Sunday, October 13, 2013

Double Full by Kindle Alexander

Title:  Double Full
AuthorKindle Alexander
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Nice Guys #1
Main Characters: Colt and Jace
Release Date: October 2013
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play. 

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

My Review:
Have I said this already? Kindle Alexander is now on my AUTO-BUY author list! 

Whoa....this was another fabulous book! And it's definitely not a book that follows the normal pattern for a romance novel. In fact, these two guys have their HEA from the very beginning...whoa, do they! This book starts with a bang....literally and things get even hotter from there. The book puts you straight into how much these guys truly love and care for each other...before it all falls apart. 

I won't say anymore about the specifics because I don't want to spoil anything. Just know that this is a book with a LOT of emotional ups and downs. Be ready. 

Both these guys are world-class athletes... 
Colt- first round draft pick for the NFL and starting qb for the NY team.
Jace- runs an award-winning world class cheerleading gym that trains the best of the best.
So, they are both really fit, which I will admit gave me some great visuals in my mind for this book. ;o) But they are also both really lost without each other. The beginning of the book follows them as they are about to graduate from college and for a bit, things are really, really good for them. The rest of the book follows them ten years later when they've both found incredible success in every part of their lives except personal. Neither one can get over the one love that they lost. *sigh* Such great emotional reading.

But that's not all there is to the story. The last 1/3 of the book features a suspense story that isn't resolved in this book. But the good news for that is that we also are introduced to hunky US Marshall, Mitch, who just so happens to also be gay. Yes, I think I see the threads here for the next book in the series and I like where it's going. 

Like Texas Pride and The Current Between Us (other favorites by K. Alexander), this book is definitely a winner and sits among the top of my favorite m/m reads. Kindle Alexander knows how to weave a great romantic story into an incredible book.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review, but I purchased a print copy of it for my keeper shelf.


Kindle Alexander Bio:
Best Selling, and newly award winning (whooo hooo!) Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. it never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to meet my writing partner. I would have never gotten through those dark days without her unwavering support and guidance. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. For the first time I used the hand offered. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her. It takes a special person to come stand beside someone at a time like that. I will love her forever. I could go on and on about both of them, but I won’t and now you know a little more About Me.

No wondered he’d turned into such a love-sick girl, 
his prince was just too perfect.

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roro said...

I neeed this book

Kindle Alexander said...

Thank you Christi for the great review! I'm so lucky to have met you! Thank you for hosting Double Full today!