A completely satisfying romance. I couldn’t put this down. I fell in love with the voice of Daniel and what I like to call the redemption of Jared is just perfect.
In the four years since being forced off the professional tour for being gay, Daniel Bottega has taught tennis at a second-rate country club. He found a sanctuary to hide from an unkind world, while his lover, Jared Stoderling, fought a losing battle with alcohol addiction to cope with his disappointment of not playing on the pro circuit. Now Daniel has another chance at the tour by coaching tennis prodigy Connor Lin to a Grand Slam championship win. He shares his chance with Jared by convincing him to return to the pro circuit as Connor’s doubles partner. Competing on the world tour is challenging enough, but Daniel and Jared also face major media attention, political fallout from the pro association, and a shocking amount of hate that threatens Connor’s career in tennis, Jared’s love for Daniel, and Daniel’s very life.
I only had one niggle and that was to do with a decision one of the characters makes but then, I was so invested in the tennis! A long and thought provoking book that I really enjoyed… it has very little full on heaving-chest-sweaty-sex, instead it focuses on the core of love and exposes some very deep intimate feeling. Very nicely done.