Sunday, September 15, 2013
Reviewing F.A.S.T. Balls by Tara Lain
F.A.S.T. Balls (Balls To The Wall #5) by Tara Lain 5*
BLURB: F.A.S.T. — Firefighter Assist and Search Team
Firefighter and surfing champion, Jerry Wallender, looks like a hero to the world, but he can't see it. He keeps falling for these intellectual guys who end up making him feel dumb and unneeded. On top of that, Mick Cassidy, super-gorgeous firefighter and total homophobe, makes Jerry’s life miserable with his slurs. Then one day Mick’s nice to Jerry and, at the Firefighter’s Ball, Jerry offers a helping hand and ends up with a hand-job. What the hell is going on?
Mick Cassidy is great with fighting fires and solving math problems but rotten with people. Raised by a gay-hating preacher, Mick’s carefully constructed world of gay bashing starts to crumble when he meets Jerry, the nicest, kindest man he’s ever known. Mick’s never wanted a woman and can't stop thinking about sex with Jerry. In fact, he can’t stop doing it. Does that make him gay? And if he’s gay, what happens to his whole life? A hook-up between sweet Jerry and mean Mick might be total disaster — or the smartest idea Jerry ever had.
My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Author. I hadn't read any of the Balls To the Wall series but I knew I was in for an exciting and interesting read from Tara, having read other works by her, and I wasn't at all disappointed. The worldbuilding and the background info were skillfully integrated into the story and it made absolutely no difference to the reading enjoyment that this was my first one in the series. She even managed to make me sympathetic to a Homophobe and root for Jerry & Mick's romance to go well. Well I for one am now adding the first four of this series to my wishlist and adding Tara to my list of auto buy authors.