Series: 2013 Daily Dose: Make A Play
Author: Tray Ellis
Genre: MM Contemporary
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: High-energy Spence joins a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school looking for adventure. Will is already a calm, advanced practitioner of the gentle art when they meet, and he takes the new student under his wing. After training for a tournament, Spence realizes that relaxing into the flow works great for channeling his energy at competitions and for life in general, but when it comes to taking a chance on Will, pushing the boundaries may be the only way to take their friendship to the next level.
Review: I liked this story as it was all about martial arts and how they affect each person differently according to their personalities.
In this case, we have Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and two completely different characters. Will is already a purple belt and he doesn’t win his belts fast and through competitions. No, he’d rather train continually and for long time. Giving time to his mind and body to absorb the art and the mechanics. He is already in that “space” where you let yourself flow with the motions of the art. He’s calm and he simply enjoys it without the need to compete.
Spence on the other way has always been a hurricane of a man. Always chasing his next challenge. Always pushing himself and he’d be a liar if he said he doesn’t like competition. He thrives in it. So, after accomplishing things at work, he finds himself wanting yet another challenge and BJJ comes across. But what started as yet another sport for him became much more than a challenge when it came to Will. Because while he tackles everything head-first in his life, he has to be careful and not ruin things with his fast becoming friend. No matter how much he needs to let his tension go and roll with the flow, Spencer is certain that when it comes to life and love, one must go all for nothing if he wants to win the prize.
And it was so fun watching them both interact with each other and adapt BJJ in their life in a completely different way. Fun, fast and sexy, I liked this read and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes martial arts, a grappling art at that, hot guys and a fun read.