By Grey Cole
A closeted football star. An out and proud photographer. And a road trip.
Wade Truman had grown accustomed to admiring Heath Taylor from afar. Now, years of denying himself and the irresistible Heath are wreaking havoc on Wade’s resolve. The odds are stacked against them … they’re graduating college soon. Wade just signed a multimillion dollar football deal—thrusting him even further into the spotlight. Not to mention, what would the gorgeously refined Heath want with a small town jock boy like himself anyway?
Heath grew up privileged, accepted, and out. And the two hells he swore he would never put himself through—crushing on a straight guy and being anyone’s dirty little secret—have presented themselves in one sweet talkin’, dream hauntin’ package. One weekend with Wade, and Heath’s sure the devil himself has come a-knockin’.
Warning: Contains Southern accents wielded like weapons of desire, a snarky, do-gooder Pennsylvanian, and two boys deserving of true love.
Acceptance. It is a hard word to comprehend. It seems so easy on the outside, but there is always that burning feeling on the inside that leaves us longing for more, knowing that it is not as easy as the definition portrays it to be. To be able to tell the world who you are and not be judged by their reaction. To be free to admit what you have known for many years with out standing in judgment by so many. This book is an eye opening experience. Not only in one finding acceptance within his how heart but finding it through the eyes of another knowing they are right for each other in every way and yet so completely different on their views of being gay.
Wade is going to be a huge football star. It is in the cards for him. He has signed the deal and now it’s just a matter of time. But he has to finish school first. He is also a star reporter for the school newspaper and has just been granted the interview of a lifetime. He gets to interview someone he has so much in common with, but very few see it. They are both football stars, they are from the same small town and they are both gay. But only one is saying it loud and proud.
Wade is afraid of the reaction in such a crazy business full of testosterone and expectations. There is no way to know if his future team will accept him being gay. But the thought just consumes him. What happens when people find out? What happens if Heath ever found out?
Oh… now Heath… Heath is out and proud of who he is. He has never hid from it and has always embraced it and he has a thing for the jock that is clearly straight. Heath is the chosen photographer for the interview and together with Wade, a road trip for an interview turns into so much more.
Then there’s that road trip a bit of tequila and all bets are off. The attractions is there, the fire is there… but can Wade be what Heath needs and will Heath wait for what he wants?
There is steam in this book when Heath and Wade finally let it all out in the open. It is more than that instant attraction, it is passion. Passion for who you are and what you want.
This book is so much more than a sappy love story. It is tackling so much more. It is embracing who you are, not being afraid of who that person is and learning to live by your own rules and no one else’s. It is about taking what you want and believing that you will get it in return. It is about waiting for the perfect time and the moment to take you to forever.
I embraced the characters and the story and want to read more of their love, their lives and I want to see them find their happily ever after… not just for now.