Title: Touchdown (Game Day #1)
Author: T.S. McKinney
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press, LLC
Release Date: September 7, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM
Page Count: 217
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Alexander Bryant has lived his entire life making everyone else happy. After meeting Lincoln, will he have the courage to finally do what makes him happy?
Alexander – I like to imagine myself a rebel – an ass-kicker that takes what he wants regardless of what others think. I make my own path and flip off the people who don’t agree. I laugh in the face of conflict. Nobody tells me what to do.
In reality, everything about me is a lie – past, present, and future. The Bryant name requires certain things and all my decisions are based on those requirements. I like football, but the family name demands I love it. I want to be an artist, but the family name demands I be a lawyer. The family demands I fall in love with a nice girl, but I’m falling for, well, the opposite of nice AND girl. I’m a coward and a liar.
Lincoln – I like to imagine myself a loner – a cold heartless bastard that takes what he wants. I lived the biggest part of my life with parents that were ashamed of me for more reasons that one could begin to count, so I trust no one.
I have a low tolerance for bullshit and hate liars. So why did I go and fall in love with the biggest liar of them all?
Are you ready for some fun? A fun, funny, sexy book with quick wit and bone-crushing sexy times? Well, you have come to the right place. Touchdown is all that and more.
Alex lives his life for everyone but himself. Lincoln, the owner of the exclusive BDSM club the Den, sees his obedience a mile away. It not only excites the Dom in him, but saddens him too. As he gets to know Alex (Alexander, as only Lincoln calls him) he sees the emptiness in his eyes at not following his heart and having the courage to tell his family he doesn’t want to go to law school and follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps and become a lawyer. He offers Alexandera safe haven from the trials of everyday life.
This is a BDSM book and the kink is real and mind-melting. I must have emotion and passion in my BDSM books and Alex and Lincoln have it in spades. Win, win, win!
There are so many things I love about this book, but the one thing that stands out with me the most is just how happy it made me. Like, stupid happy. I’ve been thinking on this review for a few days now and the best way to describe it is a flash that came to me this morning.
You know those movies where the underdog overcomes a huge obstacle and the people around him/her go crazy for a little bit? Like, you know how cheesy it is when people clap and hug but you just don’t give a shit because the pay off after the emotional tension just makes all the cheesiness OK? Like, when they finally blow up the alien spaceship in Independence Day.
Or, when Apollo 13 finally re-enters the atmosphere and lands in the ocean and the astronauts and found alive in the hatch?
Or when Dorsey and Kate do the Pamchenko at the Olympics?
THAT is exactly how I felt. I wanted to get up and clap and share the feeling with my GoodReads friends. No, this book isn’t cheesy. It just gave me a serotonin rush and made me ridiculously happy.
Read this, enjoy this and don’t forget to read the first chapter of Dakota and Tank’s story at the end of the book. There is more for Lincoln and Alex and I cannot WAIT!