Title: Gasping for Air
Series: Game Day #2
Author: TS McKinney
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2017
How far will Trystan go to win the heart of the man he loves?
All the way.
Trystan Matherly is conceited, arrogant, and rich. He has plenty of money, athletic ability, and gorgeous looks to keep the men forming a long line just to be with him. Choosing his next lover has been as simple as down-selecting to the hottest candidate.
Until Dakota. With his sad eyes, full lips, and perfectly sculpted swimmer’s body, Dakota is just the kind of lover Trystan wants. After only one look, he knows he has to have him.
Too bad Dakota seems to be totally oblivious to all his charms.
Dakota Jacobson is lonely, tired, and depressed. He’s at Alabama Temple to complete his degree, not to put up with idiots. He works diligently to be as invisible as possible.
He doesn’t need friends and he sure doesn’t need lovers…especially not football titans that think they rule the world. Nope; been there, done that.
With his sexy eyes, arrogant smirk, and muscled physique, Trystan is just the kind of lover Dakota never intends to have…again.
Too bad Trystan refuses to allow him to be invisible.
I had a hard time forming an opinion about this book. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because Trystan was an arrogant ass and I don't do arrogance. But then as I read on I learned that he was willing to change for the right person-and that person was Dakota.
Dakota was hurt by his past. And this is a hurt that lives deep in a person's soul. One that takes a lifetime to work through. My heart ached for him, especially when I learned the truth, because no one should have to go through what he did. I admit, I cried. I'm not ashamed of my tears.
Trystan refuses to let Dakota go, even when he gives him every reason to. And that helps me forgive Trystan's more less than appealing personality traits.
When Dakota's past comes back to finish what it started, it's Trystan's strength-and love that saves him.
TS Mckinney had my heart aching for these two men. I was captured by the characters within the first few pages. Trystan flips between his old personality and his new one so flawlessly that it makes you realize that love can, maybe change people.
Dakota comes to the realization that you can have everything, you just have to find the right person and trust not only them, but yourself.
I went up and down with Gasping For Air. My heart plunged in all the right places, my soul soared when the characters' did. This book makes you understand that love can change a person. Love can heal a person.
There are circumstances in Gasping For Air that I advise you to take caution of, they're hard to read about, especially when you fall hard for Dakota and want to take his pain away. Some instances are hard to talk about, so I advise you to take heed to that. But if you do decide to take this journey, then know you will get nothing but deep, healing love in return.
T.S. McKinney lives in East Tennessee with her high school sweetheart/husband and all the countless dogs she picks up from deserted country roads. Her professional career has been in business but her heart has always belonged to the fantasy world found in books.
Creating wicked worlds where one can meet the perfect hero – and then do anything to him that you want – has been a hobby that has brought her plenty of hours of fun and naughty entertainment. When not working, reading, or writing, she loves to spend time with my family and forcing them (because they don’t really have another choice) to allow me to redecorate their houses…and listen to my naughty…sometimes sadistic stories.