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Steamroller – tekijä: Mary Calmes
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– tekijä: Mary Calmes

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About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There's no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson's future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Steamroller
Kirjailijat:Mary Calmes
Info:Dreamspinner Press (2012), Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:to-read

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 15) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
There was something strangely endearing about that story. Despite the strong whiff of insta-love and a main character that, whilst proclaiming he was hard to like, everybody seemed to fall in love with.
A little confusing with the dialogue in places but overall an enjoyable short read. ( )
  Lillian_Francis | Feb 24, 2021 |
Ironically enough I ended up w a friend at a hospital only a couple hours after finishing this book. It put a sharp contrast on American hospital compared to the ones where I live now in Europe! My friend is fine (took a fall down some stairs and a wicked sprain.)

Anyway I know that sounds irrelevant in a review but it kind of is. This story is about several types of relationships and loves in life. First that of a parent and child. Next the lengths a person will go to to protect friends and again how a parents love for a child can overflow to those the child cares about. Then how relationships grow and change as life happens and what tears them apart or stitches them back together. The love that defines family. Finally about the love between lovers and partners.

There are four things that stand out to me here.

1. The characters are not perfect. They have serious and realistic flaws. The MC tends to act like an ass but mostly bc he doesn’t tolerate excuses or bull crap. The love interest has flaws and insecurities. The best friend makes real life choices that have consequences and owns it when he sees he screwed up.


2. It’s honest about the damage abandonment can inflict internally without making it the sole focus.

3. It’s not all about soul mates and fluff. Deliberate choices are made and honest questions asked.

4. Loving someone for life is not all about the feels. It’s also a choice. It’s continuing to accept a person flaws and all day by day even as they change and may no longer be what you initially fell for. And the true test of a live is what you do when standing by them means genuinely risking everything you have.

Someone once told me to that true love is this, “if something happens and standing by them means leaving everything behind forever, could you do it joyfully?”

Everything is friends, family, possessions, job, everything. Joyfully is knowing that you won’t hold anger or be resentful or turn bitter tears down the line.

That’s what this story comes down to and it conveys it beautifully.

It was well written and fun and felt light even though it gets super deep at times. And it covers a heck of a lot for such a short story. :)

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  shobbs88 | Apr 15, 2020 |
4.5

I'll be the first to admit I'm so not a huge fan of Ms. Calmes. I've read quite a few books written by her, though, but there's something in her writing style that's not my cup of tea, and her MCs often annoy the hell out of me. Still, as I often say, I can appreciate the thought behind the words.

Now, with that out of the way, I think I loved this book. The story is adorable, it's hot, it's intense and it's gut wrenching. It's everything I look for in a romance.

There are a few aspects to the story I generally dislike - such as instalove and abrupt endings - but because of everything else I loved so much about in this story, I didn't really care about them. I do think there could be more to Vince and Carson's story, especially with the way it ended, but as always, it's up to the author to decide if they want to reveal more of how their characters get on with their lives.

Just sayin', I'd so read about these boys' lives in Maine. ( )
  CressK | Feb 28, 2018 |
Yes, I am aware that Mary Calmes' main characters seem to be a variance of the same type.

But that shit works for me.

Yes there is insta-love and fairy tale factor throughout the entire story! I see it. I understand.

But it still fucking works.

It's standard Mary Calmes just set in college and featuring new adults. Add in some 'gay for you' and home cooked Mexican cuisine.

*sigh*

*lip quiver*

I liked both Vince and Carson, wished it was longer so I could believe their insta-love.

Still hot though.

3.5 Stars

Whatever, leave me in peace with my book crack.

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  SheReadsALot | Jun 20, 2016 |
Re-read 5/14/14 for Re-Romancing the Faves Challenge: 4.5 stars. I love Mary Calmes because I always know what I'm going to get from her. The sex scenes are always hot, and she always writes likeable characters.



Originally Read 9/6/12: 4.5 stars for me. My only complaint is that it could have been a little longer with a little more of a build-up of Vince and Cress's relationship. ( )
  DreZ | Jan 15, 2015 |
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About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There's no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson's future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in.

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