See the Light by Cassandra Carr – Review & Giveaway

seethelight-coverSee the Light

Gay Contemporary Erotic Romance
Categories: May-December, Sports-Themed
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 42,000

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Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction. The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. Then their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight. Will their love survive or be put on ice?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

carr-authorphotoAbout the Author

Cassandra Carr is a multi-published, award-winning erotic romance writer with Ellora’s Cave, Siren, Sybarite Seductions and Loose Id who lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Cassandra’s book Caught was recently named Best BDSM Book 2011 by LoveRomancesCafe and Impact was named BDSM Book of the Month for May 2012 by BDSM Book Reviews.

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Michelle’s Review

Whats better that a smoking hot stud? Why two smoking hot studs of course !!! This book is such a sweet romance story between Patrick & Jason, but it will also light your panties on fire. This is the first book that I have read bu the author but let me tell you I look forward to more of her work. She did a great job of taking two  hunky men (yeah I said hunky 😉 ) and making a great love story out of their relationship.

Jason is a star hockey player and doesn’t want his sexual preference to become public knowledge because of the prejudices throughout the sport. As such he has never had a meaningful relationship. He must look to Patrick for direction in how to proceed in romantic affair.

“Hi. I have a really stupid question to ask you.”

Patrick chuckled. “Okay.”

Jason took a deep breath. “are we dating?” 

Patrick is the older one in the relationship and as such he feels that he should be the responsible one also. He knows that as an adviser to the US Olympic hockey team he should fight his attraction to Jason. However since the feelings are two sided he finds that he just isn’t strong enough to resist.

“You heard me. I want your dick in my mouth. I want to suck you. I want to roll your balls around on my tongue. I want your cum. I jerked off last night, thinking about it, and I could swear I tasted you in my mouth.”

Cassandra Carr really hit it out of the park on this one. I know wrong sports analogy, this is a hockey story after all, but seriously I couldn’t put this book down. This is one of those that you will end up reading straight through because you can’t wait to see what happens next. I want to read it again now that I’m thinking about it, it was that good !!!

My rating 5 of 5 “love taps”



Fate wasn’t on Jason’s side. Everywhere he turned, Patrick was there. The man had been acting strangely ever since their confrontation in the hall, and Jason lived in fear that Patrick had seen something that day and would out him, despite his gut feeling Patrick wasn’t like that.

Another night, Patrick and Jason found themselves on the same elevator at the hotel. Jason groaned to himself when Patrick followed him when he exited on his floor. He knew Patrick didn’t have a room on this floor and braced himself for the inevitable. The best thing to do now was go on the offensive. When Jason reached his door, he clenched his fists at his sides and spun around. “Why are you following me?”

Patrick stopped dead before turning his gaze to the floor, where he worried at a small hole in the carpet with his shoe. “Shit.”

“What?” Jason wouldn’t stand there like an idiot, waiting for the guillotine to fall. Almost without a conscious thought, he took up a battle stance.

The older man held out a hand in supplication. “Please, just let me explain.”

Jason’s eyebrows drew down as Patrick raised his gaze, and Jason read myriad emotions in them. Pain, guilt, shame, and hidden under all that, lust.

What the fuck?

He wasn’t willing to let the man off the hook until he knew what he wanted, so he barked out, “Talk.”

Patrick indicated Jason’s door. “Can we go inside? We shouldn’t stay out here in the hall, not with what we need to talk about.”

“And what is it we need to talk about?”

Jason watched as Patrick cleared his throat and shifted his weight from side to side. In a voice barely above a whisper, Patrick said, “Our mutual attraction.”


Patrick ran a hand through his hair. “Yeah, what you said.”

Without another word, Jason unlocked his door and swung it open, motioning for Patrick to go in ahead of him. As soon as he was in the room, his eyes locked on the king-size bed dominating the space. Fortunately there was a desk chair and a small arm chair, and Patrick fell into the arm chair as Jason slowly lowered himself to the desk chair.

Jason blew out a breath. “So you’re—”

“Yeah. And so are you.”

“How the hell did you know that?” The question came out as little more than a snarl. He saw Patrick arch an eyebrow.

“I’ll admit you had me fooled for a while, but once I saw you check me out and looked into your eyes, I knew.”

“When did I check you out?”

“In the hallway a couple of days ago when we talked.”

Jason’s stomach churned. Busted. There was no use lying, especially since Patrick had already admitted he was gay too. “Can anyone else tell, do you think?”

“No. You hide it well.”

Closing his eyes, he murmured, “Thank God.”

“But I saw it, I see it, and we’re in deep shit.”

“How do you figure that?” Jason shifted in his chair. Even now his cock was half-hard, but he didn’t want the other man to notice his excitement. “I’ve hidden attraction before.”

Patrick blew out a loud breath. “Yeah, but were you trying to hide it when the other person was doing the same thing and there are countless people around at all times?”

“I’ll deal with it.” Rubbing the sudden ache at the back of his neck, he gestured toward Patrick. “Besides, if we can’t do anything about it, why even come here and dredge the whole thing up?”

“Because I think that’s better than trying to ignore it. I don’t know about you, but it was driving me crazy.”

Jason shot to his feet. “And you think now that we know we want each other, things will get easier? Are you fucking delusional?”

Patrick rose as well and stalked over to him. “No, I’m not ‘fucking delusional.’”

Jason stared at the other man, the lust burning him where he stood. He moved even closer, like a moth to a flame.

What the fuck am I doing?

Apparently Patrick didn’t know either, because his expression became alarmed. “What?”

I can’t stop.

“I need to do this.”

Not giving Patrick a chance to react to his words, Jason grabbed him, one hand palming the back of Patrick’s head as Jason’s other arm snaked around the man’s waist, pulling him into Patrick’s rock-hard body. It was obvious the man kept in shape, despite his playing days being over, and a tortured moan escaped before he could stop it. Jason dived into Patrick’s mouth as the passion flared, melting him from the inside out. He hadn’t kissed a man in years, and he realized how much he’d missed it as the kiss went on and on, neither man willing to let the other go.

He could feel Patrick’s cock as it lined up with his, and even through layers of clothing Jason felt the heat pouring off the other man. It made him want to submit to anything Patrick desired, which confused him. Honestly Jason couldn’t remember the last time he’d had a man’s dick in his mouth, but right now he’d give just about anything to suck Patrick off.

Patrick pushed them backward until they crashed into the wall, never letting their lips separate as he took control of the kiss. With a growl, the older man reached down and cupped Jason’s ass, pulling their cocks even closer and rubbing them together. Jason turned his head to the side with a gasp to break the kiss before he passed out, but Patrick kept at him, scoring his teeth down Jason’s neck to his pulse point.

“So fucking hot.”

All Jason could do in return was give a helpless little whimper.


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8 Responses to See the Light by Cassandra Carr – Review & Giveaway

  1. Joanne B says:

    Congrats on the new release. See the Light sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it to see more of Patrick and Jason. They’re sooooo hot together! Thanks for the review and great excerpt.


  2. Ahhh Jason and Patrick, how I miss you already. I absolutely loved this book!

  3. Trix says:

    I’m both a hockey and m/m fanatic, and defensemen NEVER get enough love for my taste–can’t wait for this!

  4. Lisa w says:

    Congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to read this!

  5. June M. says:

    I love m/m and hockey stories so I know I will love this. Not to mention that I am already a fan of Cassandra’s books :)

  6. Sydney W says:

    Love the review and the excerpt!
    Its on my TBR list now :)
    Best Wishes,
    Sydney W

  7. Joy F says:

    Excerpt sounds good. Thanks.

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