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Defensive Play by Jamie Deacon
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it was amazing
bookshelves: received-arc, to-review, drama-free, pretty-awesome, short-story

*ARC received through the author*

Davey is afraid that coming out will burst the little bubble he imagines exists around himself and his life. Sure, he isn't the most popular guy. He's geeky, quiet and filled with anxiety. But he's also on the football team, and he's earned the respect of his teammates. He doesn't want to lose that... Then Davey meets Adam. He doesn't want to lose him either.

This was a lovely read. A quick one, as well. It took me half a day to get to know Davey and Adam, and I don't regret it one bit. When my only complaint is that I wish the book was longer, well, that's when I know it's a nice one.

This author has a gift for making the reader - or at least me - grow attached to the characters in such a small amount of pages. For a novella, these characters have been put together extremely well. You believe them and their reality, you sympathize.

If you're in need of a pick me up, of a quick, endearing story that is as sweet as it is realistic - you needn't look any further. This is the right novella for you.

I can't help but hope to hear about Davey and Adam again in the future. The 'Boys on the Brink' series continues to impress.
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2018 – Shelved
November 19, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2018 – Shelved as: to-review
November 19, 2018 – Shelved as: received-arc
November 21, 2018 – Started Reading
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: drama-free
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: pretty-awesome
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: short-story
November 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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