Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Match Point by Leigh Carman ~ A Review

Title: Match Point
Series: Sports of the Seasons #1
Author: Leigh Carman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 20, 2016
Genre: M/M Sports Romance
Word Count/Pages: 56,189 words/200 pages
Two stubborn men.

One is a rude jerk. The other, the life of the party.

It was hate at first sight.

Pro beach volleyball players Finn Callahan and Dexter Savage have been rivals since college. While Finn always comes out on top on the court, Dexter’s carefree and fun-loving personality earns him scores of adoring men and women. And as much as Finn fights to deny it, there’s another reason for the tension he feels when Dex is around. Hate wasn’t the only thing he felt when he first laid eyes on his opponent.

When they’re forced to team up, the two men must bury their differences—on and off the court—if either of them is going to succeed professionally.


If you want a good summer themed read, this is your book!
I have never read a book solely about volleyball players. I'm kind of glad I've saved myself for this book because it was excellent. 

Dexter Savage had a horrible upbringing forcing him to leave home and make his own way. Having done so it has given him a few terrible complexes, one being about money and having to live the way he did when he was younger. no one knows of his past, maybe except his foster parents, and he'd always plan on keeping it that way. He has many goals, with sponsors and winning a championship. Only, one man, who he loathes, stands in his way of his dreams. 

Finn Callahan is not openly gay, as his partner had a terrible coming out and didn't want to feel that rejection from his teammates and fans, so Finn "happily" stuck by his side in silence. A terrible accident leaves Finn grieving and alone, with absolutely no support system. He dropped out of volleyball and basically cut off all contact with the world. So he's a bit surprised when one Dex Savage shows up at his door. 

Finn can't help but feel some sort of pull, as he's been secretively crushing on Dex since their early college years, but has kept it to himself seeing as Dex is straight. In his curiosity, he accepts Dex's offer to try out to see how they could work as a team. 

Due to these feelings that neither of them knew the other has for each other, the tension is super thick, building a lusty crescendo. You can't wait for it to finally explode, and once it does you can't not be so extremely happy for them. Although, it takes another rather unfortunate event for Dex to wake up, but the Dex left in its wake is a caring, protective Dex and its so awesome to behold. 

I will say I did get a bit of whiplash between the waring emotions, and I wanted to shake them vigorously many times. In the end though, it all seems worth it.

This is my first book by this author and her writing style is just wonderful, I will definitely be picking up more books by her! 

I give this book 5*, I absolutely loved it

Leigh Carman is the M/M writing alter-ego of Heather C. Leigh. 

Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it's not real chocolate so it doesn't count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

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