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The Guy On The Left by Kate Stewart
(The Underdogs #2) – Contemporary Romance / Stand Alone
Release Date: December 8th, 2019
It started with a lie. A night of blurred lines between a teacher and a student.
I wasn’t her student, yet it was the single most defining night of my life.
I’ve never been the man she thinks I am.
Most people have no idea about the life I’ve lived or the words that ring true when it comes to me—still waters run deep.
But you’d be hard-pressed to find a coed on the TGU campus who knows otherwise…because I’ve never corrected them.
The clock is ticking down, it’s Fourth and Inches with the ball inside the one-yard line and the focus is on me, The Guy on the Left. I’ve never felt like a football god, inside I’m…just Troy.
It’s time to set the record straight.
For my son, I‘ll find the strength.
In her eyes, I’m determined to gain redemption.
I will have them both, even if I have to take my eye off the ball.
*The Guy on the Left is a stand alone novel in the Underdog Series. This is Troy’s story.
5 ‘I’ll give you everything’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Troy Jenner. Troy, Troy, Troy. *sigh* He is more than enough reason to start reading this novel right this second because you’ll fall completely in love with this man and his story. This series is absolutely amazing and its heroes even more. Kate Stewart keeps making me fall in love with her amazing characters and you’ll understand why if you read any of her books. Troy is one of the best heroes Kate has ever written and that is saying a whole lot.
The Guy on the Left is the second standalone installment in Kate’s Underdogs series and we are finally getting the highly expected story of Theo’s “playboy” roommate, Troy Jenner. Troy had a one-night stand with Clarissa, and what he thought to be a little lie, changed his life forever. Clarissa gets pregnant and the adorable Dante becomes her (and Troy’s) life. But she is so hurt by the lie and now we are six years later. Troy wants to be in his son’s life (not on the sidelines), will Clarissa let him redeem himself and fight to become a real family?
Maybe I’m asking too much, but more than anything at this point, all I want is for Clarissa to look at me, just once, like I’m worthy.
Gah, this story! Angsty, funny, emotional, sexy, romantic. It has everything! But what I thought was the best is the relationship between Troy and his son Dante. He fights tooth and nail to be in Dante’s life, to provide for him, to protect him, to love him. It was beautiful to see them devolving a father-son relationship and such a strong connection. Dante is freaking adorable and so funny. My heart just melted for this little man and his father.
“Someday, maybe sooner, maybe later, someone is going to stop and take notice of how special he is and stake their claim in his life. Trust me. It’ll happen more than once.”
Of course, Troy also fights for Clarissa and what he always thought they would have as a couple. However, Clarissa does make it quite difficult for him. Sometimes I found myself not understanding her behavior because Troy was doing everything and so much more for them to become a real family. Still, I understood her reluctance for what happens after their one night together. Of course, when they do become an item, the tension is burning, the chemistry explosive and the angst! My god, the angst and the feelings are all over the place and I loved it. I loved how they finally accept their love for each other and for Dante and I loved the ending so much.
“Fucking worth it,” he murmurs. “Every fight, every struggle, the wait, the pain, the ache, loving you, needing you, wanting you, missing you— all of it— worth it to get us to this point, right here.”
Therefore, I am rating The Guy on the Left with 5 STARS because the Underdogs series, its heroes and their love stories just keep getting better (if that is even possible!). I adored Troy with all my heart, he is such a good man and his story just made me love him even more. I loved him with Dante and the romantic and protective side of him with Clarissa. I just loved everything! I literally cannot stop smiling after that ending and I now cannot wait to read the rest of Lance and Harper’s story because I am impatiently waiting for it!
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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title Drive was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.
Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.