My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Back on the 5* trail! Definitely one of my favourites in the series and jam packed with loads of my go to tropes.
Regina Kyle pretty much hit everything I love about college sports romances and opposites’ attract tropes in this book.
I adored both Adam and Kolby but Adam absolutely stole my heart, he is just a giant teddy bear of a young man who has a heart of gold.
Kolby is a bit prickly, understandably so given his background, but I liked that he was unashamedly himself, he doesn’t hide his sexuality, but he does hide his vulnerability. Together they’re just incredibly sweet and seriously sexy.
Adam’s had a bit of a traumatic time at his previous school, so he’s wary of exposing his bisexuality, again something the narrative plays out well. But as he spends more time with Kolby, it becomes clear that he doesn’t want to hide the connection they’ve found.
They connect on all levels, not only are they sexually attracted to each other, but they also have mutual likes and interests and they’re both determined to look out for the other, which makes not only for some really love conversations but also hot times between the sheets!
A couple of outside events add tension to the plot, there’s the odd lack of communication elements but they’re not the type which has me eye-rolling in annoyance. Both of these men are young and relatively inexperienced and they’ve both been burned before.
I didn’t feel it was out of place they’d both blow up at times and then find it difficult to make the first move to reconnect. There’s some great grovelling too, on both sides, and a fabulous secondary cast of characters not only from the Vino & Veritas world, but also pulling in from the Moo U series too.
Thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this one.
#ARC kindly received from the publisher Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review