review you could make a life ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub


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  • you could make a life
  • Taylor Fitzpatrick
  • English
  • 12 May 2019
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  1. says:

    It's so hard not to compare this to the author's recent work why oh why did I read this so soon after? who stole my chill? which was similar but so different And yet this was still so good Just not one the same level in so many ways that THROWN OFF THE ICE wasFirst of all the angst is way lower in decibel There is no age gap And this one didn't make me cry But it was still sexy funny ridiculous and had even hockey than my first experience with Fitzpatrick's writing did I've said it for other authors and I'll say it again nothing makes me love a hockey romance than when it is obvious the author is a true blue fan This author definitely is Oh my god There is totally a uebec Secret Society you lied to meWe are not a cult We are a provinceOverall if I had to recommend a reading order even though I'm not sure they exist in the same universe unless they do? I know she has other shorts and stories seemingly all hockey based I would recommend people start here It's lighter on all topics really with less blunt force on both the emotional impact as well as lighter on the sexy times too It sort've follows a traditional path one many LGBTIA sports romance readers will be familiar with but with depth if that makes sense He said you gave him a blowjob in Juniors and that it was terrible Do not worry I told him you are much improved at it nowMarc don't talk about my blowjob skills on the ice Why is it always me that hears this shit? The one only? major downfall to YOU COULD MAKE A LIFE is the beginning isn't as solid as the latter half It felt a little surface level and I'm not sure I liked some of the early angst conflict and how uickly it resolved that whole transition read weird to me and even in hindsight I'm not sure about it all but the last 60% was great strong fun and just emotional enough that you are invested when things aren't going right You are the Brangelina of hockeyI don't want to be the Brangelina of hockey You are years too late for that bud You guys have a following If you ever broke up you would make girls cryI don't want to break up Or make girls crySo much of Dan was different than Mike so much of Marc different from Liam but you can see feel the author's touch her style even after just one book I love that I'm glad this was different but still distinctive with familiar tropes that are still made fun Dan's always been a Leafs fan — his Toronto citizenship would have probably been revoked if he wasn't one – hahah as a non Leaf fan Torontonian this killed meEven though I definitely dove into this too soon and already kind of regret it I'm so excited to have an author like this on my radar If you're into ueer romance or hockey romances and love when they intersect you absolutely need to be watching and reading this author This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities


  2. says:

    35 stars If I had written this review immediately after the high this story left me with I think I’d have been tempted to throw all the emotional stars at it The second half was stronger than the first and overall it was a good read so this is one of those ratings that’s really an averageMy favorite things about You Could Make a Life were the story arc and relationship development Atypical for a Romance™️ it didn’t stop with the couple getting together but portrayed them navigating their lives and relationship as a pair of professional hockey players — including all the challenges that would entail I LOVED that element It was simultaneously less angsty but profound incorporating content from their careers and environment and I was rather fascinated by itI’ve tried but unfortunately it’s impossible for me to evaluate my experience with this book without comparisons to my favorite read of the year This one was published three years before but since I read it second I couldn’t shake the impression that it was trying for that same magic but not uite getting there The writing style and narrative voice which worked so amazingly well in TOTI weren’t used uite as well here — and yet they were too similar for me not to compare them constantlyEven though Dan’s personality was intended to be different from Mike’s the grumpy narrative voice was so alike that I kinda took it personally — as in nope this is Mike’s voice no one else is allowed to have it stop that The trouble is with a style that's heavy on the narrative and light on the dialogue the characterizations are based almost entirely on that voice So I couldn’t help seeing Dan as a distant shadow of Mike and even though we were told that he had a different personality well liked leader younger the voice didn’t support thatThe same problem extended to Marc’s characterization Since most of what we knew of him was from Dan’s internal monologue which sounded so much like Mike Marc felt a bit like Liam Not the same but too many familiar things to ignore So I liked Dan and Marc but their characterizations were good not great However for a debut novel this was still head and shoulders above most I do recommend it and this author still owns me forever The end


  3. says:

