- File Size: 526 KB
- Publisher: LoveLight Press (June 7, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 7, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DDCSNR9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Home Goal and My Goal: Two Gay Footballers Stories Kindle Edition
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Scott Cole never thought a man like Jason could ever fall for him. Being a relationship with a closeted football player has its pros, but also many cons which slowly erode Scott’s confidence and eventually lead him to choose an open life, even if that means having to give up the love of his life. But it hurts so much…
This is a romance sport between two interesting characters, a closeted and career-focused football player, and an open and camp young genius. They are very different but they somehow meet and fall for each other. The story deals with the problem of homophobia in sports, and the double life some top athletes have to lead. It is very readable and sweet, but it felt a bit naive to me… There is too much tolerance for these two, after outing himself to his team mates, Jason receives a lot of support. Nobody reacts badly. That’s very difficult to believe. It is not realistic either the fact that he was able to live a double life for so long, somebody was bound to babble and the press would certainly find out. In a world with internet and mobile phones everywhere, a secret like that would not be a secret for long… So I have the impression was planned with an ambitious goal and fell a bit short. But as a romance, it is sweet and entertaining.
Carlos Garcia always thought he would find a pretty girl and fall in love. Albeit he recognises his bisexuality, he’s never found a man he could fall for. But Harry Carter, his team mate and neighbour, makes him change his mind. There is something about Harry that Carlos finds completely irresistible…
Harry Carter knows he must hide his sexuality: both his religious family and his career as a professional footballer would be at risk if he ever dared to act on his impulses. But the arrival of Carlos Garcia, famous, cocky and so, so sexy, makes Harry realise that being in love can’t never be wrong…
The second novel in the Gay Footballer series takes place more or less simultaneously to the first one. In fact, Jason and Scott make frequent appearances. We met Harry as the shy and accepting neighbour in Jason’s story, and we already suspected he was gay, but even more closeted than himself. Enter Spanish hotshot Carlos García, cocky, successful and handsome. Harry is traumatised because he kissed Carlos once in the past, though Carlos does not seem to remember. Carlos sticks to Harry, and soon their relationship feels more like seduction than friendship. The romance is sweet as in the first book, but the story shows the same issues of the first book. It is very unrealistic, the acceptance and support shown by family and team mates does feel a bit too much. There is an attempt to deal with homophobia in sport, but the writer does not go through with it, choosing the easy way out (years later, they are happy together, having come out and living such a beautiful life…). It is readable and entertaining, but it also falls short. I liked the first one better
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jason and Scott’s story. I especially liked the Author’s Afterward that explains some of the background for this book.
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.
H J Perry’s writing keeps getting better and better. My Goal was a book that really touched me. I especially loved the Dear Reader note at the end of the book where Ms. Perry explains in more detail some of the things behind the story. My Goal is connected to her earlier book, Home Goal, but stands alone with no problem at all.
I really don’t know much about sports, especially Football (known as Soccer in the U.S.), but that doesn’t matter because this story is really about a relationship and not so much about the sport other than how Gay players are treated. My Goal takes place in 2012-13 with an epilogue set in 2022. This was a compelling story about two men who fall in love with each other but can’t be open about it because of their jobs.
When Carlos is transferred to the team that Harry is on, Harry is terrified that Carlos will remember an encounter they had in their late teens. He avoids Carlos so that he doesn’t have to look him in the eye or talk with him.
Carlos finds Harry enchanting and he manages to worm his way into Harry’s life. Since they live in the same building it wasn’t too difficult to do. Carlos has dated women before but he’s also been attracted to men and he wants Harry.
Carlos and Harry could hardly be more different. Harry prefers to stay in the background while Carlos doesn’t mind being in the spotlight. Carlos chases Harry until he finally catches him. Then the two have to decide how they are going to handle their public and private lives.
I loved everything about this book. Carlos is very considerate of Harry’s feelings but Harry still has trouble understanding what Carlos sees in him. Ms. Perry’s treatment of the subject matter was perfect. Her descriptions of what Harry and Carlos go through were compelling; once I started reading this story I couldn’t put it down.
My Goal is a very romantic and touching story and I’m so glad that I read it.
I really loved this story. It pulls you from the first page to the last. Jason is a closeted gay football player but his out to his family and agent. Scott has always been out but when he meets Jason he basically goes back into the closet. This story is sooo good but heartbreaking especially the high and low of Jason and Scott 's relationship. Jason and Scott is perfect for each other and will do anything to be together.
Home Goal :
Story is really engaging from beginning to end. It is about football players falling inlove and having to hide their relationship,friends keeping each others secrets, a secret wedding.....absolutely yummy. Carlos and Harry are so good together. I loved how Carlos kinda minapulted Harry to spend time with him,so he can be closer to his crush. Carlos and Harry really built their lives step by step and it was really sweet. I recommend this incredible story to those who love a good romance story.
I received a free ARC for an honest review.
Coming out as gay is a very difficult and personal choice and these stories outline the details a person must examine as they decide to openly admit their sexuality to the world.
H. J. Perry should be commended for handling a difficult subject in such a caring and sympathetic way. I appreciate the hard work that went into bringing these characters to light.
Highly recommend for all.