Thursday, December 31, 2015

I blame Tackling The Tight End by Tara Lain

What do I blame it for? Read my review further down the page to find out.

Tackling The Tight End (Long Pass Chronicles #3) by Tara Lain 5*
BLURB: Everyone wants the best for SCU student and tight end Raven Nez — and they know exactly what that is. Enter the NFL draft, become a big football hero, promote his tribe’s casino, and make a lot of money to help people on the reservation. Just one problem. Raven’s gay and he really wants to work with gay kids. Plus he figures a gay Native tight end will get flattened in the NFL. Then the casino board hires a talented student filmmaker to create ads for the tribal business and asks Raven to work with him. But the filmmaker is Dennis Hascomb, a guy with so much to hide and a life so ugly it’s beyond Raven’s understanding. Still he’s drawn to Dennis's pain and incredible ability to survive. Captivated by Raven’s stories of the two-spirited and by the amazing joy of finally having a friend, Dennis knows he has to break free from everything he’s ever been taught was good—but that’s a struggle that could kill him and Raven too. Is there a chance for “the great red hope” and the “whitest guy on earth”? A future for the serpent and the raven?

My Review:
Copy given by Author in exchange for an honest review I blame this book for many things. First it had this gorgeous cover that I couldn't resist ogling for ages, then it was so well written it kept me awake long past my bedtime. Lastly I was supposed to be doing my usual reading of two or three books at the same time - not happening with this book, far to captivating to bother picking up another book. So an actual review instead of complaints would be to tell you that this book tells a wonderfully romantic story. There were sad parts (that made me cry hence the 5*) and there were funny parts and there was romance threaded around it all. But what made this book stand out from the other's in the Long Pass Chronicles was that the football player, the fist MC Raven, wasn't as interested in football as a career but was willing to do it for love of family and tribe. Anyone who has read the first two stories knows something about Dennis Hascomb, the other MC, and probably wasn't too happy with the man but this book sets us straight and shows us a man who will do anything for love. The other thing that I enjoyed about this book was the respectful and insightful way the Native American beliefs was shown, I learnt so much. So who would I recommend this to? Anyone who enjoyed any of Tara's previous books and anyone who enjoys a romance with depth.

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