Blindsided (Fake Boyfriend #4) by Eden Finley
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.
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.
I love this series.
This is a great best-friends to lovers story.
Miller and Talon obviously have a lot of professional respect for each other, but it was the emotional attachment they had for each other that made me want more. Their friendship was one that lasted, even when they hadn’t had contact with each other in years. You just knew that there was something there that was drawing them back to each other.
Miller seemed like he was the laid-back friend. The one who would roll with the changes that happened between him and Talon. He was the one who recognized that he wasn’t getting the same thing out of the threesomes that Talon was. He didn’t fight his orientation. That was just who he was. Unfortunately, he also knew what kind of impact that information would have on his career and that his best friend was straight.
Talon was completely swoon worthy. I expected him to be the one who would have the biggest freak out if a relationship between him and Miller became public knowledge. But once he got over the initial shock of realizing he was attracted to his best friend, he devoted himself to the idea of a relationship with Miller. He realized that Miller was his, and who better to fall in love with than his best friend?
The men of this series do not have an easy road to love. They have to hide who they are if they don’t want to risk career suicide or they’re unwillingly outed. This has a little bit of each. But it’s how Miller and Talon handle the situation that will make you fall in love with both of them.