elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain (045-03-17-2016)

1) Tackling the Tight End was a fun, sensitive, and thought-provoking read. I enjoyed it all the way through. There were moments that made me chuckle aloud, moments that made me wonder about the fates of Raven and Dennis, and, of course, there were moments that got delightfully steamy. Highly enjoyable and definitely recommended!

2) I really loved this book and although this is part of a series it is possible to read this book without having read the others. Readers should know that this book does touch on subjects that may be difficult for some to read.

3) A much better story than I expected from the title.

Tackling the Tight End (The Long Pass Chronicles) by Tara Lain
Gay Romantic Suspence
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632162636
ISBN-13: 978-1632162632
Amazon: Tackling the Tight End (The Long Pass Chronicles)
Amazon Kindle: Tackling the Tight End (The Long Pass Chronicles)

A Novel in the Long Pass Chronicles

Everyone wants the best for SCU student and tight end Raven Nez―and they know exactly what that is. Enter the NFL draft, become a big football hero, promote his tribe’s casino, and make a lot of money to help people on the reservation. Just one problem. Raven’s gay and he really wants to work with gay kids. Plus he figures a gay Native tight end will get flattened in the NFL. Then the casino board hires a talented student filmmaker to create ads for the tribal business and asks Raven to work with him. But the filmmaker is Dennis Hascomb, a guy with so much to hide and a life so ugly it’s beyond Raven’s understanding. Still he’s drawn to Dennis's pain and incredible ability to survive. Captivated by Raven’s stories of the two-spirited and by the amazing joy of finally having a friend, Dennis knows he has to break free from everything he’s ever been taught was good―but that’s a struggle that could kill him and Raven too. Is there a chance for “the great red hope” and the “whitest guy on earth”? A future for the serpent and the raven?

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