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Home Game (A Vancouver Wolves Hockey Romance Book 2)

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The FMC felt like a real person who was experiencing real-life things that weren't trivial af but made out to be a huge issue. After sooooo many misses from the New Adult /Kindle Unlimited realm of romance, I FINALLY found a winner.

Home Game by Odette Stone · OverDrive: ebooks, audiobooks Home Game by Odette Stone · OverDrive: ebooks, audiobooks

Yes, she uses her style as a kind of defense mechanism to make herself seem less appealing to assault and harrasment but even that I found problematic because when you couple that with the fact that more than once it's stated that Blonde = pretty, feminine and soft with Tiny = feminine and soft. I actually felt like the power dynamic between a rich hockey player and the random homeless woman was really well done. It reminded me that we truly take our lives for granted and I adored Zoey for her strength, tenacity, and kindness.was really frustrating to me, especially as a woman of color and especially as a fat woman of color. Another point earlier on in the book when Zoe and aryan are talking about her style choices, soecifcalky in regard to employment she says something about how being blonde andbwearing tight skirts etc would somehow make her less threatening and her not really feeling the need to do that, and then later on GOING BLONDE and wearing all this pink as if the only way to be feminine is by being petite/small, blonde and PINK(! I understand that her feeling feminine is directly linked to her feeling safe and I think that's valid to a point but there are ither ways to talk about this and if you don't have the range to go beyond a very eurocentric perspective of feminity and what that means and looks like.

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Additionally, I would really really love to read about Krista and was glad there was some kind of friendship for both protagonists to give this breath. In exchange for a small monthly fee you can download and enjoy reading from our complete catalogue of ebooks on any device (mobile, tablet, e-reader with web navigator or PC). Excellent older parent figures and while I was reading this book, the the entire time I was thinking about how weird it was that Ryan didn't see how the situation looks in regard to him "saving" Zoe from being homeless and then immediately having her live with him as a sexual and romantic partner even though she had no resources of her own and has never been able to really care for herself financially or otherwise.It's rare in newer romance that we see these kinds of dynamics being problematic stated as such, and I think Odette did a great job of writing about it in a way that wasn't preachy. I understand she has to be the antagonist, I guess, but the level of cattiness and vindictive behavior felt really forced given the way the rest of the characters were written. The number of times we are told about how tiny and small Zoey is was strange to me too and there's even a scene where she and Ryan are having sex and she says that his size and force on top of her small body made her feel feminine.

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