#ReleaseDay #Review •Touchdown (Game Day • Book One ) T.S. McKinney + Giveaway
SERIES: GAME DAY BOOK ONE
AUTHOR: T.S. MCKINNEY
PUBLISHER: DARK HALLOWS PRESS
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
BLURB: Alexander Bryant has lived his entire life making everyone else happy. After meeting Lincoln, will he have the courage to finally do what makes him happy?
Alexander – I like to imagine myself a rebel – an ass-kicker that takes what he wants regardless of what others think. I make my own path and flip off the people who don’t agree. I laugh in the face of conflict. Nobody tells me what to do.
In reality, everything about me is a lie – past, present, and future. The Bryant name requires certain things and all my decisions are based on those requirements. I like football, but the family name demands I love it. I want to be an artist, but the family name demands I be a lawyer. The family demands I fall in love with a nice girl, but I’m falling for, well, the opposite of nice AND girl. I’m a coward and a liar.
Lincoln – I like to imagine myself a loner – a cold heartless bastard that takes what he wants. I lived the biggest part of my life with parents that were ashamed of me for more reasons that one could begin to count, so I trust no one.
I have a low tolerance for bullshit and hate liars. So why did I go and fall in love with the biggest liar of them all?
I'm a fan of T.S McKinney's writing and her sense of humor she always seems to instill in her characters. Even when they are damaged and a little broken she manages to lighten up the atmosphere with humor. And bless Alexander and everyone that supports him because he is a little broken. He has been pushed and shoved and overlooked for so long from his family, specifically his grandparents, forcing him to carry secrets and hide away his true self that sometimes he forgets who he really is. He has a couple close friends on the football team that know more about him than anyone but even they don't know his true passion and what he does behind closed doors.
Then, almost on a dare, he meets Lincoln at a BDSM club. He's dominant, sexy, sinful, large and very much in charge, and has a maturity for someone who should be much older than his years of 25 but he has his own secrets and he's not interested in sharing them with anyone, at the moment. But he sees something in Alexander's eyes that call to him, something that reminds him of his own pain and he wants him with an intensity like he's never known. His passion and desire for him is at an all time high and he plans to make Alexander his, at all costs. But, will the cost be too high when he is left heartbroken and alone?
Alexander is used to doing what he's told so it comes at no surprise to him when he does what Lincoln tells him to, but what does surprise him, somewhat, is he is enjoying the hell out of it. So much so that he can't stop thinking about what happened at the club, the crop, the feelings he experienced, sub-space, and he knows he wants more. He wants more of Lincoln and more of what Lincoln can give him.
You have big, bad, strict Dom, and sassy, mouthy, arrogant sub and put the two together and you have fireworks. They make each other happy and bring out the best in each other. They can see what the other one needs before they know themselves and the sex is off the charts HOT. They have misunderstandings that could have blown the story to shreds but thank goodness the author kept the story on target never forgetting what was important.
And, speaking of what is important, it's worth reading just so you can see dear ole' gramps (reads: mean son'bitch) get what's coming to him. Touchdown doesn't talk about football if you are looking for a football story, although it does emphasize the friendships on the team, the camaraderie between the guys is hilarious and they fight and fuss all the time, but you better look out if you ever dare try to hurt one of them cause they will stomp your ass.
I'm looking forward to the next story in this series and hoping we will get to check in on Alexander and Lincoln and see how they are doing, as well. I enjoyed reading Touchdown, the sex was hot, but I really enjoyed the tender moments between Lincoln and Alexander when they really got to the heart of each other. I may have even shed a tear or two and I know I laughed a bunch. 4 Stars.
* Thank you to the author who provided a copy in exchange for an honest review *
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