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Quarterback Sneak by Pepper Espinoza

Quarterback SneakQuarterback Sneak by Pepper Espinoza

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Can an athlete overcome his greatest challenge yet for the only man he’s ever loved?

The headline “Quarterbacks Garnett, Patton, Rumored to be Gay” greets Cache Garnett the morning after he wins the football championship, and defeats his biggest rival, Eric Patton. Facing a potentially career-ending knee injury, the last thing Cache wants to deal with is speculation about his personal life. If the injury doesn’t end his career, the swirling rumors could.

Especially since all the speculation and rumors are true..

So what did I think?

This is a great short story. What makes it great? Well, it’s football and it’s quarterbacks, and there’s injury and soul searching. This is long term love with friendly competition and cute rivalry between wonderful characters.

How many times have you read a story involving elite sports players facing the big coming out question and you have thought…“You’ve already reached the pinnacle of your profession. You’re not going to get any higher, and look what happened. Your knee could be fucked. An if it’s not fucked now, then maybe it’ll be your shoulder next season, or your head the season after that. Then the game is over, and you’ve got to move on. Maybe you’ll coach, or maybe you’ll get a cushy job in some news studio or some booth calling the games. But either way, this is going to be over in a few years.”….thank goodness for Coach Miller’s wife who isn’t afraid to say what we’ve all been thinking – put the man first! but really, regardless of the football, I think these guys would have always put each other first.

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To find out more about Pepper Espinoza visit her website.

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★★★★★ Double Full by Kindle Alexander ★★★★★

A little update from 13th Jan 2014….there is now a Book Trailer so I just had to add it. Make sure you check it out!

 

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Double Full (A Nice Guy Novel #1)Double Full by Kindle Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

So what did I think?

Desperate times call for desperate measures and I was desperate!

I had been eagerly waiting for this book, diarised the release date and everything. So when Amazon delayed the release I had to resort to reading a PDF version bought from ARe. I hate PDF on the Kindle – thank goodness for the iPAD!

But boy was it worth it! My comment after the prologue…..“Oh my, I’ve only read the couple of pages of the prologue and wow!”

I always knew I was going to love this book because I have really enjoyed everything I have read by Kindle Alexander and I wasn’t disappointed.

I loved the story of Colton, the fully in-the-closet football player and Jace, the gifted cheerleader. They have admired and lusted for one another from afar and finally come together for one hot and sizzling encounter that becomes a week together. But theirs is true love. Torn apart by tragic circumstance, they are never able to forget each other.

There is a wonderful blend of romance (Colt is surprisingly romantic and free with his emotions when he first opens up to Jace) and heartache. Colt has success in his sporting career but his personal life is tragic and Jace has not been able to move on despite achieving phenomenal success with his cheerleading business.

The story has heartbreak, drama, mystery and passion!

I was really pulled into the story so read it in one sitting (yes, it was a very late night, or should I say early morning!) but I just had to find out what happened at the end. The good news is that there is a happy ending. The bad news is there are still unresolved issues – or maybe that’s good news because it means we get another book. And maybe we will see more of Mitch’s story in Full Disclosure?

To find out more about Kindle Alexander and her books visit her website.

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