4.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Bullying Closeted co-workers to lovers Contemporary Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers Exploration Firefighters Gay GFY/OFY Heat Index Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Part of a Series Re-Release Standalone Virgin

FAST Balls (Balls to the Wall #5) Second Edition by Tara Lain

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents

Second Edition

F.A.S.T. — Firefighter Assist and Search Team

Firefighter and surfing champion, Jerry Wallender, looks like a hero to the world, but he can’t see it. He keeps falling for these intellectual guys who end up making him feel dumb and unneeded. On top of that, Mick Cassidy, super-gorgeous firefighter and total homophobe, makes Jerry’s life miserable with his slurs. Then one day Mick’s nice to Jerry and, at the Firefighter’s Ball, Jerry offers a helping hand and ends up with a hand-job. What the hell is going on?

Mick Cassidy is great with fighting fires and solving math problems but rotten with people. Raised by a gay-hating preacher, Mick’s carefully constructed world of gay bashing starts to crumble when he meets Jerry, the nicest, kindest man he’s ever known. Mick’s never wanted a woman and can’t stop thinking about sex with Jerry. In fact, he can’t stop doing it. Does that make him gay? And if he’s gay, what happens to his whole life? A hook-up between sweet Jerry and mean Mick might be total disaster — or the smartest idea Jerry ever had.


(Original edition reviewed here: )

I couldn’t really detect any changes from the first edition and this one, other than the cover which I like a lot better!

Upon re-reading I was reminded how much I love Jerry and how really awful Mick was.

I still think this is the best book in the series and I enjoyed reading it again!

4.5 of 5 stars


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