Wednesday, November 10, 2021

No Take Backs by Becca Seymour Release Blitz

Some things you can’t take back.

Some things you can’t take back.

If you say those words, get caught glancing at his bulge, or share a heated kiss, it’s game over. The “no take backs” rule strikes, and there’s no way you can backtrack.

That’s the way it’s always been with me and Nate Griffin, my old best friend who thought he could change the rules.

It doesn’t matter that time and distance have pulled us apart. I’ve finally figured myself out and yanked my head out of my backside. Now, if only I can drag myself out of the closet and be the man I want to be for Nate…

But I’m a pro basketball player who has no desire to be a poster boy. Not only that, Nate and I don’t even live in the same country.

Nate, big-hearted guy he is, takes it all in his stride, and I can’t help but wonder if just maybe he’s too good for me. But hell if I can resist him.

It all boils down to: Do I want to take anything back when it comes to Nate Griffin?


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No Take Backs by Becca Seymour

Book 1
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He felt something. I was sure of it. I’d heard it in the calls, had seen it in his soft smile in our video calls, and every second since we’d finally been together.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the story of Nate, a small-town Australian whose best friend and first crush leaves him to become a basketball star in America. Ryan doesn’t just leave Nate, he also leaves his family, forcing Nate to step in and care for Ryan’s sister and grandmother.

I love Nate in this story, but there are so many times I want better for him. He’s reliable, responsible, and good. I love him with Ryan’s family, and I love him with his dad. I love the joy he takes in running his small family business. He is absolutely wonderful. Ryan, in contrast, is an unreliable hot mess. I’m not sure he ever really makes things right with his family and I found it hard to believe in his closeted commitment to Nate. Without spoilers, I don’t love that it feels like all the compromises are Nate’s while all the glory is Ryan’s.

By the end of the story, I had warmed to Ryan slightly, but I wasn’t convinced. There are some wonderful moments in this book, but I do feel like I need a sequel where things feel more balanced between Nate and Ryan for me to truly believe in them as a couple.

This is the first book in a new series, and as a huge fan of sports romances, I was delighted to get to read this. I will definitely read more when they are released.

The story of two childhood friends from a small Australian town, who separate when Ryan goes to college in the USA on a basketball scholarship. And the separation is a clean break, due, we find out to Ryan not coping with the homesickness if he communicates with home. This leaves Nate looking out for the grandmother and sister that Nate left behind too. I did struggle to cope with that level of betrayal of his roots. Surely the basketball season isn't so long that he couldn't do both? Anyway, it didn't really endear him to me!

Due to a variety of reasons, Ryan and Nate do reconnect, and it feels like Nate is obliged to do all the hard work. That said, they do finally acknowledge that there is more than just friendship between them, but the barriers of being out in the sport are too great for Ryan. This seems true to him, even though two of his best friends and teammates in the States, clearly hint at knowing that he may care for Nate.

The basketball is not a really major part of the storyline, other than setting the context of wanting privacy. I liked that Nate was still also a talented player but had always known that he was happy in his town, supporting his parents' business and friends.

I am looking forward to the next book, and hope that we see how the guys have made things work in spite of the challenges.



All I wanted to do was lean into him and steal a kiss.


Author Bio

BECCA SEYMOUR lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.

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Do I want to take anything back when it comes to Nate Griffin?

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of No Take Backs (Zone Defense #1) by Becca Seymour to read and review for this tour.

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