Tough Guy

A Gay Sports Romance

by Rachel Reid

On Sale: 01/13/2020

Tough Guy

A Gay Sports Romance

by Rachel Reid

On Sale: 01/13/2020


About the Book

“This is a sweet, satisfying romance.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

They have nothing in common—so why does Ryan feel most like himself whenever he’s with Fabian?

Pro hockey star Ryan Price may be an enforcer, but off the ice he struggles with anxiety. Recently traded to the Toronto Guardians, he’s determined to make a fresh start in the city’s dynamic LGBTQ Village. The last thing he expects to stumble upon in his new neighborhood is a blast from his past in the fabulous form of Fabian Salah.

Aspiring musician Fabian loathes hockey. But that doesn’t stop him from being attracted to a certain burly, ginger-bearded defenseman. He hasn’t forgotten the kiss they almost shared back in high school, and it’s clear the chemistry between them has only intensified.

Fabian is more than happy to be Ryan’s guide to the gay scene in Toronto. Between dance clubs and art exhibits—and the most amazing sex—Ryan’s starting to feel something he hasn’t experienced in a long time: joy. But playing the role of the heavy on the ice has taken its toll on his body and mind, and a future with Fabian may mean hanging up his skates for good.

USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Reid

Game Changers
Book 1: Game Changer
Book 2: Heated Rivalry
Book 3: Tough Guy
Book 4: Common Goal
Book 5: Role Model
Book 6: The Long Game

Critical Praise

“This is a sweet, satisfying romance.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Tough Guy is a sweet, sensual and charming romance, and if you like opposites attract, gentle ginger giants and/or second-chance romances, then I’d urge you to give it a try.” —All About Romance

“Reid’s latest romance will tug at readers’ hearts while underscoring the importance of therapy and support in managing mental health.” —We Are Bookish

“Sensitive, alluring, and heartfelt! […] Tough Guy is a deliciously steamy, heartwarming novel about two unique, seemingly incompatible men who finally find the solace, sensitivity, tolerance, tenderness, and intimacy they need in each other.” —What’s Better Than Books

“If you love hockey romance, or are just looking for a good, solid read, absolutely put this on your list.” —The Novel Approach

“Rachel Reid writes great hockey romances and has crafted a stellar cast of characters associated with her fictional New York Admirals team […] if you like M/M sports romance, you will definitely want to dive into the Game Changers series!” —Sinfully Good Gay Book Reviews

“It was sweet and hot, and the humor and banter gave it balance. I’m really looking forward to more from Rachel Reid.”  —USA TODAY on Game Changer

“Rachel Reid writes great romance and this one gave me all the good feels.”—Wicked Reads on Common Goal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488068911
  • ISBN 10: 1488068917
  • Imprint: Carina Press
  • On Sale: 01/13/2020
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / LGBT / Gay
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Sports
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Sports

Tough Guy by Rachel Reid

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.


Specialty Booksellers

Interest-specific online venues and gift accounts that offer books for purchase. The links will take you to the store’s home page.

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.