- File Size: 4097 KB
- Print Length: 317 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XBS26YF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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While technically this might not have been perfect (multiple errors of missing words or wrong word used ), I'm a sucker for sports stories. Add in some muscle, some brains, some machismo, and a great storyline, and you got me hook, line and sinker.
Sports reporter, Nick Wheeler, has had a crush on quarterback Colin O’Connor for years. He even hired Colin's best friend, Jemma, to be his PA. (It appears there is an M/F book prior to this, but this book holds as a standalone.) A first interview has Nick believing his crush might even “play for his team”.
Colin has only been in love once, with his BFF Jemma, but he's always been attracted to men. When Jemma finds the love of her life (Gabe), Colin becomes a recluse because you can't be gay and play in the NFL. Right? Finally deciding he has had enough loneliness, he enacts a part of his NFL contract, aptly named, The Rainbow Clause, which allows him to come out albit in a structured manner designed by the team’s Public Relations department.
When Nick is assigned to Collin’s story, he insists they have to spend time together and, of course, sparks fly. Together they learn to navigate the treacherous waters of agents, team PR, and the media.
And they do so with flying colors.
I loved the banter between Nick and Colin. They played off against each other with ease and few tense moments. Colin’s honesty became the breath of fresh air Nick needed in his life. The entire storyline was well thought-out and moved effortlessly from one scene to another, and from one character to the other.
For me, only two areas I felt were lacking (other than the techical issues I noted above): first, is the drop of Nick's PTSD/nightmares. It was as if by confessing they were suddenly gone and never heard from again. The second is the lack of "immediate family." No mention of moms, dads or siblings, even foster families... I find that hard to believe.
(My review copy allowed me access to the bonus chapter - A free scene, I see in other reviews, people don't like signed up, but really you can just as easily unsubscribe.)
As an added bonus, the story ended with a chance to read a bonus scene taking place six months after the conclusion of the initial story. Again, another well done piece, although I’d have been happier with fewer editing errors.
Colin likes to keep to himself-he'd rather enjoy a quiet evening at home away from the spotlight than be out clubbing with his teammates. He's sweet and a bit introverted-not what you'd expect from a star NFL player, and around Nick he lets his vulnerable side show. Nick reads people quite well, and easily picks up on things about Colin. He knows everything about Colin's career, and as he learns more about him personally, he falls hard--no matter how hard he tries not to do so. The closer the two become, the more inevitable them falling for each other.
Colin and Nick's relationship develops at an easy, natural pace and nothing ever feels rushed. I thought they fit well together, and that Nick was the perfect person to write Colin's coming out story. I did get a bit frustrated with Nick when he went back home, but otherwise I really loved the two of them together. Their intimate scenes built slowly over time, going from sweet and tentative all the way to intensely passionate with a slow build of the sexual tension. The gradual build of Colin and Nick's relationship also mirrors Colin's measured process of coming out as he becomes more comfortable with expressing that side of himself over time.
I really enjoyed this story, and it was a 4.5-star read for me. I highly recommend The Rainbow Clause to any M/M romance fan, and if your a sports romance fan even better. I really liked that Colin and Nick's relationship built slowly, I like when a story is more slow burn since it builds the tension and is more impactful when they finally give in to each other. This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content.
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