#NewRelease #Review Trick Play (Eastshore Tigers Book Three) by Alison Hendricks
EASTSHORE TIGERS - BOOK THREE
They'll do whatever it takes to save their team. But can two best friends survive a fake relationship?
Luke Trent is desperate to bring his team back together. If the Tigers can't get over their slump, he'll never make it to the pros. With the LGBT-inclusive 'Rainbow Tigers' mania dying down, it'll take a crazy scheme to restore their former glory, and Luke has the perfect one in mind: Dating his best friend.
Brandon Tucker has secretly been in love with Luke for years. He knows he's going to get hurt if he agrees to a pretend relationship with his very straight friend, but he can't help it. This is as close as he'll ever get to the real thing.
The strength of their friendship makes their lie an easy sell, and things are looking up for the Tigers. But when Luke kisses him in front of the whole team, Brandon can't help but wonder if the only man he's ever wanted might actually want him back.
With the fire of their fake romance beginning to burn true, a teammate’s devastating betrayal forces them to make a difficult choice: Sacrifice their relationship to save their career, or give up everything else for the chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love.
Trick Play is a steamy, standalone gay romance with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
It was fun to be back at Eastshore again but it’s been two years since the football team has had a winning season like they did when Griff and Hawk and Mills and Erickson, the gay couples, on the team, at that time, played which brought all of the media attention and the fans, so that sparks an idea in Luke’s head about pretending to be a gay couple with his best friend Brandon.
Brandon knew it would be a mistake to go along with Luke since he secretly has always wanted him anyway but this may be his only chance to get this close so he’s going for it. These two together are explosive and heat up the dorm room every night. Once their inhibitions fall to the wayside all bets are off and it may have started out as fake but it certainly doesn’t stay that way very long.
In book two I didn't feel the connection as strong as I would have liked between the two main characters, however, between Luke and Brandon, that was never an issue. I felt their chemistry from the very beginning.
That is until the news gets back to Luke’s dad and when he calls wanting to know what the heck is going on, will Luke tell the truth or panic?
Trick Play is a fast-paced, super sexy story with moderate angst about two best friends, one gay, one straight, who realizes he may be at least bi, when he kisses his best friend and wants to do it again. This is the third book in the Eastshore Tigers series, however, it can easily be read as a standalone.
I feel it's worth a mention that all of the books in this series, but especially this one has some pretty incredible secondary characters. The guys on the football team, with the exception of a couple, always have each others backs and they never hesitate to stick up for each other.
In Trick Play, Ms. Hendricks shows that ex girlfriend, Erica, can still be friends, be smart, and be supportive and it was refreshing to read instead of seeing them fall in the stereotypical mean girl category.
There is mention of previous characters but the author puts in enough detail so anyone not familiar won’t have any problems at all. I love this series and recommend reading every story. Each one is worth the read plus adds a lot of back history that only increases the enjoyment with each added addition to the series.
Very enjoyable and read the entire book before stopping. 4.5 stars
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the author at http://www.instafreebie.com *
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