Out of Bounds (Love of Sports #1)
Can a sexy nightclub owner convince an all star basketball player to risk it all?
Love of Sports Book 1
Professional basketball player Kasey Johnson makes a point of keeping his sexual preference under guard and out of the public eye. Empty, off-season flings are all he can look forward to until he retires. He figures his secret is safe—until he meets Ingram Fletcher, a ni...more
I am so glad I stopped putting Out of Bounds to read off. As usual T.A.’s characters are not only likeable, but humanly flawed as well. They are always people I can relate too. Their happiness or sadness that...more
The beginning grabbed my attention, but about halfway through I became bored. In a short e-book, that really says something, too. The conflict was forced. There was no real tension or excitement, which could have been built up over the months before the story started. The author seemed to skip right over that part, which in this kind of story can be the best part, its the part that makes us happy when the couple finally gets together.
Its too bad too, because I...more
Gram has lusted after Kasey ever since the long, tall basketball player was traded to Phoenix a year ago. But with Kasey-s twin brother running interference, up until now...more
Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- The story is filled with glamorous surroundings and people who are fun to read about. Who’s not interested, on at least some level, in famous twin brothers who make People’s 50 Most Beautiful People list, frequent A-list clubs, and stay in the executive suites of fancy hotels?
- I liked Kasey’s brother, Garrett, quite a bit. He’s flashy and flamboyant with...more
4-22-09 I upgraded this to 4 stars based on reading the sequel, High Line , which provides a HEA...more
This story was a fun read and I like Kasey and Gram. It was nice that Gram didn't put a lot of pressure on Kasey knowing what it would do to his career. My biggest complaint was the ending with very abrupt and I would have liked to have seen what happened.
Kasey is a 23 years old pro basketball player. He is only in his second year as professional player and he has no courage to openly admit that he is g...more
Oh man, this just didn’t work for me, either. The plot is pretty run-of-the-mill: up-and-coming young sports star (basketball this time), Kasey, is in the closet to protect career and endorsement deals. But when he meets the love of his life, Ingram (Gram). an out and proud nightclub owner, Kasey has some hard decisions to make.
Any exposition of Kasey's actual sports career takes a back seat. There is a lot of sex, it’s mostly sex really. The guys hook up pretty immediately and other th...more
I was really liking this, the characters, their relationship struggles, deciding if it was worth it, what they really meant to each other, until the very end.
It will be worth it, however, to read the next book in the series. As I am much more interested in a follow up. Be it with these characters or another sports themed m/m romance from T A Chase.
Would have given this 4, however the ending was a little too abrupt. I was hoping for a little more insight into Kasey and Gram's relationship after the big announcement.
Overall, story was a lot of fun and I really liked it... I just wish the book could have been longer, or the ending wrapped up a little differently.
Kasey Johnson career is on the rise. He’s in his second year in the NBA playing for the Phoenix Suns. It’...more
This is a short story and instead of all the repetitive sex (sometimes less is more), I would have loved to have learnt more about Gram and Kasey. Maybe then I would not have been so surprised when they announced to the world that they were in love and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together …it all felt a tad premature.
I wish some...more
After that there's a lot of sex and the plot (young sport star who has to decide whether to stay in the closet and keep his endorsements...more
Really nice 'coming out' story.
Kasey is a pro Basketball player and even though his twin is an out Hollywood star he is still in the closet.
He falls for Gram a gay nightclub owner and has a tough choice to make - come out or stay in the closet.
I liked that Gram not only didn't pressure Kasey to come out, but was understanding and supportive of him and his reasons for staying in the closet. Likeable MC's and other characters, I just could have done with a bit more relationship building and a...more
Both Kasey and Gram are very sympathetic characters and the main theme about homophobia in sports was very realistic, I think.
At first I was wondering why there's so much Garrett in this book (not that I didn't like him - quite the opposite), but then I remembered about the sequel :)
The ending was kinda abrupt, but then again there's more of Gram and Kasey's story in the second book, so I'm not complaining.
Kasey is a second-year professional basketball player obviously playing for the Phoenix Suns--he's a 6'5" blond god who is gay and has not come out, though his equally impressive brother, Garrett, a rising movie star, is openly gay.
There are so many "this is absurd" twists...more
But I recommend this book for a very sexy short read. I will be reading the next book. I can't wait to read more about kasey's twin br...more
All the action begins when Kasey’s movie star brother, Garrett, convinces him to go out with him to a nightclub. Once there, Ingram Fletcher, the nightclub owner, makes his move to seduce Kasey.
Kasey is career minded and any move he makes is strategically placed in order to keep his sex...more
Kasey plays basketball. It's what he does and he does it well, to the point of being 22 and asked to play in...more
Ingram (Gram) Fletcher owns the Liverpool, the club near Kasey’s home. Gram has had his eye on Kasey forever, but do...more
i just did not get into this book or the characters. the writing was ok, didn't see any major flaws but for some reason i did not connect with the characters. every other page was sex.. love m/m smuttiness but need more to connect with the characters before they get it on 24/7
the one mc was supposed to be written as conflicted about coming out and jeopardizing his sports career but he just came off as whiny.
even at one point he contradicted himself in one sentence..Spoiler: 2 mc's ar...more
That said, in reading it now for the 3rd [?] time, I noticed a few things that kind of nerved me. For one, Kasey's butt is CONSISTENTLY referred to a...more
I did have issues with a few, 3 or 4, inconsistencies like putting Gram's height at 6-1 and Kasey's height at 6-5 but later having one of them think of the "good seven inches"...more