Wednesday, 8 April 2015
REVIEW - The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, #3) by Sarina Bowen
Release Date: 15 October 2014
What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.
Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexuality from everyone. Including himself.
So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.
John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.
And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.
Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.
Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.
THIS BOOK IS A STANDALONE. NO CLIFFHANGERS. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Warning: unlike the other books in this series, this heartbreaking love story is about two guys. Contains sexual situations, dance music, snarky t-shirts and a poker-playing grandmother.
My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review.**
This is book three of a series, but it can be read as a stand alone book.
This is book based on a m/m at college/university and the story on how and why they came together.
One transfers to the college mid season and is openly gay. The other is a closet gay even to himself and has struggled with his sexuality, but both knew each other as children. They have not seen each other in five to six years after a horrific ordeal.
Rikkar and Graham were each others first loves and now with Rikkar back in his life Grahams emotions and shields are having a meltdown.
Richer however is prepared to go along with Grahams demands and rules just in order to be with him again even though at times it really hurts him.
Most of the book has Rikkar in the public eye as the gay man on the colleges Hockey team, however it is only a head injury to Graham and a family emergency on Rikkars side that finally has Graham openly admitting to everyone that he is gay.
Another brilliant edition to the series.