Saturday, October 10, 2015

Just a Bit Wrong by Alessandra Hazard

Zach Hardaway is one of the best physiotherapists in Europe.

Tristan DuVal is a young soccer star with a groin injury.

They despise each other from the moment they meet.

As far as Zach is concerned, Tristan is a rich, spoiled brat who is too used to getting his own way.

As far as Tristan is concerned, Zach is a bossy, presumptuous jerk. Tristan hates Zach. He does. The problem is, he also wants to shove Zach against the nearest wall and climb him like a tree.

Warning: explicit MM content, minor D/s undertones.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Warning: at the start of the book, Tristan is a pretty boy whiner/complainer – just a bit hard to take – but once you find out why he is the way he is, you'll love the little douche-canoe. So ride it out.

We met Tristan in the last book released in the series, as Gabe's adopted brother. From Gabe's POV, Tristan was not shown in a good light, and from the start of his own, he wasn't either. But there are always more than two sides to every story, and I started to completely empathize with Tristan.

Wounded, left caged in his house, with no friends or family, where his caustic personality keeps everyone at bay, Tristan needs to get back on the field to feel loved...

In walks Jared's friend and colleague, Zack, to save the day. Zack is a no-nonsense type of guy. An Alpha Male in the extreme. He doesn't take any bullcrap, which is exactly what Tristan needs.

Over the course of the book, a real tug-of-war commences between the pair. The ultimate love/hate relationship up until the final pages. The push-pull was delicious and angsty, and oh-so frustrating.

I could go on and on about Alessandra Hazard's writing style, but if you've made it to this book in the series you've already formed an opinion. What I appreciate, no matter the story, I fall into it quickly and effortlessly.

While reading the ending, I could guess who were our future narrators, and was happy to note there was a sample chapter in the back for them. Mark of a good book, I wanted the next immediately.

The Straight Guys series has been just a bright point in my year’s worth of books...and not having to wait a year in between each is awesome! This installment is just as perfectly executed as the 3 before it. I adored Tristan & Zach and rooted for them from the get go! Man did Zach have patience of steel to put up with snarky, full of himself, Tristan...but we love Tristan cuz we know that arrogance is just a mask and his glimpses of vulnerability made us want him to get his HEA.

Wonderfully written characters bring us readers right into the heart of a love affair! Adored it!

I will have to say Tristan annoyed me in previous books and he did just the same in this book but I understand why now. I loved Zach but didn’t understand why we didn’t see more of Donna in the book. There were times I wanted to reach through my Kindle and slap Tristan, he was such a jerk sometimes, and he really needed his butt smacked! Things were revealed about Tristan’s past and I hope we get to see the outcome of that in the next book, which I can’t wait for!!!

Characters: Well written and believable
Sex: Oh yeah!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Tristan DuVal is a moody, self-righteous, self-absorbed, hurt football player. His team doctor finds him the best physiotherapist to help him recover. Tristan's goal is to be back in top shape for the World Cup. When he first meets Zach, his physiotherapist, he's not impressed. Tristan is in the closet because of being a football player and is very discrete with his hook ups.

Tristan pushes every button Zach has, whether it's his complaining about his therapy, or that his rehab isn't going fast enough, it's always something to drive Zach nuts. Zach is straight and engaged, but until the time of the wedding, he is in an open relationship.

I loved the angst, the back and forth, the way Zach can make Tristan "obey" when he is so used to being in control. This series has been great from book one. I can't wait to see what happens with Ryan and James in Just a Bit Confusing.

Also Available in the Straight Guys Series

Book 0.5
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Book 1
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Book 2
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Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Just a Bit Unhealthy post.

A mom. Massive football fan. Engineer. MM Romance author. Avid reader of many genres.

I love romance with an edge: a bit twisted, a bit unhealthy and messed up.

I love that push-pull of two characters who drive each other crazy and yet are totally perfect for each other. I love mild D/s undertones, hate-to-love relationships, and the friends-to-lovers trope. I also have a bit of a weakness for the good old Alpha Male, stern, strong-willed and tough, but who will turn into a lump of sugar for the man he loves. I’m a sap, I know.

I’m currently working on the Straight Guys series.

I love talking to readers and would love to hear from you.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Just a Bit Wrong (Straight Guys #4) by Alessandra Hazard to read and review. Review copies were purchased by the blog.

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