If you are n t into m/m books then don't read this book. If you have an open mind and want a wonderfully written love story, then read this one. It's full of honest fears, first times and courage to overcome those fears and true love does exist. Thanx Jeanne St James for such a phenomenal book. I thoroughly enjoyed it
I enjoyed this story hidden love. Two young men find each other after reconnecting at a high school anniversary get together. One a sports jock the other a nerd. The dynamics between their lives made this story interesting.
Rip Cord is three short stories (The Reunion, The Weekend, and The Ever After) each telling a part of this couples story. Filled with lust, heat, passion, and just enough drama; this is the story of Rip and Gil.
Ripley “Rip” Cord is an NFL “bad boy” who is hiding who he really is from everyone but himself and Gil. He comes across as harsh at times, but there is a need in him that any reader can see. His passion towards Gil is evident and makes this story. There was a few times that I was shaking my head at Rip, wanting to smack him for his choices. There is a quote that I believe is the perfect example of his beliefs: “I had a reputation to uphold as a tough football player…I feel I still have to.”
Gil is a “geek” who has been lusting after Rip for the better part of a decade plus. Shy and reserved, Gil finds himself at the center of his life’s fantasy. He gets what he has always wanted but soon has to question what he is willing to live with or without in terms of a relationship with Rip. I liked Gil in that he was Rip's balance and I was really proud of him in his actions toward Rip.
This story wastes no time getting to the heat and it doesn't cool off. I loved reading about two characters who are so incredibly different yet find peace and comfort in each other. As aggressive and dominate as Rip was, I still felt that this was a really sweet story at its core. Short on details in places, the heat of this story and the characters themselves made up for it.
This was a completely enjoyable read and a great way to spend my evening. I had the immense pleasure of receiving an ARC and I am leaving an honest review. If you love MM romance, alpha men, sweetness and heat, check this story out!