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He's a professional hockey player trying to survive on his new team. I'm just trying to survive.

I'm down to my last dollar. I live day-to-day in a world that doesn't care. Despite my bad luck, I'm a fighter. I never give up. I never stop trying.

Ryan Parker's wealth and generosity sets him apart from anyone I know. Yet, I don't trust him. It's nothing personal. I trust no one. But when my bad luck takes a turn for the worse, one person shows up. Ryan Parker.

I do not understand why he bothered because the guy has enough of his own issues to deal with. But I don't have a choice. I need him. It's a matter of survival.

His friendship changed everything. It changed me. I started to believe in myself. I allowed myself to trust. And for the first time, in a long time, I felt my heart beat again.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Odette Stone (P)2019 Tantor

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Sports romance

I am not a fan of sports of any kind but this series has turned me into a Hockey freak. Loved how this was a departure from the storyline of the first book and can't wait for the next installment on audio.

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  • Mary E. Haley
  • 24-06-2019

Story: good. Narrative: awful

I had a large number of audible books, and have never understood why anyone would want to change the speed—until now. Male narrative is so slow, I had to go to 1.25 for the Ryan chapters, and switch back to normal 1.0 for Zoe. Pretty much a pain. And while the story is good, it was a little too long and drawn out.

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  • Jasmine Gratton
  • 24-02-2020

Male voice is....

To begin, I love listening to audio books. I was expecting this to be like the rest I’ve heard. However, the voice of the male narrator is absolutely terrible! It sounds as if he is not only a robot, but there is no masculinity to his voice whatsoever. It was very boring and hard to follow. As someone stated above, I had to put it on 1.25 for the male and back to normal for Zoe. What a shame!!!! Will not buy another book from this company!

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  • Wendyg2829
  • 20-01-2020

Another Odette Masterpiece

I really loved the narration of Ryan. He sounded just like what I imagined in my head! I love Odette's stories. this was the story that turned me on to her books.

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  • KAM
  • 17-02-2021

Speed up 1.2x and narration is fine

I know a lot of people did not like this narration, but I think they were recorded at different speeds I don’t think he talked that slowly when he recorded it. I sped it up to 1.2 and he sounded normal, and the female narration sounded a little fast on some words but nothing too distracting. I actually really enjoyed his narration. He had a really great voice.

I love a story about a homeless girl finding a home. I love it when the Hero saves her and gives her the chance she needs. And I loved that this one involved hockey. I loved how this story unfolded, I loved seeing Zoe learn to trust and fall in love with Ryan. I love how patient and sweet Ryan was with Zoe. He was so protective of her and she flourished under his protection.

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I hate that in order for the heroine to be secure in the relationship she needs to leave and stand on her own feet. (In this case Ryan decided she needed to leave. Or his mom did) Because I disagree. I think they could be together while she works and saves money. I think she can go to school and become independent and still be with Ryan. I just don’t think all the heartache was necessary. And it ruins the flow of the story for me. I start feeling disenchanted with their story when they separate for a reason I just can’t get behind. And to make matters worse, Ryan goes on a blind date?! Seriously? No he should have been waiting for her, and Mika was the one who made set it up and encouraged it? I hated it. Again it left more disenchanted with their story.

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  • Joan
  • 19-10-2020

Great sport story.

Home Game
Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance, Book 2

By: Odette Stone
Narrated by: Madeleine Dauer, Alex Kydd
Series: Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs

I listened to this book at 1.50

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Its a kind of pretty women story except she's homeless and not hooking.

She has to start believing more in herself and seeing herself as others do.

He's a hockey player trying to fit in to his new team. But he came to the team with some strikes again him from the start.

I love sport stories and this won was a winner.

I loved this story. So worth the cost.

Vocal artist did a great job.

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  • jennsdogs
  • 18-09-2020

What you hear ruins the book

I was so distracted by the narrators voice, inflection and intonation that the content of the book was ruined. I have veered away from purchasing other books with the narrators on this book. Other Odette Stone books have been very entertaining so I was disappointed by this one.

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  • TALIA
  • 06-09-2020

Absolutely worth your money!!!!!

I have never once in my life left a review that says you MUST BUY this book; but this book is so worth your time, attention and money. The author was bran new to me and i have to say I'm hooked. The narrators have done a brilliant job. This book is so well written that you fill that uou are immersed into this fictional world. Zoey is an interesting character that will draw you into her personal story. Ryan is the time of man that every one of us women dream of. (At least this woman). I hope that there is more books coming. I need to hear Mica's story. And Justin has me so curious.

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  • Liv
  • 05-07-2020

Alex Kydd and Madeleine Dauer Are a Dream Team!

Surprising good story. Based on the cover image, I was worried this might be corny, but it was very sweet, funny, and entertaining. Could listen to Kydd talk all day. Seriously, not sure what is up with other reviewers. He has a great narrative voice. I will admit it takes a few seconds to get used to it, but once you try it, you're hooked! Can't wait to listen to Kydd and Dauer in the next one!

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  • Martha
  • 11-06-2020

Good story, but...

One voice actor was a bit off. The dude (Alex Kydd) sounds like a creeper (I’m sorry, but it’s true) I’m wondering if that was his way of sounding Canadian? Either way, it failed. He was also a slow narrator (another character choice?) and that added to the creep factor and made the character sound unintelligent and dim witted. His Russian accent was good though, it was just the right amount of rough guttural to sound plausible without butchering the words. Overall, his voice wasn’t so bad to distract me from liking this story.
The story was good, with (very) slow character development. Angsty, with some good humor, revolving emotional doors that make you teary eyed, one seriously questionable decision, obsession with IKEA furniture, and a strong female character breakdown/build up.
Nice story, even if delivery (both voice and author) was a little off.

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  • sweetpea
  • 16-03-2020

Iffy.

I'm not sure what to say about this book. I like the story line. Very sloooooooooooo. And frustrating. The lack of communication between these 2 main characters (Ryan and Zoe) is SOOO lacking. SPOILERS here ....... They both like each other. Tell other people but no the person their attracted to. There's this long will I won't I with him and her. Couple of "almosts". But that's not even the point. I like a little tease in a story. Ryan makes these decisions for Zoe that he thinks are good but she doesn't know about and of course takes it wrong because well .... There's NO communication! Ryan takes advice from his mother and tells Zoe to leave but not why?! But other people know. She's in love with him but he doesn't know, other's do. Friends "see" what's going on with them but they don't because they DON'T talk. Zoe comes up with the dumbest reasons why Ryan does things that he does. Very disappointed with it all together. . I did finish it because I can't not finish it. Overall, I found myself shaking my head at the characters and being very irritated.

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  • Kelly Farrand
  • 05-06-2019

love love love

I came across these books by odette stone and wondered how much I would like them. i fell in love with her writing style, she is witty, funny great at emotion and sucks you in straight away. I am going to have to re read them again as their is only 2 of them atm but am waiting with bated breath for the next installment 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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