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Sticking It

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  261 ratings  ·  49 reviews
When a fraternity dare backfires, gymnast Dane Christakos thinks the guy he’s hot for is about to stab him in the back. Instead, cute computer geek Adam Kennedy comes to Dane’s rescue. A steamy encounter in a fast-food parking lot has Dane thinking he’s finally found Mr. Right.

But can Adam let go of his insecurities after a failed past relationship? Dane will have to work
Kindle Edition, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition, 74 pages
Published May 29th 2015 by Kimber Vale (first published June 14th 2013)
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Kimber Vale Sorry, Michelle! I'd love to get it up on Amazon, but haven't figured out how yet. You can download the mobi onto your computer and then transfer to K…moreSorry, Michelle! I'd love to get it up on Amazon, but haven't figured out how yet. You can download the mobi onto your computer and then transfer to Kindle if that works for you. I'm also sorry I only just saw this eighteen days later. :/(less)
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☆ Todd
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

Well, it seems that I completely underestimated this one.

It was sweet, cute, and loads of 'sexy gymnast falls for computer nerd' fun.

I'd honestly expected it to be porn, or at least much more porn'ish, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Don't get me wrong, though. The steamy bits will fog up your glasses.

So this one gets 4 *its-raining-blowjobs-and-some-feels* stars.


The shorter version of this story is *FREE* for members of the M/M Romance group on GR a
Mandy*reads obsessively*

I was wondering how an author was going to incorporate this picture prompt into the story and have it make sense.
But she did, it really worked and I liked it.
Dane decided long ago to live 'in your face' was the best way to actually keep people out of his face, Adam is the opposite.
He had a bad experience at his last school and he is not making the same mistake twice.
So how are these two very different guys with two very different ways of dealing with things going to make it work?
Well, with
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very enjoyable and very sexy take on the jock/geek trope, between a gymnast with a bang in' bod and an Elvis hairstyle ( love the picture prompt! ) and a cute computer nerd. One more out than the other but the attraction is mutual and instant and they succumb to some pretty hot action, in particular a drive through burger meal which leads to an extremely sexy interlude when they park up! A little bit of angst at the end leads to a cute reunion and a positive HFN ending. Entertaining an ...more
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yummy good, fraternity boy fun. What's not to love?

Hot gymnast+sweet geek=Delicious!

Throw in some ridiculously romantic messages and...BAM! Shot through the heart.
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I entirely enjoyed this super hot but over way too fast read. I'd love to read a lot more about these hotties. ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
Fun short story. I liked Dane's crazy attempts to win Adam over. I felt the end was a bit abrupt though. I would have liked more closure between them. ...more
John Ames
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this novel. Sticking It by Kimber Vale stars Adam and Dane. Now, Dane is a very talented gymnastic student who meets Adam after a friend tricks him and makes him do a small routine in his underwear. This little incident brings them together as one.

I liked Dane. He was hot and very sexy. He genuinely seemed to be a great guy. Adam was awesome too. He was the nerdy and hot guy that everyone loves. I felt a little sorry for Adam since he went through hell in his previous school because his
Molly Lolly
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four stars!
This is a fun little read with super cute characters. Adam is an adorable tech geek while Dane is training for the 2016 Olympics for gymnastics. The event Dane is the best at is the pommel horse. They both are crushing hard but are afraid to come out. The two are so good together and you see them right on the cusp of maybe, possibly, deciding they’re worth it to each other. Then we fast forward to the 2016 Olympics and that part is funny but has you on th
Eli Easton
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hot gymnast and a nerd. What's not to love? I was looking forward to this as part of the "Love Has No Boundaries" event and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed it and scarfed it down in one sitting. The scene in the McDonalds parking lot was hot, and I loved Dane's bold attitude in wanting to have a relationship with Adam. A fun, sexy, fast read. ...more
The picture was hot and the story was charming, yet the picture truly fit. Dane was over the top fab! I liked he had no angst. I would like to know what happens next with them.

