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~Review~ The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

 

~Review by ~Simone~

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The Foxhole Court By Nora Sakavic (All for the Game, #1)

*****5 Stars*****

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For me, this book was a direct hit!

Um… Actually, it felt more like this:

The Foxhole Court caught me completely by surprise.


I’m not the biggest fan of sports on earth. (I have a horse and that’s enough sports for me. Facebook big smile - Grin emoticon And YA? Nah… Somehow I feel too old for this kind of books. Facebook big smile - Grin emoticon You might ask yourself now ‘Why the hell did she read this book, then?’. Good question! Let’s say, I just wanted to know what the fuss is all about and now… I’m taking part in the fuss.

I LOVED THIS BOOK !To be honest, I can’t even explain why…

Is it the writing style?


Maybe. Of course, it’s great, but I wouldn’t say it’s exceptional. Nonetheless, it sucked me right into the story and that’s all I could have wished for. I even came to love the sport. Lacrosse is not extremely popular in Germany and I had to consult Wikipedia to get to know more about it. In this series, the boys play Exy, a more brutal version of lacrosse mixed with hockey and the description of their first game was so vivid, I felt like sitting at the very edge of the court myself.

Be warned, there is no romance in this book! Not a kiss (well, that’s not exactly true, but it was not a KISS if you know what I mean ;-)), much less sex in sight, but I feel a chemistry between Neil and Andrew that holds promise to develop into an exceptional relationship.

Is it the characters?

Hell, yes! I love all of them, with or without their psychoses.Facebook big smile - Grin emoticon  But it is Neil, in particular, I love the most. God, he is soo young and still so mature. Of course, with his past and being on the run for years, I guess you have to grow up fast. Somehow he brings out my maternal instinct and I’m not even a mother. Facebook big smile - Grin emoticon

Is it the story?

Definitely. The whole time there’s an underlying tension caused by the mystery that surrounds Neil’s past and I’m dying to get to know more about it!!!


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~Review~ Offside by Alison Hendricks

 

~Review by ~Wendy~

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Offside (Eastshore Tigers #4)by Alison Hendricks

****3..5Stars****

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 3,5 stars


I liked this fourth book in the series, but I have to say that out of all the books in this series, this was my least favorite one.I enjoyed it, but it also pissed me off.


 The Reason for my pissiness….Lance. It’s hard to really like a book when you dislike one of the main characters. The plus side, however, is that I loved Beau who was the reason I kept on keeping on.

I don’t want to say too much and risk giving away spoilers, so I’m keeping this short.


Lance is, or I should say was a big time NFL player for the Jaguars.

He has recently stepped down and everyone and his mother  will have an opinion why.
Most think it has to do with the divorce he’s going through at the moment. Lance and his best friend Xavier are the only ones who know the truth about why he stepped out.


Beau is an out and proud gay man, playing college football for the Eastshore Tigers.

Now this is the rainbow-friendly club, that has been in the previous books, but I have to say that there weren’t any (main) characters from the previous book present. Beau is struggling a bit in life. His father is a mean-ass drunk and his mother left some years ago to be with another man and start a new family. Beau isn’t really a happy camper, but he pretends to be….and he uses way too much alcohol, to help him with this charade he has going on.                  

 


These two men meet by chance at the roadside and Beau is starstruck. He invites Lance to come and watch him (and the rest of the team) play. This event leads to Lance being offered a job as an offense coach for the Eastshore Tigers, which he accepts.

As the story continues, the two of them become closer and closer… and that’s all you’re going to get from me.


As to the reason why I didn’t like Lance, I can’t say too much, without giving away more of the storyline. You will just have to read it yourself and form your own opinion and chances are, you won’t agree with me. I do have to say that he redeemed himself before the end, but for most of the book, I just didn’t agree with the choices he made.

I also found that this book lacked a bit of info, it felt as though some things were missing. I wanted more info about Lance and his (previous) marriage. I wanted a bit more about both their families and how they grew up. All that would have helped with their character development. Now I just felt like I didn’t really know them. The story dragged a bit in the middle and this would have been the perfect moment to get into those things.


I was also a bit disappointed about the steam level. Sure there were a few hot scenes, but they were over in a flash and I felt a bit robbed. I don’t need a lot of steam in my M/M books…….oh who am I kidding…..

3,5 stars from me


 ARC of  Offside was kindly provided  by the author, in exchange for an honest review.


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~Review~ Wound Tight by Tessa Bailey

 

~Review by ~Wendy~

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Wound Tight (Made in Jersey #4)Tessa Bailey

3,5 Stars, rounded up

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First of all, let me start by saying, that I haven’t read the other books in this series so this book can be read as a stand alone, for those who don’t want to read the m/f books.

I enjoyed this one, though there were some things that bothered me a bit.


This story is about Renner, multi-millionaire, boss-man.

 

He owns multiple factories,  one of them located in “Hook”. He has known he is gay for a long time and doesn’t hide this fact. He’s not a very approachable man and though his employees respect him, they don’t really like him. He seems very harsh and cold, but….I myself really did like the guy.


Enter Milo. He is Renner’s, former military, bodyguard.

He was hired as a security guard to keep the factory safe but has taken it upon himself to keep the boss-man safe as well. Milo is a fun and outgoing man. Everyone does seem to like him. He recently found out that he’s gay and he’s been trying to figure out how to deal with his newly discovered sexuality. Now don’t get me wrong, he isn’t struggling with this fact or anything. He’s just trying to figure out how to be with another man.

He already has a man in mind, he wants to be with…..Travis. He just has no idea what to do, or how to act. He figures he needs help and why not ask the one person who seems so confident in his own skin and who knows what it’s like to be with another man, his very own boss-man Renner.


These two reach a “sort of” mutual agreement and things progress from that point on.

I have to say I was a bit apprehensive, from the moment I found out, that Milo wanted to be with a man other than Renner. I know that most people probably felt a bit of annoyance towards Renner, for his somewhat cold and harsh personality. I,however,felt that annoyance with Milo. If someone wanted me, to help them out, with eventually seducing someone else….I wouldn’t be a happy camper.

Travis himself doesn’t really have a big role in this book, but just the way these two started out, made me a bit nervous. It isn’t my favorite trope.


I also found the push and pull a bit too much. The steam was nice, but it all just took so long and once they were done, they started their pushing all over again….Emoticon with cold sweat

and I don’t mean the good kind of pushing  


This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the book ,though, because I did and if this author decides to write another one, I will surely read it.


I’m going with 3,5 stars, rounded up  because I really liked Renner’s dirty talk

 

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