Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: The Game Changer
AUTHOR: Kay Simone
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 403 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 19th, 2016
A straight quarterback. A gay physical therapist. Love is out of bounds… Right?
Malcolm Rodgers loses everything in one week.
The quarterback is benched with an injury the same week his fiancée breaks off their engagement. Lost, hurting, and stuck on the sidelines, Malcolm must spend his days in physical therapy with the one person who refuses to let him get back in the game: cocky Vance Coberly.
Vance is out and proud in the macho world of pro football. As the top physical therapist in his field, flirting with football players is strictly out of bounds.
But the rules of play all change when Vance meets Malcolm.
Malcolm can’t deny what he feels for Vance — but Vance won’t be someone’s one-time fling. Can a Hail Mary gesture save the deepest love Malcolm has ever felt?
Good golly Miss Molly, Kay Simone can write a book!!! I’ve only read 1 other Kay Simone book and I liked that one quite a bit as well. Like the last book I read by this author I think this one was a tad bit too long. This author is very wordy and I don’t say that in a bad way because I know a lot of readers who are all about the more words the better. For me though, sometimes things just get overanalyzed and I get lost in the story. That is my one complaint in this story. A bit too wordy but great nonetheless.
Vance has worked his whole adult life to be the best physical therapist in his field. He loves what he does and he loves being able to help his patients heal. Being an out and proud gay man has come with some bumps along the way but he hasn’t let anyone’s prejudice stop his love for what he does.
Malcolm Rodgers, star quarterback for a professional football team seemingly has it all, until he is injured during a game and his fiancé breaking off the engagement shortly after.
Malcolm is in a bad place emotionally but the one shining spot is his budding friendship with his physical therapist, Vance.
Malcolm and Vance’s romantic relationship is very much slow burn. But once Malcolm starts having feelings for Vance he can’t ignore where they lead. This isn’t a story that is jamming packed full of love scenes but the ones we do get are pretty hot!
I really loved Malcolm in this story. He was an incredibly endearing, wonderful character. I loved how he didn’t shy away from his new found sexuality aside from his fear of possibly losing his career. Vance, being the polar opposite of Malcolm complimented his personality perfectly. Loved them together.
Overall great story, great writing…definitely recommend.