This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Erotic Romance, Menage Romance
Published by Love Swept
Released on September 1, 2015
A sports romance? You had me at football. Menage? I am game *snickers*! While it wasn’t a total bust, I had a hard time getting involved in the story then there was a twist that had me scratching my head.
Cass – Team Captain and center for the Birmingham Rebels
Beau – Cass’s best friend and tight end
Marian – Assistant Offensive Coach for the Birmingham Rebels
Danny – friend of Marian’s and combative running back for Baltimore Ravens until he is released to the Rebels
Tom – rookie running back, young and living life
Tyler – bi-sexual quarterback
Ever grab a book just because you love the cover? I mean football, hunky guy…hand it over! It’s mine. I read the blurb and I am intrigued to see it’s a story about two football players wanting their coach, Marian. Menage! Another intriguing bonus! I make myself finish up what I am reading before I am allowed to dig in and get my read on.
So Cass and Beau
Whooooooah there! So as I read about Cass and Beau falling for Marian I find myself more disinterested than anything. There is a past for Cass and Beau that the timeline seems off on, but heck I don’t want to go into the past, I just want the here and now. So Cass, center, and Beau, tight-end, have a past. Beau hit a rocky road in his career and became an addict. Cass stood by him and helped get him clean. The Birmingham Rebels are their last chance to make it big and they are building a team to take them all the way. These two have a bro kind of friendship where they share women. Never really each other involved with each other other than giving the woman pleasure. This book is all about revelations and these two have some coming.
*Screeches to a stop* Marian walks in as the assistant offensive coach. Right off she isn’t making good impressions, but that doesn’t stop Cass for immediately taking notice of this wonderful woman. Marian is the only female coach in the NFL and this is her last chance. She’s level headed, but does have some issues in her past preventing her from moving on to a future. Unfortunately she fell flat for me in personality. I wanted a really strong female coach, but I got everything but football from her. Throw in a whole conflict with a father I felt had to much power and I just didn’t find much to respect about her.
See Marian has always wanted two men to love her. A bad experience has left her scarred mentally. All the guys know something is up, but no one wants to address it except for Cass and Beau. While Cass has always seemed to be the controlling one, Beau steps up to that job and blossoms into the calm, logical one in the course of one interview.
Throw in they have a team member not showing up to camp that his causing lots of problems. Danny is bitter and wants nothing to do with football any longer. And he has a past with Marian. Not what you think though, he has never slept with her, but he was there when the issue in her past happens. Danny was just an angry person I couldn’t relate too. I wanted to have sympathy for him, but there isn’t anything you can do about the past, so make a change for the future.
So things are meandering along and I just can’t get into the book when a huge game changing scene happens. Read the spoiler if you want to know what. This left me scratching my head going WTF just happened. While I was getting disinterested, this just left me in shock, not because I was offended by what happened, just confused as to why someone thought it was a good idea and how much everyone seems to be onboard with it.
This is where I lost interest completely and had myself questioning if I want to see everyone in the next book. Who knows, maybe I will change my mind, but right now, this wasn’t a book I could enjoy.