Long Change

Long Change Collegiate superstar goalie Boone Crockett seems to have the world at his feet He s rich handsome attends an elite college and is a hot prospect for the pros Pity all that is a front for a deeply cl

  • Title: Long Change
  • Author: V.L. Locey
  • ISBN: 9781419993107
  • Page: 260
  • Format: ebook
  • Collegiate superstar goalie Boone Crockett seems to have the world at his feet He s rich, handsome, attends an elite college and is a hot prospect for the pros Pity all that is a front for a deeply closeted and troubled young man.All Boone s life plans are shattered when flamboyant ex figure skater Preston Gordon, an orange haired twink, shows up to audition for the teamCollegiate superstar goalie Boone Crockett seems to have the world at his feet He s rich, handsome, attends an elite college and is a hot prospect for the pros Pity all that is a front for a deeply closeted and troubled young man.All Boone s life plans are shattered when flamboyant ex figure skater Preston Gordon, an orange haired twink, shows up to audition for the team s mascot position wearing sequins, scarves and toe picks His moves on the ice send Boone into his own pirouette of frustrated and reluctant desire.As senior year progresses Boone slides deeper and deeper into a dangerous depression, Preston s sensual strength the only thing he has to hold on to If Boone can t keep from plunging through the thin ice he s skating on, it could take a twink to make the big save.Reader Advisory This story has graphic sexual language and scenes no closed bedroom doors or other rooms here A Romantica gay erotic romance from Ellora s Cave

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    1. This story is a bit of a departure from the traditional "closeted athlete" story we read in M/M. It opens in a familiar way, with Boone the college hockey goalie who is good enough for the NHL, if he can only keep his grades up, his wins frequent, and his orientation invisible. But the man who makes Boone fall out of the closet is a sparkly, flamboyant figure skater. And when Boone falls, he lands very hard and without a safety net.I enjoyed many aspects of this book. My heart ached for Boone, a [...]

    2. This wasn't what I expected at all. This was different to the other VL books I've been reading. This was an essay of how one young man slides into depression. The ending was a little abrupt. There had better be a book 2. Lol. Loved.

    3. I was so wrong thinking this story was going to be mushy and funny, for me, it was sad.Also, if you are looking for hot steamy sex scenes you won't find it here either. When Boone finally came out of the closet the poor darling had no parents, no hockey, no money, no car, no future, he wasn't strong enough to play mentally or physically, he was a washed-up hockey player with suicidal tendencies, with a few friends, besides a twink, some lesbians, a queer pigskin player and Gunnery Sergeant Hilla [...]

    4. 4.5*To me this book is all about hope! Boone has everything that Daddy's money can buy. Preston on the other hand comes from a family that has plenty of love and understanding but not much money. But this isn't what or where this book went. Preston understands where Boone is emotionally and helps guide him through it all. From losing hockey, the money and his family. We need more of their story! Awesome book!

    5. Motherfucker! I was excited, because hockey! But then I saw EC, and fuck that. Hopefully, this is another author who gets their rights back eventually, because I'd love to try this series, but I can't support this publisher in any way.

    6. LONG CHANGE by V.L. LoceyJune 26, 2015Publisher: Ellora's Cave approximate pages: 70Romance: Contemporary, M/M, Sports ** Provided by Author via Promotion in Exchange for an Honest Review. ** -- MY THOUGHTS --Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cute, New Adult. Conveys the Hockey and Figure Skating backgrounds clearly. Synopsis is a smart match to the cover.Looking Deeper: First-person POV from Boone's perspective. Novella, under 100 pages. An elite private college. Boone's the deeply-closeted, hockey [...]

    7. Another great read by V.L. Locey. Not up to her usual flair but still a great read.This was a very short read. So much more could have been added to the story. Seemed a bit rushed but did have a few surprises along the way. With it being so short, I did not really have time to develop a relationship with the characters. This was written as a single POV. This would have benefited from having Preston's pov as well I think. That would have added depth to the story and helped us along with the journ [...]

    8. Original Post:Review Request: Long Change by V.L. LoceyReview by: multitaskingmommaMy Rating: 5 of 5 StarsI never expected this to be as good as this turned out to be. Yes, the plot does revolve around one of the more serious sides of life, but the way this read, it was real but light. Not heartbreaking or traumatic. This actually leaves this reader with a sense of hope.Boone is one badass hockey player. He is even eyed for the nationals. He is tough, rough, handsome, cute, young and strong. Onl [...]

    9. 4.5 Stars*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*I struggled with how many stars to give this book. I LOVED the story and plot line. I loved that it felt real and not everything was left wrapped up in a nice little bow. Questions were left unanswered and Boone's state of mind is left in somewhat of a questionable state. Boone struggles with the fact that he is gay. He is deep in the closet. He knows his parents won't accept it [...]

    10. If you are looking for a rainbows and butterflies type of HEA, then please don't read this book. Just stop, put it down, and move on. BUT if you want a story about hope, love, and possibilities (and you aren't very particular about the form that love takes) then this is story that you will enjoy.I'm a recent Locey fan, but I absolutely adore her books. This one is a distinct departure from the others that I have read, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well. In others she has touched on the di [...]

