YES, JUST YES!! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Given the Circumstances by: Brad Vance
reviewed by: Becky
Two promising college athletes meet, each needing something only the other can give him…
When Roger and Brian lock eyes on the first day of school, a friendship is born. Both men are hungry for connection – Brian needs the acceptance, encouragement and support he never had growing up, and when he finds out his new best friend is gay, it brings his own sexual identity into question. Roger needs a big brother, a best friend, but that will never be enough, especially not when he’s this close to big, strong, handsome Brian.
And both men want something more – careers as professional athletes. For Roger, the demands of the closet, the need to reject the love of a man to fulfill his love of the game, will be a crushing burden. For Brian, his downfall will be the substances he uses to get an edge over the competition, and to suppress his gnawing self-doubt and guilt.
One set of desires will bring them together, the other will force them apart…
Anyone can write a sports story, but not just anyone can write one as well researched as this! I felt like I was in the game and on the sideline it was so authentic feeling! This is my second Brad Vance book, and I am as impressed with this one as I was the first, one of the best things about this book is, even if you aren't a sports fan, you will find this book easy to understand and relate to. The characters are real, the emotions raw, and the problems that plague these young men could happen to anyone. When you read this book, be ready to feel for Brian and Roger, and the private battles that war within them, I can tell you, you will not want this story to end! Thank you Brad, for giving us a sports story that is well researched and executed!
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