Jagger Jameson could be the poster child for a nasty childhood campaign but he refused to allow it to dictate his future. At an early age, he learned to shut down all of his emotions and focus solely on survival. As it turned out, survival came in the form of a basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. As the rest of the team around him focuses on having a good time and building friendships, Jagger worries only about using his talent to help him escape the life that was dealt to him. Everything is going smoothly until somebody from his past makes a reappearance, and with just the mention of a name, Jagger finds himself struggling to maintain his cool facade.
world he could desire…except the only thing he’d ever really wanted – Jagger Jameson. When the opportunity to try and tame a Wildcat comes his way, Colton welcomes the challenge.
Panty Scorching – 5.0
Storyline – 5.0
Angst – 4.0
Tissues – 1
Value – 5.0
Overall – 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin
Jagger’s basketball team has made it to the championships and he’s close to graduation. He should be happy since he’s always tried to remain focused and escape the way he grew up. Until he encounters the captain of the other team, a childhood acquaintance that has always been able to get under his skin. Colton has wanted to take care of Jagger almost from the time he met him. Can he make Jagger realize that they belong together or will Jagger keep running from him?
“Riley had tried to make it sound so easy, like his only problem was he was afraid of admitting he was gay. Riley didn’t know shit about him. He was a certified, level ten nutcase that was more than likely incapable of love…because he was definitely incapable of being loved. Even his own damned parents hadn’t loved him. It had been years since he allowed himself to remember – years since he allowed himself to feel the pain he tried to keep tucked inside. He didn’t want to go there tonight but had a feeling he didn’t have a choice. Riley had opened too many wounds with his innocent words. Hiding? Hell, if only it was that simple.”
This story was heartbreaking. Jagger grew up never knowing love and his mother crushed him when she abandoned him. It was so sweet how Colton saw him and felt a deep soul connection from childhood. I was touched how much this affected Colton’s entire life. The patience Colton showed trying to heal Jagger was amazing and that he never gave up trying to show him that he was worthy of being loved. I really enjoyed this story.
This was my first book by T.S. McKinney. I know I will try others and can’t wait to read Landry’s story. He truly needs to find his happy ending as well.
TS McKinney lives in East Tennessee with her high school sweetheart/husband and all the countless dogs she picks up from deserted country roads. Her professional career has been in business but her heart has always belonged to the fantasy world found in books. Creating wicked worlds where one can meet the perfect hero – and then do anything to him that you want – has been a hobby that has brought her plenty of hours of fun and naughty entertainment. When not working, reading, or writing, she loves to spend time with her family and forcing them (because they don’t really have a choice) to allow her redecorate their houses…and listen to her naughty…sometimes sadistic stories.
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