Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: The Rainbow Clause
AUTHOR: Beth Bolden
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 213 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 3, 2017
Heisman winner. Member of the National Championship team. NFL Rookie of the Year. Quarterback Colin O’Connor knows he’s become the ultimate romance novel cliché: all the success he’s ever dreamed of but nobody to share it with. Too bad it’s not as simple as asking out the next girl who intrigues him – because the next girl to intrigue him probably won’t be a girl at all. Unexpectedly, the solution comes in one neat package: Nick Wheeler, lead journalist for a leading sports and pop culture blog. Hired by Colin’s team, Nick comes to Miami to shine a spotlight on the NFL’s most private quarterback. The heat in Miami rises when Nick discovers that Colin is nothing like the hollow personality he pretends to be in interviews and he’s even hotter in person than on his Sports Illustrated cover. Nick knows this is the story of his career, and after spending his teenage years as a bullied, closeted teen, it hits very close to home. What he needs is to help Colin share his story while keeping their growing relationship from boiling over in the press, but what he wants is to tell the world.
This is the first book of Beth Bolden’s I have read and I will definitely be looking for more of her books. I loved this story. It was sweet, romantic, and just adorable. There are spots when you have to grab the tissues but the overall feeling is so romantic
I love that the author gives her characters depth and shows that Colin is so brave. Coming out in any way is hard and he goes into it full force. He wants to be free and has finally found the person of his dreams to solidify that in Nick. But Nick, like anyone who has been bullied, is hesitant, although he’s been half in love with Colin for years. But you love Nick so much because of his tough story and because he just has that personality that you want to protect.
I love that in this book the author tells both sides of the story. In a lot of books, most of the time, you get one person’s perspective and have to guess at the other’s from expressions or comments made. In this you get both sides. You understand how each feels and what they are going through, good or bad. The writing was phenomenal.
The thing I love the most, though, is that this book is real. It’s a story that happens everyday, whether it be a celebrity or an average Joe. The characters are relatable and easy to empathize with because you can see it happening in everyday life.
I strongly recommend this book to everyone. Make sure you have tissues handy 😉 .