Title: Break Down (Dublin Rugby #4)
Author: Rebecca Norinne
Cover Designer: Rebecca Norinne
Release Date: February 21, 2018
He knows his place on the pitch, but life is a whole other game.
All his life, Liam Donnelly looked and wondered. Could he? Would he? And then, finally, he did. But when he sampled a taste of that forbidden fruit, his whole world came crashing down, his position with Dublin Rugby right along with it. When the chance to ply his trade in Edinburgh comes along, Liam jumps at the offer, knowing it could be his best opportunity to start fresh and get back to the man he once was. But one look at Chef Lachlan MacLeod-his knowing, whisky-colored eyes, the abrasive scruff dotting his jaw, and the colorful ink lining his forearms-and Liam’s wondering all over again. Can he? Will he? His heart says no, but his body says yes.
He’s conquered his own demons; can he help another man do the same?
Out and proud Chef Lachlan MacLeod has no problem with who he is, except he has a history of hooking up with bi-curious straight men. He’s vowed never to go down that path again, but when Liam Donnelly shows up in his restaurant, his eyes filled with heat and secret longing, Lachlan can’t help himself. He knows the closeted rugby player is a terrible idea, but the man calls to him in a way no one ever has before. What started as a safe way for Liam to explore his sexuality quickly morphs into something much deeper, and now Lachlan wants more. But can his heart reconcile what his head already knows-that loving the gorgeous, broken athlete might actually mean letting him go?
Review by Susan:
This is the fourth book in this series but it could be read as a standalone, I love this series so I couldn’t wait to jump into this story, it doesn’t disappoint. I was hooked from the first page, I read it in one sitting, I literally couldn’t put this book down. The author has a way of drawing the reader in, the story is not rushed, it flows beautifully and leaves the reader wanting more. I loved Liam and Lachlan, they are both married to their careers, but they each see something in the other that makes them stop and notice the other. Liam is hiding who he truly is, having been blackmailed, he’s trying to keep his head down and out of trouble, but from the first meeting, he’s hooked on Lachlan. Lachlan is out and proud, he’s instantly attracted to Liam but doesn’t want to have to hide away, he gives Liam an ultimatum, will Liam be open about who he is? Will he walk away from Lachlan? Will Lachlan wait for him? You will have to read to find out!!
I was totally invested in these as a couple and was rooting for them to get their happy ever after, I’m pleased we got a small glimpse of past characters I loved catching up with them! This is a wonderful series, you don’t have to like rugby to fall in love with these characters, please give this series a go, you won’t be disappointed. 5 Stars
About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes steamy contemporary romance featuring strong, determined heroines and sexy, dominant heroes. If you love books filled with heart, heat, and happily-ever-afters, she’s got a story for you.
When not writing, Rebecca is watching rugby, drinking craft beer, and traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband, but is originally from California.
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