    DNF at 24% The book centers around rookies for the Leafs Dan Riley 18 and Marc Lapointe 18 I had to uit this book simply because I know on the first page that the book wouldn't be for me I couldn't connect with any of the character perhaps because of the POV or the way it was written but it just didn't work for me I didn't feel anything for it not the character because of the lack of connection I need connection There's also the fact that I didn't feel the chemistry between Dan and Marc Ugh Am I the only one who feels this way?Rate No rating as I didn't finish it


  4. says:

    425 stars


  5. says:

    45 STARS I had this book on my kindle forever I LOVED THIS now I am obsessed with everything in the Tylor Fitzpatrick writing universe Right after finishing this one I was on AO3 and the author tumblr page reading everything Dan Marc I just finished another one of her books Between the Teeth I think she is releasing that one shortlybut WOW Loved that one even Did I say obsessed reading it ALL


  6. says:

    This is the story of Riley and Lapoint the couple mentioned offhand in Thrown Off the Ice as came out years ago They meet as young rookies in the NHL and their story is told in the voice of Dan Riley similar in style to the other book one of my top 10 for the year but different enough that I didn't feel like it echoed Mike and not just because of fewer f bombs Dan Riley is a grinder a hard worker who hovers on the edge of having NHL level talent He can make the team if someone gets hurt or the roster is a bit thin usually 4th line putting all his effort into it Marc Lapoint is a star talent the kind of rookie who could end up winning the Calder But it's Dan who knows how to connect with his teammates while Marc is odd a bit reclusive prone to seem aloof or spout than anyone wants to hear about obscure literature or films Their fellow players appreciate Marc's talent but only Dan wants to spend time with him And Dan has a hidden reason to want to be around Marc which has nothing to do with goals scored and everything to do with the way he laughs and the vulnerability he shows in rare moments and the shape of his ass But this is hockey Coming out is a scary thing even to one person who might maybe not be upset about it Dan isn't going to risk the new exciting NHL life he has with almost everything he ever wanted including Marc's friendship on a maybe He can find sex elsewhere but not a friend like MarcEven when they figure out that they are both gay things aren't simple Teammates and game pressures injuries and possible trades and the stress Dan feels of fighting every day to keep his place on the team make a relationship fraught with tension Marc is hard for Dan to figure out sometimes and Dan tends to make assumptions Marc is the one with the potential to become a star and Dan will be damned if he gets in the way of that There are many ways for the world to pull them apart This is real sometimes warm sometimes poignant with a HEA that isn't polished and perfect but a very plausible work and life in progress There's not the intensity of TOTI but it has two sympathetic main characters with some notable flaws who find in each other something so valuable they will risk the career they want most for each other I look forward to a reread


  7. says:

    Back in the summer I've read Taylor Fitzpatrick's Thrown Off the Ice and I was left completely speechless TOTI is simply one of the best novels I've ever read sad funny romantic and so very realGiven this precedent I approached You Could make a Life with some trepidation Will it be eually good? Will I fall in love with the characters and the writing style? The answer is yes I did love YCMAL and it did bring me heartwarming feelings and joy in an otherwise frightening period Perhaps I wasn't as blown away as with TOTI but this was a very rewarding read nonethelessDan and Marc are two lovely and well rounded MCs Dan was in my mind a sort of prototype for Mike Brouwer His incessant internal monologue the sarcasm through which he looks at the world around him really made me think of my beloved Mike Marc also presents some traits that were further developed in the character of Liam in TOTI He's cocky pretty much incapable of keeping his mouth shut but honest and steadfast Together Dan and Marc form a lovely match and the nicest aspect in the book for me was to see them work hard to protect their relationship from all the blows and shakes coming from the outside worldYCMAL is also infused with a lovely sense of humour Dan's remarks and the secondary characters from families to teammates provide levity and a sense of delightful awkwardness to the plotDiscovering Taylor Fitzpatrick has been one of the highlights of the past reading year for me she has constructed an AU of characters and stories that move in and out of books meet each other and expand in different directions Ah and she helped me become an ice hockey fan and being a lover and practitioner of figure skating I don't say this lightlyReally recommended and if you still can read You Could Make a Life before Thrown Off the Ice


  8. says:

