Blindsided (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Blindsided (Men of Sports)
Author: T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


Love can hit you hard before you even see it coming….

When rugby player Liam transfers to Melbourne, he’s blindsided by his attraction to the hottest lifeguard on the beach. Luckily Matty knows mouth-to-mouth….

Liam’s left his friends and family—everything comforting and familiar—back in Canberra. He knows it all comes with the job, adjusting to a new city and a new team, but he’s lonely. Maybe it’s time to find something outside his career to fulfill him.

Working as a lifeguard and being by the ocean is Matty’s dream come true. The big, blond, blue-eyed hottie new to his beach catches his attention right away. When he runs into Liam again at the pub, he takes the shy league player under his wing and into his group of mates, and they become fast friends.

But when they go from friends to lovers, the emotions that come with their deepening romance catch them both off guard. Can two men without any experience at relationships navigate their way to steady ground?

Second Edition
First Edition published by Totally Bound Publishing, December 2013.

This was a decent read. I enjoyed it but in my opinion there was something that was missing that I just could not put my finger on. Even after finishing it, I am still not quite sure what it was. Regardless, I enjoyed this book.

Matty is a lifeguard. He loves his job. He has great friends. An amazing co-worker. The only thing that is really missing is someone to share his life with. Matty would love for that to be someone like the mystery man that keeps to himself each time he has come to the beach but Marty knows not to approach someone who is as standoffish as the mystery man is.

Liam is new to town and has just only moved because of his transfer to his new rugby team. He has not had the time to make friends yet and knows little to no one except the players on his team. He has been spending his one day off at the beach lately and has noticed the handsome lifeguard. But Liam is not about to go up to someone he does not know.

Matty goes to the local pub to meet up with his friends and this is the place that he finally learns the mystery man’s name, Liam. Liam and Matty build up a quick friendship between them and start hanging out together on a regular basis. Though both men are attracted to the other, neither has said anything because they believe the other is straight.

Can these two men finally get the courage up to find out so much more about the together or will they always wonder what could have been?

This was a good read. Can’t put my finger on what I felt this book was lacking but regardless I enjoyed this read and the back and forth between these two men. I look forward to more books by T.A. Chase in the future.

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Galley copy of Blindsided (Men of Sports) provided by Publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.