[Review] Power Plays & Straight A’s by Eden Finley & Saxon James

Title: Power Plays & Straight A’s
Author: Eden Finley & Saxon James
Publication Date: June 27, 2020


“Look out for Zach and don’t hit on him.”

My brother’s request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself.

Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I’ve always thought was cute, I don’t have the time to think with my … stick. There’s only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that’s my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract. The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off the ice.

Only, keeping to the rules is harder than I thought it would be.


People confuse me. And no one more than Foster Grant.

I’ve barely spoken two words to him in the whole time I’ve known him, but the second I step foot on campus, he’s impossible to shake. I can never anticipate his next move. And whenever we’re together, my next move is a total mystery as well.

I want to give in to him, but that might mean coming clean about something I’ve never been bothered about before. I’m still carrying my V-card. And I think it’s time to turn it in.divider_line (1)Review:

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a dive into the world of M/M sports romance and i’m so glad I picked this one up! I loved Eden Finley’s Fake Boyfriend (there was a cameo and I loved it!) series way too much and this also had elements that reminded me of Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series, especially the first one The DealThis story was great because it dealt with a two main characters who were kind of total opposites. Foster Grant is the hotshot hockey captain who is also openly bi and then Zach is this cute nerdy gay guy who struggles with basic human interaction. The only thing I didn’t enjoy about this story is that at times I wanted to smack Zach’s character because he was a little too obtuse and oblivious. You’ll love this book if you enjoy:

-m/m college sports romance
-bi/gay rep
-brothers best friend/opposites attract/forbidden romance
-soft gay nerdy TAs
-overly charming bi hockey guys who want what they can’t have
-locker room kissing
-steamy scenes
-coming out stories

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