[Review] Trick Play by Eden Finley



Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.

My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.


Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this.

It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies.

What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet.





This was a bittersweet romance…I am not an expert in the politics of sports and the media, but I am aware that the ostracism of a footballer because of his sexual orientation is an unforgivable and destructive reality…however, whilst the serious issues of prejudice and intolerance are embedded in this story, it is not a dark or heavy read…this is a scorching hot love story

Matt’s career, as a tight end for an NFL team, is in ruins and in need of some serious PR assistance.. which comes in the shape of Noah, hired as a fake boyfriend… and who, incidentally, is on a mission of his own……I thought the push pull relationship between these two was genuine, full of conflicted emotions and plenty of light hearted moments, and the growth of their unbidden feelings for each other completely enthralling…two gorgeous and talented guys, with plenty of testosterone between them, who like to get down and dirty together..what’s not to like?

The author has an easy to read style and whilst this wasn’t an action packed read ….the storyline was engaging and held my attention throughout….this is the first book I have read by this author and her books have now been added to my ever growing list of must reads….


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