Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson

 

307410266a010534aaa6ea970c016766ec2d14970b-800wiShowing Him the Ropes was sexy, sweaty, and freaking hilarious! Initially, this book was on my “maybe” list, but oh am I so happy I decided to read it!

Chance “The Chancellor” Gerhardt has been in the pro wrestling game a long time. His veteran status has earned him a lot of respect both in and out of the ring, but his tenure with Frontier Pro Wrestling certainly doesn’t help him pull any strings when his boss attempts to use his knowledge of the field to his benefit. Devin Jacobs is young talent in the wrestling world, and while he may not exactly be new to the game, he’s new to FPW and pro-wrestling. Against his better interests, Chance gets roped into babysitting the (undeniably attractive) rookie and “showing him the ropes” so to speak, until he’s ready for his television debut.

“I know I can trust you to keep him straight.”

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Chapter one and Christa’s already throwing down! This book was a complete joyride. I can’t say enough how much I loved it. The Chancellor was sultry and sexy with a dash of a**hole that made him easy to love and also be frustrated with throughout the entire book.

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And ahhh, Devin, the red-headed, cheeky little brat. I have a special place in my heart for characters like Devin. He was the complete opposite of Chance: Loud – In both presence and sound. He was stubborn and stood up to Chance when anyone else would have backed down. With a dork streak a mile wide

Devin stood there stunned before a slow smile spread across his face. “Senpai noticed me,” he whispered.

and absolutely no fear or shame over who he was, Devin was a strong character, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading about.

It was so easy to fall in love with these MC’s (even without the fantastic plot), but I cannot count the number of times on my fingers that I wanted to smack some sense into the “all knowing” Chancellor. He pushed and pushed and pushed Devin away to the point that I actually thought the kid was going to take the hint and give up on him. Too bad Devin’s a snarky little thing that doesn’t take s**t from anybody.

Other than airbrushing it on my tights, I don’t know how else I can make it obvious I’m into you.

The push and pull between these characters practically turned the pages for me! Their banter was beyond entertaining and when Chance finally stopped fighting him…

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“Don’t look at me like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like…” he trailed off, obviously not sure what to say. Devin decided to help him out. “Like I want to lick the sweat off your chest before I let you f**k me?”

This one was a little bit of a slow build (or at least it felt that way) but it was completely worth the wait. Christa completely met and surpassed all of my expectations going into this book and I won’t hesitate to pick up the second in the series when it’s released.

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Reviewed by Jordan at Alpha Book Club.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.

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