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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. An alternative cover edition for this ASIN can be found here. MARK: Two things are off the menu: straight men and delicious food. As luck would have it, those are the first temptations I encounter when I return to my hometown to help renovate the family house. It turns out that Winchester has a warm welcome for me, and his name is Carter. My homecoming starts with a broken-down car just as I arrive, and of course Carter is the first person to drive by.
I thought those piercing eyes were only for the ladies, but I was wrong. Oh so wrong. I want to give him the romance we missed out on in high school.
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But Mark is holding back. His dedication makes me hot, but I want him to know that I find him sexy no matter what. Mark says he wants a workout partner, and I hope clothing is optional. This is the first book in the Worth the Weight series. It can be enjoyed as a standalone with no cliffhanger. Readers can expect a steamy MM romance with several scenes that will leave you gasping.
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Showing Rating details. Sort order. First off I want to comment on something I noticed in previous books by this author, but have never mentioned.
It is even more prominent in this book and made reading it even better. It is that so many lines in this book are truly poetic and just truly wonderful to read. In addition to that, the author's setting for this book was so beautifully fleshed out and detailed that I felt that I was there in the south experiencing it first hand. I loved it's small town setting so much. I grew up in a to First off I want to comment on something I noticed in previous books by this author, but have never mentioned. I grew up in a town very much like it, in South Jersey rather than South Carolina yet very much alike.
It reminded me of some things I miss very much since I have been living in Los Angeles now for almost 20yrs.
I felt good to remember just how it felt living in my hometown. The two main characters in this book were very different with different jobs and lifestyles. However the author did a superb job of merging the two together as the fell in love. Yes, he managed to cause me some happy tears multiple times which added to my enjoyment of the book. Miss Nancy, Mark's grandmother, reminded quite a bit of mine as well.
I loved the way the author brought Mark and Carter together and everything that Carter did to help Mark to overcome his feeling like he wasn't good enough for Carter. This book also had plenty of heat in it as well. But the love that developed between Mark and Carter was the very best thing of all. This book was truly a joy to read and I loved every page of it! I received an advanced reader's copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review and recommendation. Feb 01, Denise H. Mark's car battery died when he pulled into his hometown. Old crush, Carter, helped him out.
Mark, 28, is back to help his Grandma during her home renovations. Assuming Mark is on cover. Carter, 29, runs his Dad's Construction Company, and is a Southern hunk. Mark has come a long way from the chubby kid who was bullied every day, and now is a slimmer successful businessman. Carter remembers Mark from school but wasn't "out" like Mark was. It's fun to watch both of these smitten guys maneuver around each other at first. Of course, Mark thinks Carter is straight. The hometown is the same, but seems more beautiful, peaceful and heartwarming to Mark.
For the month he'll be there, our guys agree to a fling and confess their attraction. Their hot sexy times are terrific and exciting. A bully from the past sends Mark's self esteem to hell and he withdraws. We see interesting characters, but I wish there were descriptions of our men. What color was their hair, eyes? I like to know more than just broad shouldered and muscled, so that is why there are four stars. We also see a bucket list dream come true. View all 11 comments. Jan 08, A. I decided to give Collins another chance.
I shouldn't have. This is a parade of cringey insta-love, underdeveloped plot, unplanned scenes and stunted, uninteresting dialogue. I can't. I have no idea what to expect when I return to my hometown to help renovate the family house. Still, Winchester is full of friendly faces from my past—and one gorgeous face more tempting than any hometown cooking. I have my dream job and until recently I had a fit body I was proud of. Still, no one can tell any of that by looking at me now. And what better way to make a homecoming entrance than with a broken-down car just as I arrive.
Of course the first man to drive by is Carter. But here he is, back in town and looking better than ever. With him, labels have never mattered to me. I want to give him the high school romance we missed out on. His dedication makes me swoon, but I want him to know that I find him sexy no matter what. No chugging. No roar of the engine. Just that telltale click. This was a sign. I just knew it. I was already conflicted about the idea of coming back to Winchester, the small town in South Carolina where I grew up, especially since I had gained weight, but this?
The Cavs helped me find a therapist, and I set up an appointment. I scoffed at the idea. No way any of us is gonna talk to someone. And on basketball teams? Nobody talked about what they were struggling with on the inside. I remember thinking, What are my problems? I play basketball for a living.
What do I have to worry about? In the NBA, you have trained professionals to fine-tune your life in so many areas. Coaches, trainers and nutritionists have had a presence in my life for years. But none of those people could help me in the way I needed when I was lying on the floor struggling to breathe. Still, I went to my first appointment with the therapist with some skepticism. I had one foot out the door. But he surprised me.
Instead, we talked about a range of non-basketball things, and I realized how many issues come from places that you may not realize until you really look into them. One of the biggest breakthroughs happened one day in December when we got to talking about my Grandma Carol. She was the pillar of our family. Growing up, she lived with us, and in a lot of ways she was like another parent to me and my brother and sister. She was the woman who had a shrine to each of her grandkids in her room — pictures, awards, letters pinned up on the wall. And she was someone with simple values that I admired.
It was funny, I once gave her a random pair of new Nikes, and she was so blown away that she called me to say thank you a handful of times over the year that followed. Then right before the trip, she was hospitalized for an issue with her arteries. She had to cancel her trip. Then her condition got worse quickly, and she fell into a coma. A few days later, she was gone. I was devastated for a long time. Telling a stranger about my grandma made me see how much pain it was still causing me. Digging into it, I realized that what hurt most was not being able to say a proper goodbye.
But I had buried those emotions since her passing and said to myself, I have to focus on basketball.
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