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Offside is a really great story. I loved the characters. Adam is very knowledgeable while Colin is not. They immediately have chemistry but Colin does not know if he is gay or not. At first he doesn't really want to experiment because he just isn't sure. But the more time he spends with Adam the more the connection grows. Adam is quite surly at first because of the situation that he has been put in. Colin is able to look past that and see a different side of Adam. When they decide to explore Adam becomes protective and feels a lot more for Colin right away than he has felt for others before. The emotions that arise are great. The team pulls together and shows a strong front against anything that comes against them. I loved the plot line. It kept my attention the entire time and I did not want to put it down.

Book Blurb for Offside

Adam Dumas is Major League Soccer’s only openly gay player. When he is transferred to St. Louis, his new teammates don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat. It doesn’t help that Adam sees “the Gateway to the West” as a step down from his high-profile position in LA—an attitude Adam has no problem sharing with his new housemate and fellow center forward, Colin Evets.

Colin is Adam’s only friend on the team, but when Adam misinterprets Colin’s Midwestern charm for something more, he could end up ruining both their friendship and their careers. As Adam struggles to make a better impression, Colin tries to decide if the person he’s been showing the world is who he wants to be with Adam. The pressure to win influences decisions both on the field and off as Adam and Colin discover how making the wrong move can be very right.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 4.75