Practically half the book was sex scenes. Virgin said hello to gay world here: Hello!!!
plus the ex Delta Force who just got out from military life barely a year before. Thus, the merry shagging acrobatics. I was actually expecting more from this Russian/American couple; considering the Russian mob mentioned in earlier pages, and the nameless faceless family in Russia. Alas, no further story there except... for when Vlad told the story. Not so much of hockey scene too, this book being part of hockey series.
The ex/friend seemed to be dropped in the middle to sort-of creating drama. Which, I really didn't buy at all; whatever that turned out to be.
But I love the banter between Vlad and Joey, so... rounded up 3 stars, I guess.