Donovan Bane loves playing rugby for the Sydney Smoke. And if that means he has to keep his sexuality a secret, that’s a sacrifice he’s prepared to make. At least until after he retires, anyway. He doesn’t want to be the first pro rugby player in Australia to officially come out while still playing. The team doesn’t need the media shit storm and he’d rather be known for his footy skills. Which means no dating, no relationships, no sex. Nothing but playing ball.
Until one man suddenly changes everything…
Beckett Stanton is out and proud—and not looking for a guy who isn’t. Been there, done that, complete disaster. Unfortunately, on the first day of his new job working for the Sydney Smoke, he locks eyes with Donovan Bane and he’s a goner. Big, gruff, and athletic isn’t usually Beck’s type, but for some reason this man is ticking all his boxes. And it’s clear the feeling is mutual. It’s also clear that Donovan is not out, and doesn’t plan to be anytime soon. Still, Beck can’t resist being the man to show Donovan everything he’s been missing.
For the first time, Donovan doesn’t play it safe and allows himself to indulge in things with Beck he knows he can’t have. But when their relationship gets serious, he knows he has to choose between the career he loves and the man he loves, because how can he possibly have both?
All the feels
This is Amy Andrews first M/M romance and after reading Playing It Safe I’m wonder why she has ventured into this genre before now because Donovan and Becks romance is up there with the best M/M romances of the year. This really shows how talented and diverse this author is.
Donovan Bane is playing a game he loves, he is at the top of his career but he has been hiding his sexuality his whole life, he has excepted a future without a partner and makes up for this by spending time and loving with his teammates families.
Beckett “Beck” Stanton has just joined the Sydney Smoke working in the finance dept and this is where these two meet. The attraction is instant and the connection is strong but Beck knows Donovan is hiding his sexuality and add in the fact Beck is not looking for a relationship over being burnt in his last, it seems these two are not meant to be. But fate has a plan and it’s a lift on a rainy night that makes them realise the chemistry and attraction is to hard to resist but will that be enough for Donovan to come out of the closet. Guess you need to read the book to find that out…..
This book ticked all my boxes, I smiled, I swooned and I held my breath as I found myself engrossed in this steamy, entertaining journey. I adored the characters and I loved the story and I highly recommend this read to all M/M romance lovers.