This contemporary erotic sports romance gives fascinating glimpses of the excitement and danger of the fast-moving game of hockey. There are a multiplicity of interconnections between the team, support staff, and owners that are touched upon, with snapshots of the state of various relationships that have changed the dynamics between various individuals. The erotic bond that many of the players and their lovers share is vividly described, even as some of the relationships between duos and triads have undergone restructuring and adjustments, with the resultant pain and joy—depending on the outcome.
It is definitely recommended that the series be read in order, since many of the relationships have morphed and there are a myriad of casual and not-so-casual intimate encounters that have shaped the characters, and the action and angst gets a little chaotic if one is not familiar with all of the backstory.
A couple of very serious issues that plague any environment that encourages aggression are addressed and one is both saddened by the occurrences and gladdened that steps are taken to deal with one of the issues.
For me, there were too many different complicated relationships crammed into too short of a story and I hope that subsequent tales tie up a few of the dangling threads and that a more in-depth look at some of the characters is forthcoming, because so many of them seem to be worthy of their own time in the spotlight. This was an enjoyable sexy story and I look forward to many more tales about the Dartmouth Cobras!
“Goal Line” by Bianca Sommerfield is part of ‘The Dartmouth Cobras’ series and centers on Sahara Dionne who is still adjusting to the changes in her life and exploring her role in the D/s lifestyle. Dominik Mason is team captain and has interacted with Sahara in his role as Dungeon Monitor for the BDSM club they both play at, but he is finally ready to explore the attraction they share. Each of them has issues from the past to deal with and new hurdles stemming from their pairing up, but the sparks between them makes them willing to overcome the obstacles that arise…if circumstances allow.
The goal doesn't count until it crosses the line.
Captain of the Dartmouth Cobras hockey team, Dominik Mason, believes his team can make a damn good playoff run. He and his men won't stop fighting until they win the ultimate prize. There's no doubt when it comes to The Game.
Off the ice, there's nothing but uncertainty. His life has been in a holding pattern and it's time to move on. Which might be easier without the lifestyle that has lost its appeal. As much as he loved training subs, he's tired of giving his all only to go home alone.
Tragedy once brought him closer to Sahara Dionne, the exquisite, yet fragile Ice Girl, but when her abusive-ex darkens her path once again, Dominik can't help but wonder if his friendship might not be the best thing for her.
But she craves his touch, his dominance, and his possession. Everything he desires is finally within his reach.
All he has to do is take the shot.
This is the 7th book in the Dartmouth Cobras Series and they are best read in order. But it can stand alone.