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Love doesn't always happen the way we want, but it's always what we need.
Contains scenes of men hugging, kissing, roughhousing, oh and lots of sweaty sex. Sex with handcuffs, sex with toys, sex with a crop involved. Yeah, there’s a lot of sex.
“The hot water sluiced over Ryan’s body and took away the sting from overexerting his muscles. Eight kicks in one game wasn’t his usual. But with Jason Eckles, the normal punter, out with a broken toe, Ryan had picked Jason’s punts in addition to his usual point after kicks. Thankfully the Dragons had won. He had something to be happy about. They had creamed the Griffins, beating them by more than twenty points.
He turned off the spray then shook the water out of his hair. His thoughts wandered to Paul. Every time he had looked over at the Griffins’ bench, Paul had sat staring in his direction. Ryan covered himself with a towel then palmed his crotch. The nice thing about being the last one in the showers was that the rest of the team had vacated the locker rooms by the time he finished. The alone time enabled him to settle down and plot out what he wanted to do for the next game.
Footsteps slapped on the concrete and the sound grew closer. Ryan poked his head out of the shower room. His breath hitched and his grip on the towel loosened. Paul Toth in the flesh…in the opposing team’s locker room.
Paul tossed his bag on the floor. His eyes blazed with anger and frustration. “There you are.”
“Here I am,” Ryan replied. He retied the towel and hoped his erection wasn’t obvious. Then again, what did he care? “You’re in foreign territory.”
“I get by.” Paul levelled his muscle-corded shoulders. “You never answered my question.”
Ryan’s heartbeat hiked up and blood surged through his veins. He’d fucked things up before by succumbing to his shyness. No more letting the past get in the way of his future. Besides, talking with Paul wasn’t going to lead anywhere, was it? But if it did, Ryan would take every advantage.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t.” Ryan stepped toe to toe with Paul. He kind of liked craving a man who stood a couple of inches taller than he did. “I don’t have anything against you. You’re a very sexy guy.” He measured his words. “Caught me off guard when you remembered my name at the school. We don’t talk much, you being on the opposing team and all. I’m glad you came in here.”
“Oh.” Paul’s lips parted and his gaze softened. He wobbled a bit on his feet. “Thought maybe we could go for coffee.”
“That’s a possibility.” The heat from Paul’s body radiated over Ryan. He breathed in the scent of Paul, sweat and deodorant…and something pine. If Ryan bounced on his toes, he’d be able to kiss Paul.
Paul’s Adam’s apple bobbed. “Um…”
“Are you going to kiss me or just stand there?” Ryan assumed his role as the dominant. He didn’t give Paul time to answer and captured his mouth in a kiss. Paul softened and gripped Ryan’s arms. His tongue tangled with Ryan’s and his cock pushed against the tent in Ryan’s towel. Ryan swallowed Paul’s groan, then broke the connection.
Pink tinged Paul’s cheeks and his eyelids drooped. “Whoa.”
“I’ve got you down to one-syllable words. Nice.” Ryan sidestepped Paul and opened his locker. “Guess that also answers your question.” He yanked his shirt down past his head then hiked his boxer shorts past his hips.
“Can we go somewhere and talk?”
"I liked that Paul and Ryan didn't go from opposition to total sunshine and roses within the blink of an eye. They first needed to learn how to accept themselves, and how to be in a relationship. It was wonderful to see how they taught each other, by example if not by discussing it. The heat they generated in the bedroom was certainly enough to make them want to hang in there. If you like stories about tough guys who learn to compromise and talk, if you enjoy reading about enemies becoming lovers, and if you're looking for a short read with one man reconnecting with his inner Dom and the other discovering his submissive side, then you will probably like this novella." Rainbow Book Reviews
"I love when I can actually see where the title of my read comes from. Crossing the Line is one such title. Ryan and Paul crossed many lines. The lines crossed were the ones that got the relationship started, explored new bedroom activities, and most of all allowed for some much needed healing of one of these sexy art loving football players." The Jeep Diva "
"I enjoyed watching the two of them work their way into the loving relationship they both wanted and needed. Paul realized he needed to give up control and Ryan helped him to understand that what happened between them was okay, because it was just between them. This was well written, making it easy to see how the relationship worked between the two of them. The sex, while kinky and hot, was more about the trust and love working between the men. I would love the authors to visit this world again, and to write more stories about the Griffons football team." ~ 5 stars by Laurie from MM Good Book Reviews