Friday, October 13, 2017

Rim Shot by Skylar M. Cates

Can college roommates go from friends to lovers?

I’m confident that with hard work, my position as point guard can carry me from rural Indiana to the NBA. I also know I’m attracted to guys, but admitting it might disappoint my father, who is all I have in this world. I have big dreams, so I’ll stay in the closet. As long as my life remains scandal-free, I have a shot.

My large family can’t spare the money to help with my education, but that won’t stop me from studying medicine. I needed to get out of the house I was sharing with my ex before I went insane. Luckily, I heard about a guy looking for a roommate. Living with a straight jock won’t be easy, but it’s a chance I’m willing to take.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Both Kyle and Micah are incredibly driven college students. Kyle’s goal is to play basketball in the NBA and Micah’s goal is to become a doctor. Even though their interests and experiences are very different, this focus and drive makes them a great match.

I feel like the premise of this story has more promise than the actual story delivers. Parts of this story dragged. The journey from roommates to friends to lovers feels very slow. At times, Kyle and Micah’s connection feels more convenient than fated – something Micah actually questions at one point.

There is a whole lot going on here beyond Kyle and Micah’s relationship and not all of it really helps the story. I struggled to engage with Kyle’s basketball teammates and their issues. Kyle and Micah’s family issues are touched on a few times but not ever fully resolved. And the drug testing storyline resolved too easily and had Micah acting out of character.

So, I loved the idea of this story but I wasn't as excited by the actual book.

SKYLAR M. CATES loves a good romance, especially ones that are both steamy and emotionally satisfying. She is quite happy to drink coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Her best-selling novels feature strong, passionate men. Skylar loves to craft stories where realistic men are challenged with emotional situations. Skylar’s character-driven series will often feature close-knit families, animals, and loyal friendships being tested.

Skylar dreams about spending her days writing novels, walking along the beach, and listening to good live music. She also dreams of eating dessert without weight gain and robots cleaning her house. But she knows she can’t have it all… yet. Although lately the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rim Shot by Skylar M. Cates to read and review.


  1. I think relationship of convenience can turn into a real romance but it has to be attraction and give and take to make it turn into a really relationship.

  2. I do think a relationship of convenience can become a real romance in the right situation, where there is attraction to start with.

  3. Yes, I do. I don't think you need to have a fast-and-furious romance form the starts.

  4. I do, yes. Of course there should be chemistry, or same goals, and of course respect in the first place.

  5. A relationship of convenience can definitely turn into real romance; it can evolve just like any way people become romantically involved.

  6. Yes, if the people involved end up romantically compatible and end up enjoying each other's company.

  7. Anything is possible if people have open minds and hearts.

  8. I think romances can grow out of almost any situation.


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