3.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book class difference Contemporary Dee Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers Hidden Lovers Homophobia Insta Love m/m Mild level angst Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Opposites attract Part of a Series Rowing/Boating

Beach Balls (Balls to the Wall #3) by Tara Lain

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents


Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. But coming out would threaten all he’s built as the lead attorney for WMA Development, and the million dollars he can get when he finishes pushing a big land remediation project through the City Council. Then on an early morning scuba dive, Adam meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to live a different life. But Adam’s dreams are shattered when he walks into the council meeting and finds the fire-breathing environmentalist who’s screwing up his chances of winning is none other than that same beautiful man. Sky Sea Mickeljohn doesn’t compromise, so how could he find himself lusting after a damned developer? And what happens when somebody open’s Adam’s closet door? These two better start telling the truth if they’re ever going to find world peace.


In this series, we gradually meet several men who move in the same social circles as they each find the love of their lives. In this installment the prickly mistanthrope, Sky Sea Mickeljohn meets “money grubbing” developer Adam – under sea!

Their “meet cute” is hysterical, sweet, and sexy. They have some seriously hot smexy times, but when they realize who the other is “in real life” – they become the enemies they are.


Because their attraction is so hot, both men are reluctant to simply give up on the other man. While, IMHO, neither man is particularly easy to love, they manage to fit together and strengthen the other’s weaknesses and together make it work.

Like the others in this series, this is fast-paced, full of personal growth and hot smexy times.

If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll enjoy this, but you don’t have to have read any of the others to enjoy this on it’s own.

I liked it, it’s definitely not my favorite – I never really warmed to either man – but it was fun and I loved the octopus!

3.5 of 5 stars


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