Blind Date (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Blind Date (Back In The Game #1)
Author: Kay Doherty
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: August 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 113 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Dekker Callan is content with his life though he knows something is missing. Wanting the kind of love his friends share with their partners, Dekker is talked into taking part in a modeling and dating show as part of a fundraiser. He immediately falls in love with the anonymous, sexy voice on the other side of the wall, but fate has a surprise in store–his mystery man isn’t single.

Slade Gannon wasn’t supposed to take part in the dating show. That spot was for his roommate, Phil, who becomes ill and asks Slade to take his place. Slade has just recently gone through a breakup with his cheating boyfriend, George. Shocked and pleased when he wins the interest of handsome Dekker Callan, before he can go on the obligatory blind date, his ex asks for a second chance. Believing Dekker can’t possibly be as good on the inside as he looks on the outside, Slade agrees.

Dekker and Slade hit it off immediately, drawn to each other despite Slade being involved with someone else. They finally get their opportunity to be together when Slade finds out his boyfriend is still cheating, but just as they seem to discover the happiness they’ve been waiting for, George throws them one last hurdle—and this one may prove to be insurmountable.

I really enjoyed this read. There were a few twists I did not see coming, but it just made the read that much more interesting. This is definitely a series I will be following after reading this book. I was caught up and captivated by this read. I had my reservations about one part of this book but once I realized what the author was going for and how it all played out, I was ok with it.

Dekker is lonely. It seems all his friends are finding the person makes them happy but Dekker has not found his happily ever after just yet. When his best friend, and former boyfriend Alek, convince him to be a part of a charity blind date, Dekker was not really excited about it. Dekker does not like that much attention and was extremely nervous about doing the blind date but as it turns out there was one man that caught his attention by his voice. This turns out to be a man named Slade. Though Dekker cannot wait to finally meet the man and see if his voice matches his looks, Dekker is still nervous.

Slade knows taking his ex boyfriend George back after accepting the blind date was a mistake, but there is little he can do about it. Slade may not be available but he is excited about this blind date. The difference between Slade and Dekker is, Slade knows what Dekker looks like. From the way Dekker answers the questions Slade asked, Slade knows he is attracted to Dekker.

After their date there is no question on whether they are compatible. They definitely are but Slade is not available. So Dekker decides to at least be Slade’s friend. Is that even possible though with the attraction that these two men feel for each other?

This was a great read and I see now it is going to be a part of a series. So I will definitely be checking out the rest of the books in this series. This is definitely a book worth reading.

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Galley copy of Blind Date (Back In The Game #1) provided by NineStar Press 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.