I have Rachel Reid to thank for helping me rediscover my love for erotica! So after reading Heated Rivalry and its sequel, The Long Game, I decided to read the rest of the books in the series. I went to Goodreads and took the reviews at face value so I didn’t read the series in order. The other books 3, 4 and 5 are okay. I debated writing reviews on them but they were just okay. The smut in these three books begins at the halfway mark (which at this point oddly annoys me because I’m here for a good story yes, but also for the smut!) Also, they felt rushed, none of the detail that helps you really hold on to the characters. So I was resigned to give up on the series until I read Book One; Game Changer. And man did it deliver!
Scott and Kip almost beat Ilya and Shane for my love. Maybe they did, I’m still not sure. I know the latter two have all the fan love but Scott and Kip’s story really did it for me. Lots of smut, yes, but also Scott is probably up there with my favorite book boyfriends (if we still use that term!) I absolutely loved his love for Kip. I did worry that Kip pushed him into coming out before he was ready but I suppose there’s never a good time in such a big profile sport? I don’t know. Either way, they loved each other, they were hot together and I honestly hope Rachel Reid gives us a sequel. I know this is next to impossible as we see Scott in a lot of the other books, but I could read 5 more books on just Scott and Kip.
To Rachel Reid, please write faster! I’ve consumed all your books in such a short amount of time and I need more! Though, I am seriously hoping the book 1 and 2 formula guides the rest of the books. There’s just much more depth to the characters. Goes to show that waiting till the halfway mark to introduce the smut doesn’t always mean we get to spend more time knowing and loving them. Erotica can be really smutty and really beautiful!
Enough rambling, 5 stars!!!!