There’s no dating in football.
After living his entire football career in Levi Brody’s shadow, Damien Sullivan is set to take the NFL by storm. Angry at the world he lands in New Orleans with a chip on his shoulder and a need for some action. He wants nothing more than to experience life to the hilt, but a controlling parent and a set of rigid fraternization rules seek to slow his roll. A chance hook-up before camp leads to a showdown with the very young, very attractive starting quarterback.
Starting quarterback for the disgraced New Orleans team, Raphael Acosta has his work cut out for him. His team doesn’t respect him, his coaches barely know his name, and now there’s this hot-shot kid lauded as the second coming of the great Levi Brody. The last thing Raf needs is an insufferable rival for his position. The problem is he can’t seem to keep his hands off the man in private.
When new rules and old prejudices converge, only one could be the Last Man Standing.
Complicated, convoluted, and awe-inspiring~ descriptors for Mercy Celeste’s new book Last Man Standing, Southern Scrimmage #5. Raphael Acosta, New Orleans football quarterback was not the darling on the field. Damien Sullivan, rookie, was hailed as the new best thing to Levi Brody~ Ms. Celeste wrote a tale that delivered drama as the two men’s lives unfolded on and off the field.
Last Man Standing answered so many questions, while opening others yet to be answered. The book was raw and emotional on a primal level. Mercy Celeste ripped apart the soul of a man, attempted to piece him back together, and gave him a better life on the other side.
Last Man Standing was not a sweet love story. Is there love? Yes. But not without deep-seated issues and turmoil. The kind of reality that hits a person in the face and bruises physically and emotionally.
Mercy Celeste’s style of writing captured the essence of the depth of hunger both on and off the field, and the sacrifices made. The book left me conflicted somewhere between the injustices forced upon those that simply want to exist and the reality of the human spirit. No hearts and flowers, but an abundance of passion.
No spoilers, a few kinks not to my liking~ this is a must read and should be read in order of the series.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
A five handcuff review
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