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Publisher's Summary

Miller:

When Talon left to play pro ball six years ago, the hole in my chest confused me. I focused my heartache into making my own NFL dreams come true, and by the time I was drafted, the longing I had for my best friend was buried deep. Now, he wants everything to be like it was in college, but we can't have threesomes and be reckless like we once were. The media storm would be enough to break both our careers. That's not my biggest concern, though. The torch I had for him burns brighter after so long apart, and there's nothing I can do about it. Marcus Talon is straight. I need to stay away from him.

Talon:

Years ago, Miller and I made a pact that we'd win a Super Bowl together. When I'm offered a position on his team in Chicago, I don't hesitate. I move across the country to chase a dream that's a decade old. Only, now that I'm here, he's avoiding me every chance he gets. If he was anyone else, I'd cut my losses. But this is Shane Miller - the guy who makes everything better just by existing in my universe. The guy I'd do anything for. The guy who's more to me than a brother, a friend, or even a teammate. I'm not going to let him get away.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Eden Finley (P)2019 Tantor

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Great read!

Blindsided is book four in the Fake Boyfriends series

Pieces of their story have entered the previous books in the series. While still part of the series this book doesn’t hold the fake boyfriend trope.

Talon and Miller have been friends since college. After years of not playing together they’re back on the same team.

Miller has been harbouring feelings for 6 years for Talon and now they’re back in each other’s lives Miller is finding it difficult to push them down.
Talon is confused by Miller’s actions since they took home a couple of girls together.

Drunk Talon is both the cutest and annoying thing. He’s like an excited yet clumsy puppy.

Their story is so different from the others in the series and it’s so refreshing to have a different vibe. They have the that cute couple vibe while still maintaining the frat boy antics

Also Sharcus, worst ship name haha. But they’re so damn cute

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Amazing

I love this book and have read it many times. I was actually scared to get the audio book in case it didn't measure up. It did take me a few chapters to warm up to the characters voices and I did prefer one over the other but once I relaxed into it I loved it. I know I will be listening to this book more than once too.

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hate narration but great book

it's such a shame the narration is so bad but I love the book so much

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  • VampiresRock!
  • 21-01-2020

Very sexy without being over dirty, grimy or classless.

First of all I can’t believe that this author is a woman. How does she know so much about gay men love, sex and relationship issues. I think this is one of the most sexy and accurate portrayal’s of a gay athletes coming out story without the whole Super Bowl / Super Star Athlete’s part. I’m a gay athlete who fell in love with a childhood friend who was also my teammate. It really does hit home and we felt a lot of the same feelings and went through some of the same issues that were brought up in this book. If I’m being honest I would have been the Miller character in our relationship. I highly recommend this book just on its sexy ness and accurate portrayal of men in sports these days. Also the love and sex scenes are EXTREMELY HOT HOT HOT!!!!! Without being stereotypical or pornographic.

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  • TALIA
  • 25-09-2019

A great couple complete with football

This is by far my favorite Eden Finley book. both Shane and Marcus are just to hot and yummy for words. their story is so good that it would make even the most critical person to stop and reconsider their 1st choice of verbal judgement. I highly recommend that you buy this book and enjoy.

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  • Christina
  • 28-09-2019

Love this book

This book was just as good on audio as it was in print. Miller and Talon go from friends to lovers in this fun story.

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  • Lyndsay TC
  • 19-03-2022

Fun Friends to Lovers

Miller and Talon certainly had a textbook friends to lovers romance that went a little off the hinges as each man came to the reality of what it would be to be together. Their unique takes on how their relationship played out is what made the story. I'm still loving this series and the narration was excellent.

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  • Molly Kindle Customer
  • 15-03-2022

love these overgrown children

Talon & Miller are two best friends who had time away from each other with real lives to realize they need to be in each other's lives. once in each other's lives again and threatened to be apart again they realize how much the other means what starts with long distance becomes more. they are the definition of soul mates two people that need each other to be better and have a blast doing it!
iggy Toma &Alexander Cendese as usual do their thing and kill the narration.

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  • ShannonVM
  • 13-08-2021

Talon and Miller

I really liked this one, I do love me a second chance romance! Although Talon and Miller were never really in a relationship together, they've always been closer than your average friends, at least the years they were in college together. While Miller has always known there was more to his feelings for Talon than friendship, it takes them finally being reunited after a few years apart for Talon to see what's always been right in front of him.

I enjoyed the journeys of self-discovery both these men went on through the course of the book. Talon, with his feelings for Miller and realizing, and accepting, it was more than just friendship; Miller, dealing with his injury and what it meant for his future, as well as these new found feelings between him and Talon.

I liked the easy relationship these two had, from being such close friends.
It's fun to think back on scenes with Talon and Miller in previous books in this series and realize now what was going on between them!

Iggy and Alexander were great once again! I've spaced out (not that kind of spaced out!) listening to this series so that I don't get characters mixed up- that can happen when the same narrators are used in a series that features different couples, but listening to books with different narrators in between helps!

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  • H. Spanarella
  • 11-02-2021

Loved Talon & Miller

Gah!! I’ve loved every single book in this series, and Blindsided was just everything I’ve been waiting for with Talon and Miller. While I’ve read this twice, I somehow forgot to listen to the audio that’s been sitting in my library forever. I was jonesing for some Iggy Toma and strum led across this un-listened audio in my library. Both Iggy Toma and Alexander Cendese have knocked it out of the park with their narration of this series to date. They did a fantastic job with bringing Talon and Miller to life for me, and if possible I loved them even more! I loved their pace of the story, the emotion they each brought, and the voices used for each. This book hit so many high points for me: closeted athletes, friends to lovers, football, and FTG. I loved seeing Talon come to the realization of his feelings for his best friend and teammate. I loved their sexting, and them getting to know each other on a different level. The support that they each provided each other through the tough times, and Talon’s unwavering support of Miller’s recovery was all the feels. The sexy times were A-MAZ-ING!!! All around their story had everything and I both wanted to hurry up and finish and never wanted it to end! Even knowing the story when I got around to listening, I was bummed and wasn’t ready to be done in Talon and Miller’s world! I couldn’t recommend this book (and series) more!

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 05-12-2020

enjoyed it.

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes

I enjoyed Talon and Miller's story and it touched on (what I expect) are some genuine issues for gay athletes, but by the end of it, (I wasn't in the best head-space so) Miller's constant insecurities started to get on my nerves - this is my least favorite of the series.

Narration comment: Both narrators are terrific on their own and do a great job on their respective characters chapters, but in my opinion dual narration is unnecessary for a M/M book. Either narrator would have been an excellent choice for the entire book, both narrators are excellent voice actors, but I didn't like having 2 different voices for each character (it felt like there were 4 MC's instead of 2).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-2020

Two words - Must Listen

Awesome dual narration...Awesome and funny storyline...Awesome author...Awesome everything...I have listened multiple times and it never looses it's appeal.

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  • OSUFAN_04
  • 12-11-2020

Steamy!!!

If you are comfortable with listening to intimate acts being described in great detail, and you enjoy a great romance novel then this is your book. This book made me feel every emotion and left me wanting so much more. That is what a great book should do and this one did just that. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read a gay romance novel. Enjoy!!!

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  • Michael Wild
  • 04-02-2021

Lively and entertaining.

The reader has the perfect voice for the role. The exception being any female voice. They all sound like Marge Simpson. The story and the audio are both lively and entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-10-2020

Loved this audiobook

I really love this series and this is another great addition. The narrators make the story come alive, they make you smile.

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