This entertaining m/m erotic romance series provides plenty of intriguing characters to follow and Jerry and Mick are a great addition to the lineup. It is amazing to see the dexterity with which the author alters the reader’s perception of one who has been a very negative character in past tales but heartwarming to see the forgiveness and acceptance which tends to be a theme throughout the series. Ms. Lain continues to convey the very real pain experienced by those who are treated unjustly by others in society without creating a depressing melancholy story as she provides yet another tale of the importance of looking at all sides of an issue before passing judgement. Fortunately, the required happy ever after ending is present (after some very suspenseful bumps in the road) and there are glimpses of some of the other charismatic males that populate this series. Another great addition to a very enjoyable series.
“F.A.S.T. Balls” is part of the ‘Balls to the Wall’ series by Tara Lain and spotlights firefighter Jerry Wallender as he works out his issues with fellow firefighter Michael (Mick) Cassidy, whose anti-gay sentiments have long been an issue for all those around him. Already nursing a bruised heart, Jerry can’t believe it when Mick reaches out to him and his experience gets even more surreal when he discovers their mutual attraction. Mick has been indoctrinated all of his life to believe in homophobic propaganda but his life will take a definite change once he starts listening to his heart...if only he and his new love can survive long enough to explore his feelings.
Sequel to Fire Balls
A Balls to the Wall Romance
Can two men with skewed self-images see their true reflections in each other’s eyes?
Jerry Wallender—firefighter, surfer, and occasional nude model—knows he’s no rocket scientist. So why does he keep choosing intellectual guys who make him feel dumber? He worked his buns off to overcome his reading disability and pass the firefighter’s test, and he loves everything about the job. Well, except for Mick Cassidy, the big, blond, hunky homophobe who harasses Jerry for being gay. But Jerry is smart enough to realize it’s not hate driving Mick, but the pain of a very unhappy upbringing.
Mick Cassidy, Firefighter Assist and Search Team, fights fires, but he can’t fight his attraction to the kindest, most generous—and sexiest—guy he’s ever met. Does that make him gay? If it does, he just might get himself killed by his gay-hating preacher father—and take Jerry down with him.