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Game Misconduct by Ari Baran

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Game Misconduct is a hockey romance, that delves into the more serious aspects of being a professional athlete. We follow Michael Sato, a defenseman that is trying to find his place in the NHL, and Daniel Garcia, a bruised veteran struggling to finish the season. 

Since Mike's debut, they sparked a rivalry and fight every game. They unexpectedly run into each other and spark an unlikely partnership. Although they had a violent beginning in their relationship,  I liked the moments that we see Danny and Mike visiting each other during the season, especially when they allowed themselves to have vulnerable conversations with each other. 

I think the romance would've benefited from more of the conversations and interactions as Mike and Danny are getting to know each other excluding their sexual relationship. The mental health issues and alcohol addiction could've been handled more in-depth. I thought the formatting of the epilogue was nice. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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