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Monday, February 22, 2010

TLC 101 by Janey Chapel

TLC 101 by Janey Chapel
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (78 pgs)
Other: M/M
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Sports psychologist Kip Rigsbee feels like an outsider, not part of the players’ circle and not accepted by the coaches of the college team he’s been hired to help. But that hasn’t kept him from feeling the gravitational pull of defensive coordinator Greg Browne, despite the fact that Greg dismisses Kip’s methods as “motivational bullsh*t.” An accident brings the unacknowledged attraction between the two men to the surface, but the common ground of their erotic connection may not be enough to help Kip overcome Greg’s determination to keep his personal life separate from his job.

Can two men who have to work together find common ground when it comes to matters of the heart? Read TLC 101 to find out more.

When I opened this story, I was delighted to read about two contemporary guys I could meet on the street. You feel as if you are plopped in the middle of their world, like them meeting up is something that happens every day, and it works well. Ms. Chapel’s characters are strong, but totally hunky.

The sex scenes in this story start out a bit slow in that they can’t just jump all over each other. That being said, it’s refreshing. Kip and Greg know each other, but they really don’t know each other well. I liked watching the development of the relationship and the attraction building into something strong. The idea of a freak accident with deeper meanings bringing them together is unique and very effective.

Kip really held my attention. His background mandates that he should be an attention-hog, but no—he’s rather reserved. I liked his drive to be his own person. The reader can identify with his struggles to be his own man. Greg is the kind of towering hero that you can’t avoid, nor do you want to. He’s handsome and commands respect, even when he’s being a bit difficult.

If you want a story that will stick with you long after the last page, then you need to read TLC 101. I give this story 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Janey Chapel said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing my book, Tiger Lily! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I posted a link to your review from my Live Journal blog this morning. :)