In their battle against post-retirement weight gain, a former football star and a former hockey star meet in a hush-hush counseling group for celebrities.Soon retired pro football player Gabe Finch is working on trash-talking his way into Logan Peterson's heart. Logan was an ice hockey star. Selected as league most valuable player in four different seasons, he retired after ...
|Title||:||The Weighting Game|
|Number of Pages||:||212 pages|
The Weighting Game Reviews
This is an interesting book with an excellent storyline but unfortunately it's just an okay read for me. Some of the phrasing is really odd and I found myself being distracted by the lack of flow in the writing. It just didn't come together as a cohesive story but I think all of the characters are amazing. I love Logan and Gabe as individuals but I had a difficult time seeing them as a couple because the emotional connection between them is missing for most of the story. I like how well the auth ...more
Unique and Credible
The only question I have about this book is identifying the men on the cover. I think that the guy in the white t-shirt is Logan the ex pro hockey star and Gabe in the foreground is the ex NFL star--and openly gay--quarterback.
Picture these two in a developing friendship based on their being shoved into a weight control program against their wills. Regardless of who's who on the cover, you have the beginning of a low key relationship that morphs into a scorching, and angst fi ...more
Declan Rhodes has become a go-to author for me when it comes to sweet romance with a bit of steam, and great characters to revisit from time to time. The Weighting Game is just one more reason why. There's just something about Gabe and Logan and their slow-burn romance. I love that they're friends first and they just genuinely enjoy each other's company. Their struggles with weight gain and loss, and the health issues that can go along with it are something a lot of people can relate to, and the ...more
This is a sweet friends to lovers story. Gabe and Logan's story is one of those that you just can't put down until finished.
I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.
I'm not going to bother discussing the uninspired plot or wooden MCs. The writing is tragedy enough: awkward, clunky, painful to read. I skimmed through most of the story.
In The Weighting Game, Declan Rhodes painted an interesting picture of two athletes who let it all go down hill after retirement. Like others entering retirement, their daily routines changed to an extreme extent. As athletes, they worked hard, burned thousands of calories daily and could eat virtually anything they wanted. But in retirement, they burned little to nothing, thus the calories they ate – well they stayed, they didn’t get burned off.
Now a few years after retirement, their bodies wer ...more