Title: Play On (Glasgow Lads 0.5)
Author: Avery Cockburn
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 25th 2015
Page Count: 152
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
A tale of pride over prejudice on the soccer pitch kicks off this gay romance series set in Scotland
Duncan Harris is on the edge. Scandal has shredded his LGBT soccer team’s history-making season, and now the once-unflappable striker is lashing out. Only one person can tame Duncan’s rage and make him feel like himself again…
Bullied by schoolmates in his wee village, Brodie Campbell lurked deep in the closet before coming to the city of Glasgow. Here at university he’s out and proud, but the years of abuse have left him emotionally paralyzed. Can flatmate Duncan help Brodie escape his past and heal his wounded heart?
As the two lads grow closer, Brodie can’t forget how athletes like Duncan once tortured him. When Duncan attacks an opponent who threatens Brodie, the situation escalates. Soon Brodie doesn’t feel safe anywhere—especially in Duncan’s arms.
To defeat the bullies who’ve wrecked his life, his mind, and his ability to love, Brodie must find the strength to fight his own battles. And Duncan must find the strength to let him.
Don’t ask me why I liked this book. I don’t know.
The scottish accent gave me hell. There is a lot of sports talk and I don’t really like sports. It’s homophobia and angst central and I was in the mood for something lighter. It’s low on the steam and we all know what a perv I am. And Brodie is sick during the whole story.
But it is also exactly what the blurb says: A tale of pride over prejudice on the soccer pitch…
The idea of a LGBT soccer team is very appealing, there are many funny moments and I liked the banter among all characters , a lot of slow burn, some smoking hot scenes and some very interesting supporting characters that will hopefully get their own story.
Hmm…I did have some reasons for liking it after all. I’m kind of hooked now. Got to read the rest.