Release Date: June 27, 2018
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis / Book Cover by Design
Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.
My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.
Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this.
It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies.
What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet.
Eden Finley did such a fantastic with book one, Book Boyfriend, that I knew I needed to continue the series and I am so glad that I did!
Matt and Noah were side characters in book 1 where we saw Matt outed against his will and his football career shattered. This book talked a lot about the difficulties of being a gay football player and the struggles gay athletes go through. After his team dropped him, Matt had to work even harder and took a lot of hard hits to make it back into the NFL. In order to help clean up his image, Damon, his agent, suggested he date Noah, one of New York’s senators to help him accomplish this. Noah has always been used as a pawn in his father’s political campaign and will do anything to piss him off, including dating the bad boy gay football player. What neither of them expects is the strong pull they have for each other. However, with careers in questionable status and commitment phobias all around…can the two finally admit they want to stay?
I really loved both halves of this couple, but my favorite might be Noah. Noah has always been a man who’s gay status is used to further his father’s campaign, but is constantly discouraged from actually pursuing a real relationship. After his father callously bought off his ex-boyfriend, Noah has been gun shy of getting close to any other man. I loved Noah’s arrogance and his ability to relax people in the most unconventional ways. He just has a charming way about him that lets him take care of people while trying not to let them know. I wanted to shatter each and every one of Noah’s masks to see the real him all the time. I really loved Noah’s character.
Matt has been put through the wringer his entire life. He grew up with homophobic parents who essentially told him to never come home again after he left for college. Despite this, Matt has a generous heart that is willing to put aside differences in order to help others. Throughout the book, Matt is trying to find his next move as an outed man in a sport that is not always accepting of his sexual orientation. Matt does a lot of soul searching in this book and Noah helps him a lot in finding out what he wants in life. Matt was the character that I wanted to crawl through the book and hold because he was always looking for the other shoe to drop. I take it back…maybe Matt is my favorite!
I really loved that we got to catch up with Damon and Maddox a fair amount in this book, and I can’t wait to see what the next book will bring. It definitely will not be boring whichever direction Finley goes.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars!
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About the Author
Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.
She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.
With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son’s, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.
She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.
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