Title: Striker by Kyann Waters
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M, Erotic , Romance
Length: 16,000 words
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley
Sports writer Max Myers just discovered he lives next door to the hottest soccer player to hit the field. If he scores a coveted interview with the reclusive striker for the Denver Blaze, he could take himself from sports blogger to mainstream sports authority.
Riley Grayson has no interest in interviews or in outing his private life to the public. He wants to be known for the scoring he does on the field and not in the sack. But Max is a temptation he can’t resist. Taking a chance, Riley and Max discover they have more in common than passion for soccer and hot sex between the sheets.
Just as they begin to trust each other outside the bedroom, Max is put in a no-win situation: write an article about Riley exposing accusations of drug use, or risk destroying his own credibility. If he does, he’ll lose Riley. If he doesn’t, he’ll lose everything he’s worked hard to achieve.
Striker by Kyann Waters is an über sexy romance about a soccer player and a sports writer. Passion explodes between Max Myers and Riley Grayson from the instant they meet and lust quickly turns to love. But will their relationship survive the inevitable collision of their personal and professional lives?
Striker is well-written novella with an engaging storyline. Max and Riley are three-dimensional and likable characters. Their sex scenes are exquisitely erotic and smoking hot. The relationship between Max and Riley develops slowly over time. The conflict that arises between them is realistic, and provides an opportunity for the characters to grow and strengthen their relationship.
The soccer setting is unique and interesting. It advances the plot and provides added tension to a relatively conflict free story. Although I do not follow soccer, I enjoyed the interplay in the locker room and the camaraderie Riley shares with his teammates.
Kyann Waters’ Striker is a fast paced novella that is sweet yet delectably steamy. A little bit of angst, two yummy protagonists and some intensely erotic sex make this sports’ themed novella a must read for fans of m/m fiction.