Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.
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Sometimes keeping hold of love is just as hard as finding it.Dan and Iestyn are looking for romance. A school trip, a love of history, a wedding, a tango, the game of chess, and their friends and family all help the two men to realise that they’ve finally found true love with each other.Iestyn thinks that he’s completely ordinary and that Dan is the only out and currently gay rugby player anywhere. Being gay can be difficult enough. Being famous also has its problems. But being gay, famous and a sportsman can make finding love complicated. So when Dan Morgan meets Iestyn Jones and gives him his phone number, their road ahead has more than a few bumps to overcome.Will Iestyn and Dan overcome the obstacles thrown in their paths? Or will fame destroy their lives as well as their love?
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Ho Ho! This was a huge, HUGE! surprise!
According to the author bio at the beginning of this read, this is the first novel for author Alexa Milne. As a first novel, this was a success for me!
This is the story of impossible dreams that do come true, if those who dream do something about what they envision their lives to be and allow no hurdle bar their way to success.
As a gay man, it is almost impossible to make it big in sports, especially such a rough sport like rugby. Dan Morgan is a huge captain and he runs through his opponents like a brick wall on wheels. His sheer perseverance and support from the people he loved when he first started out helped spur him to success. Success is not so cool with relationships, however, and soon Dan realizes that being successful in the sport he loved may not necessarily equate to success in boyfriend relationships. Reeling from an unexpected and painful breakup with his long time boyfriend, he meets and falls hard for Iestyn Jones.
Iestyn (pronunciation: Yestin = yeah, I looked it up. If you want to hear it, click HERE) is a history teacher and thankfully his co-workers and students have accepted his openness. His love for history crossed over very well to his students and so is considered a beloved teacher by them. When he falls on his butt at the foot of a six-foot-six hunky hulky rugby player, he never thought he would get a second glance nor get asked out on a date. Will he be given the sporting chance to even think of a happily ever after?
What could have been a simple fairy-tale plot soon becomes a heartbreakingly real one after the two men fall in love. What should have been easy, soon became a tug of war between career, the paparazzi and choices made under pressure. What should have been a simple love story, soon became a fight for the right to love.
The way the author wrote this, she set the stage of a beautiful love affair that soon would soon turn sour because circumstances did not give the men the chance to live their lives. Intrusion into the private lives of the famous ruins lives and yet it continues because of greed. How the two men finally get their chance to finally have their happily ever after is a beautiful journey that was both heartbreaking and sweet.
This, I cannot but help love and recommend to all romance lovers - especailly those who love the sport.
Note: Copy furnished by Totally Bound for an honest review.