My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You know us women, we have secrets. More than we care to admit. And sometimes, they leak out, sometimes not by choice. And then other times, they eat us up from the inside out. I know as you’re reading my words, you can relate, whether you care to admit it or not.
In the book ‘Playmaker’ the character Whitney Beaupré has a secret, one that she has kept for years. And if you are aware of the writings by Ms. Vicki, then you know. This book pertains to hockey. Therefore, Whitney has kept this secret both on and off the ice, and it is eating her up inside.
Whitney feels like she is trapped within herself, in a never-ending prison, not allowed to say or do what she wants, and she wants to be free, but at the same time, to break free, could be just as terrifying.
Then one day, Whitney meets the beautiful Hannah Kym, and the attraction to this woman is something much fiercer than she has ever experienced before. Not only that, it is instantaneous, something Whitney has also never felt before, it was like being pulled by a magnet.
Being on the Venom Hockey team has been Whitney’s main focus, but now her focus seems to be distracted. Her heart is compelled to call her out, and make her realize, that she doesn’t need to hide her true feelings any longer.
Whitney battles with her thoughts, and feelings, and realizes, being gay is not a crime, and she can come out of the closet. She just needs to build her own confidence, and hope that Hannah will return the feelings. The first step, is to stand strong, and upwards, and face her own fears, and admit and even confess to everyone else, her own secret, that she has been hiding all of these years.
In this story, Vicki helps you as the outsider, see and feel, that as an LGBTQ person, you are not the only person battling with secrets, and hiding your true self from others. And that believe it or not, as you will learn, and maybe didn’t even know, there may be another feeling the same way about you, just waiting on you to make the first move.
It is time to stop hiding in the closet. The world is changing, be confident, and stand up for yourself, and to others. There isn’t a need to hide any longer. Yes, people will judge. But you are you, and the only way to be a successful you, is by trying, and going for it.
I give this book five amazing stars. I like the fact that Vicki addressed this issue. And she did a beautiful job at it too! Very impressive, job well done Vicki, as always! If you aren’t a fan of Vicki yet, like myself, you will be now! She is truly an amazing writer!
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