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Jagger Jameson could be the poster child for a nasty childhood campaign but he refused to allow it to dictate his future. At an early age, he learned to shut down all of his emotions and focus solely on survival. As it turned out, survival came in the form of a basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. As the rest of the team around him focuses on ha ...more
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Published February 11th 2016 by Dark Hollows Press LLC (first published February 10th 2016)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I promised myself I wouldn't get ranty, but, WHOA, BAD WRITING, BATMAN. Nope, I just can't let this one go.



Let's talk about the editing, or lack thereof, first: wrong words, missing words, punctuation errors, misspellings (e.g., "knew" used in place of "new"), and, my personal favorite, the wrong name used for a character (one of the secondary characters, Rory, is at one point referred to as Colton, one of the MCs, for several paragraphs).

If that doesn't pull you out of the story, you might as
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Line
Re-read september 2016 to get in the right mind frame for Touchdown.

T.S. McKinney has a very specific writing-style, and I'm pretty sure it's not for everyone, but I love it! She creates these Alpha-dudes, with just enough possessive-ness and humor, that you cannot help but love.
There are a few issues with tense, but it did not take away from the story for me.

So Jagger has had an ABYSMAL childhood, his mother left him with his abusive douche of a father, and his upbringing was horrible to say th
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Milica
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
DNF @70%

Uhm...where to begin with this one. Well,first of all,when I read the blurb,I expected NA romance between two boys who come from different worlds and I expected feels - lots of it,and what I got didn't manage to evoke an ounce of emotion in me.

The writing was,in best case, average. The characters were written in such way that their acts and way they behaved more looked like that of a caricature than a real person.
First problem I had was with Colton, 'cause you see Jagger really had a ha
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K
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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OMG, I am crushing so hard over this book. TS Mckinney knocked this out of the park, or more appropriately, slam dunked it. I love everything this book was about and it had me going through so many emotions.

Sweet, sweet, Jagger. Trust me, you will fall in love with this boy and you will be ready to stand beside him or in front of him, whatever he needs in order to protect him. He has been so hurt, so abused, mistreated, you name it and he has suffered from it. Even though he thinks he is worthl
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Jilrene ♥
I'm writing a review for Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends. I'll add a link when it's available.

2 sad little stars

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Susan
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: hurt-comfort, mm
I’m not one to notice grammar/spelling mistakes in books. But darn, there was so much of it in this one, I don’t know how anyone can not notice.

The was often They. Rory suddenly was Colton (twice). Some sentences made no sense at all. And we got 3rd person POV from Jagger for the first 4 chapters and then all of a sudden we get Colton’s in chapter 5. I didn’t mind getting more insight in Colton, but it went right back to Jagger a paragraph later and then Colton again a sentence later. After this
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Dena
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, sports, abuse
I had really high expectations for this book after reading the blurb and seeing the reviews. Unfortunately I have to say I was disappointed. It started off really good--Jagger remembering his childhood almost had me in tears. Unfortunately it soon began to really stretch my willingness to believe the whole setup.
First, there is no way a team captain would do what Riley supposedly did during the championship game--no way!
Second, Jagger went from stoic guy to sounding like he should have been the
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Makhda
All things put aside, I did re-read this book. Re-read my favorite parts. I just loved Colton so much. So I have to give this book some credit. I'm upping the rating. (originally 4 stars)

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3.5 stars

My goodness, the drama. It feels like I was watching a telenovela. But I liked it. It certainly works with me. Although I do have few niggles...

(view spoiler)
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Beth
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 Free Throw Stars



Oh Yeah Baby! This is one is happy dance worthy. It only has one flaw which I will be happy to point out later.

Jagger is a star basketball player at one of the elite basketball programs in America. Yes, you guessed it. The Kentucky Wildcats.

Full disclosure: I grew up a Kentucky basketball fan. I tried not to let it color my review.

Jagger is not your typical basketball star. He keeps to himself, has great grades, and does not have a bevy of basketball bunnies following him
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Daphne
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-books, m-m-read
3.5 stars

There was something I loved about this book that I can't quite put my finger on... to be frank, there were some random things that would normally make me a little crazy - the dramatic over the top dialogue, the constant use of girl/chick to characterize crying or emotion (this one I'm holding a grudge on, tbh. For a f/m writer, I am surprised at this although I guess that's exactly why I don't like to read f/m romance because of this crap. C'mon. The world is annoying enough with this p
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Kim Ensley
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!! This is another great book by this author. Can't wait for the next release!!
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bgirls, ebook, mm

3.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.

This is the story of Jagger, a guy who has overcome desertion by his mother, child abuse by his father, and basically having nothing. Through his love of basketball, he found a way out. It was his sole focus – getting the scholarship, maintaining a 4.0 GPA and making sure he didn’t have to rely on anyone again to take care of him. He accomplished all of this, to the detriment of his social life, which is almost non-existent. He has a few friends on his team,
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The Smutbrarians
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: earc
Panty Scorching – 5.0
Storyline – 5.0
Angst – 4.0
Tissues – 1
Value – 5.0
Overall – 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Jagger’s basketball team has made it to the championships and he’s close to graduation. He should be happy since he’s always tried to remain focused and escape the way he grew up. Until he encounters the captain of the other team, a childhood acquaintance that has always been able to get under his skin. Colton has wanted to take care of Jagger almost from the time he m
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Christine
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Overtime by T.S. Mckinney isn't a sports book even though it starts off that way. Overtime hard to sum up in a single line as it felt like an onion and with each revelation you were pulling back the layers. Jagger Jameson plays it safe, just sneaking by trying to go unnoticed. Jagger worked hard to earn a basketball scholarship to be able to earn his degree but he's not like most students, he doesn't party and doesn't really have any friends to speak of. Jagger was abused by his father and aband ...more
Nu
---- April 1, 2016 - YESSS! I re-read the book and it was even better than the first time! Like seriously! I will need me a wedding or something, it cannot have just this alone! PLEASE! ---

My highlighter needs a break! I mean, my ibooks pages are littered with very important highlighted bits for me to pour over again and again later! Why doesn't this book have more stars????! I can't fathom why!

