A Balls to the Wall Romance
JJ LaRousse looks like a quarterback but acts like a queen. He’s trying to be proud of who he is—until a robbery at the famous Laguna Winter Fantasy brings JJ face-to-face with tough cop Ryan Star. JJ hears Ryan likes manly men, so he drops his voice an octave, colors his pink hair, and tries to pass as a football fan.
Ryan Star may be tough, but he keeps his sexuality to himself at work. He learned in New York that being a gay cop can be deadly. His attraction to JJ threatens his secret, but he’s finding it hard to back away from a guy who’s so totally his type. Then, during a ski trip and a confrontation with JJ’s biggest nemesis, all the façades come crashing down. In the aftermath, can Ryan love JJ for who he really is? More importantly, can JJ?
I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed this! This is a really nice look at how we perceive ourselves and societal expectations without being heavy or preachy.
Poor JJ suffers the fate of his insides not matching his outsides and when he tries to “fake it” he learns – again – you have to be true to yourself.
In typical Tara Lain style this was sexy and fun and a really nice holiday read to boot!
5 of 5 stars
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