Masterpiece (Men of Hidden Creek, Season 3, Book 2) by H.J. Welch
“I want to trust you.”
Koby Duvall always knew his place at school. Art nerds like him were just target practice for guys on the football team. NFL star Vince Russo may never have bullied him, but the two men are still nothing alike. Except when Koby is asked to create a sculpture of Russo, they find themselves stuck together.
Vince is only home for a few weeks over the holidays while he recovers from a head injury. Face to face with his former classmate, he finally has a chance to prove to Koby that he’s more than just a dumb jock. However, sparks fly and Vince realizes he and Koby may have more in common than they thought. But all Vince knows is football, and coming out in the NFL is career suicide. When a violent grudge comes back to terrorize Koby, though, Vince knows he’ll do anything to protect the man he loves.
Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains a steamy modeling session, big families with even bigger food portions, and enough chemistry to melt steel.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
A meaningful coming together story with a HEA!
This story interested me from the beginning and while there were a lot of LBGTQ terms I felt like I learnt a lot too. Helen showed a great amount of respect to her characters and readers by creating these wonderful pansexual characters and I loved Koby and Vince.
This story is about former classmates; the ‘art nerd’ (Kody) and the ‘jock’ (Vince), finding each other and opening themselves up along the way. Vince is on leave from the NRL due to injury and finds himself back in his home town of Hidden Creek that is now LGBTQ friendly and causes Vince to look at how he feels and what he wants for himself. With some drama and danger along the way, Vince and Kody find they are better together and are able to find their happily ever after with each other.
This was the first book I’ve read by H.J. Welch and enjoyed her writing style. She is informative in her stories but is flows through her writing and never distracts from the story, the characters or the pace of the book. I now need to go back to Season 1 and Season 2 of the Men of Hidden Creek to read her previous stories as the characters are featured in this book just enough to intrigue me and make me what to know more.
This was a great holiday read and my first featuring Pansexual/Aromantic/Asexual main characters. A highly recommend series as a whole too!
Extra Note: I loved the young child Zane, he reminded me of my son 💖
Thanks for reading 📚!