Title : Steamroller
Author : Mary Calmes
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 160 pages (e-book)
Published : September 4, 2012
About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There’s no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson’s future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in.
Vincent Wade is going to save the world with his super-plant. He just needs to get through school to do it. Working at the local copy shop is hard work, especially when privileged jocks come in and expect you to literally stop everything to help them complete their work. Umm, no! It’s pretty terrifying the next day when Vincent realizes it was Carson Cress, the star quarterback, he refused to help. Vincent runs and hides in a dressing room. A totally natural response! Carson barges his way into the dressing room and…forces Vincent to go to a party at his frat house? They also have an impromptu make-out session. It turns out Carson has been watching Vince for quite a while. Unfortunately, Vince remembers plans he had already made and has to cancel. Carson shows up at the other party!
Vince and Carson have an incredible night together. Carson begs Vince to go to his next game in Phoenix. After not being called all week Vince doesn’t go. Carson gets seriously injured. Vince has to get to Carson. Thankfully Carson’s mother wants to help. Amidst the radical change in Carson’s life Vince still finds himself willingly pulled along by Carson.
Steamroller was kind of a Cinderella story for me. Well, a Cinderella story with a twist. The handsome prince just ended up being an average handsome guy. It’s all fine and dandy to fall in love with a prince but underneath all the princely vestments he’s just a guy like everybody else. Vince did his best to not fall in love with a prince. The handsome guy underneath still steamrolled into Vince’s life and swept him away.
Rated 4 stars by Faye