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The story spans 3 years in lives of Jason and Scott. Jason is a professional footballer (soccer player to those of us in the U.S.) and he’s in the closet as far as his professional life is concerned. His advisors have told him that he can’t be a pro footballer and be out as a gay man. He’s pretty much OK with this until he meets Scott.
Scott has always known he’s gay and so has everyone else; he’s nowhere near in the closet. After he and Jason get together he has to deal with the reality of dating a man who isn’t out.
The story seemed very believable to me and I think this author’s writing is improving (I’ve read 2 other books). I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I do think her editor and/or proofreader could have done a bit better job on this one. There were a few redundant pieces of text and some words that seemed wrong (even after allowing for the use of British English).
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Jason is a professional football player who is deep in the closet. He spies Scott across a bar and is immediately drawn to him. There are sparks and the two form a solid relationship. Scott has been out and proud, and hiding eventually gets the best of him. There is no doubt the two guys love each other, but sometimes it can just get to you when you have to pretend all the time.
There were parts of the story I really enjoyed, and there were some parts that really bugged me. I liked the struggle Jason faced with being in the closet and the pressure to stay in due to his profession. His family and agent knew of his sexuality, so I was glad it wasn't a full on secret. The real challenge came with his team and the public.
One thing that did bother me is that they seemed to have good communication and such a deep love, but when Scott was struggling with hiding, he didn't talk about it. It seemed like that was a bit out of character, but fortunately the angst surrounding this was wrapped up quickly in pages, so I didn't have to read multiple chapters of misery. I also didn't like how some things were glossed over [(Jason's best friend tried to tell him something a couple of times. I figured out what he was trying to say, but then it is revealed by Scott telling Jason about it. Why couldn't we see this happen after being teased with it?) (hide spoiler)].
Despite the two areas that bugged me, this was a good 3.5 star read that I am rounding up to 4 stars.
I loved Scott, who knows all about growing up in the spotlight with his two famous ballet parents and being judged by fans and paparazzi. I loved that Scott is an out and proud gay student with a carefree, live-for-today attitude and that he was never in the closet. I loved that Scott is a funny, clever, and a terrific dancer. Scott is a science student that has many talents but the man he loves requires something else from him, discretion.
I loved how patient and supportive he is with being in the closet for Jason so that they can have a relationship and that they even use Scotts best girlfriend as Jason’s girlfriend when they go out for the paparazzi to take pictures of. I loved how long Scott was able to hold on to their relationship before he finally had to call it quits. He simply wasn’t able to take being in the closet for any longer and I had to commend him for lasting three years.
I loved that Jason finally realized that Scott is more important being on the football team and went ahead and came out and retired to be with Scott. I could really believe that this is a glimpse into what gay football players have to go through to be in a relationship, and Home Goal was inspired by the news story in October 2015 that British gay footballers are preparing to come out in public.
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