Horizons (Horizons #1)
Twenty-three-year-old Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems. He's got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow-minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor-the male trauma doctor-who treats him for a broken bone.
Dr. Jody Williams is getting some really mixed sign...more
DNF at 36%
I'm going to be kind and not rate this book, mostly because it's an ARC, and I'm feeling charitable today.
Warning: bitchy Heather ranting ahead. Read with caution.
I legit HATED this one. I hated the writing style, I hated the unbelievable story (I mean, what ER doctor tutors a random patient in literature in his spare time???), and I hated the whiny characters.
But most of all, I hated the narration by John Solo. I'm done trying books by him because of the simple fact that I just can' ...more
Disappointed doesn't really cover it on this one. There were tears...Clark cried, copious amounts. Jody cried, not as much as Clark but it was close...did I mention Clark cried? A lot! Clark's mother cried (bit of a psycho bitch this one), his brothers cried on at least one occassion each, Nikki cried a lot...it's a rough lif ...more
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I did something with this series I never do - I read #4 (Chyna Doll) before I read the stories before it. I'm now going back to where it all began.
Horizons tells the story of Clark (a closeted football player) and Jody (a doctor who treats him after an injury). Jody is out and proud where Clark's NFL future might be in jeopardy if people find out he's gay. The sparks fly immediately between the two men and before long they are in the middle of ...more
I passed over this book twice because the reviews and ratings were all over the place. A good friend finally recommended it to me strongly and I finally dove into this sweet, feel good love story. Jody is a serious trauma doctor with a penchant for falling for hard luck cases. Clark is a deeply closeted college football star who arrives at the hospital with a broken arm. There is more than the usual doctor/patient relationship betwee ...more
I wanted to like this, I really did, but in the end it just sits in the middle and is completely forgettable to me.
Horizons is about Jody, a doctor, and Clark, a popular college football player with dreams of the NFL. While Jody is out and proud, even has a license plate saying so, Clark is so far in the closet he wouldn't know what way is up. Unfortunately, Clark also has a homophobic family with means to destroy Jody, and a friend with benefits who doesn't want to let go of the benefits.
Moving straight on to 'Taste' to hear what Lil has got up to!
Aside from some timing issues with football seasons, which I know were a pain for Mickie the first time around, I found Horizons to be an enjoyable way to spend a hot day indoors ...more
4,5 - Questo libro esce solo ora per scelta della casa editrice, ma sarebbe in realtà il primo della serie. Fin da quando ho letto "La degustazione" e "Papi" accarezzavo il desiderio di conoscere anche la storia del vichingo biondo e del suo bel dottorino. Da vari indizi sapevo che i due nel primo libro avevano già fatto scintille, e infatti questa lettura tanto attesa non mi ha delusa.
Anzi. Direi che questo è forse il libro più riuscito della serie. Certo, Grieg e ...more
La maggior parte degli etero pensa che, perché siamo gay, tutto quello a cui pensiamo è il sesso. So che ci sono uomini gay fatti così, come ci sono uomini etero che passano da una donna all’altra, ma la maggior parte di noi non è diversa da voi. Vogliamo tutti ...more
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I really liked this book! Horizons is an angsty story with a sweet romance. While there is nothing new about the story it captured me from the start. It has plenty of drama, some of it a bit over the top. Clark is a college athlete and gay, he has a family that would never understand his being gay and on top of that he is being looked at by NFL scouts, a league notorious for not being gay friendly, that’s two strikes against his coming ...more
I really enjoyed this story. The cover art nearly put me off - I didn't realise how much I rely on it to get me to click on a book - but the blurb was interesting and I started reading it as soon as I bought it (rather than start one of the other several hundred books I have waiting on my Kindle).
The first few pages are odd in pacing and a whole lot of 'tell' instead of 'show' which almost put me off. I think takin ...more
Alors voici enfin le premier tome de la série perspective, il paraissait bien alléchant.
D’une part nous avons Jody qui est un homme qui a accepté son homosexualité et d’autre part Clark qui résiste à son désir. Clark est le personnage qui affronte le plus d’épreuves car il doit faire son coming out dans une famille peu tolérante et en plus il s’agit d’un sportif renommé. Bref rien qui ne faciliterait son coming out et une vie éventuelle avec Jody. Clark par certains côtés m’est apparu comme u ...more
Non ho ancora letto "La Degustazione" ma ne ho sentito parlare talmente bene che non ho potuto non leggere il primo romanzo di questa serie. La storia è allo stesso tempo semplice e complicata: semplice come l'innamorarsi di due persone, complicata poichè i due sono due ragazzi e ci sono in ballo molte cose oltre ai sentimenti.
Tra Clark e Jody basta uno sguardo per accendere una forte attrazione ma Clark è una stella nascente del football, con una famiglia ...more
Jody and Clarke meet in ER when Clarke is injured in a game. (Luckily we do not need to know the rules of football to enjoy this book.) Sparks fly but are ignored - more or less - they meet again in ER - and con ...more
This was such a conflicting story. I want to say it was beautiful, but there were some seriously hard times that made me want to cry because of the hatred displayed by secondary characters.
Watching the relationship blossom between the two main characters from Doctor/Patient to Tutor/Student to lovers was really fun and sweet.
I didn't particularly care that for the fact that Jody wasn't a little more careful about protecting his heart and the fact that he accidentally hurt C ...more
This was a pretty great book. I enjoyed the sexual tension that was pulsing between these guys , after they made a move..things were sooo hott! We had the story of these two and their relationship but then we had the story of Clark and his family & career (I wanted to punch just about everyone right in the face). I could have lived without all the tears...but ...more
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A ses côtés il decouvre tout et fait ses premiers choix qui definiront sa vie et son avenir.
la progression de cet histoire et de Clark, le jeune athlète est tout simplement à couper le souffle.
roman assez sexy en plus, ben ou ...more
I picked this book to read because I wanted to read a story set in San Francisco. but I must admit that I do not care to read stories about closeted jocks. Here I didn't understand why Jody was willing to go back in the closet for Clark.
Also there's a showing of an evil female character which I generally don't enjoy but said character redeem herself in the end so I am willing to give it a pass.
Overall, not a bad story but the finish requires a suspension of disbelief that kind of spoils ...more
I really wanted to love this book. Football player (in the closet) - physician (out and proud). Lots of potential.
My issues: jock was extremely immature, naive, and a bit of a homophobe. The doctor was naive and did things that were uncharacteristic of someone who was out and proud.
The narrator - he was mostly good however the voice he used for the physician was more effeminate than it needed to be.