Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true.
The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the playoffs with his aggressive defensive play and leadership. During the first game of the championship series, he was taken down, and his leg snapped upon impact with the boards. From his hospital bed, Mathieu watched his team go on to win it all.
Adrift in anger, resentment, and the new direction of his life, he returns to his mansion along the St. Lawrence River. Alone and sulking, Mathieu is not prepared for Indigo Neu to enter his life. The genderflux twenty-year-old botany major signs on to play nursemaid, confidant, and groundskeeper over the summer and slowly leads Mathieu out of his confusion––one tender smile and touch at a time.
The deeper Mathieu falls, the more he wonders if being lost might not be so bad after all.
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Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Faced with the end of his hockey career, Mathieu goes home to heal. His long time friend brings his 20 year old son to help Matt around. But Matt is not prepared fro how he feels about Indigo, especially as he has managed to keep his sexuality a secret. But Indigo is a unique young man, genderflux, out and proud. Can Matt recover enough to play again, can he and Indigo be happy in secret? Ordinarily, I would say here that I wanted to hear from both main characters. Indigo does not have a voice here, and ORDINARILY that would be a major gripe of mine. BUT!! I actually rather enjoyed this, with only Matt having a say! I made a new shelf for it and everything! Matt is deep in the closet, he knows it, and up to now, has just made do. Breaking his leg, and going back to Canada and meeting the now grown up Indigo again makes Matt question a lot of things. And as time goes on, he realises that maybe being in the closet is not a good thing, especially when he wants Indigo in his life, and Indigo wants to be in that life, but Indigo will NOT be a dirty secret. I loved that Matt has a dawning revelation about Indigo. His feelings grow, over time, but Indigo was all in, right from the start! Loved that his NEIGHBOUR, of all people, had Matt sussed, right from way back when they first met, but his AGENT, who knew him so much longer, had not a clue! I loved that Indigo's dad, Matt long time friend, was, while not totally against Matt and Indigo being together, he was "don't hurt my boy, or I'll break the other leg" on Matt. Papa Bear at his very best! I loved that, when called on it, Indigo gives Matt a deadline, and Matt delivers! Loved the way he does that! I read another series by this author, The Point Shot trilogy, and I said in that review, that I loved it because it was single person point of view, so Ms Vocey has a way of negating my dislike of single person points of view, with strong minded, loud voiced characters! I need MORE of this author, I really do! There are a few pages of hockey commentary, I skipped those, I'm not any kinds of sports fan, at all, but I didn't feel I missed anything by doing so. Just don't hate me! 5 full and shiny stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**
I really enjoyed Lost in Indigo; it's a good age gap story. I'm not a sports fan but I do like reading romance stories with sports themes. A lot of the hockey stuff in this one went right over my head but that didn't take away from the story at all. The synopsis/blurb is good so I won't rehash it. While reading the book there were many times I wanted smack Mathieu with a hockey stick – hard! He's deep in the closet and Indigo is out and proud. Mat hurts Indigo so many times that he finally can't take it any more and cuts off contact. I wasn't sure how Mat could ever redeem himself but this is a love story so they do get their HEA. Epilogues are sometimes my favorite part of a story and this one was good. One of the things I was a bit frustrated with in the story was the horrible, homophobic nurse that Mat's agent hired for him. I didn't quite understand why she wasn't thrown out the door right away. It didn't ruin the story for me; I just found it a bit puzzling. I loved the character of Fran, Mat's friend who was also his "beard" over the years. She was delightful. All in all this is a great start to a new series from V.L. Locey and I look forward to reading more stories in this world. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Review will post on Xtreme-Delusions dot com 7/16/18***