My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.75* conflicted stars
So, this book is the scorching hot sexual adventure all of the Southern Scrimmage series of stories have been but I’m confused over just what I think of it.
The timescales in this one fluctuate between Bo and Dylan’s childhood, through the six years Dylan was in the Marines and Bo was playing ball and the time period after Bo thought Dylan was dead up until his rescue.
So it’s mostly both men with other people, which didn’t bother me as much as it may other readers, but it’s just a bit too much of everything other than Bo and Dylan for it to be truly enjoyable.
Book one gave Bo and Dylan an epic romance and then subsequent books seem to have shafted that with cheating or if not that, some very definitely dubious morals encounters.
I felt I understood Levi a bit more after reading the last book but this one’s just confused all that again as well. He goes back to giving off the mixed vibes of being a selfish git and a complete slapper instead of the far more nuanced and complex person his “autobiography” gave us.
Understandable as this is set at the same time as the events in the two earlier books so it’s unfortunate it’s been published later! On a reread I’d definitely add this one in before book one I think.
This whole book just threw things into a pot, stirred them, but then never cooked them up into a cohesive unit, certainly not one that tied in with events in all the other books.
Don’t get me wrong though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s smoking hot, has the same great world building as the rest and it gives more background to events happening in the first two books.
I just seriously hope we get Blindsided and the final book released soon as there’s plot lines and narrative threads still left hanging all over the place at the moment.