Title: Match Point (Sports of the Seasons #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Leigh Carman (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 20, 2016 – 200 Pages
Two stubborn men.
One is a rude jerk. The other, the life of the party.
It was hate at first sight.
Pro beach volleyball players Finn Callahan and Dexter Savage have been rivals since college. While Finn always comes out on top on the court, Dexter’s carefree and fun-loving personality earns him scores of adoring men and women. And as much as Finn fights to deny it, there’s another reason for the tension he feels when Dex is around. Hate wasn’t the only thing he felt when he first laid eyes on his opponent.
When they’re forced to team up, the two men must bury their differences—on and off the court—if either of them is going to succeed professionally.
Finn tore me apart with his grief. I hurt for this character so much so that I cried right along with him. He is such a powerful character in this book. You cannot help but to fall in love with him. I think Finn hits his own rock bottom in this book and it is so moving to be along for the ride to see him climb his way back up.
Dex has so many demons from his past that he lets them dictate his future and the things that he does in his life. It is a constant struggle for this man to feel secure in his day to day life and he is denying himself the things that he wants that will make him truly happy for the first time in his life.
These two men are strong and have such horrible acts in their pasts that they each have to overcome. With each other’s help may be able to do just that, that is if they both can learn to let go of what they cannot change and move forward together before it is too late. Life is short and neither realizes that it can all change in a blink of an eye, so they need to learn to live, love, and let go before the chance passes them by.
This was such an amazing, powerful read that it will be with me for some time to come. Leigh Carman is truly an author that knows what they are doing and has such an maxing talent. Cannot wait to read more from this author in the future.