Faceoff by JM Snyder

Playing the Field

Amber Allure

Amber Quill Press

Gay Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1-60272-465-5

Reviewed by Cassie



Christian “Magic” Magdziuk was the hottest player on the Richmond Rebels, until he asked for a trade to the Bedford Blizzard.  Now he’s playing against his former teammates, and they all seem to hate him.  Even Ronnie Niedermeyer, who was much more than a friend to him, won’t even look at him.  Did Christian’s trade advance his career at the expense of everything else he cared about? 

Faceoff is a quick, sweet story with an unusual style.  The alternating past/present bits of the story made for a different but very interesting read.  While Christian was extremely talented, even cocky, on the ice, I liked his uncertainty with his personal life.  Reading about the relationship through Christian’s point of view kept me uncertain about the outcome as well.  Ronnie was less defined.  He was not easily ruffled, and not very vocal about his feelings, but other than that he was difficult to get a handle on.  I would have liked to see part of the story through his point of view.  Overall, Faceoff was an enjoyable read.  Fans of JM Snyder, hockey, or reconciliation stories will be sure to enjoy Faceoff.


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