    11. iuhwow. i might be almost speechless with this book. it took me a few minutes to wipe my tears before i could write this. this is one of the most unexpected, emotionally charged books i've read all year. it's interestingi love hockey so much but this book, while one of the MC's is a hockey player, has really nothing to do with hockey all. yes, boone is a hockey player, a really good one with a chance at the pros. he's also really deep in the closet. and he's good to stay thereuntil he graduates [...]

    12. Collegiate superstar goalie Boone has it all. He’s rich, handsome, attends an elite college and is a hot prospect for the pros. But he is also hiding very deep in the closet. He knows his father would disown him; his team and friends wouldn’t accept him. He just needs to get through one more year of college. But then in comes Preston, a flamboyant ex-figure skater. When he shows up to audition for the team’s mascot position, out – loud – and proud, everything comes crashing down on Boo [...]

    13. *Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for an honest review.*Boone struggles to admit that he's gay, at least until he graduates and manages his goal of joining a pro hockey team. He just needs to endure this last year and he'll be able to be more open, free to be himself, but first he actually needs to make it through the whole year. He didn't count on being attracted to out and proud Preston, though, or everything piling up on him in a way that sends him spiralling into an awful depre [...]

    14. Though this book used hockey as it focus I don't think it was the main theme. Boone was the typical Jock, big, muscles and afraid to come out and be true to himself for fear of the repercussions it might have on his chance for the major leagues. Told mostly from Boone's point of view it was more of a detailed journey of one young mans fight to be true to himself and the obstacles he had to overcome. Preston, what to say about our flamboyant boy. Not only is he awesome, he is a great guiding forc [...]

    15. V.L. Locey is a terrific author, and this book had so much going for it. Through much of the story, I was well on my way to giving it a 5-star rating. Ultimately, though, Long Change is just too angsty for me (which is something I never say). When I got to the final page, I wasn't left with a feeling of romantic optimism; instead, I was still struggling with the knot in the pit of my stomach. Where are we at the end of the book? On the one hand, our MC's (who were both very appealing and sympath [...]

    16. 1.25 starsI just didn't like this one that much.This one is about closeted Boone Crockett he’s a goalie at an Elite CollegeHis dream is to going pro.He meets Preston and bam he can’t stop thinking about him.But since Boone is closeted and freaking out he misses classes and practice and has a meltdown. There was just too much drama for my liking I thought this was a sweet and easy read…I was wrong!There was so much hate going on The homophobic jocks (Who think that every gay man is after th [...]

    17. Review copy provided via Gay Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review.Grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth, Boone was destined to go to an ivy league school However he wasn't going for business, medicine or law, he was going for hockey. Top collegiate goaltender, Boone has a secret he has kept his whole life. He is gay. Pro sports teams might be more accepting of his sexual preference, but in school or in his family, he has to hide.Preston is a former figure skater who, after an in [...]

    18. I’ve stated in reviews before that I love hockey. I’m not an expert and the lingo confuses me at time but I love it. Long Change talks very little about the mechanics of the game and more on the mechanics of how to be who you are and not have it kill you. Boone Crocket is a mess. I say that with love. He is so far in the closet he’s having tea in Narnia. Fear dictates pretty much every choice he makes. And where you’d think he’ll cost through when he finds himself falling hard for Pres [...]

    19. Long Change is a short read, about 70 pages, but it's packed with emotion that will give the reader something to think about. I loved the personalities in the book, Preston, so open, free, and flamboyant. Boone, shut down, buttoned up and afraid to be himself. The interaction between the two men makes for some fascinating interplay and draws the reader deeper into the events of the story. I think that the book presents some very real issues that the LGBT face in today's world. It all culminates [...]

    20. This was a frustrating book. I wanted to read a different book from the book the author wrote. I wanted to read more about the MC's emotional and mental journey, and what happened after and as a result of the stuff at the end. An extra 200 pages about all the stuff I wanted to know would have been good. I won't be reading more by this author while her m/m stories are so short and probably as unsatisfactory.

    21. A journeyA journey of how one man must come to terms about his self with the lesson of leaning on others at times is important and ok. Can be read as a standalone

    22. Can I just say that it really pisses me off that the summary for this story warns, "This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!" Meanwhile, this story is about a closed closet door and a lot of other triggery things, including (view spoiler)[deep fear of coming out, depression, suicidal ideation, lots of homophobia/rejection, and hate crimes. (hide spoiler)] You know, things that an lgbtq person could use a heads up about before starting thi [...]

    23. Definitely wanted more - I liked Preston, all confident and sure of himself.But Boone's mental state was heart breaking - he had himself tied in such knots, and I think with his family anyone would be struggling. Anyone who has had issues with mental health may be affected by this. Boone just seemed so alone.It did seem to end in the middle - I wanted to know that those that didi it were punished to the max and that Pres and Boone showed them by being the better people.Short so a quick read.

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