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The Understatement of the Year - Community Reviews back

by Sarina Bowen
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Cat's Books: Romance
Cat's Books: Romance rated it 10 months ago
Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the sa...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 1 year ago
Rikker is out, Graham isn't. In the world of sport it is not easy, that's why Graham is a jerk most of the times, in public. Honestly, I dislike mm books where one of the guys is the little dirty secret of the other. Thank God it is not a little dirty sex secret (where the closeted is happy and nice...
Amanda Says
Amanda Says rated it 2 years ago
To be honest, I've tried starting this review so many times and I still don't have a proper way to start it. All I can say it seems I'm in the minority when not loving - barely liking it - this book. So we'll cut right to the chase.The Understatement of the Year is all about Rikker and Graham. They ...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 2 years ago
La historia explota uno de los clichés más básicos del MM romance: un amor/lujuria entre dos amigos bisexuales, uno que tira más para lo hetero (o de eso se quiere convencer) y el otro que vive sus preferencias sexuales más abiertamente, sin prejuicios. Los lectores asiduos al género sabrán ya que e...
Malin
Malin rated it 2 years ago
Michael Graham and John Rikker were best friends growing up, spending all their time together, playing hockey either on the ice or on a gaming console in Graham's den. Until the summer when it was quite clear that their friendship was turning into something else and they couldn't keep their hands of...
Tami
Tami rated it 2 years ago
And a lot of Hockey. I liked this story so much. The pacing, how it evolved, the backstory. It had just enough drama to not be too sweet. The main couple had such good tension and also some old bitterness, but also sweetness. And some really good sense of humor - the gran was just brilliant. Ver...
liz blue ~ paperback reader
liz blue ~ paperback reader rated it 2 years ago
I found Michael irritating. I just didn't buy how much of his shame was a thing. I know the events from the teen years are supposed to be seriously damaging. I couldn't buy how much it screwed him up. I'm not quite sure why, but I had a super hard time empathizing or feeling for his side of things. ...
B3 - Brooklyn's Book Bites
B3 - Brooklyn's Book Bites rated it 3 years ago
I didn't like Graham. He irritated me. How Rikker allowed himself to be used also irked me. He went through hell coming out, and yet he was willing to "go back into the closet" and be treated like crap. It all just bothered me.
Poisoning with words
Poisoning with words rated it 3 years ago
"I didn’t want people to see me as a stereotype. Faggot. Queen. Fairy. I didn’t feel like any of those things, and I didn’t want to be called those names. I just wanted to be Michael Graham. It’s just that Michael Graham was attracted to men. And always had been."
Woman Reading
Woman Reading rated it 3 years ago
Well, that book completely consumed me. Up till 2am, until 'just one more chapter' became 'omg, I have to finish this!'Actual ReviewContemporary Romance is not my favorite genre. NA is not my favorite classification. Luckily The Understatement of the Year came very highly recommended. Also, being an...
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