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How To Quit Playing Hockey Mac has never wanted to be out He s not ashamed of his sexuality especially after he started hooking up with his teammate, Fritzy The lies are exhausting, but the risks that come with the truth are enough to convince him to keep his mouth shut Fritzy already has a reputation as a troublemaker He s actually good enough to make to the major leagues if anyone will take him and being out and gay makes that even less likely So, they have to stay quiet for now Be hockey players today, be gay later Mac has always felt that coming out was a personal decision, but this is clearly a business decisionUnfortunately for him the business of hockey means a lot of homophobia passed off casually and thoughtlessly His teammate aren t bad guys His coaches aren t bad guys The reporters, the fans, the scouts and agents no one wants to be called a bigot, but nobody thinks about the things they say in jest Just how much longer will Mac have to stick to business How many lies will he and Fritzy have to tell just to hold onto their dreams [Reading] ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, By Craig Russell – Kleankitchen.co.uk Fritzy The lies are exhausting [Read] ➹ Jazz Age Stories ➵ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Kleankitchen.co.uk but the risks that come with the truth are enough to convince him to keep his mouth shut Fritzy already has a reputation as a troublemaker He s actually good enough to make to the major leagues if anyone will take him and being out and gay makes that even less likely So ❮Ebook❯ ➣ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Kleankitchen.co.uk they have to stay quiet for now Be hockey players today ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Kleankitchen.co.uk be gay later Mac has always felt that coming out was a personal decision ➾ [Download] ➻ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins ➷ – Kleankitchen.co.uk but this is clearly a business decisionUnfortunately for him the business of hockey means a lot of homophobia passed off casually and thoughtlessly His teammate aren t bad guys His coaches aren t bad guys The reporters [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Kleankitchen.co.uk the fans ❮Read❯ ➵ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Kleankitchen.co.uk the scouts and agents no one wants to be called a bigot [PDF] ✅ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor – Kleankitchen.co.uk but nobody thinks about the things they say in jest Just how much longer will Mac have to stick to business How many lies will he and Fritzy have to tell just to hold onto their dreams


10 thoughts on “How To Quit Playing Hockey

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    This was fun Isa K s voice is both self assured and impertinent, which inspires confidence right away that you re in good hands until the ride comes to a full and complete stop.I found Marc to be irritatingly neurotic, and then charmingly neurotic there s a bit with a ukulele thator less sealed the deal as far as my opinion of him was concerned After all, it s not his fault he has a chronic and debilitating nervous condition, right Fritzy was adorable And just when you think he s too This was fun Isa K s voice is both self assured and impertinent, which inspires confidence right away that you re in good hands until the ride comes to a full and complete stop.I found Marc to be irritatingly neurotic, and then charmingly neurotic there s a bit with a ukulele thator less sealed the deal as far as my opinion of him was concerned After all, it s not his fault he has a chronic and debilitating nervous condition, right Fritzy was adorable And just when you think he s too perfect POW Side order of YO MAMA SAY WHUT Well researched, deftly paced, and sneakily good hearted.Nicely done.Also Let s Go Rangers.That is all


  2. Mandapanda Mandapanda says:

    I can t resist m m hockey romance When this well written story opens local league hockey pros Mac and Fritzy are enjoying the off season and their first time living together as a couple But everything is in flux They are teetering on the verge of committing, coming out, being promoted to the National Hockey League and being forced to retire The ups and downs of the out for you plot is grounded by a very sensuous love story These two guys are always loyal and totally in to each other The se I can t resist m m hockey romance When this well written story opens local league hockey pros Mac and Fritzy are enjoying the off season and their first time living together as a couple But everything is in flux They are teetering on the verge of committing, coming out, being promoted to the National Hockey League and being forced to retire The ups and downs of the out for you plot is grounded by a very sensuous love story These two guys are always loyal and totally in to each other The sex scenes are not only hot, but they are full of affection and humour The shaving scene was a standout What I liked most about this is that Mac and Fritzy didn t act like a couple of big girls They weren t babyish about their prospects It felt real, honest and sexy Duh I just found out that There s Cock In This Book is the prequel to this story


