Title: Gasping for Air
Series: Game Day #2
Author: TS McKinney
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2017
T.S. McKinney lives in East Tennessee with her high school sweetheart/husband and all the countless dogs she picks up from deserted country roads. Her professional career has been in business but her heart has always belonged to the fantasy world found in books.
Creating wicked worlds where one can meet the perfect hero – and then do anything to him that you want – has been a hobby that has brought her plenty of hours of fun and naughty entertainment. When not working, reading, or writing, she loves to spend time with my family and forcing them (because they don’t really have another choice) to allow me to redecorate their houses…and listen to my naughty…sometimes sadistic stories.
Before I begin I have to say that I have absolutely no interest in the lifestyle of the main characters. That being said, I have no problems with others living the lifestyle as long as they're safe and respect the wishes of their partners and not force anything that the partner is not comfortable with.
I found the story to be interesting and well written, as well as the characters. I felt the emotions and apprehensions on the part of the characters were very realistic even though the plot, while very consistent was slightly unrealistic. To my thinking, a rich college boy falling for an average college boy and persuing a relationship is kind of a fairytale. I'm sure it does happen, however. This way of thinking does not in any way detract from my enjoyment of the story.
Being as it may, I think that a little more explanation as to who the characters of Alex and Lincoln are when they first appear in the story, while not really necessary would be helpful. You can read more about them in Touchdown (Gameday Series Book One) as they are the main characters in that book.
What did detract from my enjoyment was the atrocious editing. Paragraph spacing was inconsistent, words were strung together which made me stop and try to figure out what the words were, spaces in the middle of words, and the continual use of "I'm" where it should be "I am". For example, "that's who I'm" instead of "that's who I am."
As a published author myself I would be hard-pressed to give Gasping For Air a rating higher than a 3.5. Considering the excellent story content and the fact that I've never seen these editing issues in any of the TS McKinney novels I've read previously, I will give it a 5 out of 5. Regardless of whatever rating I gave it, I would still recommend it.