Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, m/m, sports
Series: Tigers and Devils #2)
Kink Level-No Kink
Reviewed by Kate
Regan is the resident diva of the tennis world. She’s gone through coaches faster than Augustus Gloop ate his way through the Wonka factory. She’s planning on retiring soon, but wants one last win. A big one. At the Baron’s Open. Enter Ben, a one-hit wonder who won the Baron’s Open years ago and then disappeared from the tennis courts. He’s agreed to coach Regan and she’s agreed not to fire him. Both Regan and Ben are drawn to each other, but his job hinges on his ability to keep his hands off Regan, and his sister’s safety depends on him keeping his job.
The world of sports romance is dominated by MMA, football, baseball, and hockey men. And while I enjoy a good sports romance every once in a while, I’m kind of tired of the same-old, same-old. How many big, buff guys running around the football field or sparring in the ring can you really read about? The fact that this one is about a tennis playing female was such a refreshing change of pace.
These are characters that I quickly fell in love with. Regan wasn’t just an outright bitch. You get to see what’s under the surface that makes her a character you root for. I loved that Ben saw right through Regan’s diva act. He didn’t put up with her crap at all and saw through to the vulnerability underneath. They both have their moments of stupidity that made me just want to yell at them, especially Ben. But if those moments hadn’t been there I would probably be complaining that they were too perfect.
My only complaint…I would have appreciated more sex in this one. There’s no sex until 84% into the story and then we only get one scene. Honestly though, the story was so engaging that I didn’t realize that I was already that far into the story.
I absolutely loved this one. It’s the first book that I’ve read by Rebecca Crowley, but I’ve already added some of her back list to my TBR pile. This one is definitely worth reading.
Julie has loved Tommy since she was ten years old. He was her savior then and her very best friend since. They used to sneak into each other’s room at night, when their home lives became too much. She has watched an endless parade of friends and women come through Tommy’s life. And still, she loves him. She so desperately wants Tommy to see her as a woman and not his “sister”. When she offers him a place to stay she knows she has to be careful with her heart and feelings.
This was a great story and more emotional than I thought it would be. I felt bad for Tommy because he never thought that with his past, he’d be good enough for Julie. I really liked both characters up until the end. I thought Julie became kind of a shrew. I know she always felt second place to Tommy’s fame but seriously, Julie! Calm your ass down! I will not hesitate to read the first book in this series or any others that follow. I just hope that the heroines aren’t shrews.