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?
★★ I received this book for free from either the author, publisher or tour coordinator in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ★★
Colton “Colt” Michaels is deep in the closet. He’s the star quarterback for the University of Texas (UT) Longhorns and is set to be the #1 draft pick to go pro after his final year of college. His father controls him and has Colt’s life path, written and set for him. Colt loves playing football and his goal is to go pro as well but one of his other dreams is to finally be with the man of his dreams, which would not be welcomed news, for Colt’s father. Ever since Colt laid eyes on a smiling Jace Montogomery he was hooked.
Jace Montogomery is a male cheerleader for the UT Longhorns and has admired Colt from afar for years now. Jace is an openly gay man and proud of it. He doesn’t hide who he is and usually just goes with whatever is happening. One unexpected moment in the UT locker room changes things for Jace and Colt. Colt literally surprises Jace by giving him the banging of his life. From there things move at a fast pace for these two. Colt confesses to his secret admiration for Jace for years and invites him to spend Spring Break in Hawaii with him. Five days these two spent in paradise and fell head over heels in love. Promises of forever were made and two people who never expected to find the forever kind of love are hopeful when they leave paradise. Once back home things go bad for these two and it would be ten years later before they meet again.
First off I really love that the first half of this book took place in my city, Austin! I was giddy and smiling, while reading about all the places mentioned, that I was very familiar with. Being a Texas Longhorn football fan I had to chuckle because Colton Michaels name sounded very similar to a certain former Longhorn quarterback. I kept picturing him in my head for a second there! 🙂 I digress back to the book. This book opens with a bang literally. Colt is giving some good loving to Jace in the locker room. With this opening I knew I was going to enjoy this book.
I adore Colt’s character. When he decided to go for Jace, that boy didn’t hold back. He let it all hang with his confessions about how he’d been crazy for Jace since he first saw him across the field cheering years ago. Kindle you are a genius when you can get me to think Colts little stalking habits of knowing every little thing about Jace was endearing and sweet instead of creepy! I found myself going ahhhhh…how cute instead of what the hell how do you know, all that about me? Heh. And OMG Colt would say the sweetest things. Even when they were dirty it was sweet.
Let me tell you what I am sure of, what I want. I want you to fuck me tonight. I want you inside me. It’s my first time, but I know I liked your finger in my ass when we made out in the locker room. How do you feel about that?
Now Jace..oh Jace. I could relate more to Jace’s character. His skepticism at first with whether Colt was really feeling him is what I’d expect most normal people to have when someone you think you’d never have, actually wants you. Jace was the more level headed of the two. His heartbreak was my heartbreak. I loved his determination and I loved how his heart is so big. He could have made Colt’s life hell at the end if he wanted too but he didn’t.
The years that the characters in this book spent apart was hard to watch. You knew the love was still there but for Colt too many bad people in his life and his years of numbing the pain with alcohol, drugs and sex was another obstacle in front of him. There was a moment in this book that just made me fall deeper for Colt. He was watching the ESPN coverage of Jace and I could literally taste his longing for Jace on my tongue. It was that strong and that moment was that poignant.
Five days is usually not enough to make me believe that two people could fall so in love but the author managed to do that. By the end of the 5 days trip that these two took, I was already making wedding plans for them in my head and on board thinking this would be forever for them! So when what happened, happened I was just as heartbroken for both of them. But I still believe in their love and could believe very believably why these two couldn’t forget each other and why that love was still there when they finally meet again.
There are some really bad characters in this book. Colt’s dad is a piece of dog doo-doo. I swear I wanted to reach in and strangle him myself. I won’t go into the other bad characters but there was a lot of people NOT rooting for these two.
I easily fell into this story and fell in love with the both Colt and Jace. Kindle gave the readers a pretty solid story of two men who fell quickly and hopelessly in love and had to struggle and find their way back to one another. This is my first book by Kindle Alexander but it won’t be my last book by this talented author. I can’t wait for Mitch’s story. He was definitely a character that had my attention by the end of the book. She definitely has a new fan in me. If you like reading M/M romances with two sexy male leads who will do anything for each other, pretty solid storyline, lots of sweet words of loving, smoking hot sex and a dash of mystery/suspense then this is the book for you.
★★ Book was read in October 2013. I own my own personal paperback and eBook copy. ★★
Books in this Series:
- Double Full (Nice Guys, #1)
- Full Disclosure (Nice Guys, #2)
- Full Domain (Nice Guys, #3) – Coming November 2015
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