A big welcome to Jeff Adams as part of his review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Keeping Kyle.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I loved it. I enjoyed his writing style, found myself sucked into this easy read immediately, and didn’t want to put it down as I had to make sure that Kyle and Austin got their happy ending.
I loved the glimpse of the MCs from other books in the series, and enjoyed the easy banter between Kyle and his friend Garrett. Family plays a strong role in the story, which is one of the things that drew me into this genre. I liked the difference in Kyle and Austin’s family background but how they still had things to work through connected to their upbringing. The strong women in this story rock. Tamara is a great no nonsense friend to Austin, and Greta is a wonderful character. I loved Bobby’s pep talk. He knows his brother well.
I enjoy stories about opposites attracting, and especially when one of the MCs is geeky, so this made me happy in that regard too. The steps forward and back with their relationship felt real as did Austin and Kyle. I liked that neither was perfect, and made mistakes despite their best intentions not to. I thought both their fears about not being boyfriend material added depth to the story.
I also liked that they took things slowly and the time to get to know each other and their hang-ups first, and build a friendship so they knew exactly what they were getting into. This story hit all my buttons as a slow burn romance.
I’m looking forward to reading more of this author. 5 out of 5 stars.
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 58,700 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
An NHL All-Star
A workaholic entrepreneur
One irresistibly tempting opportunity
I can’t believe I let my best friend talk me into being auctioned off for charity. But when I get a look at the guy who placed the winning bid, I feel like I’m the one who snagged the top prize.
I didn’t get to where I am by letting opportunities slip through my fingers. When I learn that Kyle Pressgrove will be part of the bachelor auction taking place during All-Star weekend, that’s the kind of chance that you grab ahold of, and I have no intention of letting go.
With my career on the line and the possibility of Kyle being traded to a team half-way across the country, things between us might be over before they’ve even begun. I’d give anything to keep Kyle in my life, but everything might not be enough.
Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a published author in 2009 when his first short stories were published. He writes both gay romance and LGBTQ+ young adult fiction…and there’s usually a hockey player at the center of the story.
Jeff lives in central California with his husband of more than twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musical “Rent” and, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance.” He, of course, loves to read, but there isn’t enough space to list his favorite books.
Jeff and Will are also podcasters. The “Big Gay Fiction Podcast” is a weekly show devoted to gay romance as well as pop culture. New episodes come out every Monday at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. The “Big Gay Author Podcast” chronicles their journey to become full time authors. New episodes drop Saturdays at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.
Learn more about Jeff at JeffAdamsWrites.com.
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