Book Review: Any Given Sunday by Mercy Celeste

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Any Given Sunday
Author: Mercy Celeste
Series: Southern Scrimmage #6
Heroes: Bo/Dylan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 251 Pages
Publisher: Mercy Celeste
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Mind the gap.
Any Given Sunday is the story that takes place in the gaps of Six Ways from Sunday.

Six Ways from Sunday was NEVER supposed to be part of a series.
Six Ways from Sunday was written in five days and was supposed to be a standalone short story.
As the Scrimmage series evolved and the story grew I realized that I needed to know Bo and Dylan’s whole backstory.
Any Given Sunday started out as Sunday Schooled. It retells Bo and Dylan’s story from the day they met until the ending of Six Ways from Sunday. Including the flashback scenes from Sidelined and certain aspects of Bootleg Diva from Bo’s POV.
Any Given Sunday explores the time gaps in Six Ways from Sunday, in greater detail.
Any Given Sunday is a companion to the Scrimmage Series and can be read in any order.
Any Given Sunday is an original story, the scenes from Six Ways from Sunday are not repeated in this companion edition.
Certain details and characters from this expanded story will return in Blindsided.
Warning:
Readers sensitive to the perceived cheating in the original two books should avoid.

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Review: I read everything this author writes. If it’s controversial, if it’s erotica, if it’s off-the-wall and balls-to-the-wall hardcore, I read it and I love it…every time. I may feel the need to drop to my knees and pray for my eternal soul, but damn do I enjoy every minute of it.

This book, this companion story that fills in the blanks of the Bo and Levi affair, before Dylan returns to Bo (from a war where he was missing and presumed dead), and before Levi/Liv finds his forever with Tracy. This is not a cheater story, but some may not want to read about the love and hot sex that existed between Bo and Levi before Dylan and Tracy enter the picture. Just saying, it explains a lot.

But me? I loved it. Not many people only have one love in their life. So, it makes sense that those feelings bleed out once in awhile even though we no longer act on them and are with the true loves of our lives. Bo and Levi had something special. Levi was there for Bo when Bo was at absolute rock bottom. You don’t forget that and you don’t brush those feeling under the carpet and pretend it never happened, no matter how much you are in love with another person. If anything, this story was more real than the others because we know they won’t have a happy ending together, but we also know that they both find theirs in other people…and that’s okay.

The only thing I might change, if I were someone knew to the series, would be to read this book 3rd instead of 6th. Regardless, it’s an integral part of the series, love it or hate it, and fills in a lot of the blanks from the first two books. Highly recommended.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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