Title: Making The Play
Author: Megan Slayer
Series: Out Of Bounds #2
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: 3/21/2017
Genre(s): M/M Sports Romance
Page Count: 96
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 1 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?
Erm, I’m not sure what just happened! Seriously, this is an incredibly odd story and not in a good way. From the blurb, I was expecting an exciting, sporty romance with hunky college guys rolling around in the dirt with their odd shaped balls – not so much. Don’t get me wrong, there’s an underlying sports story but essentially we hear about the guys on the team. There’s Allan who’s openly gay and is attracted to Tyler but Tyler is in an abusive relationship with Blake who treats him like crap and happily beats him in the showers after a game. Tyler doesn’t try to defend himself and Allan, after standing back and doing nothing, finally steps in to break things up. After this, Allan takes care of Tyler, they jump straight into a relationship and suddenly Tyler grows a pair and has no qualms about telling Blake where to go. The whole scenario was just so unbelievable and unrealistic.
I’m not sure what the plot to the story was meant to be because other than characters saying one thing and doing another (their conversations were unnatural and contradictory), not much happens. I’m sad to say that I was bored and started skimming. They get an HEA but the whole thing is anti-climactic. I’m sorry to say that this just didn’t work for me and if there was a point, then I missed it completely.