Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player Part 1
A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn via Jessewave 5 Stars
One Sentence Review: PWP at its nastiest best THE BLURB Star Irish rugby player, Conor Murphy, lives and breathes rugby. He spends his weekends playing rugby, drinking beer, and singing songs with his teammates. There is only one thing he loves more than rugby, and that is hot rugby players. But after the final whistle sounds, the real competition begins: the hunt for the hottest men. Conor’s muscular body and roguish good looks ensure he can have his pick of the sexiest players. But what happens when this alpha male meets his match on and off the field? Who will come out on top when he meets the horniest rugby players from the USA? Can two alpha males have the night of their lives? THE REVIEW Okay, so I was unprepared for this story. I saw it on the list Wave sends out as available for review; I liked the blurb and was in the mood for a sports story, so I grabbed it. Wave then said to me “um, this is going to have a lot sex in it, it has their highest ‘heat’ rating, do you still want it?” and I’m all like “sure, how much sex can it have?” Silly, silly me. Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player
is a title in the Charlie Harding Presents line from Wilde City. According to the publisher’s site, Charlie Harding titles are part of “a selection of premium, black label books presented by internationally-renowned and award winning adult entertainer, Charlie Harding. Each sizzling story has been personally chosen by Charlie for the quality of its storytelling, its steaminess… and the fact that it got Charlie Harding hard!” Um, yeah. There are 37 very well-written pages in total; the first five introduce us to some of the characters and the setting – the fun drinking/clubbing/smexxin aftermath of an international gay rugby tournament in New York. The next seven pages describe the game against the San Francisco team in detail. The last 25 pages are essentially a couple of long, very graphic, at-times unusual sex scenes. I loved it, so much so that I bumped another book in line for review this week (a saccharine-sweet romance, which was almost as far removed from this one as possible) to get the word out. Conor, our first-person narrator and a flanker for the Dublin Chiefs rugby team, is very funny and has a very healthy self-esteem, as shown by the first sentence while looking in the mirror:Conor, you are one hell of a ride. This was the first of numerous Irish and rugby slang terms I had to look up, but I didn’t mind (ride = good looking, btw). If he isn’t thinking about and playing rugby, he is thinking about or doing the nasty (even while playing); if he isn’t fucking, he is drinking. Now, in case you get the wrong idea, it isn’t all
sex. There is a touch of character and plot development for the length (if you squint with one eye closed), and it’s also surprisingly a teeny bit romantic in parts (if you switch eyes). Additionally, it’s quite hilarious with numerous laugh-out-loud moments, especially during scenes at the club prior to the hook-up with Tonio, the hot SF player Conor has his eye on. A few things that might put you off: no lube, serious felching, the C-word among tons of cussing. Oh, and it’s in present tense, if that matters to you. None of those bothered me, but I am just one reader. OVERALL If you have no interest in sports or rugby in particular, this is not a story for you. And if you need hearts and flowers with your tame, purple prose love making, this is not the book for you. If you are good with hard, in-your-face, unapologetic sex with some hard, in-your-face rugby, you need to pick up Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player
Well, that was round 2 of Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player and mark my word Patrick Darcy did not disappoint. This instalment detailing Conner’s exploits into the world of gay rugby was just as descriptive, erotic and invoked the vivid visual images that book 1 did and so much more. Conner and his team mates set off for Europe’s Gay Rugby Cup in Copenhagen. He has his sights set on a certain player causing a very HOT and Steamy dream involving a threesome. Conner’s best mate Sean makes an appearance again in this instalment and by god what an appearance he makes. After the guy they both had their eye on doesn’t show any interest, their attention is drawn else where and the result this time is one incredibly erotic and down right dirty threesome with Matt. Holy hell was my kindle on fire with the antics that Conner and Sean put this guy through. Matt being quite the submissive takes everything they give him and then some, and is completely content and satisfied with it all. While these instalments are quick reads, they are the fun, witty and overwhelmingly erotic. Patrick Darcy sure as hell knows how to write the most detailed and descriptive sex scenes I think I have ever read. I can’t wait to catch up with Conner again in book 3 to see what this cocky, dirty buggar gets up to next.
Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player Part 3
L. Maretta‘s review
Sep 12, 13
Read in September, 2013
It takes major talent to get this reader so invested in a story about an Irish, gay rugby player, but talented Patrick Darcy is. Poor Conor. Poor frustrated, down on his luck, benched, hottie Conor. His life is a mess. With Ireland hosting a major rugby tournament he should be having the time of his life, up to his ears in sexy Aussies and muscular Yanks. But no, poor Conor has been removed from first string on the pitch and is now dealing with feelings for his best friend Sean. Sean has a new boyfriend and Conor is none too happy about it. Why? Could he be jealous? Not knowing what to do with his frustration, he hooks up with not one but two southern gents, and what happens between the three of them is H.O.T. He has the burns to prove it.
Nevertheless, even after trying to pound Sean from his system, Conor is still left feeling angry, depressed, and rejected. Poor, poor Conor. I can’t wait to see what happens in book 4 between my favorite Irish ruides!
Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player Part 4
(ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review) I’ve had the first three of Patrick’s Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player on my Kindle for a while and just never got round to reading them. What I was waiting for I don’t know because this series rocks! Frig me it’s HAWT and the more you read the more you want. I do hope that Mr Darcy is in his writing cave…… I need more! Right, after a few cold showers I’ve decided that I can now sit and write this review. I think, maybe. We’ll see how it goes. I started reading book #4 on the bus home from work and spent the majority of the trip laughing and getting funny looks. So good. The book is told from Conors’ POV and is written as if he was actually sat chatting to you. I love it when a book brings you in and has you feeling as though you’ve made a new best mate. Conor is a hot gay rugby player. No, seriously he is. He’s rude, crude and horny as hell and he made me wish I was a dude. The thought processes that run through his head are hilarious and honestly….. I kinda run on a similar wavelength. This will probably explain why I connected so well with him. You can’t help but keep your fingers crossed that things will work out for him. As the title suggests there is a little rugby in the book but not enough to have you start skim reading. It has been well balanced out and the mix of erotica, rugby and Irish men drinking and having a laugh. I love the way that although this is book #4 in the series it is still fresh and leaves you wanting more. The story has moved on well and carried through the books at a nice pace. I really, really, really want to tell you all about this book. The characters, the stuff that Conor comes out with but I want give spoilers. If you haven’t read this series then you really are missing out on a great read. Pick it up, sit down and prepare to have your Kindle melt and your side hurt from laughing. Mr Darcy, you have a new fan!