- Book Title: into the team
- Author: Rob Damon
- Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing (September 15, 2015)
- Book Length: 216 pages
- Genre: Soccer, Bromance, LGBT, Bisexual
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: September 24, 2015
Into The Team: Theme
Todd, the main character in the novel, has a lot of drive, is optimistic, and chases his dream of becoming a professional footballer with complete focus. Those are admirable qualities, and everyone is inspired by stories of personal achievement.
Into The Team blurs the lines between gay/straight, romance/bromance. And so the idea of a football team, where players must bond with each other, is perfect. Into The Team shows that when men hang up their aggression and turn on their affections, great things can be achieved.
Of course, achieving a dream cannot come without a price, and within the story there are tests the main character must face. How far would he go to not just achieve his dream, but also to maintain it?
The novel takes male bonding to an extreme, and the idea of bromance is pushed further to create something more like romance.
Are the characters in this story gay? Should any of us really care? Love can grow between any two people, male or female, gay or straight.
This is a really different take on team camaraderie, and it makes sense, which is what made this book so intriguing.
This book was highly erotic in nature but I can’t say that it was from the acts themselves. Here’s the deal with the story, it is chock full of testosterone. Locker rooms, showers, male households, saunas it all adds to the ANTICIPATION of what may come. Interwoven into the sports saga is a real story of self discovery. The thing is that it really isn’t a gay thing it’s more of an acceptance of what is possible.
I’ve said this before but it is relevant to this book also. Sex is Sex and it is the pressure of societal views that define what is right and what is wrong. There is no wrong (except for the illegal stuff, we’ll stick with consensual adults for what I am saying) in my view and apparently in the view of this author, either. This is one of the strongest point of views for the argument that sex between two people can be just that.
I may have gotten to philosophical in this review but hey it’s what the story made me think about while reading it, and the same as I reflected upon it.
I Recommend this book and give it an unequivocal 5 star rating. There are lots of books that cross my desk and there are a few that I can say out loud “I enjoyed the living heck out of it”. This is one of those books, it leaves you feeling really good, happy even. This 1st time author did an exceptional job of bringing his characters to life with real emotion, they were well rounded and even though you liked some of the characters more than others, that’s life. So I give Rob a “Frickin’ Awesome Job, Dude!”