Title: Playing for Keeps
in Love Has No Boundaries Volume One anthology
Author: Lexi Ander
Genre: Polyromance / Gay Romance
College running back, Trent Harte, has been living with his lovers, AJ Barnes and Brock Everett, for two years. Caught in a compromising position, rumors abound. It’s hard enough to be an openly gay football player, but gossip and snide comments only add to his stress. Threats against his partners causes Trent to wonder if he should step back from the relationship.
AJ and Brock know there is something wrong when Trent begins to pull away. A call from Trent’s father only adds to his distress. AJ and Brock refuse to let him shoulder the responsibility alone and they call for help. Will Trent find the strength to withstand the pressure and hold on to those he loves? Or will AJ and Brock be too late to convince Trent that they are playing for keeps?
College running back, Trent Harte, has been living with his lovers, AJ Barnes and Brock Everett, for two years. One of his teammate catches them in a compromising position and starts a rumor, intending to ruin Trent’s career.
It’s hard enough to be an openly gay football player, but it seems living in a polyamorous relationship is considered something even more “pervert”. He can endure it, but when his partners are threatened, that’s too much for him, and he considers stepping back from the relationship.
“You, the two of you, are my dream. I would be happy knowing you’re safe… even if I can’t have you.”
But AJ and Brock refuse to accept it, and they are determined to keep him.
I love polyamorous stories, and it is a great one. I loved how well AJ and Brock knew Trent and saw through him: there was no misunderstanding. The sexual tension was fun to read about, these boys were totally on fire.
You can never have too many people to love or be loved by.
The conflict was real (sadly), but the solution was too quick and superficial. Plus, referring to the boys as “the former Marine”, “running back” or “big man” was really annoying.
But aside from these things Playing for Keeps is a sweet and sexy story.