Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.
One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games—and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible. Every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper’s life.
Skipper can’t dream of a better family than Richie—but Richie’s got real family entanglements he can’t shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!
My first audio book by this author.
Skipper and Richie are two guys that have known each other for a while, have grown very fond of each other but until one night when feelings and conversation got the better of them never realized they were on the same page 100 percent.
Problem is Richie is family bound. He has family obligations, works for his father’s business, lives above the garage at the family home. And that kind of loyalty, misplaced it may be is still there. Skipper is trying to understand, but because he never really had it. Doesn’t understand. Under the base of that story we are surrounded by what really brought them together, Soccer. And the rec team they started and play on. And the group of guys they play with.
These guys, but mainly Richie, Skipper and Carpenter, are the focus of the story and really so us what love, friendship and loyalty can do.
My one big issue was the amount of sex, I got it, they are middle twenty yrs old guys, just discovered each other, but really, it seemed like every chapter, BJ, hand job, or full penetration. Or all of them. After a while I started tuning out the sex scenes and tuning back in when the story started up again.
Nice HFN ending, hope to see another one? Maybe for Mason? Maybe Carpenter?
Narrator did a wonderful job keeping up going during the story. Not too many different accents, but did a great job letting us know who was who.