    Sooo DNF 35% but it's enough that I KNOW beyond the shadow of a doubt that 3 stars would be on the high endI am inclined to give this the high end rating because I got it free from a generous GR friend If I had paid full price for it I would have returned this book at 35%See status below on the technical issues I had with this book That in of itself is enough for at least 1 star downThen the MCs themselves the chemistry and love story it just wasn't there like my 5 star book by this author was Dan is not a compelling Hero to me not the least of which bc he's a bit of a manwhore Not so much in the sense that he's a sexy freak and flirts like crazy but that he always has an itch and fcking is his outlet That and drinking Granted this is before he and Marc becomes an item so OK And we never get details about his hookups so OK And I never read far enough to see if he ever cheats so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt But still I don't like these type of HeroesThen Marc at 35% I would have wanted a better sense of him but honestly besides being a French phenom erudite hockey player I really can't see how Dan fell so head over heels in love with him They simply have chemistry perhaps They get along with each other's family perhaps But again compared to the 5 star book I like by this author plot and character development are miles apart between these books MILESOK I have to take it down to 2 stars Maybe 25 rounded down Because here's my 3rd big hangup NO SEX SCENES Lots of talk about Dan having all kinds of hookups and also sex with Marc for the first time ever but nothing is described It's 2 sentences and then it's AfterwardIs it bc this is YA?? Why didn't anyone tell me it's YA?? Well it does say the MCs are 18 but still I should have read detailed reviews I was too happy with the 5 star book to read the reviews in depth On to the next book I borrowed And thank goodness I'm not paying for that one either or I would never start


  9. says:

    45 stars from me Yes the style of writing takes some getting used to but I loved these two Canadian boys growing into men There is an absolute shedload of hockey little to no sex and the character development of the two together with their various team and family members is terrific The politics of hockey not so much but everyone accepts going in that there may be trade offseven to teams they hate Marc refuses to be anything but staunchly French Canadian and Dan struggles with anything in French reallyit's a match made in heaven 😏 Loved it


  10. says:

    So I've read anything by this author I could get my hands on and I love all of itAll her stories are set in the NHL and centered around stupid hockey players who fall in love with each other If that's not your cup of tea you won't like this but I love it Personally I don't think this is her best work but as far as I know it's also one of her earliest My favourite is probably between the teeth which is still a work in progress on ao3Fair warning though this reads a little like a series of connected short stories which to be fair is what it started as


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Dan's colours“I think you’re my new best friend” Dan says his excitement beating out common sense social filters the need to play it cool“It is nice to meet you new best friend 425 stars

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The first thing Dan says to him is “we’re in the NHL” because that’s how he’s been greeting anyone wearing a jersey and Marc Lapointe 'the future of the franchise' is wearing DNF at 24% The book centers around rookies for the Leafs Dan Riley 18 and Marc Lapointe 18 I had to uit this book simply because I know on the first page that the book wouldn't be for me I couldn't connect with any of the character perhaps because of the POV or the way it was written but it just didn't work for me I didn't feel anything for it not the character because of the lack of connection I need connection There's also the fact that I didn't feel the chemistry between Dan and Marc Ugh Am I the only one who feels this wayRate No rating as I didn't finish it

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Marc says his mouth twitchingIn hindsight Dan probably falls in love with him in that moment Marc laughing at him and with him all at once but it takes a little while to figure that out 45 stars from me Yes the style of writing takes some getting used to but I loved these two Canadian boys growing into men There is an absolute shedload of hockey little to no sex and the character development of the two together with their various team and family members is terrific The politics of hockey not so much but everyone accepts going in that there may be trade offseven to teams they hate Marc refuses to be anything but staunchly French Canadian and Dan struggles with anything in French reallyit's a match made in heaven 😏 Loved it


About the Author: Taylor Fitzpatrick

Taylor Fitzpatrick was born in Toronto Ontario She declared to her mother at the age of three that she was going to grow up to be an authorillustrator The illustration thing didn’t really pan out She is an avid hockey fan though to her brother’s eternal consternation she did not become one until after he stopped playing competitively She has an Honours degree in English Literature from the