Monday, September 11, 2017

ARC Review: The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair


Matt Lancaster is the star quarterback at Bodine College, a small Southern Division II school with an ultra-conservative Dean of Athletics. Matt is also very much in the closet, and he thinks he’s kept his secret well hidden. Until his best friends take him to a happy endings massage parlor and request a male masseuse for him.

In walks Trevor Kim, a gorgeous, pierced, tattooed fellow Bodine student who does massages—without happy endings—to pay for school after his family kicked him out for being gay. Trevor takes one look at Matt and breaks all his own rules about mixing business with pleasure.

Matt needs to keep his scholarship, win the National Championship, and survive his asshole father. Instead, he falls in love. Trevor needs to accept that the football god is meant to end up with him rather than a perky cheerleader. It’s time for a happy ending for both of them.

Dani's rating:

~ a virgin quarterback ~ a forbidden massage ~ one very happy ending ~

Matt Lancaster is blonde and built. He's a star quarterback at a small Christian college in Alabama and a good student. Every guy wants to be him. Every girl wants to fuck him. Matt's living the American dream.

Except Matt's dream doesn't include a girlfriend or a pro career. Matt is gay and so deeply closeted, he's suffocating. His abusive, homophobic father schemes people out of money and keeps his son on a tight leash. Not wanting his younger twin sisters to suffer, Matt toes the line.

Until he meets Trevor, an edgy, tatted-up Korean-American boy from Texas who works three jobs to put himself through college.

The first time Matt meets Trevor, Trevor attempts to give him a DELUXE massage. Which is code for "I'm going to milk your dick until you come."

Matt freaks; Trevor blushes. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

This book has it all:

- banter & great dialogue

- STEAM and more steam

- cool friends, and even cooler sisters

- a "tutor / student" relationship that moves way beyond biweekly sex lessons

- complex, lovable MCs (Matt does some stupid things, but he tries really hard and is so damn cute with Trevor. Trevor pushes too much and gets defensive, but he's also an excellent teacher and quick to forgive.)

- some angst & homophobic bullies (but no OTT melodrama)

- great epilogue

- potential for a series (YES, please)

I'm so glad I took a chance on this new author!

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I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at people.
~Charles Bukowski

An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Download links are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with the book, author, publisher, or website listed.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I'm definitely checking this one out now!


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