3.5 stars adult - 18+ Book Dee Dreamspinner Gay Gay Little to no angst m/m Mild/low level heat Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Rugby Sports Standalone

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A Men of Sports Story
Love can hit you hard before you even see it coming….
When rugby player Liam transfers to Melbourne, he’s blindsided by his attraction to the hottest lifeguard on the beach. Luckily Matty knows mouth-to-mouth….
Liam’s left his friends and family—everything comforting and familiar—back in Canberra. He knows it all comes with the job, adjusting to a new city and a new team, but he’s lonely. Maybe it’s time to find something outside his career to fulfill him.
Working as a lifeguard and being by the ocean is Matty’s dream come true. The big, blond, blue-eyed hottie new to his beach catches his attention right away. When he runs into Liam again at the pub, he takes the shy league player under his wing and into his group of mates, and they become fast friends.
But when they go from friends to lovers, the emotions that come with their deepening romance catch them both off guard. Can two men without any experience at relationships navigate their way to steady ground?

Second Edition
First Edition published by Totally Bound Publishing, December 2013.


The story, a friends to lovers slowish burn story, is well written. The 2 MCs and the other characters are well developed and likeable, well maybe not Korey ☺
Matty and Liam are sweet and fun, apart and together. When they meet, the chemistry is there, but neither man knows if the other is into guys. As they decide to be friends, it slowly dawns on both of them that they fancy each other. The progression to lovers was smooth and pretty much drama-free, which I really liked.
There were a few things that didn’t work for me (personal peeves): the spelling was US for most of the words, including mum- I kept having to reread the beginning to make sure that it was set in Oz. The other is that there wasn’t much distinction to location- it was easy to imagine that they were at a beach in Melbourne, Florida and not Melbourne, Australia. As I said, these are my pet peeves and not enough take away my overall enjoyment of the book.

3.5 stars out of 5

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