On the Brink - Kate Willoughby

Kate Willoughby scores with On the Brink, an In the Zone prequel.  First round NHL draft pick and Holtzer University junior Hart Griffin is determined to make his dream of playing professional hockey come true.  After an unexpected night with fan Jeremy Fenton, he begins to question his sexuality.  This contemporary sports romance is appropriate for new adults.  The story takes place in Michigan.


I loved Hart and Jeremy’s story!  At 95-pages, I flew through the book in one sitting.  I love that Jeremy is an art major.  He is creative, courageous, and fun.  Hart is a wonderful team captain who is intelligent.  I enjoyed the plot.  I felt bad for what Jeremy went through and love how he handles the situation.  I also appreciated how Hart acted.  He did a lot of soul searching in this story.  I love that Hart gives Jeremy self-defense lessons.  I also thought it was great that they started out the school’s diversity campaign.  I thought Hart’s method of getting the team to stop their inappropriate slurs on the ice was clever. 


Kate Willoughby has an excellent writing style.  Her hockey scenes are descriptive and easy to visualize.  Her scenarios are believable and heartfelt.  Both characters are well-developed and grew throughout the story.  On the Brink is an excellent addition to the In the Zone Series.


Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.