Fair Catch (Players of LA #2) by Leigh Carman

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Title: Fair Catch by Leigh Carman
Series: Players of LA
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Pages: 200• Format: e-ARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
Purchase Links:  Dreamspinner Press Amazon US

Two men.

One night of passion.

They never expected to see each other again.

They were wrong.

Tobias Bennett is a quiet and unassuming man who teaches yoga and enjoys parkour. Though he is proud to be gay, an abusive relationship with a domineering man has left Tobias wary of romance, and he keeps to himself in his tidy Los Angeles apartment.

Pro football player Sullivan Archer is Tobias’s complete opposite: loud, brash, fond of the spotlight… and deep in the closet. When a hamstring injury sends Van to Tobias as part of his therapy, neither of them is expecting to come face-to-face with his one-night stand. Now they’re stuck together throughout Van’s healing process, and the close proximity will force them to deal with some hard truths. For Tobias, it’s realizing his hookup is a celebrity. For Van, it means accepting that he likes Tobias more than he wanted. They’ll both have to acknowledge that if they choose to pursue a relationship, their lives will change in big ways.

*The Players of LA Series are standalones, but characters from each book to appear in subsequent novels. It is recommended to read in order to maximize the reading experience*

two-stars

This was a big miss for me.

This book featured a yoga instructor, Tobias Bennett and an injured football player Sullivan Archer as they first met as an anonymous hookup, and then later as a part of injury therapy. Toby was out and Sullivan wasn’t, so there was the secrecy thing as they sought to protect Van’s successful football career. I had to put this one down several times because it just didn’t engage me at all. I really hate the non-communication thing between grown people. Seriously, people can’t be this averse to talking or asking for what they want. Instead of talking, they humped each other silly.

The writing just didn’t flow, the characters weren’t developed enough for me to feel a connection, and there was way too much sex in it.

I didn’t read book 1, but I was expecting more substance than I got in this book. Van and Toby were nice guys but the actual story is didn’t impress.

Release Day Launch If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrews

Release Day Launch If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrewson November 19, 2015
Pages: 140
AmazonB&N • (Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)
To be home for Christmas, they must bridge the distance between them. Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart. Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together. As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?

Read an excerpt:

4 stars! Keira Andrews does it again. This was a lot mellower than I expected it to be. Though she does bring me the happiest stories ever!

DOB

**Sidenote: If I can use a DO’B gif for every review I will!**

My thoughts on the ending; What??? No I wanted at least a semester back! Damn you Keira Andrews!!!!! I’ve been reading Holiday stories for the last 2 months. I expected nothing less from this author. Keira Andrews has been on a high all year long with her books. If 2015 was this pleasant, then 2016 will be a mega year from her.

We start off with Charlie in the airport trying to get home for Christmas. It’s like one of my favorite things about holiday stories. It’s always someone trying to get home for Christmas, we know they literally fight hell & high water to get to their love ones. This was no difference, except the minor detail that Charlie is going cross country with his ex-best friend Gavin. I think I might have a little protective pocket for Gavin in my heart. He was so freaking sweet, bashful, sincere, and down right adorable. Sure I felt a tad peevish for creeping on him. 18 jeez, I don’t tend to read them that young. Keira Andrew’s young men are down right dirty.

Beautiful

They are no longer friends when the book starts, but by the end it is all type of declarations of love and naughtiness going on. I thought this was a really cute story. Why did it have to end? I could have dealt with 1, 2 or 10 more chapters at the minimum. Some of my favorite scenes were the Little Americana stop, Growling with Ava, the emotional talk Gavin had with his parents, and that snow ball fight. The dirty parts were an absolute treat. Another good book from Keira Andrews!

Christmas

Title: If Only in My Dreams
Genre: Contemporary new adult
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: November 19, 2015
Word count: 42,000
Heat level: Explicit
Formats: Mobi, ePub, PDF
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27561177-if-only-in-my-dreams

Blurb:

To be home for Christmas, they must bridge the distance between them.

Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.

Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.

As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?

Read an excerpt: http://www.keiraandrews.com/contemporary/if-only-in-my-dreams/

Buy links:

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Amazon global (should take you to your home store): http://mybook.to/XmasDreams_KeiraA
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Bio:

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

Website: http://www.keiraandrews.com
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Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/keiraandrews

About Keira Andrews

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”