No Rival, #5

Unattainable is the fifth book in the No Rival series by Charity Parkerson. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease.

Brian had dreams of becoming a MMA champion but a career-ending injury changes everything and seems to leave him at a loss as to what to do next with his life. He is convinced by Terry to continue to training and that he will have a chance to be a MMA champion. Brian is attracted to Terry, if only he can figure out if Terry returns his feelings?

Terry is a former champion who wants to help Brian become what he once was. Terry is very mysterious in the beginning of the story and the reason (which we find out later). He seems to be doing everything he can to keep away from Terry as to not expose his secret that could hurt them.

The connection between Brian and Terry is intense. Its apparent right from the start that Terry and Brian care about each other and want the best. While I don’t agree with Brian’s decision, I do agree that if Terry did not at least experience it he would always regret it. The sex scenes between Terry and Brian is blistering.

This book is well written with an intriguing and realistic plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were charismatic. The ending is a bit predictable but it was interesting to see Brian and Terry make their relationship work. The story had a very fast pace. Overall, I loved this book and this series.

Book Blurb for Unattainable

A career-ending injury leaves Brian reeling. With no clue what he’ll do now that his dream of becoming an MMA champion is over, he is shocked at an unexpected offer of help from a former champ.

Terry has seen the top and is happy with his life in retirement. However the chance to help a fellow fighter regain his dream is something he can’t resist.

When Brian accepts Terry’s offer, the sexual magnetism between them catches Brian off guard. Keeping his attraction hidden becomes a bigger challenge than regaining his strength. Plus, Terry’s mixed signals leave Brian frustrated and confused.

Though Terry is just as hot for Brian, he has secrets that could tear their budding romance apart. But he simply cannot resist the pull Brian has over him or the heat between them. Through it all, both men discover that love really can conquer all.

Inside Scoop: This male/male romance will leave you hot but most definitely not bothered.

A Romantica® contemporary gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Stands Alone: Yes

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2014 5.00