and Tyce don’t get another book I would settle for a book where Sam meets his soul mate.  He was such a great character that helped lighten all of the drama going on in the main plotline.  Overall this was a great love story with plenty of drama and comedy to keep you entertained all the way through.