  3. Ami Ami says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with what my friend Emma said on her reviewI don t think that this is a classic romance fiction about Mac and Fritz When the story starts, Mac and Fritz are already together And I never have doubts regarding their love to one another even with slight miscommunication in the end Sure, Mac is insecure about coming out as a hockey player and he also contemplates whether it is the right time to tell Fritz I love you , but I feel that it has never really been the big I wholeheartedly agree with what my friend Emma said on her reviewI don t think that this is a classic romance fiction about Mac and Fritz When the story starts, Mac and Fritz are already together And I never have doubts regarding their love to one another even with slight miscommunication in the end Sure, Mac is insecure about coming out as a hockey player and he also contemplates whether it is the right time to tell Fritz I love you , but I feel that it has never really been the big issue.Instead, I feel that the big question here is Mac s love for hockey, whether he has what it takes to stay in the game and keep loving it While Fritz seems to get his big ticket, being drafted both ways to the A and N league, Mac is the one left behind Mac struggles to figure out what to do, if he no longer has hockey in his life and his lover is away doing NHL games He didn t know, but he could admit to himself that while they trained for the new season, he did have certain fantasies about retiring from hockey and taking up a new profession where his sexuality didn t matter.Gay plumber Gay accountant Gay used car salesman. Chapter Five There s also the issue about Mac being one of the veterans , even in his 24 years of age There are younger people coming, and he doesn t know if he will stay in the team or being cut off If he does, would coming out matters Or should he come out now, and see whether the team s reaction will make it or break it for him.It s a wonderful and thoughtful read as I am reading Mac s journey towards accepting his love to the game and his love for his man, with every single consequences that come along with it And Isa K manages to insert great humor too The ukulele scene in the end, I love that I also particularly love this part, where Mac s imagining some melodramatic scenarios on why Fritz doesn t answer Mac s telephone call Fritzy is crushed by his demotion He has lost his will to live He s lying drunk under his kitchen table He s gone on a torrid downward spiral involving crack addicted gay escorts He has locked himself in his bedroom and is listening to the Cure while experimenting with eyeliner. Chapter 11 lol I love it a very good sport related book, that is for sure.PS I agree that it is too bad Mac doesn t pursue friendship with Sarah the girl plumber I think they can make good friends indeed Especially since Sarah is the only female secondary character in this book, and she s not at all whiny or bitchy or annoying That refreshing, people


  4. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Not an m m romance rather a classic bildungsroman with added hot gay sex The author highlights the universality and currency of the genre by setting the story in the hypermasculine culture of professional hockey, and using Mac being gay as the societal conflict and opportunity for growth and maturity A genuine affection for the sport and its men shines through the whole book By the end I was completely hooked, both on Mac, and on hockey Through the last 20% I couldn t look away from my e re Not an m m romance rather a classic bildungsroman with added hot gay sex The author highlights the universality and currency of the genre by setting the story in the hypermasculine culture of professional hockey, and using Mac being gay as the societal conflict and opportunity for growth and maturity A genuine affection for the sport and its men shines through the whole book By the end I was completely hooked, both on Mac, and on hockey Through the last 20% I couldn t look away from my e reader.It s a well written story of small, cosily domestic proportions, that leaves room for some great wit I am off to enter my favourite quotes in GR


  5. Lisa Henry Lisa Henry says:

    Okay, I know nothing about hockey Seriously nothing But Isa K obviously loves the sport and I think I kind of do now as well What I really loved about the depiction of the sport here is that the guys aren t major league They don t spend their downtime buying sports cars and hot tubs which rightly or wrongly is how I imagine major league sports stars spend their days Mac and Fritzy have Real Jobs And by real jobs, I mean shitty dead end jobs that pay the bills off season And how sad is M Okay, I know nothing about hockey Seriously nothing But Isa K obviously loves the sport and I think I kind of do now as well What I really loved about the depiction of the sport here is that the guys aren t major league They don t spend their downtime buying sports cars and hot tubs which rightly or wrongly is how I imagine major league sports stars spend their days Mac and Fritzy have Real Jobs And by real jobs, I mean shitty dead end jobs that pay the bills off season And how sad is Mac s story He loves the game, but that s not enough Not everyone can be in the majors, which leaves Mac facing a very uncertain future I loved both Mac and Fritzy These are real men in a real relationship No attach penis on girly character and turn her into a guy here And there is not enough of that in m m


  6. Teal Teal says:

    3.5 stars I loved the rapport between Mac and Fritzy, who when the story begins are minor league hockey teammates and lovers They re good to each other, and good for each other It made me realize how rare that is in the m m romance I ve read, which often features angst and drama and intense emotion, but very rarely the genuine heartfelt affection these two guys shared.The story was pretty laid back, which is a plus or minus depending on what you have a taste for at the time I was glad 3.5 stars I loved the rapport between Mac and Fritzy, who when the story begins are minor league hockey teammates and lovers They re good to each other, and good for each other It made me realize how rare that is in the m m romance I ve read, which often features angst and drama and intense emotion, but very rarely the genuine heartfelt affection these two guys shared.The story was pretty laid back, which is a plus or minus depending on what you have a taste for at the time I was glad for it The hockey side of things felt realistic to me I m a fan, but not an expert I definitely want to readby this author


  7. Heller Heller says:

    3.75 rounded up This had such authentic locker room feel to it I really enjoy hockey stories and this for me was probably the best representation of what it s like to be a hockey player working your way between leagues You must read the free prequel


