Series: Nice Guys #1
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Page Count: 275
Published: Kindle Alexander, October 8, 2013
Source: Hodgepodge Shelf
Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.
Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?
This was a surprisingly more emotional book than I expected. Reading the blurb, I thought a somewhat traditional, albeit very much appreciated, romance, but what I got went a little deeper.
We meet the two heroes when they’re in their college years. Despite this book being labeled as New Adult, a genre that’s generally referring to protagonists in their college years, early twenties, and the fact that we spend some considerable time with Jace and Colt during these times, this book was not a New Adult book. I’m specifying this for those who’re meticulous with their genre reading. Even though we see how their deep bond and their relationship started when they’re both in college, the majority of the story takes place ten years later, when both the heroes are in their thirties. I’m hoping this does not count as spoilers. Like I said, for those who’re particular with their reading, this book might be a miss, but I wouldn’t want it to be.