May 31, 2015. Read the extended version. It is still a cute story.
For me, this story was all about Dane. I loved his attitude and projected confidence, even when feeling a bit insecure or having doubts.
Don Bradshaw
Gymnasts just turn me on so Dane had my full attention from the get-go. I fell right into Dane and Adam's flirting game easily. The story worked well despite its shortness. ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, love-bytes

When Dane gets photographed by his frat brothers while doing a gymnastic routine in his underwear, he’s worried that the seemingly harmless joke could affect his Olympic hopes. Flashing his tighty whities while doing a handstand on the horse may seem like nothing, but he can’t risk making a bad impression on any coaches or selectors with Rio only a year away.

Adam is the new guy at the frat house, who Dane has been crazily crushing on ever since he first saw him at a party. When Adam hel

Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humour, jock, contemporary
3.5 Stars

Review is for the extended version of this story.

Cute novella - some humour, sexiness, nice MCs, no dramas, and an epilogue...complete with happy ending.

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Rachel Emily
I thought this was great! I loved Dane and Adam, and the ending with the rocks is just so sweet! The prompt was just perfect for the image that it was written for. Fun story!
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a re-released title originally written for MM Goodreads Love Has No Boundaries event. The author has added 7k to this story for publication. I never read the original so to be honest I cannot compare the two stories. But I can say Sticking It by K. Vale is a read that made me smile and couldn’t put the book down. I think K.Vale is turning out to be on my auto buy list because I am falling in love with her work so much.
Dane Christakas: he has confidence, a lot. But being an Olympic gymna
Kimber Vale
I'm super excited to have this up and scissoring! With my recent foray into the gator pits of self-publishing, I decided I should finally make Dane and Adam's book available for the Amazon diehards. And then I realized I should probably send Dane to the Olympics for the hot-athletes-competing-in-Spandex diehards.

Voilà! So far, my favorite research project to date, no doubt. ;-)

As the blurb states, I've added ~7,000 words of sweaty gymnastics of all sorts to my original GR Love Has No Boundaries
Jena Wade
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the unique characters. And who doesn't love a hot male gymnast :)

Nice interpretation of the photo and the story letter. Thank you Kimber Vale for donating your story, your time and your talent.
m. ✨ On Hiatus ✨
Nice story about a gymnast and his nerdy frat brother. LOVED the picture prompt!
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet, exactly what I needed :)
Izzah Zulaikha
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
So sweet ><
Thank you!
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK I had a few silly giggles throughout, but thought Adam was really cute! and Dane - well, he could have opened up a little more :) Lovely story!!
Chris Cox
This story was fun and flirty, with just enough angst to give this story depth.
Hot, cute, sweet. Nothin' but love for this one! Thanks.

[NOTE: I rate most writing event stories (free reads) 4 or 5 stars because of my appreciation of the author's participation.]
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
short sweet and hot....
Katy Beth Mckee
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, school, sports
I love how love just seems to stick with these two. Adam has to overcome his fears but ends up being a great support to Dane.
Apr 20, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot dang to that cover! Reading through the ‘Love Has No Boundaries’ anthology is often akin to searching through the candy box looking for the one that you like.
That the authors are game enough to attempt the stories is appreciated. So, I don’t mind the search and I come across different genres of mm that I wouldn’t usually read.
I liked this story as it is a favorite and familiar trope, hot college guys. It had good writing and an attractive couple. The college frat house setting made it more
Jun 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dritc
LHNB story released 14.6.13
Set mainly in a college fraternity, this tells the story of a gymnast and a computer nerd, neither of which are out, starting a relationship and some of their concerns about the treatment they will receive. Whilst I liked the character of Adam, I didn't really warm to Dane.
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Librarian note: K. Vale is a pseudonym/pen name for Goodreads author Kimber Vale for her M/M genre books.

Kimber Vale is an avid reader, writer and gardener. She worked as an RN once upon a time, but is currently a stay-at-home mom to three busy hobbits. She is fortunate to have an understanding husband who never refuses to help with her “writing research.” He answers questions like, “What do you t

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