NFL football player Isaiah Blackwell lost his husband three years ago and is raising their teen son alone. He lives his life as quietly as his job allows, playing ball to support his family but trying not to draw unwanted attention. His quiet life is shaken up when a mutual friend introduces him to Victor, a visiting principal ballet dancer who is everything Isaiah is not.
Brash and loud, Victor Aleksandrov has applied for political asylum to avoid returning to Russia, where gay men are targeted and persecuted. He’s been outspoken about gay rights in his home country, and if he doesn’t get asylum, going back to Russia is a death sentence.
Their one-night stand turns into a tentative friendship, a relationship they both agree is temporary…until Victor’s denied asylum. Isaiah can’t offer Victor a happily ever after, but he can propose something that’ll keep Victor in the US and safe...marriage. He just doesn’t expect his new husband to dance away with his heart.
So hot, so wonderful; I loved it!
His Convenient Husband is the first book I've read by Robin Covington and what an introduction to her writing! This book knocked my socks off and I can't wait to read more stories in the Love and Sports series.
I knew before I finished the first chapter that I was going to love this story and that opinion didn't change as I continued to devour this book. I couldn't read the words on the page fast enough and yet I knew I would be sad when it ended.
Isaiah lost the love of his life and now he's afraid to love again and risk his heart. He's happy with the life he and his son, Evan, have going for them even if he's lonely at times. Victor is taken with Isaiah and his son. He and Evan have a lot of things in common, including their love of Isaiah. Now if he can only get Isaiah to trust his heart again.
The chemistry between the characters was palpable, the heat and love (that one of them wouldn't admit to) projected like a real and living thing. But, oh, did I want to knock some heads together a couple of times! It's a romance and has an HEA so everything works out in the end but not before I shed more than a few tears for the heartbreak these two suffered. Then the HEA and the epilogue brought on the happy tears. All in all, this is exactly the kind of story I love to read.
Did I mention that this book is HOT, HOT, HOT?
I have to note one small thing that bothered me a few times. There were more than a couple of places where I had a bit of trouble telling whether it was Isaiah or Victor doing the talking – enough that I found myself re-reading passages. While the story was still so overwhelmingly engrossing, I felt it only fair to deduct a half star from my rating. Still, this was a fantastic 4.5-star book for me.
A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book.
***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com (10/9/17)***
Great hot read
This was a great read by the wonderful Robin Covington. Victor Aleksandrov is a dancer from Russia trying to get Asylum. Isaiah Blackwell is a football player who takes his son to Evan to meet Victor, and Isaiah and Victor hit it off and they are hot together they try to have a no strings one and done relationship but when Victor gets denied his Asylum and his life may be on the line seeing the friendship, chemistry and family build but can Isaiah move on from his past.
This is great quick read that I could not put down.
Before I started this one I read several critical reviews on it so I must admit I started with some apprehension. After reading the story I have to say I'm glad I don't always listen to the naysayers. I absolutely loved this book. I thought this was a wonderful M/M romance that not only gave me a wonderfully entertaining story but also reminded me how important it is to live life just as you are.
Isaiah Blackwell is a man who have known great love in his life. The pain of losing that love has been overwhelming but he's moved on with life for the sake of his son. One thing is for sure, he'll never risk loving like that again. Then Victor Aleksandrov enters his life and nothing will ever be the same. They are complete opposites. Isaiah is quiet, reserved, and very private. Victor is loud, flamboyant, and outspoken. When a one night stand turns into a marriage of convenience these two have to learn to live in each other's worlds.
I would definitely recommend this one!