Sander March is one season away from the pros, or so everyone tells him.
If only Sander had as much faith in his ability as the Cougar coaching staff does. Outwardly, he's cocksure, borderline bitter, and slightly sarcastic. All that strut and sass hides a wounded soul though. Working to hide a brutal past filled with humiliation, abuse, and a family member who still haunts him, Sander has never found the kind of comfort and understanding he so desperately needs. Until he meets Mateo Castillo, a minor league baseball player for the nearby Elmira Egrets. Mateo and Sander click instantly, and a budding friendship develops between the two athletes.
Mateo then introduces Sander to his boyfriend, Noah Coombs, an aspiring manga comic creator. The three men find themselves bonding strongly, and that slowly gives way to sexual attraction. Eventually, Mateo and Noah invite Sander into their relationship. The path to happiness isn't going to be easy for Sander as he faces criticism from his friends, teammates, and the press for his choices. The brash young star can handle all that, it's when his abuser shows up in Cayuga that Sander fears not only for his own safety, but for the lives of the two men he has grown to love. Will Sander's past tear him away from Mateo and Noah, or will he be able to leave the darkness behind?
Warning – This story has disturbing subject matter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow, this tore me up at times but I loved it. Overtime is book 4 in the Cayuga Cougars series but can easily be read as a standalone book. This is a very hot, sexy story but also deals with some dark topics. Sander March had a terrible childhood. He never knew his father and his mother died when he was young. He was raised by his older sister who married an abusive man who took out his frustrations on his wife and young Sander. As a grownup, Sander is haunted by his childhood and has never had much luck in love. Mateo and Noah are in a committed relationship. After Mateo and Sander meet at an awards banquet something seems to click and Mateo invites him to meet Noah. Soon the three of them are exploring the feelings they have for each other and begin a poly relationship. Wow, Overtime got me worked up in so many ways. The horrible things that Sander endured at the hands of his abusive brother-in-law just broke my heart. Noah also has darkness in his past. Mateo seems to be the glue that holds them all together but then he also has a rough patch to negotiate. There are a lot of bumps in the road for Sander, Mateo and Noah – and some are very frightening – but it was very rewarding to read how they managed to overcome obstacles and get their HEA. I've enjoyed all of the books in this series but Overtime is now my favorite. I'm looking forward to reading more stories in this world. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***