Release Date: March 20, 2019
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis / Book Cover by Design
When Talon left to play pro ball six years ago, the hole in my chest confused me. I focused my heartache into making my own NFL dreams come true, and by the time I was drafted, the longing I had for my best friend was buried deep.
Now he wants everything to be like it was in college, but we can’t have threesomes and be reckless like we once were. The media storm would be enough to break both our careers.
That’s not my biggest concern though. The torch I had for him burns brighter after so long apart, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Marcus Talon is straight.
I need to stay away from him.
Years ago, Miller and I made a pact that we’d win a Super Bowl together. When I’m offered a position on his team in Chicago, I don’t hesitate. I move across the country to chase a dream that’s a decade old.
Only, now that I’m here, he’s avoiding me every chance he gets. If he was anyone else, I’d cut my losses.
But this is Shane Miller—the guy who makes everything better just by existing in my universe. The guy I’d do anything for. The guy who’s more to me than a brother, a friend, or even a teammate.
I’m not going to let him get away.
I absolutely adore these Fake Boyfriend characters that Eden Finley writes! Blindsided isn’t a fake boyfriend trope because Eden had no intention of writing their story until Talon wouldn’t get out of her head. I think this might be my favorite couple of the series though so I am so happy they got their story!
Miller and Talon met back in college and instantly clicked, but neither understood the connection they felt. Miller started to get an inkling when Talon left for the big leagues and he was left with a hole in his chest, but Talon had buried his head in the sand until a rude awakening slaps him upside the head when they are back on the same football team again six years later. This definitely had a friends to lovers vibe that I really loved about these two. They had such a strong relationship as friends before ever becoming anything more, and it made what they had so much more beautiful.
Miller has hidden away a part of himself for nearly a decade when his long time crush and best friend comes barreling back into his life like they haven’t been a part for six years. However, he refuses to fall into old patterns with Talon and getting his heart broken…until he realizes that Talon is looking at him differently.
When Talon’s contract is up with New England, he decides he wants to be back on the same team with Miller again because he misses his best friend. Although, after some rude awakenings, he starts to reevaluate the real reasons behind coming to Chicago because most straight men don’t give up what he did in order to get the band back together….right?
Miller is one of the most hardworking, strong men in this book. When his career is pulled into question due to injuries, he has to fight both a physical and mental battle to get back to where he was before his injury. I loved his drive and determination.
Talon is a one of a kind character who uses humor as a shield when he wants to hide his feelings. Talon questions a lot about himself in this book, but once he made his mind up, he was full speed ahead and willing to risk everything for the one he loves. Talon is the alpha male with a secret romantic side that made my heart jelly.
These two together were pure magic and perfection. I really enjoyed their journey and the way they resolved their problems in this book. I loved catching up with previous characters and seeing where they are because it is one of my favorite things!
Overall Rating: 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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