The Rivalry

Narrated by: Darcy Stark
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first time NFL quarterback Heath Harris meets Sam Crawford, it’s just them, a luxury yacht, and a few days of fun in the sun. Sam turns out to be nothing like Heath expects. He’s kind and funny and irreverent - and also unbelievably, shockingly sexy. For three short, glorious, life-changing days, there are no rules.

The second time they meet, Sam has just been traded to Heath’s team, and instead of lovers, now they’re rivals. Heath has spent the last five years working desperately to be the best quarterback the Riptide could ever need, but when injuries threaten to derail his career, Sam is right there, standing on the sideline. Ready to take over, and ready to ruin everything Heath has given his life for.

Rival. Enemy. Teammate. Friend. Lover.

As their orbits collide, sparks fly, and Heath struggles to find the right label and the right box to shove Sam into, hoping to keep him contained. But Sam - and Heath’s feelings - refuse to cooperate.

Sam might not be just one of those things, he might be all of them, and so much more.

©2020 Beth Bolden (P)2020 Beth Bolden

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Enjoyable

I’m a big sucker for sports romances. This was a pretty good story. I liked the development between Sam and Heath. Heath had a lot of issues that made liking him hard at some points. It wasn’t easy for these two to get their happy ending.
Narration by Darcy Stark was very enjoyable. I’ve always loved his narration style.

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loved it! ❤

The Rivalry by Beth Bolden is a contemporary m/m romance with sexy football players going from enemies to secret lovers, and figuring out what really matters in life. A good dose of angst and even more steam,mix well with sweet connections and fun action. Well written, great story, and fabulous characters. Loved it!

Darcy Stark does the narrating for the audiobook of Rivalry. Great recording and performance was well done and entertaining.

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Football and romance

I enjoyed the blend of sports and romance. The characters were interesting and likeable, especially Sam. Loved the supportive friendships. It was nice to read a sports romance where the dangers of being outed weren't really the biggest obstacle, it was there as a possibility, but the threat didn't feel as pressing compared to Heath's efforts to overcome his inner demons. Always happy to see working on mental health and going to therapy portrayed in a positive light and this did a great job of that. Satisfying story overall.

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Heath and Sam

Heath is meant to be on a fishing trip with his best mate, but his wife goes into labour early and Heath goes by himself, Sam a Quarterback for a different team is also aboard. A hot fling happens, then they go there separate ways. Heath is injured and the team bring in Sam as a second to help Heath. A romance blossoms. Brilliantly written and narrated

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 09-17-20

Great

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
It was such an entertaining story.
I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down.