Reviewed by Susan65
Title: The Quarterback
Author: Mackenzie Blair
Heroes: Matt Lancaster/Trevor Kim
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: September 9, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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 ever after for both of them.
Review: I love sports, especially football and hockey themed stories, so it was a no-brainer once I’d seen the cover, and title of this book, that I was going to read it. I was not disappointed. It starts out pretty hot and sexy at the “deluxe” massage parlor, and I can understand why there is a “massage” category in gay porn, now. It was really hot.
Matt is a college senior and the star quarterback who is on his way to taking his team to the championship. Coming out is not an option at this point in his life. Football, and especially his sports scholarship, deny him that privilege, but he is counting down the days. What he doesn’t expect is his closest friends already knowing his secret and setting him up with a male masseur. A very hot, tattooed and pierced Asian masseur who ticks all his little boxes.
Trevor never accepts the “deluxe” massages but once he realizes his crush is the one requesting one, he can’t say no. There is a lot that goes on during the first massage, so let’s just leave that for you to read and enjoy for yourself. Just trust me when I say that Trevor and Matt make an amazing couple, and once things settle and they begin their “relationship” it is all worth it.
Both Matt and Trevor, and even a few of their friends, are really good guys and they make this story a very enjoyable and sexy read. It has all the components that I come to expect in a sports themed book and I was not disappointed. If football, college aged, and exploring one’s sexuality is something that calls to you, then I highly recommend this book.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*