by Louisa Masters (Author),
Seb Yarrick (Narrator)
Sometimes love takes balls.
The Blurb: Newly retired championship footballer Simon Wood is taking on his next challenge. His plan for a charity to provide funding for underprivileged children to pursue football as a career has passed its first hurdle: he has backers and an executive consultant. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling.
Lucien Morel, heir to the multibillion-euro Morel Corporation, is shocked—and thrilled—to learn his father has volunteered him as consultant to a fledgling football charity. Better yet, the brains behind it all is heartthrob Simon Wood, his teenage idol and crush.
Although Simon and Lucien get off on the wrong foot, it’s not long before they’re getting along like a house on fire—sparks included. But with the charity under public scrutiny, can their romance thrive?
Title: The Athlete and the Aristocrat
Author: Louisa Masters
Format: Unabridged Audiobook 🎧
Narrator: Seb Yarrick
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Listening Length: 5hrs 38 min
Genre/Trope(s): MM Romance; Friends to lovers
SMMexy Swordplay: 3 out of 5⚔
Sharonica-Stars: 4.5 out of 5✨
GoodReads AVG: 3.73🌟
⚽👬⚽ MMy Thoughts and Review:
I absolutely loved this story. Seb Yarrick did an excellent job on all the characters, from the London football champion, Simon to Frenchman Lucien, and even Lucien’s circle of friends.
The story itself was an endearing love story about two men, both bisexual, who started with a working relationship, but it just had something special from the very beginning. Their chemistry was off the charts and you knew this was going to be a long steady sultry type of burn between these two. Something lasting and true.💖
I liked the story built around the romance; one of philanthropy and helping kids achieve their dream of playing football (soccer to us Muricans) even though their families could not afford for their children to play.
The book held a steady pace, and had low angst. A nice adult romance to curl up with, and enjoy on a rainy afternoon, while the voices Seb Yarrick incorporated throughout the story take you away.
A true delight!💕⚽👬⚽