X-Factor by Sean Michael #mm #review @seanmichael09 @dreamspinners


XFactor

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Game designer Henry Delloit loves his life, his mountain community, his isolated dream home, and the snow. He also loves that the X-treme Games blow into the area for a month every year, bringing with them hundreds of athletes.

Ecco Rasmussen loves boarding. He knows he’ll never make it to the big time, but as long as he can get on his board and go, he doesn’t care. If only his manager, Blake Dobbs, would cut Ecco a break. The man’s possessive and mean, and believes he owns Ecco.

When Henry and Ecco meet at the Branchberry Games, it’s lust at first sight. An injury on Ecco’s qualifying run offers an opportunity to spend quality time together at Henry’s home, away from the crowds and out from under Blake’s thumb.

At this rate, lust might turn into love, but not if they can’t keep their romance hidden from Blake.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2010.

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Sean Michael is normally an automatic yes for me, and more times than not it’s a solid win.

Unfortunately, with this one, while well written as normal. The subject was not my cup of tea. The snowboarding slang, even though the guy was almost thirty. (I get it, it was his culture, his life) Also while I enjoyed the ‘getting to know’ but felt the ending of the Blake’s demise went too fast.

Henry and Ecco learning each other was fun, Ecco teaching Henry the finer points of all things snow, snowboarding etc. And Henry teaching Ecco, well to live, to trust. All the while having this elephant sitting in corner.

Everyone in that area having Henry’s back and by proxy Ecco because of the relationship and love at the end. And in return everyone in the snowboarding family looking out for Ecco all made up a warm and fuzzy feel good story overall.

The description of the home and area made me almost want to be knee deep in snow, instead of sunny, Florida… almost.

Great HEA ending, after the Blake, thing.

 

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