Pull Me Under by Zarah Detand 4.5 Stars!!
As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career, it helps that Ben Jimmer is in a long-term, committed relationship with university student Henry Brown. Even if that relationship is fake.
Or: A cheerfully clichéd tale of romance, tattoos, football, and friendship (both with and without benefits). Also, tea. And stupidly complicated feelings, of course. Let’s not forget about those.
Oh, this is so good.
This love story is a great sports romance with a wonderful pretend relationship theme played with a twist of two heroes.
The soccer scene are great as are the plot points about dealing with coming out when you are a famous athlete.
The leads are pretty young so this has a bit of New Adult feel to it but in a good way.
I like both heroes a great deal though the lack of communication is what knocks off half a star.
The romance is a nice slow burn where friends fall in love.