Top Shelf #Blitz #Review

Top Shelf (Boston Rebels, 1)
GLBTQ, MM, Hockey RomanceGenre: Hockey RomanceTrope: Best Friend’s BrotherReleased: 25 June 2021Publisher: Love Lane BooksSeries: Boston RebelsLength: 51,000 wordsCover Design: Meredith RussellAdd to Goodreads: Buy Links can be found here: Available – Wide ReleaseISBN – 9781785642456

Series Overview

The Boston Rebels were established in the roaring twenties as one of the Original Six teams in the fledgling new professional hockey league. Success came to them somewhat quickly as they won the championship in nineteen thirty-two by beating New York to become the first American team to bring home the cup. 
From the first out NHL captain, to the bright young star making his mark, the defenseman fighting addiction and finding out he’s a dad, to the goalie being stalked by a killer, meet a brand new team of hockey players from the authors of bestselling MM Hockey Romance’, RJ Scott & VL Locey.

Top Shelf (Boston Rebels, 1)

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Top Shelf (Boston Rebels 1)

Acting on the attraction to his best friend’s brother has always been off the table for Xander until a passionate hookup with Mason at a beach resort begins a love affair that burns long after summer ends.

Mason specializes in assisting same-sex couples on their journey to becoming parents and fighting every rule that blocks his way in the stuck-in-the-past agency that hired him. Living in his brother’s pool house is rent-free, and every cent he earns he saves for his dream—that one day he’d have his own company helping others. The downside is that he has to see his annoying brother every day, the upside is that his brother’s teammates from the Boston Rebels make regular visits. The eye candy that passes Mason’s window is almost enough to make him consider dating a hockey player, but not just any player though. Ever since Xander—his brother’s childhood friend—came out as gay at a press conference, Mason’s puppy love has turned into a burning attraction he can no longer ignore.

Hockey has been one of Xander’s main focuses since he was old enough to balance on skates. Well, hockey and Mason Kingsley, but Mason was always unattainable. Now that he’s about to see thirty candles on his birthday cake and is no longer hiding the fact he’s gay, he’s ready to find a soul mate to make his life complete. A summer vacation is just what he needs to have time to think, but when the Boston Rebels arriving in paradise with Mason in tow, thinking is the last thing he needs. One torrid night under a balmy moon and rules about not messing with his best friend’s brother vanish on a warm, tropical breeze.

Summer romances don’t generally last past Labor Day, but with the new season about to begin Xander and Mason are going to have to face the world and decide if their love is real enough to withstand everything.


“Thanks. That means a lot.” I got a little emotional. Eli gave my shoulders a squeeze.“It’s great that you’re willing to toss the gloves for me but maybe you should let me handle any instigators. Remember the last time you threw down with Adler Lockhart? The dude whipped you like a rug.”
Eli made that pig-like snort sound. “In my defense, he caught me unaware with some stupid joke about a rabbit, a priest, and minister walking into a bar. While I was trying to figure out whether he meant rabbit or rabbi, he sucker punched me in the face.”
“Dude, that was no sucker punch. People in the rafters saw it coming.”
Eli tugged me into his chest. We bro hugged for a long time then we broke apart. “We better get to that meeting, but we’re not done discussing this. And don’t ever hide shit from me again. We made a blood pact.”
I smiled. The first smile to grace my face in days. “I won’t do it again.”


5 Stars!

Xander comes out to forestall a blackmail attempt. Immediately he had my sympathy. Tough as nails this hockey player has to face something he’d never planned on telling anyone else, not even his best friend Eli. With those closest to him having his back, he had to come to terms with everyone knowing.

Mason is shocked to find out Xander is bi. Having grown up following his brother Eli and Xander around, he’d never thought he’d have a chance. Mason is openly and unashamedly gay. Knowing Xander is within reach, he goes for it.

Both characters are engaging and their interactions more so. The plot line deals with the struggles of a hockey player and his homophobic fans while giving in to what his heart really wants. Heart melting, Top Shelf is a wonderful beginning to what is bound to be a fantastic new series.

Series Details

Boston Rebels – RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

0.5 – Lost In Boston – Free Prequel

  1. Top Shelf (Boston Rebels 1)
  2. Back Check (Boston Rebels 2) – 31 August 2021
  3. Snowed (Boston Rebels 3) – 3 December 2021
  4. Royal Lines (Boston Rebels 4) – Coming 2022
  5. Bar Down (Boston Rebels 5) – Coming 2022
  6. Snipe (Boston Rebels 6) – Coming 2022

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The Authors


RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.
She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. 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 box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) 
She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers. 
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. 

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