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Love on the Pitch

(Love on... #4)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Warren Updegrove’s best “friend with benefits” is Thom Lodge, a geeky grad student who tutored him in math when he was a struggling undergrad on the football team. After playing in the NFL for a year, Warren is released from the team and returns to South Florida, where he drinks too much and loses his pro conditioning. When he meets former Olympian Victor Ragazzo and joins ...more
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Published December 8th 2015 by Loose Id LLC
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Ulysses Dietz
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love on the Pitch
By Neil Plakcy
Published by the author, 2017
Four stars

There is something so comfortable and comforting in Neil Plakcy’s plain-spoken prose. His voice is distinct across all of his books, but in the “Love on…” series it is especially clear. His characters say things and do things. They ask themselves questions about their actions and motives. There is something real about his men.

Warren Updegrove is a one-year NFL player, consigned to obscurity and a job he only half likes as a p
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 stars.
5 stars for all of the cast but Victor.

Love On the Pitch was a quick, enjoyable read narrated by a clueless, lovable jock. I read the book from page one until the end in one sitting in a few short hours. I was entertained, finding the pacing swift, the characters engaging, the between-the-sheets action hot for the most part, and the storyline more than slightly frustrating.

Warren is a bit down on himself after not meeti
Ruthie Taylor
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a good book, which combines a number of interesting strands to give the reader plenty to think about. It was rather fun to have a somewhat clueless lead in Warren, and I have a feeling that his behaviour and thoughts were much more likely to be real than many of the jocks we read about in sports romances, whether straight or gay. It did an excellent job of getting us into his head, and his heart - I just wanted h
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. Placky is growing on me as an author.

I loved the story of the relationships the MC has. Placky does the thing where the reader knows what's going on while the characters are still being clueless, and the reader wants to yell at them.

Again, I enjoyed reading about the characters' jobs.
Jamie Deacon
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The realization that you’re simply not good enough to succeed in your chosen field, whether this involves reaching the top of the best-seller list or scoring goals for your country, must be one of the harshest lessons to learn. Yet, as the hero of ‘Love on the Pitch’ discovers, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the world, even though it might feel like it at the time. If this story has taught me anything, it’s that often we have to be knocked down before we can pick ourselves up again and uncov ...more
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Bit Much

Not my favorite Plakcy effort. I felt sorry for Warren because he is so dumb about so many things because he was so wound up in football and hiding his sexual preferences for so long that he became a stunted personality. He had all the potential to become sympathetic, but his almost obsessive attention to sex and his sexual prowess and status made him seem selfish. He also had no clue about assessing the intentions of others--none at all, not of new acquaintances and lovers, his rugby
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After being let go from the NFL, Warren doesn't know what to do with his life. His only friend is Thom, who's also his friend with benefits. He finds a new direction at a party Thom convinces him to go to when he meets Victor. Victor's putting together a rugby team and he wants Warren to join. At first, Warren doesn't want to, but he changes his mind after watching a few games on his laptop. He ends up spending time with Victor and the two start seeing each other, so he ends his friends with ben ...more
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The Backlot Gay B...: Love on the Pitch, by Neil Plakcy 2 4 Apr 27, 2019 04:45PM  
Neil Plakcy is an acclaimed author of cozy mysteries (the Golden Retriever Mystery series) as well as gay mysteries, M/M romance and gay erotica.

A journalist, book reviewer and college professor, he is also a frequent contributor to gay anthologies.

A three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary award, he teaches at writers' conferences and can often be found walking his two golden retrievers.

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  • Love on Stage (Love on... #2)
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