Cassandra Carr

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?


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Reviews for See the Light

The Jeep Diva said: The passion and love that Jason and Patrick felt for each other both saddened and warmed my heart. Ms. Carr described both men’s feelings with such color and angst that I felt my heart breaking for them as they struggled to overcome the separations in the budding relationship. I became emotionally invested through the author’s eyes as I read page after page, cheering for the happy ending that I so desperately wanted. I would love to see a sequel to this book.

The Romance Reviews said: Overall, it was an enjoyable, sweet and sexy read!

Michelle from We Love Kink said: 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.

Nikki from Close Encounters with the Night Kind said: I must admit, envisioning two completely sexy hockey players wrapped up in each other makes me hot and a little jealous. What I wouldn't give to see that...err.....close up? Cassandra Carr does a wonderful job writing a realistic alpha male who likes other alpha males. There is a lot of awkwardness and tension that is expressed quite well, along with some smoking hot sex scenes. Its a good build-up between the two and it has an incredibly sweet ending. This author can write some naughty cowboys, but does good on the ice as well! Great Read!

Tams from MMGoodBookReviews said: Oh, God. Damn, this book was good! I LOVE Hockey, and hot men, especially when said hot men are all over each other. This book is all about what happens when you mix all the aforementioned attributes into one story.

The character development in this book was fantastic. Patrick knows he’s gay and is open and out with his family and close friends. Jason hides his sexuality from everyone including himself to an extent, but Patrick gets under his skin. Patrick knows who he is and what he wants, or who he wants that is, he wants Jason. Both men have to overcome personal and professional obstacles to be together. Stolen moments hidden away in motel rooms are wrapped around not only some extremely passionate sex, but room service and long conversations that ultimately lead to love.

Michele from Seductive Musings said: I was rooting for Patrick and Jason all the way through See The Light and cried happy tears when they finally reached their Happy For Now ending.

Annette of RomFan Reviews said: 5/5 hunks I moved this book to the top of my “to review” list and had it read in one night. It is one of those cannot put down books that you just keep reading because you have to know what happens next and will Jason and Patrick hook up and will it last. Cassandra Carr is one of those authors that will always be on my “must have” list.

 

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About Cassandra Carr


Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Siren Publishing, Sybarite Seductions, Decadent Publishing, and Loose Id. She 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 online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Recently she was re-elected president of Western New York Romance Writers.

For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www. booksbycassandracarr.com, "like" her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/ AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ Cassandra_Carr.

 

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An Interview with Cassandra Carr
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Cassandra, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is See the Light. Where did you get the initial idea for this sizzling romance?

CC: The whole idea actually stemmed from the fact I wanted to write a m/m book, I love hockey, and how the You Can Play project is bringing a focus to homophobia in professional sports. When all those things coalesced I had the bones for a book!

HH: What will readers like about Jason?

CC: Jason is this great combination of sexy and insecure. I think readers will enjoy watching his sexual journey.

HH: Why will readers love Patrick?

CC: Patrick is the rock in the relationship. He's older and more experienced, but I think the thing readers will like best is how much he wants Jason. It's really endearing to see the lengths he'll go to so Jason is happy.

HH: What sort of research went into this book?

CC: I already know hockey, so no research into the sport was necessary. Most of the research I did centered around the Olympics - what the Olympic Village looks like, what and where the athletes eat, etc. I was also familiar with the You Can Play project and knew some of the challenges they face with trying to eliminate both obvious and passive homophobia from professional sports.

HH: What do you like about the sports setting and are you a hockey fan yourself?

CC: HUGE hockey fan. My team is the Buffalo Sabres, despite the fact they haven't been very good for a while now. I love setting books around sports for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the atmosphere is very specific and different from, say, a corporate environment. For some reason it seems to lend itself to secrets too, at least in my sports. Plus, who wouldn't love an Alpha male athletic hero? Money, great body...yeah, sign me up!

HH: What else can readers look forward to from you?

CC: Ohhhhh wow. Well, if they are willing to read m/f romance I've got a bunch of things in play. If they want to stay with m/m, I've got a sequel of sorts to See the Light started, but I have to do some other things before I can finish it. My priorities have shifted a lot in the past six months, but I promise more m/m stories are coming!

HH: Will you be attending any special events this year live or online?

CC: Yes! I'll be at RT in early May, doing a chat at Beth Wylde's Yahoo group on June 14th, and will be attending Ellora's Cave Romanticon in October. There are other things going on too - keep an eye on my website for more info - http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com.

HH: What hobbies or interests do you have outside of your writing?

CC: Hobbies? Interests? Outside of writing? I'm not sure I understand the question. :-P Well, as mentioned I'm a huge hockey fan. I also watch a select number of TV shows, but not too many because it cuts into my writing time. My favorite shows right now are Mad Men and Downton Abbey. I am trying to finally wrestle my gardens back into shape now that my daughter is a little older, too.

HH: What's your favorite quote ever?

CC: The only thing that matters is how you see yourself. - Anonymous  (I first saw it on a picture of a kitten looking into a mirror and seeing a lion. I thought that was great!)

HH: What's your favorite social media and how do you use it to let readers know about your books?

CC:I use Facebook and Twitter quite a bit. I'm not on Twitter as much anymore because when I asked readers, they said they were on FB a lot more often than Twitter. I have Pinterest too, but I'm just starting to build that up. Readers can like me on FB at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr, follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr, or friend me on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/BooksbyCassCarr.

HH: Thank you!

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