on January 16, 2018
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Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact.
Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo.
Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball.
At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…
Down by Contact is a m/m football based romance with heroes Simeon Boudreaux and Adrián Bravo who now play for opposing teams. This book is filled with banter, sexual tension and what becomes a deep friendship.
Simeon the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback finds himself in some trouble after a pre-season game run-in with Adrián from his former team the New Jersey Predators.
This trouble puts these two in close contact as they serve out community service for transgressions on the field.
The dynamic between Simeon and Adrián is layered, deeply compelling and one that heats up over time. I adored how it tied back to the time they spent together prior on the same team and how at the same time you felt the bond deepening between them.
The heat which begins as a game and ties back to an incident in book 1 was really hot, really well done and laced with emotion. The scenes get hotter and Adrián’s struggle even more tangible—you see Adrián has never been attracted to a man before. Bearing witness to him experiencing his feelings and processing how he treated Simeon in the past and why kept me glued to my kindle.
The use of both men’s families added to this story and I loved, LOVED the Thanksgiving scene!
In the end, the happy these two build had me believing both were in it for the long haul!