My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Take one NFL tight end, and one Marine, add one week and watch the sparks fly.
Bowen Murphy craved two things, football and Dylan. After high school he had football but he lost Dylan.
Dylan Sunday walked a different path, one laid down before him by his father and his grandfather. Losing Bo one day after discovering they shared more than football wasn’t part of the bargain.
Six years of missed connections and finally Dylan is able to come home to the man he left behind. The spectacle of the biggest game in the NFL is only the beginning of one sizzling week. After that time and fate would decide if Bo and Dylan would walk the same path, or if one of them would make the ultimate sacrifice.
Warning: bittersweet tale of two hot men, making up for six years of separation. May not be suitable for sensitive readers. Contains scenes of male/male sexual practices.
So what did I think?
This book was a wonderful emotional journey. I found it difficult to put down as I was so invested in the story.
The story starts with Dylan and Bowen finally admitting their feelings for one another, forced to admit the truth when the time comes to part. Bo has a scholarship and a promising NFL career and thinks that he and Dylan will be together. But Dylan shocks him with the announcement that he has joined the Marines.
“Bo and Dylan. Dylan and Bo. They were a team. A unit. When one went, the other wasn’t far behind.
Except now, Dylan had to stand on his own.”
What follows is six long years of separation before they finally unite for one week before Dylan has to return to his post. Each man has successes in his career but the week together reinforces the strength of their love and the bond they share. Their future looks bright, they just need to get through the next 18 months before Dylan can return home permanently.
Bo and Dylan’s story had me smiling and it had me crying. Not little tears but great big sobbing tears! Be prepared for heartache and happiness.
I am putting this on my favourites shelf!
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