Title: Making the Play
Author: Megan Slayer
Series: Out of Bounds
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: 3/21/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Sports Romance
Page Count: 96
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Sometimes switching things up really does mean getting the guy.
Allan Clark thought his life as a wide receiver for the Wildcats was over the moment he was told he’d be the new punt returner. He’d thought he didn’t want to be a special teams player. He’d rather have the limelight. Once he starts returning punts, he realizes this was where he should’ve been all along. Speaking of perks, he now gets to spend time with the sexy kicker, Tyler Leigh. Maybe this switch is the best thing that could’ve happened to him.
Unlike Allan, Tyler isn’t planning on going into the draft or playing football for the rest of his life. He’s got other plans, but a side trip with Allan in the sheets isn’t off of his radar. He’s wanted Allan since he joined the team. But Tyler’s got baggage and an overzealous ex-boyfriend hell bent on making his life miserable. With Allan, he sees a bright spot.
Will these two seemingly opposites leave their desires on the field or will they find common ground together and score?
I have never read a story by this author so I thought would give it a try. I always love reading about rough and tumble men that fall in love with each other.
This story is different. They talk about football but not really playing, just the teammates. I kind of felt let down by this book. I was so excited when I read the blurb, though it just fell short. The pace was ok, and I really loved the plot premise. I felt it was relatively over quickly, but that it was an overall ok read.
I did, however, love Allan. He was a strong and confident young man, knew what he wanted and he wanted Tyler. I think he is exactly what Tyler needed. Tyler is wishy-washy to me. Tyler is in an abusive relationship with teammate Blake. Blake is an ass and hits him after a game. Finally, Allen then comes to his defense. That is the night of the first date between Allen and Tyler.
To me, there was just no build up. It was an instant love. Something is missing. I wanted more. Now don’t get me wrong I love those instant loves, however, in the right cases. There was nothing here to indicate to me, to believe that it was underlying and they had a connection. They never even spoke much. Tyler has very low self-esteem but on the field, he is a beast. It was just a bit all over the place.
Even though I did not love this book I will read more by this author.