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Not in the NFL

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  139 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Adam Davis isn’t gay! He can’t be -- he’s a super star NFL quarterback and gay men don’t survive in the NFL. But along comes Brendan Fletcher, an outstanding, Super Bowl-winning linebacker who awakens something in Adam, something Adam hadn’t known was there. And now it’s wakened, the quarterback will never be the same.

Despite the threat to their careers and their personal
ebook, 103 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published August 14th 2011)
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Smith Barney
Not in this f'ing life. Suspension of reality must be left at the locker-room door to go w/the flow of this story. Of course my simple-minded sports junkie mentality is always on the lookout for this kind of shit.
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Honorable mention character=Waldo-the f'ing Kujo-watch-goose.
Jess Candela
Aug 29, 2011 Jess Candela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, dnf, read-in-2011
Stretched my incredulity to the breaking point when a supposedly straight man opens his door to another man, lets him kiss him, then proceeds to let him fuck him, all without a single WTF kind of thought. At first I thought that was a dream, which I thought was a great way for him to start exploring his potential attraction to another man. When it became clear it had actually happened, I couldn't read anymore.
Don Bradshaw
This was another engaging book that should not have had to be written. Unfortunately, homophobia still runs strong in the U.S. Adam Davis and Brendan Fletcher are both NFL football stars at the top of their careers. They play for different football teams but manage to find a spark of interest in each other at a post game party. Both men are closeted and Adam is so much in denial that he thinks he's straight. The constant fear of being outed plagues Adam more than the more laid back Brendan but ...more
Aug 18, 2011 Staceyr rated it really liked it
3.5 stars -- this book was hard to rate. I'd give 5 stars to the first three-quarters of the book, enjoyed the characters, progression of their relationship even if it started off with an unrealistic BANG, I liked the characters and the insight of Adam's (the mc) thoughts, hopes and fears. But the ending, that gets one star if any. Because it really just alludes to an ending that's been building up for the whole book...what would happen if everyone found out about them, how would everyone react? ...more
Oct 11, 2011 Loopy rated it did not like it
Shelves: gay-for-you
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Aug 22, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This had the potential to be an incredible read but I was disappointed by the abruptness of the ending. I would've preferred a more elaborate and detailed ending.
Stacey Jo
I really enjoy sports stories and this one wasn't lacking. I found this to be a well written and engaging story with very likeable, even loveable characters. It's also a story that has a very positive message in that the characters want to help GLBT teens who are being bullied and therefore mentions The Trevor Project several times, which is great, in case the reader wasn't already aware of the organization and the good that it does.

Adam Davis is a star quarterback and Brendan Fletcher is a lin
Sep 10, 2011 Jaime rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-reads
I really liked this book, but it was way to short can I please get a follow-up Mr O'Reilly!

My niggles...the ILY's were said way too soon, the MC's names were Adam and Brendan....Adam's girlfriends name was Brenda(yes, there was a reason but it still bothered me), Brendan owed a ranch...he had a gay couple who were is ranch hands, they would all lie around the pool naked together and had sex while the other couple watched(for me it was not necessary and just creepy).

The end was so awesome, I love
Karen K
This was the first I read from this author and I really enjoyed it. Football men that are also cowboys - OMG what's not to love. I guess it's kind of a Gay for You situation with a bit of a twist since Adam may or may not have noticed men before. I liked the development of the characters, the emotions that went along with the determination that Brendan had to be with Adam, and the sweetness of the relationship.
Jul 20, 2014 mah1 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Honestly, this was kind of an insane read. Everything happened at a whirlwind pace and both the MCs, especially Brendan, were reckles and impulsive.

This is a porn with plot read and that's fine, but I found myself feeling baffled over the things that were glossed over versus the things that got the spotlight, other that the sex. Like the girlfriend, Brenda, she was mentioned but she served no purpose. Neither of the guys felt any guilt over cheating, and even the word never came up.

The games a
Oct 24, 2011 Lasha rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-borrowing
The book had a good plot, but the WTF moments far outweighed the good ones.

First off, when Brendan and Adam meet, Brendan immediately kisses the guy (while they are in the bathroom at a party full of NFL players). Adam, confused leaves but Brendan follows him and they have sex. (First WTF moment as Adam is straight yet has full pentrative sex for the first time with a guy he's just met?)

Next they are sneaking off to meet each other and have sex and saying ILY. It was too quick. There was no buil
Nov 11, 2011 ManOhMan rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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Aug 25, 2011 Kylee rated it it was amazing
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Michelle *mke*
I love books about sports. This was a cute story about rivals falling in love. I am normally ok with insta-love, but this was a little to quick for my liking. Adam barely admits he is gay to himself and then he is saying I love you. Too quick, but I still really enjoyed the book and the development of their relationship. The sneaking around and text messaging was fun to see. At the end I wish it was longer, I really wanted to see more about what happens next.
Adam and Brendan are 2 stars in the NFL who happen to be gay.
This book I think is a little short on plot but there is a lot of sex for the size of the story.
Dec 31, 2014 Monica rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
2.5. Would like more story after the press conference and what happens....
May 26, 2014 Simone rated it liked it
3.75 stars
I love sports romances, specially those who deal with gay couples. Not in the NFL had great promise, however I felt that it ended too soon--readers weren't able to see the repercussions coming out had on both of the men. Instead we are left with a measly epilogue that does not at all satisfy my desire to know more about Adam, and Brendan's life.
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Genre: M/M Contemporary
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Dec 05, 2012 Sorciere666 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Rather sickly sweet, spoiler:
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
*another choice for sports shelf*
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  • Home Ice
  • We're Both Straight, Right?
  • Unnecessary Roughness
  • Rocking the Boat (CalPac Crew, #1)
  • Quarterback Sneak
  • Open Tackle
  • Offside (Offside, #1)
  • Breathing Snow
  • Overdrive
  • Love Match (Love Match #1)
  • Blind Pass (Blue Line Hockey, #4)
  • Simple Men
  • Nothing Ever Happens
  • Forever. I Promise.
  • Wrestling with Desire (Wrestling #1)
  • Finnegan's Promise
  • High Line (Love of Sports, #2)
  • A Change of Tune (Change #1)
Since retiring, Terry spends his time writing, working with animal rescue groups, walking his three dogs, pumping iron while listening to Harry Potter audio books and riding/showing his champion Quarter Horse.

His interest in Native American culture stems from the fact that in tracing his heritage, he found his great grandfather was an Illini.
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