5 Star Review
Brandon is a tough, athletic college football player. There is nothing more he loves than being on the field playing football. When he is injured there is only one person that can get him back on the field and that is the love that he has tried to move on from. Alec has never gotten over or forgave Brandon from abandoning their close friendship and the bond they shared together. He can't help but come to the aid of his closet friend. Now that they're spending so much time together, those old feelings resurface in a big way and both men aren't prepared for it. Alec wants to come out to his very strict family and Brandon is considering coming out as a gay football player but how will their families and the world accept for their love!
What I enjoyed so much was the coming out process that these men had to endure and deal with just in order to be together to share the love that they had for one another. They are in love with each other very much but the question remains, how strong are they to deal with what is coming their way. Brandon is quite nervous as how the football world is going to receive him as an out of the closet athlete? The scene between Brandon and his father was very tough to read and so unbelievably heartbreaking but it was so well written by Nyrae Dawn and it needed to be told to make this story so realistic which it is very much was. You just want to grab Brandon and console him and tell him everything will be ok and go find Alec now. I loved how the author built these characters and their detailed love for one another was one of the most beautiful stories that I have read. The sex scenes...OMG.... was so hot that I found myself panting for more!
I highly recommend this coming out novel...RUSH by Nyrae Dawn! Is the relationship between Brandon and Alec strong enough to endure the pressures of being a gay couple? Will outside forces stop their love from growing? Will Brandon and Alec have an HEA? If you like reading MM novels about love, angst, passion, forgiveness, coming out, hot hex and beautifully written, heartfelt scenes than this is the book for you!!!!!
For the love of the game.
Brandon Chase has always defined himself by one thing: football. Tough and athletic, he is a great college player who enjoys the hard hits and the sweaty grind of the gridiron. But when Brandon is injured, only one person can help him get back on track-a forbidden love he's desperately tried to put behind him.
Alec Andrews has never quite forgiven Brandon for walking away when their friendship turned into something more. But he can't deny help to one of his closest friends. As the two spend the long, hot summer working together, their old attraction comes flooding back.
Now as Alec thinks about coming out to his conservative family and Brandon considers revealing he's a gay football player, the two men must be strong to fight for a love that could be the greatest rush of their lives.
She feels a special pull to characters in their teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she adores exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing. Luckily for her, he doesn’t either.
Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. Whether reading or writing, she loves emotional journeys. It’s icing on the cake when she really feels something, but is able to laugh, too. She’s also a proud romantic at heart who has a soft spot for flawed characters. She loves people who aren’t perfect, who make mistakes but also have a big heart.
Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.
When she’s not with her family, you can be pretty sure you’ll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her.
She writes for Entangled Publishing, Grand Central Publishing and is self-published.
Nyrae is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.
Contact: Nyraedawn [at] yahoo [dot] com
Nyrae Dawn also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.