Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Reading the Signs
Author: Keira Andrews
Heroes: Nico Agresta/Jake Fitzgerald
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 293 Pages
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: September 22, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: This hot-headed rookie needs discipline—on and off the field.
Pitcher Nico Agresta is desperate to live up to his family’s baseball legacy. Since he was a teenager crushing on his big brother’s teammate, he’s known he can’t act on his desires. His father made it clear there should be no queers on the field, but if Nico can win Rookie of the Year like his dad and brother did, maybe he can prove he’s worthy after all.
At 34, veteran catcher Jake Fitzgerald just wants to finish out his contract and retire. His team doesn’t have a prayer of making the playoffs, but who needs the stress? Jake lost his passion for the game—and life—after driving away the man he loved, and he swore he’d never risk his heart again.
Then he’s traded to a team that wants a vet behind the plate to tame their new star pitcher. Jake is shocked to find the gangly kid he once knew has grown into a gorgeous young man. But tightly wound Nico is having trouble controlling his temper in his quest for perfection, and Jake needs to teach him patience and restraint on the mound.
When their push and pull explodes into the bedroom, Nico and Jake will both learn how much they’ll risk for love.
Review: Sports, alpha males, dirty talk, and a little BDSM play…seriously, what’s not to love about that scenario? And, to top it off, both Nico and Jake are so very likeable. I absolutely loved both of them, and the lack of excessive drama or angst. The proportions were just right for me and I thoroughly enjoyed their story.
Nico is a little bit younger than Jake, which normally is an issue for me since May-December is not a favorite of mine, however, the age difference was minimal yet instrumental in the growth of their careers and their relationship. Nico is a rookie and Jake is veteran. Nico needs a strong hand to keep him focused on and point, Jake loves to be on control. These two were a match made in heaven.
I liked everything about this story, including the family drama surrounding Nico. I was very happy with the way that played out and was expecting a long and drawn out resolution but instead I was pleasantly surprised with the result.
But my favorite parts, by far, were the sexy times and dirty talk between Nico and Jake…hands down that is what I loved the most, and what I look forward to reading more of from this author.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*