......Some stalker-ish, obsessive, gooey love goodness! Add some much needed alpha maleness, possessi
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Taya
Feb 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Main Character: Jagger Jameson (Wildcat) & Colton Montgomery

This book straight up annoyed me. I was obsessed to get my hands on this book after reading a snippet of it. I didn't want to buy it at first and try to borrow it but that wasn't getting me anywhere quick. I was hesitant to buy because I felt I wasn't going like it because I don't care for BDSM theme book. I t does nothing for me but after reading reviews , it was suggested that it will be on the light side. So I went forth and bou
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Caroline Brand
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

Overtime came along just when I needed it. I was in a rut and needed something a bit different to shake things up and this one fit perfectly. I couldn’t help falling for Jagger, it was immediate and hard, this boy that had no friends, no life, bad memories and a life plan that closed him off from everyone – even himself. Everyone that Jagger had ever trusted or loved either left him or abused him. His one shot at escaping his life was to win a scholarship and work
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Morgan  Skye
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
This is a first for me from this author. I’ll start by saying there are other reviews out there that really love this book and I encourage everyone to read those as well as this, because not everyone has the same taste.

The basic story is this: Jagger and Colton knew each other as kids, from opposite sides of the track, and Colt threw down a gauntlet about wanting Jagger but then left him for years.

Now Colton and Jagger are thrown together again when Jagger’s team loses a bet and Colton wins a da
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Lita Thomas
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Overtime T.S. McKinney is a story of a young guy who overcame his childhood by obtaining a basketball scholarship to college where he is scheduled to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Jagger was abandoned by his mother and left with an abusive drunk of a father. As a means of escape he closed himself off from all emotions and made it his mission to make something of himself. Senior year of college his team is going to the championship again and this time they are playing a Cinderella team. On this team i ...more
Dariteone86
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
*received ARC for honest review*

It has been a while since I last read an m/m book and this was like a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed the dynamics between Jagger and Colton. The push and pull between them. At times it seemed more high school than college but then I remember Jagger's history. Jagger a senior in college has his life planned out, graduate, find a job and live a life he always wanted. Colton has always been somewhat of a distraction to Jagger. So when they see each other again in the
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Robin Powers
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars! A story about young love, a separation and finding him again. Colton has always wanted to take care of Jagger and he wants to prove himself worthy. I cried. Full review coming on The Smut-Brarians!
Sarah Waldo
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was already a huge fan of T.S. McKinney but Overtime is definitely one of my favs!! I instantly fell in love with innocent little Jagger and was rooting for him and Colton through the whole book! I loved everything about this book!!!
Eric Mcdermott
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.

I really liked T.S. McKinney's book "Overtime." It has a couple of problems I will get into later, but for the first book I've read from this author, I was drawn into the story so much that I read the entire book in one sitting. (Yep, up till 2Am finishing it!)

The story centers around Jagger Jameson, a senior player on the Kentucky Wildcats "almost" NCAA championship basketball team. (That's not a spoiler, its integral to the story)
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Anna
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Jagger got himself out of an incredibly abusive childhood through intense focus, and constant hard work. He earned a basketball scholarship, where again his focus was completely on his performance on the court as well as his grades so that even after college, he would be able to take care of himself and would never have to rely on anyone again. Colton came from a life of money and privilege, but since he was young the only thing he ever wanted was Jagger. Jagger is a stoic and serious person who ...more
Tanith
Feb 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
There are some books I rate with one star happily because I just can't finish it.
Then there are books where I question the rating system, why can't we rate zero stars? Heck, I'm primed to question why can't we rate negative stars.

What is with these two main characters?
Bizarre plot
Nothing subtle here
Kill me now

Thank heavens Amazon offers refunds, this being an unwanted purchase is an understatement.
Nick
DNF @ 50%

The writing was so juvenile. I felt like I was reading a badly written fanfic.

I found Jagger very annoying: his indecisiveness and "I'm not worthy" attitude got old fast. Colton was just as annoying; his jokes were not funny, and he came on too strong. I'm all for dominance and persistence, but he was just a pest.
Ika
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story has so much potential. The writing could have been a bit better. Sometimes I wondered about the point of view. Sometimes it got boring to read the same thoughts over and over. The sex could have been hotter. And I could not believe how Jagger went from shy, polite and quiet to ... whatever.
But despite these little flaws I like the story.
For the Love of Books
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a fan of sports romance books so this caught my attention. The characters are extreme opposites and I found them a little bit stereotypical, especially in the opening chapters. The book took a good few chapters to get going but after that I did enjoy it. I thought the banter between the two guys was hilarious and well written. I award this book 3.5 stars
Kristy Maitz
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointments
I have to say it, I could not connect with that story plot in any way. For me, it was all pointless and boring.
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