Title: Blindsided (Men of Sports)
Author: T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 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?
First Edition published by Totally Bound Publishing, December 2013.
It’s a solid beginning with POV switching between Matty and Liam to introduce us to the guys. I have to say I was hooked in immediately. It’s a great setup for a story: Matty is already interested in Liam and a glimpse in Liam’s past gives a hint as to how he could benefit from Matty’s company.
Er, aside from the obvious. And the ending of both chapters (each of guys has their own) is soo cute!
They are both hoping to see one another again.
As luck would have it they manage to connect. They form a friendly relationship first, engaging in quick teasing banter. All the while both of them are stifling sparks of attraction. It was like watching romantic comedy.
It was fun and relaxing read especially as the guys start as friends first. The attraction is still there but they honestly enjoy each other’s company.
The story is occasionally rough at the edges but it doesn’t distract from its appeal. Even while reading I was wondering whether other characters will get a story.
If you’re in a mood for a sweet uncomplicated romance this is a story for you.