  8. Bev Bev says:

    Well,this one will be the start of my Isa K bookshelf, reviews are mixed, but I m reviewing for me and no one else, so 4 stars it is Mac and Fritzy are two ice hockey players image error who are obviously in the closet as far as their team mates are concerned, and spend an idyllic summer together in the team house before the new season starts.The problems start for the two of them when Fritzy is spotted , and moves away to a club from where he could have a shot at the NHL Mac doesn t kn Well,this one will be the start of my Isa K bookshelf, reviews are mixed, but I m reviewing for me and no one else, so 4 stars it is Mac and Fritzy are two ice hockey players image error who are obviously in the closet as far as their team mates are concerned, and spend an idyllic summer together in the team house before the new season starts.The problems start for the two of them when Fritzy is spotted , and moves away to a club from where he could have a shot at the NHL Mac doesn t know what to do with himself, and things are made worse with some of the young rookies that start that season, one of whom Burgy is a real homophobic pig with apologies to pigs everywhere Mac gets made captain, and things start looking up when he breaks his leg, and decides he can t spend anytime away from Fritzy and drives up to see him It brings home to both of them how lonely they are without each other, but they can t do anything about it Fritzy deserves his chance at the big time, and Mac knows that sooner or later he is going to be kicked off the team, too old at the age of 24 The coach offers to get him a start as a scout in New Jersey, and Mac accepts this, at least he ll still around the game of hockey.We move on, and Fritzy is having a tough time of it, he seems to get the blame for everything that goes wrong, Mac is still finding it difficult to be without his lover, and the only person he can talk to about it is the plumber Sara Mac feels that plumbing is something he ought to consider when he retires, if the scouting doesn t work out Matters come to a head when Fritzy is demoted, and Mac imagines all sorts of untold horrors happening to him including crack addicted gay escorts, and listening to the Cure image error while experimenting with eyeliner Finally, Fritzy comes out in order to take the heat away from Mac, but Mac is unaware of this until Burgy and the morons on the team point it out to him, and they then understand that he and Fritzy were lovers Once the truth is out, the guys ask all sorts of questions, and in fact are quite supportive of Mac and what he s going through, as Fritzy will no longer speak to him Mac eventually drives to Buffalo to confront his lover, and things progress from there Aw bless Well, I did enjoy the book It certainly brought back memories of when I used to play hockey, obviously not the on ice version, and loved to whack girls round the ankles if they got in my way, but not in a violent way of course I have to say though guys, I found the strangest part of the book to be the fact that they liked Jimmy Carr image error , I mean WTF Jimmy Carr soo not cool guys, the Cure yes, but definitely not Jimmy Carr


  9. Hannah Hannah says:

    3.5 stars.I am a fan of romance and decidedly not a fan of sports, so I was surprised to find that my favorite parts of this book involve hockey culture and politics rather than the central relationship Isa K s depiction of the unglamorous lifestyle of a minor league professional athlete is interesting, particularly since all the books I ve previously read about athletes have featured major league players It is actually a rather harrowing picture Mac s love for the game is greater than his s 3.5 stars.I am a fan of romance and decidedly not a fan of sports, so I was surprised to find that my favorite parts of this book involve hockey culture and politics rather than the central relationship Isa K s depiction of the unglamorous lifestyle of a minor league professional athlete is interesting, particularly since all the books I ve previously read about athletes have featured major league players It is actually a rather harrowing picture Mac s love for the game is greater than his skill as a player, leaving him in the uncomfortable position of eventually being shut out of the only job he knows how to do The book is aptly titled because it is, first and foremost, about Mac s struggle to figure out what to do with himself when he can no longer play hockey Tied into that struggle is the fact that Mac is gay, closeted, and sorta maybe probably in love with a former teammate who has a shot at an NHL career.My biggest problem with this book is Mac, himself Mac is a passive character much too passive to make a satisfying point of view character Almost every event in Mac s life is something that happens to Mac, view spoiler even or especially coming out of the closet, hide spoiler not something Mac does for himself The one time in the novel when Mac actually takes a stand for something he cares about, view spoiler when he goes to confront Fritzy at the end serenading him with a ukelele, no less, hide spoiler it ends up feeling completely out of character for him When I finished the book, I was left wondering what I was supposed to take away from it I haven t learned anything except how to be grateful for my college education and boring desk job , and Mac doesn t seem to have learned anything except maybe that if you stand around looking aimless long enough, other people will start making your major life decisions for you , and Fritzy hasn t learned anything view spoiler except how to be gay and out for fun and profit hide spoiler , so where does that leave How to Quit Playing Hockey Is this a coming of age story, a love letter to the sport, or just a book about imperfect people muddling through their lives as best they can a book that doesn t purport to offer any definitive answers to the various questions it raises My money s on that last one So I would recommend this book for people who want to read about the messy and awkward lives of ordinary people, not for anyone looking for a touching romance, a feel good sports epic, or a triumphant coming out story


  10. Chris Chris says:

    3.5 stars Good m m romance about two closeted minor league hockey players whose idyllic summer together ends with the start of the new season as one is sent up to the majors and the other faces the possibility of being cut from the team and trying to define a post hockey life.


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